Wappy Dog, by Sega Toys, unleashes a whole new way of interacting with video games. This adorable little toy pup interacts through a player through the Nintendo DS. Wappy teaches kids to raise their very own puppy in both the real and virtual world. Kids can teach Wappy Dog tricks, they can play mini-game together and even chat – and Wappy can even sing and dance. As a matter of fact, the more he learns, the more he’ll be able to do. And each Wappy Dog experience becomes personalized to the user.
If Wappy Dog sounds familiar, that is probably because he reminds you a little bit of Habsro’s i-Dog Dance, as well as Sony’s Aibo. Unfortunately, Wappy Dog won’t be available until the holiday season, and we can barely wait for him to arrive.
· Communication and Interaction with Wappy – more than 18 conversational prompts are answered with more than 350 evolving responses, with each “barked” response translated by the Nintendo DS™ software. Some of the exciting interactions include Wappy singing adorable tunes in “Home Mode” or moonwalking its paws off when in “Travel Mode”!
· Intelligent and Engaging Behavior – Building a healthy and happy friendship is the key to unlocking Wappy’s many tricks. Five mood states are reflected by the colors of Wappy’s cheeks; an unhappy Wappy will be uncooperative and stubborn, so it is vital for players to keep its cheeks shining bright. With easily recognizable color schemes, young players will know how Wappy is feeling at any moment.
· Fun and Exciting Mini-Games – Thrilling games build a healthy bond between pet and owner; Cooperative, competitive or supportive games will continue to develop the friendship while simultaneously unlocking more games for even more exciting experiences. Wappy will directly participate in games and cheers when it wins or sulks when it loses.
· Nurture and Care for Wappy – Wappy’s nickname can be chosen by the player who will enjoy feeding, bathing and changing Wappy’s style as it matures from a puppy to an adult. Five uniquely varied age states will be accompanied by changing reactions, songs and even the pitch of its voice. Players will love caring for Wappy from precocious puppy tyke to blissfully happy adult pooch.
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