Summary: Since GoPets the website shut down, Wifi no longer works on this game. It's a shame, since a lot of the fun was meeting new people and exploring places on Wifi. There are still the mini games and others on the island, but I don't think it's worth the price for a game that half works.
Summary: My 7 year old daughter (almost 8) chose this game for herself and so far....it's a winner. It took about 10 minutes instruction from me to get her started, but now she is cruising through the game on her own and having a great time with it. You start out on an island with the adopted character that you customize. Your character lives in a bungalow and you try to earn money to upgrade to different houses (which you can also decorate).
Summary: I purchased this as a late xmas gift for my younger sister. She really enjoys it. I've played with the game as well. I did not find the game too entertaining. The main thing is it served its purpose to entertain my sister.
Summary: It is fun to adopt your own pet and then have it travel around and make new frieds. The graphics are really cute but not so that as a woman in 50's cannot enjoy it to wind down at the end of the day. I do mostly brain games so it is fun to play a bit after challenging the brain. I haven't done the wifi feature yet but I may try it in the future. There is nothing objectionable in the game so any child who can read could enjoy it.
Summary: This is a very fun game to play. You start out by getting interviewed to adopt a dog or cat (later on you can get a horse). You decide what color you want it to be, the design (spots, stripes), and its name. You can dress your pet and clean it (by putting it in the tub and using the stylus to make bubbles by rubbing). There are mini games in a different part of the island, and you need to unlock one, I haven't yet.
Summary: GoPets Vacation Island is an incredibly rich game featuring hours of entertainment for the price. With extensive item customization tools, online play, free downloads, and a variety of minigames, it has a huge number of activities to engage in. While a little complicated to figure out at first, and needing a slightly better tutorial in the beginning, it certainly makes up for those flaws with its sheer amount content.