Cupets are cube shaped pets that come to life on a smart device and each have their own personality and ability. It is suitable for aged 3 onwards and the app is free to download from iTunes and Android store.
There are 12 Cupets to collect:
• Wild Boar
Each Cupets costs £6.99 to buy. Each Cupets come with a unique QR code and an activation code to use. We downloaded the app and used the camera to scan the frog QR code and key in the activation code. Once done, the virtual Cupets come alive and they are ready to play. I had also downloaded the app on my phone and used the same QR and activation codes and it works. So once you purchase the Cupets, you can use it on different devices. But each Cupet will have its own life on each device and they will not link between devices.
Each Cupet have four different bars to that you need to help maintain: Health, Energy, Hunger and Happiness. To keep them happy, train your pets by playing ball with them, feed them, clean them and even feed them medicine when they are not well. If you run out of any items, buy them by using the coins you have earned while playing the games. You can dress your pet in hundreds of different outfits and accessories and take pictures! You can also change their expression by selecting the one you like!
There are 5 mini games: Cu-Totem, Hue-Pets, Cu-Match, Cupets Run and Cupets World. To play Cu-Totem, you need 2 unlocked Cupets to play. Hue-Pets is a game to find the odd one out. The aim of Cu-Match is to match the correct Cupets found on the top bar and complete it before the time runs out. Cupets Run has a long track where the Cupets run and collect coins. In Cupets World, there are four mini games and you need to earn enough treasure boxes to unlock the game. It is a constant runner platform game with a number of stunning zones, avoid the obstacles and collect the bonuses to complete the levels. The mini games are not very hard at all but do require some skill. I would suggest that this game is suit for older children to play. But to perform well in the games, you have to keep your Cupets fit and health.
So far, my son has been keen on playing with his Cupets but my daughter hasn’t shown much interest. My daughter does not like virtual pets. However, my son is happily cleaning the frog and playing with him. Also the Cupets frog seems a bit useless once it is activated on the app. Nevertheless, my son hook it onto his book bag to show it off.
This is an app to keep a virtual pet. I would say that it is worth to buy once if the children have regular access to the smart device otherwise it is waste of money. This app also helps to teach children how to look after their pets.
Disclosure: We have received the Cupets to do an honest review.