Whether you have a soft spot for cute hamsters, guinea pigs, sweet bunnies, playful cats or cuddly dogs, PetWorld 3D: My Animal Rescue gives you the opportunity to care for a variety of animals. With a little in-app guidance, you will learn that each animal needs food, water, a clean place to live and attention.
On the surface, this app seems very strightforward –but there is a depth to it that you will only notice if you play it through to the end of the tutorial phase. One task has you changing litter in the animal pens, but beyond that you need to first get the appropriate supplies out of storage, complete your cleaning task, dispose of the dirty materials in the trash and then take any remaining supplies back to storage. The point is simple: learn to be responsible and organized, two very important life skills.
The more you play, the more responsibilities you will receive. Letting animals out to play so they have time away from their pens, examining them for illnesses and other health problems while making sure they get treats… while also making sure they are gaining or maintaining their weight as required.
Keeping on top of every task can be a challenge, but it really is quite fun to keep everything running smoothly.
What I liked: The interface is really easy to maneuver around with familiar actions like pinch-to-zoom.
What I didn’t like: The absence of any narration means that you have to be able to read in order to full appreciate this game –and the reading level is actually quite high, far above where I would rate this one for age-range otherwise.
To buy or not to buy: If you are an animal lover who enjoys the sim-style games, this is a captivating app that you will definitely enjoy.
- App Name: PetWorld 3D: My Animal Rescue
- Version Reviewed: 1.3
- Category: Games
- Developer: Tivola Publishing GmbH
- Price: Free