Additional Information about Baby Pals (Nintendo DS, 2007)
Baby Pals, the second “baby raising” game on Nintendo DS, has players adopting an infant and selecting its gender, physical attributes, and name. While the game doesn’t have an ending per se, the focus is guiding a baby through three distinct development stages. “Development” in Baby Pals involves completing an assortment of touch-screen teaching activities. Players must also keep a watchful eye on a baby’s cleanliness, food, play, and sleep levels. Failure to address a specific need will make the baby unhappy.
Mini-games are also based on the baby’s needs. The stylus is used to dry babies, cut ingredients to prepare food, engage in games of patty cake or peek-a-boo, and help sheep reach the end of a maze to ensure a good night’s rest. Other activities include teaching the baby colors, sounds, body parts, crawling, and walking through various rhythmic and matching techniques. Hearts earned from happy infants can be redeemed for new baby supplies, clothing, hairstyles, and additional recipes to cook.
Game Special Features
Teach baby new activities to help him or her advance in development
Use the stylus to tickle, wash, and feed your baby
Unlock a warrior’s helmet, leopard-print diapers, a clown wig, and other wacky items