- With the holidays coming up quick, I decided to launch the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! I will be bringing you hands-on reviews of some of this years hottest gifts for the entire family, as well as some fantastic giveaways to win as gifts for your own family and friends.
Our first gift guide item is the new Petz Beach video game for Nintendo DS. Through this interactive game, users learn care for a pet while completing quests a building their beach village.
There are a variety of dogs for Petz users to choose from, as well as over 50 different animals ranging from dogs and cats to whales and dolphins. This game is rated “E” for Everyone and is currently available from amazon for $29.99. You can also get the Petz Beach companion game, Petz Countryside,
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Availability: Good- available nationwide starting 10/14/14
Price: Average – $29.99 from Amazon
Durability: Excellent- I think one of the best things about this game is that it has lots of features that make it durable for many hours of entertainment. Part of this is because the game is constantly changing, due to the fact that the climate in the game changes with each season. There are also so many varieties of animals to choose from, that there is a lot of ways to keep the game interesting. The game also expands as you play, build your village and meet new neighbors.
Educational Features: Good- Petz Beach has partnered with Encyclopedia Britannica to bring your child actual facts about animals, insects and plants while playing the game.
Interactive Features: Excellent- This game has some exciting interactive features. It has voice and facial recognition that allow users to interact with their pets and teach them tricks. It also has the option to connect with friends through the game, and meet with them in the village or at the park.
Value for Money: Good- because this game offers so many different options, levels and ways to play, I feel that it is a good value for the price.
Age Range: 5-8 year olds. I think that this game would be most enjoyable for 5-8 year olds. However, it does allow you to connect with friends through the game, which may continue to make it enjoyable for up to 10-12 year olds if they have friends to connect with.
Who I would buy it for – I think this gift would be ideal for a girl around 7 years old who enjoys animals and interacting with friends.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.