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Written by CriCri & Paperpin Friday, 16 September 2011 15:00
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Preview of The Sims 3 Pets - Our impressions
The Sims 3 Pets Console
The Sims 3 Pets for PC/Mac
Pets
Horses, Dogs and Cats
Minor Pets and Unicorns
What's New For Sims
Buy/Build Mode
Questions to the producer and credits
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Minor Pets

Together with cats, dogs and horses, The Sims 3 Pets also features minor pets, that you can adopt but cannot control. There are several kinds of minor pets: snakes, birds, lizards, turtles, fishes, rodents, available in several breeds (there are spawners for them in the buydebug). We didn't have enough time to play with them actually, but we did see you can keep your birds in your inventory when you go out, for example.
Some of them can also be kept in a terrarium, here's what they look like:

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And also, there's a new ant farm your kids will probably love (we find the ant size a bit creepy but whatever!). You can also watch "ant in action" here.

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There are also wild animals which you cannot adopt: deers and raccoons. You can interact with them but won't be able to add to your family. We didn't meet them though. Together with them there are also stray pets like cats, dogs and wild horses.

Unicorn

Beautiful, shining and magical: the unicorn is the new special creature of The Sims 3 Pets. It can be considered as a wild animal but despite raccoons and deers, you can adopt it and add it to your household.
We played with a family that already had a unicorn so we cannot actually explain how you can find one, but we guess it will be similar to any other wild pet.

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The unicorn we saw was the same of other demos: a two-sided animals with a "My Little Pony look" on one side (white with pink and blue stars) and devilish on the other (black with red flames). Anyway, you can edit your unicorn's look anytime, by clicking on the Edit Saddle option (just like a horse).

Being a magical creature, the unicorn has superpowers (which can also be influenced by its traits) and when it walks, it is followed by some kind of stream of rainbows and twinkles. The horn of the animal changes its color depending on the animal's action: if it's starting a fire, it will be red. If it's blessing the flora, it will be green and so on.

Unicorns have the ability to: start/extinguish a fire, bless or curse a plant, bless or curse a Sim, teleport (even with a Sim on its back).
Their motives are the same of horses, but instead of the green bars, theirs are shining white. They can also have little ones, even with horses.

We had much fun with our unicorn as it started to act quite silly during the game: the garden was on fire and guess what? It started rolling over the ground! We also had the chance to see it peeing...pets are blurred out too!





Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:33