Nov 10, 2011

Pillow Pets for Nintendo DS Review #GamersGiftGuide2011

GameMill Entertainment, an independent publisher of entertaining mass-market video games, today announced plans to bring the loveable and cuddly Pillow Pets™ companions to Nintendo DS™ as an exciting and entertaining adventure game. The Pillow Pets™ game for Nintendo DS is set to launch in North America this Holiday.  Based on the beloved children’s line of plush pillows from CJ Products that easily transform into snuggly companions, the Pillow Pets™ game for Nintendo DS invites you to jump, fly, buzz and explore Dreamland, the imaginative world where the Pillow Pets™ characters thrive.  Get to know your charming pet’s personality as you customize him or her with hats, glasses and more!  When your favorite pal goes missing you must set out on a journey to bring your lost pet home safely. But don’t fret!  Along the way you’ll meet cuddly friends and uncover tokens and rewards that will make for an unforgettable experience!  Whether playing alone or side by side with friends, the Pillow Pets™ game for Nintendo DS creates a nurturing and fantasy-filled adventure that can be enjoyed by boys and girls of all ages. 
Additional Pillow Pets™ In-Game Features:
  • Collectables: Meet and collect up to 16 well-known Pillow Pets™ characters including farm critters and jungle animals!
  • Beautiful Lands to Explore: Venture into magical lands including Fantasy Woods, Rainbow Valley and Slumber Land Castle!
  • Customization: Accessorize your Pillow Pets™ from head to toe!  Up to 40 accessories to unlock from hats, glasses and more!
  • Rewards: Gather tokens, unlock bonuses and garner prizes in each level!
Developed by First Playable, the Pillow Pets™ game for Nintendo DS is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB.

My Thoughts:
This adorable game based on the much loved Pillow Pets is truly great for any age.  At first glance I thought it might be too "girly" for the boys but really the game isn't geared for either gender.  So if you have a Pillow Pets lover, they will likely like the game.  It isn't super challenging but that makes it fabulous for the younger kids.  My three year old really enjoyed playing it was actually easy enough for him to handle.  The only thing that seemed to through him is that the coins you collect continue to regenerate after you collect them so in a multilevel areas he would often go back through the same areas several times before I could convince him to continue on to finish the level.  But both he and my 7 year old really enjoyed not only 'collecting' the different Pillow Pet characters but also being able to NAME them.  They came up with some really interesting names for their new friends.  This is one of my favorite new games to grab for road trips for my little man because he is actually able to handle it without whining or constant requests for help.  If you are looking for a beginner game for younger kids, or just for a Pillow Pet fan, I think this is great one!

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this video game for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are my own honest personal feedback.


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