Update [Tue 17th May, 2022 01:30 BST]: TikTok user Ben 'bennypvideo' Pollard has now uploaded part four and part five (the final chapter) of this story. In the final part, he decides to rehome the dogs. You can see how the entire story unfolds on YouTube or watch the last segment below:
Original story [Wed 4th May, 2022 03:45 BST]: We're all probably guilty of neglecting our Nintendogs over the years, but have you ever lost your virtual pups?
Nintendo Life reader and TikTok user Ben 'bennypvideo' Pollard has become a bit of a viral sensation on the social media platform recently after he apparently found an "abandoned" Nintendogs cartridge on a late-night train in London.
He's published three videos about this story so far and has gained almost half a million views. Assuming it's not a hoax, it documents his totally legitimate discovery of the cartridge, the restoration of it, and meeting the pups (Tyson and Enzo) who were no doubt happy to see a friendly face.
As you can see in the video above, the owner of these doggies is simply named "sean". In an email to Nintendo Life, Pollard described the whole experience as "bizarre" and said he now had hopes of reuniting the virtual pups with their original owner, who potentially just lost the cartridge on a train ride. We hope this can help.
You can watch part one and part two of the video over on TikTok, and the fourth video is on the way. Have you ever lost a game cartridge on public transport or when you were out and about? Leave a comment down below.
I sometimes regret trading in my copy of Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends. It was beautifully executed on the humble DS, but I figured it had lost its novelty. I still have Nintendogs + Cats on 3DS though (that I definitely do not intend to get rid of).
I did get an almost free copy of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars out of it though, so it wasn't all bad.
Reminds me of the time I found a copy of sonic rush 2 on my cousin’s yard.
What a weird find lol.
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Vert sad really.
I've never lost a game cartridge on a train before but this is a lovely story, hopefully he's able to find the original owner. Oh also I don't think I've seen green before for a page, at least I don't think I have.
@RubyCarbuncle : Each console has its own colour scheme throughout the site (well, the more recent consoles anyway), and naturally, the green for the DS is not used as often anymore.
This makes me hope they do a Switch Nintendogs. I mean really why not??!!
@Silly_G Ahh. I originally joined in 2013 so I guess that explains it.
@Zach : I think the lack of camera and particularly the microphone on the Switch have effectively forced Nintendo to put the IP on hold, as vocal interactions were a key mechanic in both games so far.
I suppose Nintendo could have bundled a purpose-built Joy-Con with an in-built camera and microphone, but this wouldn’t have resolved the issue with the Switch Lite, as Nintendogs has always been, by and large, a portable experience. StreetPass also encouraged players to take their digital pups on real-life walks, and potentially receive data from other players.
In any case, I just hope we don’t lose Nintendogs to mobile as I’m not going to support a F2P model.
Sadly I don't know what happened to my original copy of Nintendogs. I don't remember trading it in. It probably either got lost or stolen.
I lost a game ont he side of the road. Thankfully someone found it, I lost it around a friend's house.. but it had definelty been run over by cars or something, and when I put it in the system it didn't work.
Id love a new nintendogs it was my favourite game for the ds
I lost my copy of Pokemon Gold on a plane to Turkey. It was like losing 200+ puppies!!
@TechaNinja Tiktok is amazing and perfect for people with ADHD like myself. I can just scroll for hours on end
I never lost a game I believe but I did lose my YuGiOh cards once. I think they were stolen by one of my "friends" at the time though because I never took them out of my house but suddenly they were just gone.
Gaming wise I don't recall ever really losing anything. Aside from, y'know, losing matches or lives or coins or whatever.
I hear so many stories about people losing their DS cards.
I can't believe this man exploited those poor dogs for fame and fortune on tiktok.
@Tasuki Did you perhaps leave it on a train on the London Underground Railway Network?
@Maxz Nope cause I have never been to London or even Europe for that matter lol.
Haven't lost a cartridge, but my ex girlfriend did steal all my DS cartridges 😢
@Tasuki been on a train lately?
@Dizavid Nope and not in the UK anyway.
Oh okay. I wish him good luck. Losing a game cartridge sucks.
Once found a Mario vs Sonic London cart. Not too bad a game. However I did have Nintendogs+Cats on one of those old EZ Flash DS flashcarts; you know the one...
We have Cooking Mama and Toy Stunt Bike on Switch now, now give us Nintendogs!
I remember randomly finding Mario 64 DS in my parents’ cabinet one day. It wasn’t near to a holiday or my birthday, I just randomly found it. Good thing too, it was a nostalgic pillar and a great game.
I couldn't even volunteer at a shelter without coming home with a truck full of dogs (and possibly a divorce.)
Dogs > People
He sold all the Doggies on the Black Market for Pit Fights.
I mean if Battersea have found this story they really should auction the cartridge for fundraising
@Zach No microphone, no cameras, no portability (in the sense of closing up the device and walking around with it in your pocket). I'd say it's pointless.
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