Littlest Pet Shop (LPS) is a free simulation game from Gameloft for Apple’s iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The game is also available for Android devices through Google’s Play and Amazon’s App Store.
For those who don’t know anything about Littlest Pet Shop, it was a toy franchise initially owned by Kenner (an American toy company) that sold its rights to Hasbro (another multinational toy and board game company). An animated television series of the same name also aired on TV in the 90’s. The company has produced several LPS games for consoles such as PS3, Nintendo Wii and DS under Hasbro. The main theme of the Littlest Pet Shop toys is all about adopting, playing, feeding and taking care of the virtual pets. This game is based on the very same concept.
(showing similarity between LPS toys and game)
The background of the game is that the owner of the toys, Blythe, doesn’t have enough room for so many cute little pets and is wondering what to do with them. One of the pet dogs comes up with the idea of playing and having fun with them. Blythe likes the suggestion, but wants toys for the pets to play with. So she goes to the town to fetch some toys, meanwhile the dog yearns about going to the town too. Suddenly, the dog comes up with the idea of creating a town at home with pets being the residents of it.
Your job in littlest pet shop game is to get pets, put them in houses, feed and play with them, buy fun houses, play areas and locations for them. In a way, if your parents don’t let you have pets, you can have lots of virtual pets in this game!
To play the game you need to download it first from the App Store. To do so you need an Apple ID, obviously. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one here: http://tinyurl.com/3ygyw8d
For your Android device from Google’s Play Store: http://tinyurl.com/cuqryxt
For your Android device from Amazon’s Appstore: http://tinyurl.com/lxl8p6n
Please note that we’ll only be following iOS version of the game.
After downloading, find and tap LPS on your home screen to start playing the game. When you open the game for the very first time, a small over-the-air update will await you.
Also note that Facebook is integrated into the game. You can invite friends from Facebook to play the game with you. However, there is no Game Center integration, at least so far there is none. Gameloft’s own social network Live is integrated into the game though.
Basics of Littlest pet shop game:-
There are two currencies in littlest pet shop game:
a. Kibbles: It’s the primary currency of the game. Kibbles are generated by the Houses, Funhouses, and Play areas after a certain period of time. You also earn them as a reward for feeding, bathing and playing with your pets. Kibbles can be earned by completing the quests as well. Other means of getting kibbles are:
-By tapping on random items in the street such as teacups, books, fruits etc.
-By tapping on car driving pets.
-By tapping on airplane flying pets.
Unlike many other role playing games, Kibbles can’t be bought via real money through in-app purchase; however they can be exchanged with Blings.
b. Blings: It’s the premium currency of the game. They are not easy to get by in the game as you only get them for completing some specific quests. Blings can be bought through real money via in-app purchase section of the game though.
Please note that this game is free to play, but charges a premium for advanced features and functionality. There is an in-app section for buying Blings, which costs real money. Purchased Blings are billed toward your iTunes account. If you don’t plan on buying Blings, you can disable the in-app option on your device by going through Settings → General → Restrictions → In-app Purchases → Toggle it to off.
c. Hearts: Hearts is another currency, but strictly for playing the “Lucky Paws” lottery (discussed later) and pets’ playing activities. Hearts can only be earned by visiting your friends’ towns and tapping on in-town items, in particular the books, tea, teapots, mirrors, fruits, paint buckets, balls and so on.
Hearts can’t be bought through In-app Purchase.
2. Experience Point (XP):
Although there is no apparent Experience Point (XP) system in the game, but there is something helping the players to level up. Our hunch is it’s the combination of Stars from Happiness Meter and Kibbles you earn from the pets and various other items.
Stars: Stars show the happiness level of your pets. They make up pets’ Happiness Meter. Stars are rewarded for doing the pets’ quests. Pets’ quests are typically pets playing with you or other pets, bathing, and eating.
Kibbles: You get Kibbles for almost everything in the game. They are produced by the Houses, Funhouses, and Play Areas to playing with the Pets, completing their tasks and so on.
3. Happiness Meter: Every pet has its own happiness meter. It is a yellow colored meter with a big yellow star at its right end. You can fill it up by cleaning, feeding and playing with your pets. Once your pet is super happy, it will be automatically swapped for its new buddy. If you wish to swap back, you can do so by visiting the collection menu and choosing the desired pet and then its variant.
4. Thought Bubbles: The thought bubbles lets you know what pets are thinking about, and what they want to do. Playing with pets is not always free, but when you see these thought bubbles it means that you can play with them for free.
5. Menus and Bars in littlest pet shop game:
a. Quests: It’s placed in the lower left corner of the screen and looks like a notepad. To open Quests, you just need to tap on it. Inside, you’ll find quests given by different characters, which upon completing you’ll be rewarded with Kibbles and at times Blings.
b Home: It’s placed on the extreme right of your screen. You would need to swipe your screen toward right to get to it. Home is basically a shortcut for the Shop menu.
c. Friend Code menu: Littlest Pet Shop is a social game. Through this menu, you can share your Code via text, Live, and Facebook. You can also copy it from here. In addition, you can paste your friends’ code here to add them on the game.
d. Collection menu: It’s located next to Friend Code menu. It’s essentially a shortcut for the Collection menu found inside the tools. Collection tells you the number of pets you’ve unlocked. Collection menu is also an indicator for your town’s level.
e: In-App Purchase menus/Kibble and Bling count: This menu besides letting you view your Kibble and Bling count allows you to visit the In-App Purchase menus for both Kibbles and Blings.
f. Hearts count: You can view your Hearts count here. Hearts can only be obtained from friends’ towns.
g. Gameloft free games menu: It’s located in the right top corner of the screen. As the name suggests, it’s a menu for other free offerings from Gameloft. Please note that you must have an internet connection to view free apps/games by Gameloft in this menu.
h. Tools: It gives you access to the Tools which contains many sub menus, for example:
i. Shop: As the name suggests, it’s a place for buying items for your town, notably Promotional items, Pets, Houses, Funhouses, Play areas and Locations.
-Promo: So far there are no promotional items in this section but we believe that they will be added here probably in the upcoming or over-the-air (OTA) update. Promo items are usually discounted/special offer items which are sold lower than their actual price for a limited time period only.
-New: With every update, new items are added to the shop. This sections lists newly added items to the shop.
-Locations: This menu lets you buy and place new locations in your town. Locations are fundamentally the overall landscape and appearance of your town. Anytime you wish, you can interchange between these locations.
The current locations in the game with their cost are:
Beach: The Beach is free.
Farm: It costs 250 Kibbles.
Desert: It costs 10 blings.
Snowy Village: It costs 25 blings.
City: It costs 50 blings.
-Play Areas: Play areas just like the name sounds are outdoor recreational equipments for your pets to play with. Please note that the items in the Play Areas can only be placed on the top of Houses. Also, some Play Areas cost Kibbles and others cost Blings. All Play Areas make some Kibbles after a certain period of time.
The present Play Areas along with their cost and earning kibbles are:
Fun Trampoline: It costs 200000 kibbles and earns 20000 kibbles.
Swing: It costs 5 blings and earns 100 kibbles.
Spinner: It costs 2000 kibbles and earns 90 kibbles.
Wheel: It costs 10 blings and earns 200 kibbles.
Classy Paddling Pool: It costs 1000 Kibbles and earns 60 Kibbles.
Trampoline: It costs 5000 kibbles and earns 100 kibbles.
Ultimate Seesaw: It costs 30 blings and earns 1000 kibbles.
Pro Paddling Pool: It costs 100000 kibbles and earns 500 kibbles.
Seesaw: It costs 50 blings and earns 8000 kibbles.
Ultra Seesaw: It costs 50 blings and earns 1500 kibbles.
Fun Carousel: It costs 15000 kibbles and earns 2000 kibbles.
Deluxe Spinner: It costs 20000 kibbles and earns 1200 kibbles.
Fancy Trampoline: It costs 100 blings and earns 4000 kibbles.
Deluxe Seesaw: It costs 100 blings and earns 15000 kibbles.
Luxury Swing: It costs 150 blings and earns 3000 kibbles.
Best Friends: It costs 150 blings and earns 25000 kibbles.
Super Swing: It costs 50000 kibbles and earns 2500 kibbles.
Wading Pool: It costs 50000 kibbles and earns 4000 kibbles.
Sky Swing: It costs 200 blings and earns 35000 kibbles.
Grand Wheel: It costs 100000 kibbles and earns 10000 kibbles.
Seesaw: It costs 100000 kibbles and earns 20000 kibbles.
Fun Spinner: It costs 125000 kibbles and earns 6000 kibbles.
Fab Wheel: It costs 150000 kibbles and earns 15000 kibbles.
Spinner: It costs 200000 kibbles and earns 20000 kibbles.
-Funhouses: Funhouses just like the name suggests are outdoor amusement facilities for your pets to play in. Please note that Play Areas can’t be placed on Funhouses. Moreover, Funhouses cost Blings to buy; nonetheless all of them make Kibbles after a certain period of time.
The existing Funhouses along with their cost and earning kibbles are:
Pet Jet: It costs 10 blings and generates 60 kibbles.
Winter Lodge: It costs 20 blings and generates 200 kibbles.
Halloween House: It costs 50 blings and generates 1000 kibbles.
Fairy Garden: It costs 100 blings and generates 2500 kibbles.
Cupcake Slide: It costs 200 blings and generates 3000 kibbles.
Garden Park: It costs 250 blings and generates 20000 kibbles.
Day Camp: It costs 300 blings and generates 25000 kibbles.
Pet Carnival: It costs 350 blings and generates 5000 kibbles.
Treat Truck: It costs 500 blings and generates 2000 kibbles.
Summer Camp: It costs 150000 kibbles and generates 600 kibbles.
Water Park: It costs 300000 kibbles and generates 15000 kibbles.
-Houses in Littlest Pet Shop game:
Houses are the places where your pets reside. Usually maximum of four pets can reside in a house with four quarters, the minimum is two. Houses don’t make money, but Play Areas on top of them do.
The current Houses along with their cost are:
Library: To have it unlocked, you require 12 pets.
Clubhouse: It costs 30 blings.
Big House: To get it unlocked, you require 20 pets.
Bake Shop: It costs 100 blings.
Bamboo Bungalow: It costs 100 blings.
Honey Hideaway: You need 30 pets to unlock it.
Blythe’s Room: It costs 200 blings.
Fun Palace: It costs 300 blings.
Get-Better Center: To get it unlocked, you require 40 pets.
Tree House: It costs 400 blings.
Day Spa: To get it unlocked, you require 70 pets.
Pet Shop: It costs 400 blings.
Pet Care: To get it unlocked, you require 50 pets.
Littlest Pet Jet: To get it unlocked, you require 60 pets.
Littlest Bakery: To get it unlocked, you require 100 pets.
Sweet Shop: To get it unlocked, you require 70 pets.
Cake Clubhouse: To get it unlocked, you require 80 pets.
-Pets Littlest Pet Shop game:
Pets are what this game is all about. The main objective of the game is to keep the pets happy by bathing, feeding and playing with them. You get Kibbles and Stars for doing so. Moreover, when the pets become super-happy, new pets get unlocked automatically.
There are 220 pets (including their sub-categories) in the game. Their names and costs are listed below:
Welsh Corgis: It costs 100 Kibbles.
Hound dogs: It costs 1 bling.
Zebras: It costs 8 blings.
Bees: It costs 300 blings.
Penguins: It costs 35 blings.
Lop Rabbits: It costs 45 blings.
Lambs: It costs 180 blings.
Fun Ferrets: It costs 270 blings.
Cats: It costs 300 blings.
Turtles: It costs 350 blings.
Sheepdogs: It costs 500 blings.
Persians Kittens: It costs 520 blings.
Horses: It costs 720 blings.
Elephants: It costs 750 blings.
Tigers: It costs 1000 blings.
Koalas: It costs 1100 blings.
Squirrels: It costs 1100 blings.
Raccoons: It costs 1250 blings.
Fun Elephants: It costs 1400 blings.
Sweet Delights: It costs 1500 blings.
Puppies: To get it unlocked, you require 10 pets.
Dachshunds: To get it unlocked, you require 14 pets.
Lop Bunnies: To get it unlocked, you require 17 pets.
Boston Terriers: To get it unlocked, you require 20 pets.
Dalmatians: To get it unlocked, you require 25 pets.
Goats: To get it unlocked, you require 30 pets.
Collies: To get it unlocked, you require 32 pets.
Armadillos: To get it unlocked, you require 10 pets.
Jaguar: To get it unlocked, you require 15 pets.
Huskies: To get it unlocked, you require 36 pets.
Flamingos: To get it unlocked, you require 15 pets.
Longtail Cats: To get it unlocked, you require 40 pets.
Fun Felines: To get it unlocked, you require 45 pets.
Persian Cats: To get it unlocked, you require 50 pets.
Kittens: To get it unlocked, you require 58 pets.
Happy Koalas: To get it unlocked, you require 20 pets.
Peacocks: To get it unlocked, you require 20 pets.
Bears: To get it unlocked, you require 64 pets.
Ferrets: To get it unlocked, you require 70 pets.
Yorkies: To get it unlocked, you require 72 pets.
Lions: To get it unlocked, you require 100 pets.
Ladybugs: To get it unlocked, you require 10 pets.
Canaries: To get it unlocked, you require 15 pets.
Mini Games in Littlest Pet Shop game: You can call these mini games if you wish to. There are four activities the pets love to do:
a. Playing: When the pets want to do this activity, they’ll show a ball thought bubble beside them. The pets love to play with the balls. There are three balls through which you can play with your pets, but only one is free, others cost either Hearts or Blings. Also, you will earn Kibbles and Stars for playing this game, however the costlier the ball the better the revenue will be in the shape of Kibbles and Stars.
The game is really easy to play! First choose your ball. Once you’re in the game, you just have to flick the ball toward your pet, and then tap it to send it back once your pet hits it. Do this until its playing meter is full. But note that there is a timer, and you’ll earn Kibbles and Stars based on how well you performed.
b. Playing Littlest Pet Shop with each other: When the pets want to do this activity, they’ll show a heart thought bubble beside them. To play this game, you just have to tap the pet displaying the Heart sign and subsequently have to go and tap the second pet that is showing up in the picture. Please don’t tap the second pet’s picture, but tap the animal matching the face in the picture. You’ll earn Kibbles for this game.
c. Feeding Pet in Littlest Pet Shop game: The pets love to eat too! When the pets want to do this activity, they’ll show a pet treat thought bubble beside them. There are three treats which you can feed to your pets, but only one is free, others cost either Hearts or Blings. Also, you will earn Kibbles and Stars for playing this game, however the costlier the treat the better the revenue will be in the shape of Kibbles and Stars.
The game is really easy to play too! First choose your treat. Once you’re in the game, you just have to flick the treats toward your pet until its eating meter is full, and that’s it! But note that there is a timer, and you’ll earn Kibbles and Stars based on how well you performed.
d. Bathing Pets in Littlest Pet Shop game: Pets like the wash time too! When the pets want to do this activity, they’ll show soap thought bubble beside them. There are three grooming tools which you can use on your pets, but only one is free, others cost either Hearts or Blings. Also, you will earn Kibbles and Stars for playing this game, however the costlier the grooming tool the better the revenue will be in the shape of Kibbles and Stars.
The game is really easy to play too! First choose your tool. Once you’re in the game, you just have to scrub your pet to get the dirt off them until its grooming meter is full, and that’s it! But note that there is a timer, and you’ll earn Kibbles and Stars based on how well you performed.
ii. Social: From this menu, you can invite friends from Facebook and Live. You can also visit their towns from here by tapping the Visit icon. Once you’re inside your friend’s town, you can earn Hearts by tapping on the in-street items, in particular the books, tea, teapots, mirrors, fruits, paint buckets, balls and so on. To come back to your town, simply tap the Home icon in the middle of your screen.
iii. Lucky Paws: Lucky Paws lets you play three mini games for which you can earn premium prizes. One of them is free but there is a 24 hour timer on it. The second one costs Blings, and the third one costs Hearts.
To play Lucky Paws, you just have to rotate the knob and an egg will fall down revealing your prize.
iv. Collection: This menu lets you see your collection of pets. Please note that each pet has five variants which get unlocked with the Happiness Meter of your pet. You can choose to display any one of the five pets’ variant of each family in your town. To browse your collection, just tap the Collection menu and then scroll backwards or forward through the check mark.
v. Awards: Awards are like Game Center achievements but for Gameloft’s Live community only. You can see all the awards you’ve unlocked by scrolling up and down in the Awards menu.
vi. Edit: Edit lets you move your pets around and swap their rooms. To do so, enter the Edit mode from the Tools first, and then drag a pet to another room.
vii. Tokens: If you’ve bought an LPS product that comes with a token from a store with a box then you can scan that token with your device’s camera and unlock new pets in the game and play with them.
viii. Settings: Settings lets you access settings like:
a. Customer Care: If you’re having problem with the game, you can contact Customer Care by tapping this menu.
b. Sound: You can modify sound settings here.
c. Network: You can log-in social networks like Facebook and Live in here.
d. Language: The game supports ten languages! You can change LPS’ language here.
e. Push Notifications: You can change push notifications’ settings here.
f. About: It tells you about the game version, its developers, and website etc.
g. Help: You can access and read help topics here.
ix. Live: Live is Gameloft’s social community where you can find, meet and play with friends. You can also find and access exclusive deals and spotlight promos there. In addition, all your Gameloft games’ trophies, awards and Leaderboards are placed there. Moreover, you can compare your gaming performance with your friends there. In a way it’s like Game Center with lot more features.
If it’s your first time playing any Gameloft game then you would need to create an Account first. Just Scroll to the Live menu and tap it. Note that you would need an internet connection to access this. Subsequently, tap the Create an Account icon, and then enter your Username, Password, and Email. There is no confirmation once your account is created, so leave the window and re-visit Live to login with the Username and password you had chosen. Once you’re in Live, you can access News regarding Gameloft games, visit Gameloft shop to buy Free and Paid games, edit your profile, add friends, view your Gameloft games and leaderboards’ ranking, and message your Live friends.
To add friends on Live, you must know their Username beforehand to add them or you can search for friends with random names.
Getting Started with Littlest Pet Shop game:
-To get started, first place a house by tapping Tools, subsequently Shop and then Houses. Choose a house here, once you buy an item it will automatically be placed in your street.
-Building takes time; however you can always expedite the process by spending some Blings.
-Once a building is ready, you would need to unwrap it by tapping on it. Note that the wrapped buildings look exactly like LPS toy box!
-The paw sign means that the building is empty. You can put a pet in it by simply tapping the paw sign which will take you directly back to the Pets menu in the shop.
-Once you buy a pet, it will take some time to get placed in the house. You can always speed up the process with some Blings if you wish to.
-Once a pet is ready, it will be in a box; which you would need to tap for it to come out.
-Tapping on a pet lets you see a small description about that pet. You can view its extended family by tapping the Book icon here. Further, you can also view Care menu which lists fun pet activities such as Wash time, Yum Yum time and Toy time.
-Swing icon over Houses means you can place Play Areas over them as Pets love to play.
-Pets go out in the street and play on their own anytime they want to. Whistling icon lets you call them back to their rooms.
-Thought bubbles are a great way to spot what the pets want.
-To unlock more Pets, do the quests and keep them happy.
How to earn Kibbles quickly in Littlest Pet Shop game?
a. Have more pets in your town. The more pets you’ve the greater the reward will be for completing the quests and leveling up.
b. You must have noticed random objects like tea, teacups, books, fruits, carts, cakes, balls etc. appearing in your town’s street. Tap on them to earn Kibbles.
c. You also must have observed pets driving cars and flying small planes in your town. You should keep on tapping on them until they leave your town to earn Kibbles.
d. Take care of pets to earn Kibbles.
e. Tap on Houses, Funhouses and Play Areas to earn Kibbles.
f. Play the Lucky Paws game daily to earn Kibbles.
g. You also get daily Paws bonus from Lucky Paws so keep an eye on it.
h. Complete the quests.
How to earn free Blings in Littlest Pet Shop game?
Make sure you’re online first. Then tap the Blings In-App purchase menu in the middle of your screen. Here you’ll notice a Free Bling icon, tap on it. By watching small ads about Gameloft games you can earn one Bling. One ad gives you one free Bling, but there is a limit on the ads you can watch per day.
The Movie Theater in the game also gives you 2 free Blings for watching the videos, but you must be online to view them.
The game has stunning graphics, and it has something for people of all age groups.