The success of Nintendo's Nintendogs has spawned several imitators looking to cash in on the virtual-pet craze. While Nintendogs satisfied the longings of canine lovers, a new DS game features another creature adored by kids--ponies. Eidos today announced that Pony Friends, developed by Australian studio Tantalus, will be released sometime in 2007. In the game, players will care for, dress, and groom ponies to their hearts' content, and take on challenges issued by various characters. The stylus will be used for miniature horse upkeep, such as picking stones and shells out of ponies' hooves, making a saddle blanket, and brushing the animals' manes. And like a real pony, Pony Friends needs constant attention--playing daily ensures a happy pony.
Eidos bets on ponies
Virtual-pet games for DS now a dog-and-pony show with Pony Friends; six breeds of minihorses coming to handhelds in 2007.
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There already is a Cat game coming out. http://www.gamespot.com/ds/strategy/catz/index.html?q=catz I want this game, I dunno what it is. I'm an adult gamber, but I like virtual pet games, so maybe I'll get this, if the screens and previews are all good.
mangy forest cat, nintendogs was a HUGE success. if u could read, it said it right in the article.it already sold like 2 mil. get yuor facts straight.and if it sucked, why would they make more games like it?
I think Ubisoft is already coming out with a game called Horsez later this month. isnt it the same thing pretty much?
Ponies... That's a hit or miss, even for fans of the genre. Wouldn't the next logical step have been cats?
Why is everybody calling no to games like mentioned above in the news post. The way I look at it is from a different perspective. Girls will start gaming more easily. Although it is not a game of my choosing to play myself doesn't mean there is no market for these kind of games.
Nintendogs was a piece of crap anyway and any type of life simulator is stupid.... except AquaZone for the 360 that game rocks all kinds of hardcore... DO NOT TAP ON THE GLASS!!
Nintendo's slowly encouraging more and more family members to get into this very nice.... Just hope its not the next Ipod.... Ack!
Honestly thats kinda gay The Nintendogs series and its clone aren't my cup of tea neither are raising ponies :| At least Dogs are mans best friend.