UPDATE April 23, 2009:  After getting an inappropriate comment on this article
from Slide

this morning, my wife and I have decided to no longer play that game.  We’re over them.  Any links to our SuperPoke Pets sites are no longer active
and should be considered dead.  Why should we pay for that sort of
attitude from a company?  We’re voting with our money and the answer
is: “No thank you.”

I am addicted to SuperPoke Pets on Facebook!  Bonky, a monkey, is my adopted SuperPoke Pet and he’s currently living in a cornfield in space!


I think I joined SuperPoke Pets at a good time because last week SuperPoke introduced a new feature. 

Now, instead of endlessly clicking to earn a few, measly, coins per day — you can “buy” gold with your credit card to really dude-out your digs!

Is it cheating to buy gold?  Or are you just being smart and biding your SuperPoke Pets time with a smarter and more aesthetic meme?

I’m crazy for the badges you can earn.  They just sort of pop up and surprise you!

You can still get a social networking delight by poking your friends’ pets to earn coins and they, in turn, will poke your pet back with playing!

Here’s Janna’s SuperPoke Pet frog, Slippy. 

The background is animated as it scrolls by giving you the illusion of movement down the street.

Janna decorated her SuperPoke Pets Place with coins earned and “gold gifts” from me:

Poor Gordon’s sheeple Herschel is always sad and un-played with every time I visit to take him for a ride on the swing.

As you can see, Gordon has many plushies, and when he has 25 plushies, he will get a new badge, and I am already quite jealous of his fine collection!

A new puppy is always ready for a bath and feeding!

If you have no idea what a SuperPoke Pet is — then I warn you to STAY AWAY — if you start clicking on “playdate” or “clean” or “tickle” or “feed” you will be: UNABLE TO STOP!

If, however, you’re already SuperPoke Pets hooked, Bonky is waiting for his playdate with you on Facebook.

25 Comments

  1. Gordon —
    I didn’t realize there were so many trophy badges either until I started hanging around the SuperPoke Pets forum. There are hardcore folks there with TONS of neat badges and I saw the “25 plushie” badge someone there had and I immediately thought of you.

  2. David!!!
    I am staying away from Facebook for last couple of days unless I get a notification of a friend request/ a message…etc. because all I did for first 3 days was playing with Momo!
    It’s horribly addictive and fun and cute and refreshing….. 🙂

  3. aaron —
    1. You can play with pets any time of the day.
    2. Yes, you can exchange gifts with other players any time.
    3. If there’s too much junk on the screen, listen for the confirmation “ping” that your coins have been delivered.
    Have fun with SPP!

  4. David!
    I too am very addicted to SPP! I love to change around and re-design Lily’s habitat. Even though I’ve not leveled up very far … I can hardly wait to see what happens next.
    My only complaint is that SPP needs to re-design the visitor tab! The mix of friends and visitors makes it hard to determine who’s pet I played with and who’s I did not. They could have done better on that, I think!

  5. Heartmelody69 —
    You’re right about the need for a re-design. As we get more friends, we need a reliable way to track who plays with our pets so we can return the favor. The new FRIENDS tab is completely useless if you have more than a thousand friends.

  6. Hi David! I do believe you are an SPP friend of one of my little pets. Yes, I say “one”, I have 3!! I have one each on MySpace, Facebook and Hi5. Sigh … somehow I manage to keep them all straight but lately I’ve been losing the battle of TIME! There’s not enough in the day!! However, Slide did make a new feature to keep our friends straight so that helps immensely. BTW, my pets are, as follows: Winky in MySpace, Zippy in Facebook and Dobby in Hi5. If I find you, I’ll send you msg.

  7. Hi Caroline!
    I thank you for your comment and for getting in touch on the SPP internet site. You have terrific energy and I appreciate your fine help and feedback!
    Is there any difference in having three pets on the separate services? Which service do you prefer for ease of use and the fun factor?

  8. i havent really had my pet that long but i really think they should off retired items for us that really want them like “sunny joe”
    and i really think the gold items are so unfair to the ones like me that cant afford them being i only have 1 income

  9. Hi Jennifer —
    I agree it would be great to get some of the old stuff back. I want the teddy bears and the big bear and the sorcerer hats and the Halloween stuff is incredible!
    As for gold — that’s a necessary part of the game now. The gold players pay the way for the free players. Server space, salaries and bandwidth have to be paid for in some way.

  10. Hi David,
    I love this application! Do you think that the features will improve so that the items can be scaled to different sizes? Also, do you find that it is almost impossible to get accessories and items that have only 1 remaining? Are they even possible to buy? Thanks! 🙂

  11. Hi Susan —
    I, too, love SuperPokePets. It’s a great social networking system that teaches you the value of friendships and that it is always better to give than to receive.
    I hope they will provide scaling for purchased items. It’s very important for the experience to create depth-of-field.
    I think they must be planning a major upgrade soon to how you can interact with your pet because they aren’t updating Accessories or Apparel at all lately.
    Yes, if you keep clicking in the SOLD OUT shop you can get a rare item, but it takes quick clicking and fast reflexes to win the purchase.