With the holidays just around the corner, most parents are scrambling to find fun things to give their kids as gifts. Petz Beach is a newly released Nintendo 3DS game that fits the bill quite nicely.
From the moment my 9 year old daughter put Petz Beach into her Nintendo 3DS, she was hooked. There are so many animals to choose from to care for and so many adventures to be had. She can care for a variety of dogs, complete quests to expand her village (which she was thrilled to get to name!), and can even connect with other Petz owners.
The game expands while she is playing, which keeps it exciting and fresh every time she plays. On the first day she played, she informed me that she had only met 2 other humans and their pets in the game, including the mayor of the village that she named Beachville.
As she continues to play, she will meet many new friends and will be able to help them as well. The more interacting that she does with these new friends, the more adventures and goodies that she will unlock and discover.
I love how the environment in the game even changes with the seasons! There are so many little interesting and fun parts of the game that make it a new experience every time.
For example, my daughter got on to play on Halloween and her Petz were having a costume party. She had no idea that this fun little extra was going to be happening until she started playing, so it was a really great surprise. It was exciting to get to “celebrate” Halloween, even on her new game.
It is impossible to get bored with this game!
Petz Beach has a huge variety of animals and adventures, so there really is something for everyone. Check this out: there are more than 50 different types of animals in the game from dogs and cats, to dolphins and whales.
The beach adventure with Petz Beach is even educational! My daughter told me that one of her favorite parts of the game has to be when she gets to learn new animal facts. Through its partnership with Encyclopaedia Britannica, Petz Beach incorporates learning along the way during game play. As kids care for their pets and complete missions, they have the opportunity to learn facts about animals, plants, and even insects!
We generally only allow screen time on the weekends, and my daughter has not chosen to play any other games since the moment she spotted this one in the mail. I love when she comes over to show me her new pets and the citizens of her village. I also love learning animal facts right alongside her when she happily comes up to me with her new found information!
She loves to show me what her Petz can do and the accessories she has chosen for them. Everything is so customizable and engaging. She’s really having a blast with Petz Beach. She’s already asked me if there are any other new Petz games that I can buy for her because she loves this one so much.
Want This and More Petz Fun?
Ubisoft has a ton of different Petz games available for play. We have a few others in our collection, and each one is full of hours and hours of creative fun!
Petz Countryside is another game by this same franchise that has sold over 23 million units worldwide. It has many of the same experiences, but takes place in a different environment. It features more exotic Petz, like bears, pandas, lions, and of course dogs and cats!
Petz Beach & Petz Countryside Product Specs:
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Platform: Nintendo 3DS system
Category: Pet Simulation and Adventures
Buy Petz Beach on Amazon! Retail price is just $29.99.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.