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#Actualkseh

Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:19 PM

I'm sure there were quite a few old games were you controlled an animal but I can't think of too many that would be on the lines of taking care of a pet.

The closest thing I can maybe think of playing that fits would be a creature battle game for the C64 called Mail Order Monsters. You started out selecting one of a number of base monster types, go do battle against a computer opponent or I think one of 3 missions and earned points to put towards upgrades. And repeat. I think I also remember there was some sort of multi-player ability where you could load monster's you've saved to disk to battle head to head against your friend's monsters.

Another animal-centric game (not really a pet game though) that I really liked and, am a bit surprised I haven't seen remakes attempted, was Frog Bog for the Intelevision. Designed as a head to head two player game, you play as a frog, there are two lily pads you can jump between, and the goal is simply to eat as many of the bugs flying around as you can before nightfall and score more points than your opponent. If you're playing a low difficulty all you have to do is time your jumps right and you would jump at a consistent height, arc, and direction. Higher difficulty gave you more control and a higher chance of jumping off the lily pad which cost you time as your frog would swim back to the pad.
 


#1kseh

Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

I'm sure there were quite a few old games were you controlled an animal but I can't think of too many that would be on the lines of taking care of a pet.

The closest thing I can maybe think of playing that fits would be a creature battle game for the C64 called Mail Order Monsters. You started out selecting one of a number of base monster types, go do battle against a computer opponent or I think one of 3 missions and earned points to put towards upgrades. And repeat. I think I also remember there was some sort of multi-player ability where you could load monster's you've saved to disk to battle head to head against your friend's monsters.

Another animal-centric game (not really a pet game though) that I really liked and, am a bit surprised I haven't seen remakes attempted, was Frog Bog for the Intelevision. Designed as a head to head two player game, you play as a frog, there are two lily pads you can jump between, and the goal is simply to eat as many of the bugs flying around as you can before nightfall and score more points than your opponent. If you're playing a low difficulty all you have to do is time your jumps right and you would jump at a consistent height, arc, and direction. Higher difficulty gave you more control and a higher chance of jumping off the lily pad which cost you time as your frog would swim back to the pad.
 


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