Cat Lady in the Making?

May 4, 2016   //   by Isabel   //   Age 16-19, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Cat Lady in the Making?

Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector

Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector

Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector

Nowadays cats are all the rage, and what better way to contribute to said rage than with an app that lets you collect virtual cats? This app is called Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector and it is incredible. I am a giant fan of this app, and a lot of my friends are too. In this app, you are given a yard where you can place different toys and accessories to attract cats that you can buy in the store for fish (the currency in the game).

This game is full of surprises as different items bought in the store attract different types of cats. The real kicker is the cats won’t show up if you are always on the app so you have to close it and periodically check back in. I guess that’s how they get you to keep coming back. Now, I think the goal of the game is to collect all of the cats, but it is unclear since the game was originally all in Japanese.

The app was first released in October 2014 and was developed by Hit-Point and is available on iOS and Android devices. I personally love this game because of the cute animations as well as the push to beat my friends by collecting all of the cats before them. One thing about the game that I really like is that you can change the name of the cat after you have “collected” it.

I would recommend this game to people because of all the fun I’ve had with it. Sure it can get a little boring because you can’t really interact with your cats, but I like the challenge of collecting all the cats. Also, every once in a while, one of your cats will bring you a memento and you collect those as well and they are adorable. Have I mentioned this game is adorable? Because it is.

What are better than virtual cats? Real ones! However, if you can’t get real cats, virtual ones are a close second, which is why Kitty Collector is the app for you. It’s like practice for my future of being a cat lady! So it’s great!

Isabel’s bio

Kids’ panellist Isabel.

Kids’ panellist Isabel.

My name is Isabel.

I’m a Grade 11 student in Kitchener, Ont.

I like music, singing, and pretty boys.

In my free time I enjoy watching Netflix and making music (not at the same time).

One day I hope to be discovered for my singing but, if that fails, being a kinesiologist is my backup plan.

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