I'd like to start off by saying that I've actually beaten this game.
Second, I should note that I'm a horse person. I've been riding hunt-seat for quite a few years now, and consider myself fairly well-versed in equine knowledge. But you don't need a lick of knowledge to play this game.
You got this game from a friend, didn't you? Probably during the Winter or Summer sale. Because no one in their right mind would buy this game for themself, unless it was to occupy a seven year-old for a while.
But whatever. It's in your library now. And if you want to 100% it, you have to beat it. And to beat it you need five level 5 horses of each different breed.
The objective of the game is straightforward. Get the magic crystals. It took me about 20 hours to accomplish this, but I bet it could be done faster.
The game is simple. Buy a horse, wait for it to be an adult, train it to max, breed it, sell it, rinse and repeat. It just takes a very, very long time since you can't breed a level 5 horse with another horse.
Each level 5 horse requires sixteen level 2 horses, eight level 3s, and four level 4s. All of which need to be trained fully. Each training segment is a simple DDR-ish sequence that takes maybe a minute and a half each time. You have to train a horse six times for it to be fully trained.
And you have to do this with every. Single. Horse.
Obviously, this is a good game to play while watching Netflix or YouTube on a second monitor or something. There's quite a bit of waiting involved, so if you want to catch up on a series while you play, this is the best game to do so in.
Some things you should know about the game:
- save files don't transfer from computer to computer
- there's a crap ton of Engrish in this game
- the game will pause if you click out of the window
But, I suppose it all comes down to this: Did I have fun playing it?
And to that I say: Yeah, I guess. Give this to your young siblings and let them have fun with it.
Posted: November 25th, 2013