Fantastic Pets came out for Xbox 360 for Kinect April 12th and we love it. In Fantastic Pets kids get to create, collect and interact with unlimited varieties of pets. And if you’ve seen the game you have to know that Zoe’s favorite animal is a purple unicorn and Miles loves his orange dragon type creature. Both of the kids picked animals that can fly and were actually able to play the game from set up, to animal training, tutorial to actual play mode.
Fantastic Pets Game features include Creation, or changing your animals features. Zoe was able to make some changes to her purple unicorn and she thought it was the greatest for her purple unicorn to get a bright sparkly blue horn. I think she was proud that she did it all by herself. She’s FOUR! Customization includes changing the skin, colors patterns, wings, horns tails and creation of your own species. We have yet to get that far in the game.
Other Fantastic Pets features hands on interaction with the pets, Zoe had to give her unicorn a bath, brush him and feed him. She quickly learned that horse type creatures do NOT like dog biscuits. There is also an occasional multiplayer option where the kids can work together. A feature we have yet to try is the voice command feature. So far all interaction has been responses to hand commands from the kids, and extreme jumping up and down to pop bubbles. That’s one of their favorite games because the more they move the more bubbles appear for them to pop with their fantastic pet.
There are also 12 mini games that include fetch, pet wash, piñatas bubble dodge, dressage, teaching tricks, grooming and much more. We’ve only begun to tap into the game. One thing that frustrates them is that some of the game is locked, they don’t understand yet that they have to earn jewels to pay for the unlockable new games to play. But we’re getting there, remember Miles and Zoe are ages 3 and 4 and this game is rated E for everyone it’s just that the Kinect can be frustrating for little ones with little patience and attention spans. That said, They LOVE Fantastic Pets
Now, I wanted to take a video of Zoe actually playing the game, but she flat out told me no, and I do have to respect her opinion, plus making a child do something just turns into a disaster and it looks like she’s not enjoying something when she really does love this game. It’s a perfect rainy day active option.
As a mom trying to keep her kids as active as possible I really appreciate Fantastic Pets because it makes them move quickly to achieve different goals with their animals. Some of the kids Kinect games we have don’t require them to actually get very active. So we’re pretty pleased with Fantastic Pets.
A Fantastic Pets themed Easter basket filled with prizes including a copy of the Fantastic Pets video game from THQ (available for Kinect on Xbox360), a Webkinz, animal stickers, bracelets, coloring book and other cool prizes.
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