Nintendogs

nintendogs

Nintendogs
System Nintendo DS
Developer Nintendo
Genre Pet Simulation

Choose a puppy from the kennels. Name it, train it and take care of it. There are three versions of the game, each with five different puppies available to choose from at the start.

Use the stylus to pet your puppy and to interact with a large number of toys. You can train your Nintendog to respond to pet calls by speaking into the microphone. You can also take it for a walk and train it to take part in a dog show.

When you wirelessly link two or more DS systems, your puppies will play with each other in the same room. You can also trade puppies from other copies of the game.

Release Information

Shiba / Lab & Friends

Region Date Name System
Japan 21 Apr 2005 nintendogs 柴&フレンズ Nintendogs: Shiba & Friends Nintendo DS
US 22 Aug 2005 Nintendogs: Lab & Friends Nintendo DS
Europe 07 Oct 2005 Nintendogs: Lab & Friends Nintendo DS

Dachsund & Friends

Region Date Name System
Japan 21 Apr 2005 nintendogs ダックス&フレンズ Nintendogs: Dachs & Friends Nintendo DS
US 22 Aug 2005 Nintendogs: Dachsund & Friends Nintendo DS
Europe 07 Oct 2005 Nintendogs: Dachsund & Friends Nintendo DS

Chihuahua & Friends

Region Date Name System
Japan 21 Apr 2005 nintendogs チワワ&フレンズ Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends Nintendo DS
US 22 Aug 2005 Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends Nintendo DS
Europe 07 Oct 2005 Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends Nintendo DS

Best Friends

Region Date Name System
US 24 Oct 2005 Nintendogs: Best Friends Nintendo DS

Dalmation & Friends

Region Date Name System
Europe 16 Jun 2006 Nintendogs: Dalmation & Friends Nintendo DS
US 16 Oct 2006 Nintendogs: Dalmation & Friends Nintendo DS

Cameos

Items

A number of the toys and accessories you can buy are based on other Nintendo games:


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Mario Karts

Each copy of Nintendogs has a different remote control Mario Kart toy you can buy for $100. Dachsund & Friends has Mario, Chihuahua & Friends has Bowser, and Shiba/Lab & Friends has Peach.


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Retro Block

The ? Block and Rubber Mushroom are based on sprites from Super Mario Bros.


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Mario Bros. Hat

The Red Hat and Green Hat accessories are Mario and Luigi's hats from the Mario series.


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Mario Music Box

One of the Music items you can get in the Chihuahua version only is the Mario Music Box. This plays the Super Mario Bros. theme tune.


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Frisbee

The Frisbees have the Nintendo logo on them.

Submitted by YoungLink, Korre, Wildcat, Diskun8, TrustTheFungus

Bulborb in the Shop

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When you visit the secondhand shop, you can see the layout of the shop on the top screen. On the right hand side is a stuffed red Bulborb from the Pikmin series. You can make it out in some of the other shop scenes as well.

Submitted by Korre, legendofnintendo, Wildcat

Shiggy & Pik

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When walking your dog, one of the random dog-walkers you bump into is named "Shiggy" and his dog is named "Pik". This is based on Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, and his real-life dog, who is also named Pik.

Submitted by Korre

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