Webkinz allows the user to adopt a virtual pet and take care of him or her through an online world. The site is similar to Neopets in that the user adopts a pet and tries to raise it, but the company makes money by requiring new users to buy a stuffed animal to play.
After the stuffed animal required to bring an animal into the Webkinz world is purchased, the new player needs to go to the Webkinz website create an account and enter the code. From there the player is set to enter the Webkinz world.
Webkinz Are Collectible
Capitalizing on a trend that the Topps baseball company figured out long ago, Webkinz have different rarities and some of the stuffed animals have been retired. The official site for the game says the first edition copies of the animals do not have a W on their paws.
Earning Webkinz Cash
The website, which seems rather child-friendly contains a series of puzzle games and contests that nets Webkinz cash ,the currency of the world created by Ganz international. The Webgkinz games are not difficult and are similar to flash games on browsers across the Internet.
Webkinz Cash Keeps an Adopted Pet Healthy and in Style
Players must take care of their adopted stuff animals in the online world provided by Ganz Entertainment. Each new pet starts out with its own apartment in the virtual world. A health meter lets the player know the status of their precious adopted and animated stuffed animal. Should the health of a Webkinz animal fall too far, the Webkinz pet may be taking to an in-game veterinarian to diagnose the problem.
Webkinz Parental Controls
Visitors to the game’s official site will find a section of the frequently asked questions dedicated to the concerns of parents. The game offers 2 ways to chat with other players with pre-selected messages are chosen, and another in which the system itself blocks out bad words. As these, in and of themselves, are not totally fool-proof ways to keep a child from being exposed to inappropriate material, the site’s designers offer a parental control area .
The only new thing that Webkinz added to sites such as Neopets is the ability to have the digital creature be represented by a real toy. Kids of the appropriate age will enjoy the virtual world, and the parental controls give parents a measure of security. Older players may prefer Second Life or the Sims Online.