For detailed information about this series, see: Nintendogs Wiki
Nintendogs is a series of real-time pet simulation video games created by Nintendo for handheld consoles. Two games have been released, but they come in many different versions, for a total of 8 different releases:
- Nintendogs (April 21, 2005), Nintendo DS. Originally coming in three different versions, depending on the featured breeds: Lab & Friends (known as Shiba Inu & Friends in Japan), Dachshund & Friends and Chihuahua & Friends. There have also been two other versions:
- Nintendogs: Best Friends (October 24, 2005), only released in Europe and North America in a boundle with a light blue Nintendo DS. It features some breeds from all three versions, but no exclusive ones.
- Nintendogs: Dalmatian & Friends (June 16, 2006), only released in Europe and North America, it features some breeds from all three versions, with the previously unlockable Dalmatian as a starter breed.
- Nintendogs + Cats (February 26, 2011), Nintendo DS. It comes in three different versions, depending on the featured breeds: Golden Retriever & New Friends (known as Shiba Inu & New Friends in Japan), French Bulldog & New Friends and Toy Poodle & New Friends.
Nintendo of America also released two series of Nintendogs trading cards called Nintendogs 6-Card Fun Paks, the first series being released in 2005 and the second in 2007.
Nintendo also released in 2007 a series of twelve Nintendogs plush toys, based on the most famous breeds from the game.
Links to other series
|Mario||April 21, 2005||Many items from the Mario series are unlockable in the various Nintendogs games.||2
|Pikmin||April 21, 2005||A toy Bulborb from Pikmin makes an appearance in some shops in Nintendogs; A Pikmin hat is featured in Nintendogs + Cats.||2
|Wario||December 02, 2006||Microgame versions of Nintendogs are featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves and WarioWare Gold.||2
|Super Smash Bros.||January 31, 2008||A Nintendog is an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and its sequels, with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS also featuring a stage based on Nintendogs + Cats.||1
|Animal Crossing||November 16, 2008||Puppet versions of Nintendogs are featured in Animal Crossing: City Folk.||2
|Zelda||February 26, 2011||Link's hat is featured in Nintendogs + Cats.||2
|Kirby||February 26, 2011||A Kirby hat is featured in Nintendogs + Cats.||2
|Metroid||February 26, 2011||Samus' helmet is featured in Nintendogs + Cats.||2
|Kid Icarus||March 22, 2012||Kid Icarus: Uprising features references to the Nintendogs series.||2|