Virtual Dog-Walking Arcade Game

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This is me playing the dog walking game. This is arguably the most challenging arcade game I have ever played. Much more so than Beatmania or DDR (j/k, I so don’t play DDR) or Street Fighter II. Basically you have to walk on a treadmill while holding this white dog’s leash. Walk too fast, and he’ll get tired. Walk too slow, and he’ll get bored. And when obstacles like the neighborhood bully dog or a oncoming car shows up on the screen, you better steer clear! If you mess up, your dog dies.

I think my dog died in the first few minutes of me playing. In real life, however, I have a healthy 4 year old dog that I have no problem walking. So while this was fun (well, stressful) to play, I wouldn’t say it’s very realistic.

10 thoughts on “Virtual Dog-Walking Arcade Game

  1. oh!! I’ve tried that when I went to yokohama on an exchange like 4 years ago!
    haha that game was quite confusing…
    mine died too!

  2. Wow, that’s so bad it’s good. I don’t think that would even make it onto English soil.
    When is there going to be a stroking game for cat-lovers?

  3. I’ve played that game too! I was so disappointed when I went back to the game center a year later to find that it was gone. I actually got physically tired playing it!

  4. Walk Your Virtual Dog in an Arcade

    I love this concept: DDR meets dog walking: Basically you have to walk on a treadmill while holding this white dog’s leash. Walk too fast, and he’ll get tired. Walk too slow, and he’ll get bored. And when obstacles…

  5. Virtual dog-walking arcade game

    Apparently there’s a virtual dog-walking arcade game in Japan where you, uh, walk on a treadmill and pretend to walk a dog. Sounds almost as awesome as my virtual getting-raped-by-a-giant-tentacle-monster arcade game. They’re both huge hits in Japan, …

  6. As a cat lover, I’d love to see a cat game where me and my cat could go on awesome adventures. Imagine holding a Gundam Beam Rifle lightgun in one hand, while walking a cat on the other. Does it make sense to walk a cat? NO! But who cares?
    Basically you’d shoot Zakus with the Beam Rifle, while your cat can bite out the robo jugulars of enemies too. That’d rock!!!

  7. Dog Walking, Arcade Style. Wait, What??

    The Japanese are a creative, innovative race. But sometimes I question the ways they try to fill their empty, pet-hungry souls. With successes like Nintendogs and Tamagochis, now there is an arcade game in Japan where you can almost…

  8. These types of games should be in America so all the overweight kids can get some exercise while playing video games.