Posts Tagged ‘ Happy Pets

Happy Pets Adds New Mystery Gifts

Happy Pets developer Crowdstar added four new mystery gifts to the Happy Pets gift tab, this week. The gifts come in four categories, so players won’t know the specific item they are sending or receiving, but they at least know what type of item is inside.

The four categories are: Outdoor Decor, Furniture, Wall/Floor, and Accessories.

This mystery gift split is very similar to a change Crowdstar made to sister game Happy Island last week. That game also received four new mystery gifts with more specific categories.

Happy Pets Adds Buildable Dino Den

Happy Pets developer Crowdstar has given pet owners a new construction project, similar to the Horse Stable released last month. But unlike horses, this time players are constructing a home for a considerably more exotic animal: dinosaurs!

Players begin construction of their Dino Den by purchasing the frame for 800 coins. After that, a whopping 80 construction materials must be acquired. 10 each of: Torches, Cement, Hammers, Drills, Rocks, Rivets, I-Beams, and Shovels. Players can send these materials to one another via the Happy Pets gift tab, or request a specific material by making a Facebook wall post. Players can also opt to purchase the Dino Den outright for 320 FB$ ($32.00).

Once construction is finished, players are rewarded with a free Green Triceratops dinosaur. 15 more dinosaurs are available in the Happy Pets store, for a mixture of coins and FB$. The cheapest coin dinosaur is still quite expensive at 37,795 coins, however. Current dinosaur varieties are T-Rex and Triceratops, available in colors such as blue, white, black, teal, red, and more.

Happy Pets Adds Special Pot of Gold

Happy Pets developer Crowdstar has become quite fond of releasing premium, limited edition items that give players a permanent, never-expiring boost. The only problem with this formula is that since the bonuses stick around forever, it seems like it is getting harder and harder for Crowdstar to come up with new bonus-providing objects to sell.

Somehow, the company keeps finding a way, as evidenced by today’s new Pot of Gold item. The Pot of Gold is for sale for 90 FB$, but loyal players that log in each day can click on it to receive a 1 FB$ bonus for the first 14 days. This effectively reduces the price to 76 FB$.

After this 14 day period, the Pot of Gold will award players with an exclusive pet: a new miniature Microcat.

Finally, after the free Facebook credits and free pet, the Pot of Gold will award 300 coins a day, forever.

Happy Pets Releases Gulf Oil Spill Charity Pet

Happy Pets developer Crowdstar has kicked off a new “Crowdstar Cares” charity initiative, with an exclusive purple Peewee Sea Duck. As its name implies, this duck is miniature sized.

The duck is available for 30 days, and is being sold for 88 FB$ ($8.80). Crowdstar has promised that 100% of the “net proceeds” will be donated to the National Wildlife Federation, which is working to help save animals affected by the gulf oil spill.

We want to emphasize that ALL profit from this animal is being donated to charity. In many of Crowdstar competitor Zynga’s much-publicized charity efforts, only 50% of the proceeds were given to charity. Given the very low cost of developing and selling their virtual goods, this 50% split never sat well with us. In these instances, when Zynga announced it had raised millions for charity, what is was unsaid is that these sales earned millions in profit for the company as well.

In any case, we don’t want to spend too much time debating about who is doing the most good. The bottom line? Buy this duck, and you not only get an exclusive adorable pet, but you’ll be doing a small part to help out real animals, too.

Happy Pets Adds World Cup Pets

Happy Pets developer Crowdstar released a set of World Cup pets today, colored to match the national colors of several participating World Cup countries.

The new pets are: Argentinian Cat, Brazilian Cat, German Cat, USA Cat, English Dog, Italian Dog, Spanish Dog, Mexican Horse, French Horse, and World Cup Hamster. All 10 are for sale for 88 FB$ ($8.80). Although they aren’t expressly labeled as Limited Editions, like most special Happy Pets pets, they probably won’t be around forever.

What do you think about these new pet designs? In our opinion they’re a little garish. Maybe we just don’t have enough national pride?

Happy Pets Adds Color Lenses

Happy Pets developer Crowdstar added a new pet customization today: color lenses! Players can now change what color their pet’s eyes are. Although Crowdstar specifically calls these changes colored lenses (or colored contacts), the company also noted that the new color will carry on to the pet’s offspring. So I guess the change is really more like… eye color surgery? Or genetic modification?

In any case, available colors are: Purple, Green, Yellow, Blue, and Orange. Each set of colored lenses costs 14 FB$ ($1.40).

Happy Pets Releases Rocking Horse Gifts

Happy Pets developer Crowdstar expanded on its recent horse themed additions in an oblique way today, with a collection of three rocking horse gifts. Players can now gift one another blue, pink, and brown rocking horses.

Like all gifts, these items are free to send to fellow Happy Pets players, although there is a cap on how many gifts and individual can send in a single day.

Happy Pets Adds More Horses & Horse Decorations

Happy Pets developer Crowdstar added many new horses and horse decorations to the Happy Pets store this week, including the game’s first unicorn!

The new horse themed outdoor decorations are: Pitchfork, Cow Skull, Haystack, and Horse Farm background. All four, even the background, are for sale for coins.

The new horses themselves are a mixture of premium and normal, with the premium horses displaying much wilder color schemes and designs. The new horses are: Candy Unicorn, Psychedelic Horse, Plum Horse, Flame Horse, Chestnut Horse, Dun Horse, Butter Horse, and Bluegrass Horse.

The premium horses are all for sale for 88 FB$ ($8.80), besides the unicorn, which is for sale for 98 FB$ ($9.80). All are available in limited quantities, although as of now several thousand of each are still available, with the unicorn selling faster than the others.

Happy Pets Introduces Premium Pet Idol

Happy Pets developer Crowdstar has been releasing limited edition idols that provide players with large permanent benefits for several months now. Despite its rather generic name, the newly-released Pet Idol is probably the most valuable and beneficial idol released yet.

The Pet Idol is for sale for a whopping 598 FB$ ($59.80), but it provides an undeniably impressive bonus. All Pet Idol owners will receive one limited edition pet (that is, a pet that normally has to be purchased with premium currency) per day… FOREVER! Considering that premium pets in Happy Pets usually cost between $5 – $12, it shouldn’t take long for this idol to pay for itself.

In fact, we aren’t really sure Crowdstar thought this one though. One premium pet per day means that after just two months, players will have 60 new pets! We’re all for limited idols that provie permanent bonuses, but this Pet Idol might just be a little too much.

Happy Pets Releases Shrek Themed Animals

Happy Pets developer Crowdstar continued their recent practice of releasing pets themed after famous fictional characters, this time opting for fairytale franchise Shrek.

Four pets are available in total: Dulok Swamp Ogre, Dulok Princess Ogre, Dulok Donkey, and Dulok Kitty. The two “Ogres” (they are actually green pigs) are modeled after Shrek, the Kitten is modeled after Puss in Boots, and Donkey is modeled after… Donkey.

One bit of trivia regarding these new pets – usually the Happy Pets parodies have fairly obvious names – Iron Cat for Iron Man, Catzilla for Godzilla, etc. But not so this time around. A quick Google search shows us that the term “Dulok” comes from the universe of Star Wars, oddly enough. Dulok Swamp on the moon of Endor is the home of the Duloks – a distant cousin to the adorable Ewoks from Return of the Jedi. Well played, Crowdstar.