Zoobles! Spring to Life!

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Zoobles! Spring to Life!
Zoobles! Spring to Life!
North American cover art
Developer(s) Now Production
Publisher(s) Activision
Director(s) Tsubasa Yoshida
Producer(s) Robert Conkey
Tatsuo Isuko
Eiji Ohnobu (Executive Producer)
Designer(s) Asami Notake
Yusuke Inatomi
Composer(s) Momo Michishita
Takayuki Saito
Masanori Otsuka
Etsuko Ichikawa
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • NA November 1, 2011
  • EU November 6, 2011
Genre(s) Simulation
Role-Playing Game
Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution DSI-Enhanced Cartridge

Zoobles! Spring to Life! is a Pet simulation role-playing game based on the Zoobles! toyline by Spin Master. Developed by Japanese game developer Now Production and published by Activision, the game was released on the Nintendo DS in November 1, 2011 in United States and November 6, 2011 in Europe.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Zoobles! Spring to Life! is a simulation role playing game with a few puzzle elements, similar to Harvest Moon. The Player starts by choosing the Region he/she must play first. There are 6 regions to choose, thought the other 5 regions must be unlocked by completing the first region, Petagonia. After choosing the said region, the player must choose one of the three zoobles to take control of and after choosing the said Zooble, the game begins.

Gameplay is depended in both the Nintendo DS's touchscreen or using the directional buttons and both the A and B buttons. However, some of the game's minigames can only be played with the touchscreen or the microphone feature. The game takes control on the Zooble the player chose in the region selection screen and controls its actions using the touch screen or the directional keypads. Also like other pet simulation games, the player must watch over the Zooble's hunger, playfulness and cleanness. For its hunger, the player must feed it with either fruits which can be obtained from trees or vegetables that the player grows in its garden. For its activeness, the Player must make the Zooble participate in some Minigames to increase its activity meter and for its cleanness, the player Zooble must take a bath once a day. The game also has a Day/Night Cycle system, if when the Player's Zooble is tired, it must return to its Happitat and put it to sleep.

Interacting with the Player's Zooble or meeting other Zoobles lets it earn Zoints, which were important on unlocking other Zoobles in the game, a spring and a slide for the player's Zooble to play with. Also, interacting with other Zoobles and playing minigames can earn more Zoints and when the player collected enough Zoints, the player can advance to another region, thought he cannot take the Zooble the player chose to that new region and must chose a new Zooble to advance. Aside from Zoints, the player must also collect certain items such as Acorns, Fireflies or Snowflakes. Depending on each region, these items can unlock furniture for the player to decorate its Happitat. Also, when the player gives a certain fruit or vegetable to the Zooble the player befriends to, the player will receive recipe items necessary for the baking minigame. Another feature in the game is the Wikizoob, where it tracks the Information of the Zooble the player unlocked in the game.

Minigames[edit]

The Minigames in the game includes the spring game where the player must tap the touch screen in the right time to jump higher to collect the balloons and tapping the right symbol to finish. Other minigames includes the jump-rope game, bathtub, hide and seek, baking and lastly, the party dance. If the player clears one of them, I'll be rewarded with more Zoints to further clear the game.

Playable Regions[edit]

Petagonia[edit]

The Starting World in the Game, Petagonia is the grassland region of the Zooble Isle, which acts as a home for all Zooble pets. Petagonia is rich in wildlife, singing birds and brightly colored flowers. It is rumored that the Zoobles of Petagonia are small and also, they have a big knack for adventure.

Playable Zoobles
Name Species Gender Region
Catlin Cat Female Petagonia
Doxy Dog Female Petagonia
Ears Rabbit Male Petagonia
NPC Zoobles
Name Species Gender Region
Zeke Mouse Male Petagonia
Turk Turtle Male Petagonia
Flee Cat Female Petagonia
Doglas Dog Male Petagonia
Bun E. Rabbit Rabbit Male Petagonia
Monte Mouse Male Petagonia
Roshelle Turtle Female Petagonia

Music[edit]

The Game's Music is done by SOUND AMS, who also did the music for New LovePlus. Each of the music were composed by Momo Michishita, Takayuki Saito, Masanori Otsuka and Etsuko Ichikawa.

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zoobles! Spring to Life! - Nintendo DS - IGN". IGN. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 

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