It's safe to say that as a child, I had my dad wrapped around my finger. Not in all aspects, mind you – he was a pretty strict disciplinarian. But when it came to asking him to buy me things, especially things that held an element of fun in them for him as well, it was pretty easy to get him to say yes.
That is how, much to my mother's chagrin, one Easter I ended up with a real, live, baby rabbit. I saw one in the local pet store, simply had to have it, and my dad couldn't resist. He was black, his name was Thump, and he was a fixture of our lives for a few years. He was everything you imagine a rabbit to be – adorable, cuddly, and fun. And everything you conveniently forget about in your haste to purchase a baby rabbit, too – smelly and demanding in terms of care and clean-up. Over time, the burden of responsibility trumped his cuteness, and Thump eventually went to live with my uncle on his farm. At least, that's what they told me.
Elena clamors for a pet frequently, and this time of year a pet bunny temporarily moves to the top of the pet wish list. We've been pet-free since she was a baby, and I'd like to keep it that way for as long as possible. While a virtual pet is no match for a real, live pet, the new Petz Bunnyz Bunch game seems to have appeased the longing for a bunny, at least. Thanks to Clever Girls and Ubisoft, Elena and Eli had the opportunity to test the new game for the Nintendo DS. They had plenty of time to get to know the game inside and out along the course of our 15-hour road trip to Texas and back.
Since Elena is the Nintendo DS expert in the house, I'd like to welcome her as my very first guest post author here at Just Like The Number. Take it away, Elena!
Petz Bunnyz Bunch Review
by Elena M. Six
Petz Bunnyz Bunch is a game about taking care of bunnies. In this game you can wash your bunny, buy things at the store and play mini-games to earn money.
I like how the bunnies you can buy are really cute. I like how the mini-games are designed, and that it's fun and easy to earn money.
I don't like how when you buy a toy in the store, it adds $600 for every different color it comes in. I don't like how you can't move the furniture. I wish you could do multi-player for this game.
I think this is a very good game for 5-11 year old girls. Have fun!
A few thoughts from boring old mom: This game was definitely a hit with the girls on our trip. We had another 8-year-old girl in the car who enjoyed playing it as well. The 5-year-old boy? Not so much. One of the things I liked was that it was a game that Eli, at 3 1/2 , could enjoy. In Eli's own words, he "liked the bunnies. They were cute. I especially like washing my bunny." (I don't ever recall washing my own real pet bunny, but maybe that was a contributing factor to the smelly.) He likes playing with Elena's DS, but many of the games frustrate him. This is one of the few games we have that both kids can enjoy.
If you're looking for a fun game to tuck into their Easter baskets and keep with the spring theme, Petz Bunnyz Bunch would be a perfect choice.
While Ubisoft provided me with this game to review, the opinions I've expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint. Ubisoft, Clever Girls Collective and I promote Blog With Integrity.