In any case, you control Jake, the wisecracking mutt; the nominal goal of the game is to rescue your canine girlfriend from the city pound. Most of the game involves your wandering around a variety of locales, both city-based and in the countryside, worrying sheep, taking part in mini-games such as the Peeing Game (nice) and helping out humans with unlikely sounding fetch-and-carry tasks.
One of the highlights of the game is the smellovision view, which allows you to see the world from a dog's point of view. In this first-person (or first-dog) view you can also "see" smells, which you can collect for bonuses, and trigger various new tasks and games. It also allows you to track scents via footprints, which is rather cool and vitally important for many missions.
If you want to just wander off doing your own thing, you can though, and once you learn the right button combinations for various tricks and, erm... going for a number two, it's almost as much fun just doing that and seeing who you can annoy. Barbara Woodhouse is no doubt turning in her grave. --David Jenkins
I found the discovery on the last level quite disturbing... Imagine a seemingly-nice woman like Miss Peaches who turns out to be a mean old witch turning dogs into... (Find out what - PLAY THIS GAME!)
My favourite place is the Dog Pound - the game developers made it look really intimidating and scary - red sky, owls hooting, crows cawing, dogs trapped in cages, and not to mention the dog catcher's dog chasing after you! I have only one word for those who haven't got this game... BUY, BUY, BUY!
For anyone who's looking for a wonderfully exciting, entertaining, highly addictive, heroic, detective-like game (I think you get the idea...LOL), look no further. 'Dog's Life' is definitely the game for you...especially if you love dogs. I don't want to spoil it for you so I'll only give you a brief description...
The story begins with a cool, care-free dog named Jake who's happily enjoying a dog's life when his girlfriend Daisy is dognapped. Jake is caught too while attempting to rescue her. However, because the door had not been shut properly, his cage fell out, allowing him to escape and begin his mission to rescue Daisy.
The animation and graphics are spectacular with lots of funny and interesting characters. As you explore your surroundings, whether it be country, city or snowy mountains, you must use your nose (hey, you are a dog after all) to track down all types of different scents. To challenge and defeat other dogs in funny games like peeing, pooing, racing, digging, tug-of-war and especially to learn new tricks, you must collect as many bones as you can find while helping people and racing to rescue Daisy at the same time.
In my personal opinion, I feel that Jake is exactly like a male version of Lassie. While he's trying to rescue his top priority, he also has to help other people and dogs along the way.
This game's got an excellent and beautiful soundtrack to accompany every scene.Read more ›
The game is friendly and kind, no nasty baddies, so little ones can enjoy it.
The game is packed full with puzzles and mini-challenges that you can do in any order. However I sometimes just play it to do doggy things like chasing cats and doing tricks to beg for food.
It's so refreshing to play agame that relies on humour and fun, rather that than violence.
To be able to get onto the train you have to have 20 bones or something which is very easy. ( I had about 45.) Lake Miniwahwah itself is cold and snowy and Jake looses health easily. (You can restore health by eating out of garbage cans, foodbowls, begging for treats or collecting a bone.) There is a ski-slope and other things to do like helping build snowmen. When you have some more bones you can get the train to Boom City.
Boom City is forever raining and has a few levels like the park and the station. I find it impossible to get those kittens back in the house though. Eventually you will have to go to the pound to get poor Daisy back. When you get in the gate there you have to free all the Clarksville dogs out of there cages without getting caught by the Dobermann. When you have done that you save the game and head to the factory entrance where Daisy is about to be made into cat food!Read more ›