It's all the fault of Nintendogs. The game itself might be a pedigree Crufts champion, but just as a scenario that would see the aforementioned being left unguarded for a few months in the vicinity of Battersea Dogs Home, its success has resulted in a brood of mongrel whelps. And the whole sorry affair just propagates further, as more publishers decide they want a bit of the nurture sim action.
Still, in the interests of widening the social demographic when it comes to such nurturing games, Pocket Gamer thought it only fair to give designers ideas for the sort of things older, meaner – heck, let's face it, hardcore – gamers might enjoy with a list of ten fantasy pet sims. Munching Maggots DS anyone?