We recently had the chance to try out a new Nintendo 3DS game called Petz Beach by Ubisoft, which just so happened to be a good fit for Jessica's 7 year old daughter, Kaia.
She loves animals. She loves gaming. It's a no brainer.
We're always looking for new ways to keep our kids busy while traveling to our next Disney Vacation. We load up our movies, kid apps on the mobile devices, charge up the Nintendo 3DS, and pack up the games for a journey filled with happy kids and happy parents! Sound familiar? It's great to find age appropriate games to help pass the time, Petz Beach for the Nintendo 3DS is just that. (Headphones and witch fingers, not included.)
Here's our top 5 reasons your child (& you) will love Petz Beach:
(Hint: It's the same reasons our child loved it.)
1.) Animals Galore - There are more than 50 different types of animals in the game from dogs and cats, to dolphins and whales. This was a real highlight for our nature girl!
2.) It's An Adventure - They can embark on the ultimate adventure in Petz Beach, from caring for a variety of animals, completing quests, expanding their villages, and connecting with other Petz owners. Because the environment in game changes with the seasons, the adventure lasts all year long!
3.) Learning Made Fun - This is one that us parents can feel good about! Through its partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica, Petz Beach incorporates learning along the way. As kids care for their pets and complete missions, they’ll learn facts about animals, plants and insects. Anytime that education is included in their gaming experience, it's a bonus.
4.) The Game Expands As They Play - As players explore the town and meet new neighbors with their pets, the game expands and grows. Helping new friends will expand the village as the game progresses.
5.) Pet Simulation - Even though we already have a dog, Kaia is always asking to get another pet. With this game she can get the feeling like she has many different pets that she gets to choose, then name, and spend time with all with no mess involved. Hopefully this will keep her asking for a puppy for Christmas at bay. Wish us luck!
This game is a hit in our house. If your child is a Petz fan, you may also want to check out the new Petz Countryside, allowing them to enjoy the same fun gameplay in a whole new environment! Plus both games are rated "E" for everyone, so there's no need to worry about who can play these family friendly games.
The holiday season is upon us, sending parents (us included) everywhere into a shopping frenzy. (Seriously guys, it's already mid-November) Shopping online can be a helpful shortcut. You can purchase your Petz Beach or Petz Countryside here. We think these are both good gift ideas for the gamer in your family. Easy peasy.
To find out more info, you can like Ubisoft on Facbook.
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