History VideoGame / Nintendogs

4th Dec '17 12:49:31 PM Pichu-kun
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Unlike Toys/{{Tamagotchi}} and similar virtual pets, a Nintendog will not die, get sick, or even age beyond puppyhood. Even if the game is neglected for an extended period of time, the worst that happens is that the dog may temporarily "run away".

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Unlike Toys/{{Tamagotchi}} ''Toys/{{Tamagotchi}}'' and similar virtual pets, a Nintendog will not die, get sick, or even age beyond puppyhood. Even if the game is neglected for an extended period of time, the worst that happens is that the dog may temporarily "run away".



* CallARabbitASmeerp: The three cat breeds in ''Nintendogs + Cats'' aren't referred to by name. American Shorthair's are called "Standards", Siamese cats are called "Orientals", and Persian's are called "Longhairs".

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* CallARabbitASmeerp: The three cat breeds in ''Nintendogs + Cats'' aren't referred to by name. American Shorthair's Shorthairs are called "Standards", Siamese cats are called "Orientals", and Persian's Persians are called "Longhairs".
10th Nov '17 9:43:19 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* ArtEvolution: The dogs in ''Nintendogs + Cats'' are a lot fuzzier, on top of the boost in realism due to the more higher quality graphics.

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* ArtEvolution: The dogs in ''Nintendogs + Cats'' are a lot fuzzier, on top of the boost in realism due to the more higher quality graphics.



* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Your puppies return from being bathed/brushed to beautiful with sparkles for a few seconds. Sparkles also show up occasionally when you pet them. In-fact, the sparkles and clovers in ''Nintendogs + Cats'' indicate that you're gaining owner point, the value in order of green, light blue, violet and golden sparkles

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* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Your puppies return from being bathed/brushed to beautiful with sparkles for a few seconds. Sparkles also show up occasionally when you pet them. In-fact, the sparkles and clovers in ''Nintendogs + Cats'' indicate that you're gaining owner point, points, the value in order of green, light blue, violet and golden sparkles



* NiceHat: You can make your pets wear these, ranging from ordinary caps to top hats and even the hat of a [[Franchise/{{SuperMarioBros}} certain famous plumber]].

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* NiceHat: You can make your pets wear these, ranging from ordinary caps to top hats and even the hat of a [[Franchise/{{SuperMarioBros}} [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros certain famous plumber]].



* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Several classical or otherwise widely known pieces of music are available as records:
** In the original games, four of the six records "known to evoke nature" are classics, and will elicit reactions from the dogs as they play:
*** The ColonelBogeyMarch will make your dogs walk in a circle. You can slow them down or make them run by adjusting the playing speed.
*** The Flower Waltz from [[Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky Tchaikovsky]]'s ''[[Theatre/TheNutcracker Nutcracker]]'' (the only classical piece common to both generations of the series) will prompt the dogs to perform certain little things at different points, simulating a dance. The kicker is on the very last note, where, if not distracted, they will do a backflip.
*** Music/JosephHaydn's Surprise Symphony will startle your dogs on the famous beat.
*** The Toreador Song from Bizet's ''Theatre/{{Carmen}}'', which, for some reason, Nintendogs ''hate''.
** In ''Nintendogs + Cats'', there are six "Classic" records. In addition to Tchaikovsky's Flower Waltz, we have:
*** The piano beginner piece "The Flea Waltz".
*** Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag".
*** Hermann Necke's "Csikós Post"
*** Émile Waldteufel's "Skater's Waltz".



* RobotDog: In the 3DS games, the Robopup voucher becomes available at Mr. Recycle (the secondhand shop) after earning 11,000 owner points or 34 days of play and requires x7 wood, rubber, plastic, and leather, x5 metal and x3 stardust to "[[{{ItemCrafting}} craft]]" it. They come in all sorts of unique colors. Like the rest of the dogs available, they still need to be given food and water, cleaned, trained, given exercise and relieve themselves.

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* RobotDog: In the 3DS games, the Robopup voucher becomes available at Mr. Recycle (the secondhand shop) after earning 11,000 owner points or 34 days of play and requires x7 wood, rubber, plastic, and leather, x5 metal and x3 stardust to "[[{{ItemCrafting}} "[[ItemCrafting craft]]" it. They come in all sorts of unique colors. Like the rest of the dogs available, they still need to be given food and water, cleaned, trained, given exercise and relieve themselves.



* ShoutOut: Several to ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. You can get a Mario or Luigi hat for your puppy. In addition, you can unlock radio-controlled VideoGame/{{Mario Kart}}s that you can drive around. There's also a ? Block.

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* ShoutOut: Several to ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. You can get a Mario or Luigi hat for your puppy. In addition, you can unlock radio-controlled VideoGame/{{Mario Kart}}s that you can drive around. There's also a ? Block. ''Nintendogs + Cats'''s Telephone Record also contains a snippet of the Underwater Theme from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''.



* VendorTrash: Your dogs can find things on walks which you can later sell. Along with ordinary useful stuff like accessories, they can find things like empty juice boxes, sticks, and broken disposable cameras. At the other end of the scale, there's fallen meteors and expensive vases which fetch quite a lot of money. This is changed in the 3DS sequel in which you find junk items [[{{ItemCrafting}} that can be used to make better items]] but you can still find the occasional accessory and toy here and there.

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* VendorTrash: Your dogs can find things on walks which you can later sell. Along with ordinary useful stuff like accessories, they can find things like empty juice boxes, sticks, and broken disposable cameras. At the other end of the scale, there's fallen meteors and expensive vases which fetch quite a lot of money. This is changed in the 3DS sequel in which you find junk items [[{{ItemCrafting}} [[ItemCrafting that can be used to make better items]] but you can still find the occasional accessory and toy here and there.



** Play the Naptime record, once they're all asleep, play the Surprise record to startle them awake. Heck the Surprise record is sure to get a chuckle out of you the first time, or other methods of startling your puppy such as letting a balloon pop.

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** Play the Naptime record, and once they're all asleep, play the [[Music/JosephHaydn Surprise record record]] to startle them awake. Heck Heck, the Surprise record is sure to get a chuckle out of you the first time, or other methods of startling your puppy such as letting a balloon pop.



* WhatTheHellPlayer: in the original game, While on a walk, The first time your dog poops and you don't pick it up, next time you walk by a question mark block, your neighbor will appear and call you out on it.

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* WhatTheHellPlayer: in In the original game, While on a walk, The the first time your dog poops and you don't pick it up, next time you walk by a question mark block, your neighbor will appear and call you out on it.
23rd Apr '17 8:06:03 AM kklove689
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In order to diversify the dogs, many colours were added that go against the Breed Standards or are outright impossible.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Many owners of the second title might want a house full of cats however, as cute as they are, the cats aren't really that useful. It is very hard to make money off cats as they can't go for walks or even enter any contests. They're also less interactive than dogs (they won't come if yo call, can't play with several toys, etc). There's a reason the game is called ''+ Cats'' and not ''And Cats''.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In order to diversify the dogs, many colours colors were added that go against the Breed Standards or are outright impossible.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Many owners of the second title might want a house full of cats however, cats. However, as cute as they are, the cats aren't really that useful. It is very hard to make money off cats as they can't go for walks or even enter any contests. They're also less interactive than dogs (they won't come if yo you call, can't play with several toys, etc). There's a reason the game is called ''+ Cats'' and not ''And Cats''.



* AnInteriorDesignerIsYou

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* AnInteriorDesignerIsYouAnInteriorDesignerIsYou: You can buy furniture to decorate the room that the pets play in. The dogs and cats will even interact with the furniture, sleeping on or jumping up on top of them.
2nd Apr '17 8:38:57 AM TristanJeremiah
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* WhatTheHellPlayer: in the original game, While on a walk, The first time your dog poops and you don't pick it up, next time you walk by a question mark block, your neighbor will appear and call you out on it.
25th Mar '17 1:21:40 PM nombretomado
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''Nintendogs'' was the early KillerApp of the NintendoDS, especially popular with children and young women. You get to look after up to three puppies which you can feed, walk, play with and bathe. You can teach it to do tricks in response to your real voice, using the DS microphone, and enter it into contests to win virtual prizes.

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''Nintendogs'' was the early KillerApp of the NintendoDS, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, especially popular with children and young women. You get to look after up to three puppies which you can feed, walk, play with and bathe. You can teach it to do tricks in response to your real voice, using the DS microphone, and enter it into contests to win virtual prizes.
2nd Jan '17 1:09:23 PM Pichu-kun
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* DummiedOut: The Baltisse and Pappion breeds in the original version.
2nd Jan '17 1:05:38 PM Pichu-kun
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* AntiPoopSocking: When you return from a walk after playing for half an hour, the game will suggest you take a break. If you play for an hour, a warning will come up urging you to save.

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* AllDogsArePurebred: Played straight. Every puppy you adopt from the kennel is a purebred. Also played straight with the cats, though they're not referred to by their breeds.
* AnimalGenderBender: Subverted. All the Calico kittens are female.
* AntiPoopSocking: When you return from a walk after playing for half an hour, the game ''Nintendogs + Cats'' will suggest you take a break. If you play for an hour, a warning will come up urging you to save.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In order to diversify the dogs, many colours were added that go against the Breed Standards or are outright impossible.



* CallARabbitASmeerp: The three cat breeds in ''Nintendogs + Cats'' aren't referred to by name. American Shorthair's are called "Standards", Siamese cats are called "Orientals", and Persian's are called "Longhairs".



* CatsHateWater: Downplayed, they only meow in displeasure a lot when they have to be showered, which obviously happens quite rarely as they groom themselves a lot and brushing them is sufficient.

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* CatsHateWater: Downplayed, they Downplayed. They only meow in displeasure a lot when they have to be showered, which obviously happens quite rarely as they groom themselves a lot and brushing them is sufficient.



* DummiedOut: The Baltisse and Pappion breeds in the original version.



* RuleOfThree: You must say the name of a trick clearly 3 times for your dog to learn it. This also applies when naming the pets themselves.

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* RuleOfThree: RuleOfThree:
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You must say the name of a trick clearly 3 times for your dog to learn it. This also applies when naming the pets themselves.themselves.
** You can only own three pets at a time, though using the Hotel allows you to keep six.



* SeriousBusiness

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* SeriousBusinessSeriousBusiness: The contests are a big deal. Justified as real-life dog contests do often have a lot of spectators.


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* VagueAge: Your dog is just ambiguously a puppy. They're weaned and adoptable, meaning they're over 3 months, but can still drink formula. They also still have young puppy proportions, meaning they're under 6 months.
1st Dec '16 8:30:41 AM Pichu-kun
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Many owners of the second title might want a house full of cats however, as cute as they are, the cats aren't really that useful. It is very hard to make money off cats as they can't go for walks or even enter any contests. They're also less interactive than dogs (they won't come if yo call, can't play with several toys, etc). There's a reason the game is called ''+ Cats'' and not ''And Cats''.
16th Oct '16 9:40:09 AM LadyYuki
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* GuiltBasedGaming: Any pets that you choose to donate will become visibly sad for the last few moments it's on the screen, and eventually turn its head away from you and refuse to look at you, even if you rotate the screen.

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* GuiltBasedGaming: Any pets that you choose to donate will become visibly sad for the last few moments it's on the screen, and eventually turn its head away from you and refuse to look at you, even if you rotate the screen. This is averted (or perhaps for some people, [[NothingIsScarier made even worse]]) in the 3DS games, where you don't see the soon-to-be donated pet at all - just a message stating that the hotel will find it a new owner.
14th Oct '16 9:29:23 AM gaimanite.pkat
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* GuiltBasedGaming: Any pets that you choose to donate will become visibly sad for the last few moments it's on the screen.

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* GuiltBasedGaming: Any pets that you choose to donate will become visibly sad for the last few moments it's on the screen, and eventually turn its head away from you and refuse to look at you, even if you rotate the screen.
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