YMMV / Nintendogs

  • Awesome Music: The Main Theme itself from the DS games. Nothing warms the heart more than hearing this when starting up the game.
    • Bath Time, before it got the remix in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U. The best part was the Variable Mix present in which most of the instruments faded out the cleaner your puppy got.
    • The Giant Socks record, sounds like something out of WarioWare Inc. and something Jimmy T. would be dancing to.
    • Thank You from Nintendogs + Cats, a nice little credits sequence even plays on the screen.
    • Club Dog in + Cats, a fun techno song.
  • Fridge Logic: How does your puppy howl with a tennis ball in its mouth?
    • How do they get so dirty by staying inside for three days? There's no sign of them causing a ruckus or leaving.
  • Gateway Series
  • Most Annoying Sound: It's fun to use the mic to call your puppy by name. It's a lot less fun to have to listen to someone else repetitively yell commands at their DS.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Sometimes when playing a record in the + Cats sequel, the needle might not advance and instead there's these low booming and droning noises not unlike that of a Slender game.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: They're games about puppies. 'Nuff said. The 3DS games take this even further with improved graphics (including realistic fluffy fur) and the inclusion of kittens.
  • Tear Jerker: If you ever choose to donate one of your dogs, the game asks a couple of times if you're sure you want to. Upon choosing yes, you have to sit and wait for a while, looking at your soon-to-be-gone puppy on the screen, before the process completes and they're gone forever...
    • It just gives you the saddest look ever like it's gonna cry, you can practically hear it asking "why don't you love me?"
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Replacing Frisbee wasn't initially well-received.
    • Also having your dog not run to the bottom of the screen to be petted added some controversy.
  • Uncanny Valley: Some of the Miis you might encounter on walks might as well have come out of a random Mii generator, as they can have creepy smiles on their faces.
    • The dogs in the first game as they managed to avert this by looking just digitized enough, but this is not the case in + Cats. The vast majority of the dogs, and a few of the cats fall into this category. The worst example is the huskies who have bright blue eyes that look far too human, and rarely blink.