GigaPetsAR Review (Top Secret Toys Limited)

What It Is

GigaPets are back, and this time the digital pets have a new technological feature! Play with your pet within the device and then scan your pet using the free app to see your pet come alive through augmented reality. And as you play and earn achievements, you'll be prompted to scan a special image into the app to unlock special mini games and tricks for your pet in the app. There are three GigaPetsAR styles to choose from: puppy, T-Rex, and unicorn. Each is sold separately.

To play with your GigaPet, press the left and right keys to select an activity. You can feed your pet, play with your pet, keep your pet healthy, clean your pet, teach your pet tricks, discipline your pet, and turn the light out so your pet can sleep. Pay attention to alert icons because that means your pet needs something, and you'll have to figure out what. You can check your pet's progress by selecting the heart icon. You'll see your pet's age, weight, health, happiness, hunger, and discipline points.

If your pet dies, either from bad health or old age, it's game over. But you can restart the game by pressing "enter" or pressing the "reset" button on the back of the device.

Is It Fun?

Fans of the original will appreciate that the basic GigaPets play is still there. This is all about caring for a virtual pet and taking the pet through different stages as it grows. The addition of the augmented reality brings the virtual animal to life, while also extending the play with more games and customization options in the app. 

Who It’s For

GigaPetsAR is for ages 5 and up, and will be fun for kids who enjoy electronic toy pets.

What To Be Aware Of

The GigaPetsAR app is a free download for Android and iOS devices.

Each GigaPetsAR includes one cell battery.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    1 cell battery required