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01/11/2008 Family Teen Gamer Review
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Pony Luv DS

Pony Luv



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I chose this game to play and review because I like looking after animals and I enjoy this sort of thing on the DS too. As with all pet care games it is great on the DS because it's easy to pick up and take with you wherever you go, so that you can quickly take care of your pet each day.

Pony Luv is a simple game where you choose and name a pony, then care for your pony and eventually race and do tricks in order to win money. You can use your money at the shop to buy accessories, food, and also more tricks to teach your pony. It's always hard to choose which one to do with your limited money.

The game was easy to pick up and play, it uses mainly the stylus, and nothing is very difficult, so it would be good for a younger player from that point of view. However, I didn't think that the graphics were very good. Particularly on the screen where I chose my pony, it didn't really look like the pony, it seemed a bit blocky.

You can use your money at the shop to buy accessories, food, and also more tricks to teach your pony.

The petting and racing of the pony were easy to do, but I found that I ran out of activities very quickly, after only a couple of hours of play. I'd bought everything in the shop so there was no reason to keep racing or winning competitions because there was nothing new to buy. I felt quite disappointed really, as I'd enjoyed the game until then, but it just fizzled out very quickly. Also, I disliked the fact that there was no free play, nowhere to take your pony just to run off a bit of energy! Instead every activity was very structured, and I thought my pony should have had the chance to explore.

If you like pet care games, then this one is good while it lasts, but it doesn't last very long.

Written by Rowan Brown

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