"Controls are completely based on the stylus, with the exception of creating wind, which is prompted by blowing into the DS microphone. This is not, however, a major activity in the game, so players will mostly have to rely on a lot of tapping and dragging around. This is easily accomplished in the early levels, when the little screen is not crowded with seeding plants and roaming wildlife; in later stages, tapping the right item may become a serious issue and could lead to some frustration. Besides its mediocre controls, which are the biggest drawback in the game, SimAnimals also suffers from a very short lifespan and a total absence of multiplayer options. Although it's got a cute and cartoonish aesthetic, the handheld SimAnimals experience isn't as cuddly as you'd expect."