If you're a male and
over the age of 10, you may want to skip this review, unless your
looking to purchase a game for your sister, girlfriend or enemy. As the
Nintendo DS has a name for being a "virtual pet" simulator, Pony Luv is
no exception to the rule and allows the gamer access to 6 different
breeds of ponies as they name, care and even race their animals.
Six breeds of pony to choose and care
Teach him enough tricks to enter the
Keep him in top condition to win races!
Earn money to buy him the best
equipment and food
At its core, Pony Luv is
a virtual pet simulator and before you start, you must first select one of six
different breeds of ponies and then finally, name your new animal. In
this virtual world, you can feed your pony, play with your pony, teach
your pony and even dress up your pony.
aspect apart from grooming and feeding your pony is that there is a
competition element of the title where you must enter your pony in a
competition, provided you have taught them enough tricks. Definitely one
for the girls.
The game contains a
variety of different mini-games to keep you entertained as you care for
your pony and the most entertaining of the mini-game are the races. The
game works well on the Nintendo DS, especially when you are using your
stylus to interact. Our pony was called Brutus.
The game also contains
some simplistic icons to assist with your caring from feeding, toileting
and sleeping to name a few. As a male gamer, I must
admit that title is rather endearing and I'm sure female gamers of all
ages will simply adore Pony Luv and for parents going away on holidays
or long drives, this might be the perfect game to keep a youngster
Where the title does
shine is through the graphics that actually looks quite impressive on
the DS, in this multi coloured cartoon way. The animals move with a
real-world grace, although at times something does seem a little odd
about the graphics. Sound effects, it's all pony here and the music
suits the genre perfectly in this cutesy way.
Verdict? Pony Luv is a
game targeted for the younger female gamer so we cannot be too harsh
when scoring this title. It does feature some great virtual pet
scenarios and mini-games and if you're a parent with younger children
with a DS (preferably female), than this might be the perfect Christmas