If you’ve ever wanted a pet without the hassle of actually owning a real pet, then Touch Pets Dogs 2 might be the game for you. Touch Pets Dogs 2 by developers ngmoco is a virtual pet sim that provides all the joy of owning a real pet without any of the messy cleanups. Okay, maybe the game doesn’t provide all the joy of owning a real pet, but the time it takes to dedicate yourself to this game is almost like owning a real pet. You start off Touch Pets Dogs 2 by adopting a puppy. There are a few different breeds to choose from and each is quite accurately rendered. After picking your pup, you give it a name and it’s yours to take home.
Touch Pets Dogs 2 takes into account almost every aspect of owning a dog. You have to feed your dog, groom your dog, play with your dog, and even clean up after it. Thankfully its all done virtually so none of the smells associated with pet owning exist. Like a real pet, you must keep your puppy happy. Keeping your puppy happy means that you’ll earn more coins and more coins means more things you can buy in the store. You see, Touch Pets Dogs 2 is a “freemium” game. That means that the base game itself maybe be free, but things you need to buy in the store require money. There are two forms of currency you can earn to buy things in the store – coins and bones. Lucky for you though, coins are quite abundant in the game and if you keep your pet happy, you will continuously earn coins. You also earn bones as well for each level you rank up but those you earn much slowly. Real money comes into play if you are too lazy to actual play the game and want to buy items right away. Through in game purchasing, you can purchase coins and bones with real money. It’s honestly not necessary to do so as again, you earn quite a bit of coins from just keeping your pets happy.
A majority of the game is spent tending to the needs of your dog. If you dog want to play, you can play fetch or catch with them. If your dog is hungry, you can feed it water or food. Your dog also likes to be petted and groomed. All of these things will help keep your dog happy and your coins plentiful.
Like any other social type game, you can visit the homes of your friends and set up play dates with their dogs. You can interact with their pets like you would your own. This is similar to games like Farmville for instance where you would visit a friends farm and fertilize their crops for them. It’s a nice touch and one that rewards you with XP and more coins.
Touch Pets Dogs 2 is a wonderfully addicting game for kids and adults alike. Because these dogs move around constantly, you won’t be bored of the game like you would with other social games that require farming or waiting around for money to appear. There is really no waiting around in this game. As soon as you start it up, you can do any number of activities with your dog and for as long as you see fit. The only thing about Touch Pets Dogs 2 you might not like are the ads that appear in some portions of the game. To me, they don’t really get in the way at all and after a while you don’t even notice them anymore. One word of warning about the game however. Because it is possible to use real money to purchase coins and bones, you might want to keep a watchful eye when your children are playing the game and make sure they don’t accidentally buy anything with real money. As a precaution, you should also turn off in-app purchases with restrictions.
Adopt your own playful puppy who’ll fetch sticks, balance on agility balls and isn’t afraid to wear a bodysuit.
Create a custom playland for your new best friend and fill it with remote controlled planes, flying discs, chew toys and doggie treats. Primp your pups with soapy sponges and keep your furry friends in the latest canine fashion to ensure they’re always ready to impress their friends on playdates.
-Play and Care for your puppy
-Decorate and personalize your own puppy playground
-Invite friends’ puppies over for playdates
-Visit friends’ houses to earn rewards for everyone
-Discover treasures hidden in your furniture
- New content added regularly!
Touch Pets Dogs 2 was designed for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and is powered by plus+, the premier social play network for players on the go.
[via App Store]