Our digital code scientist Caroline North came back to us astonished and a bit misty eyed. She came back to report to us that equipped inside each Nintedogs cartridge is a recall code. If the Nintendog is not played with after 1095 days, the files for Beathoven are transported via the secret ultra tiny battery backup on the circuit board. On day 1096, any saved files are uploaded to the Nintendheaven cloud server where all the Nintendogs frolic and scamper all day long on a farm somewhere upstate.
One day when you’re feeling nostalgic for simulated Al Poochino he is recalled from puppy paradise to placate your every command and entertain you on a whim. Once you become bored of your digital companion again, and after two weeks of inactivity, “pup-sleepy-time” mode will activate. During this mode, the code in the Nintendog cartridge will activate the DS system. When the DS is active, the Nintendog software will activate, and your Nintendog will happily await for your arrival. The Nintendog, sad without the arrival of god/owner, will go back to sleeping. Pup-Sleepy-time mode will remain in effect until day 1095 of inactivity.
Then again, on day 1096, all Nintendogs are whisked away to Nintendheaven’s server. Barkaduke is back to frolicking with friends and is completely unaware that he has been apart from his pals for almost a half a decade. All Nintendogs live in Nintendheaven’s computer generated blissful environment making new friends every day. Some friends they think leave for a bit, [because they were recalled by their owner] but then one day, poof, there is your beloved Rubyroo.
“All the other Nintendogs think your RubyRoo just got back from going to the store to buy some treats” – TheKohlrabi Data Scientist Caroline North.
We asked what should happen if the battery should eventually fail or die in the cartridge of Nintendogs. According to our code scientist, Nintendo thought of that scenario. Nintendo built the circuitry so efficiently that even if the battery should stop functioning the cartridge would have functional power for a full three weeks. Furthermore, there is code in the game that activates after the battery fail period has been begun. Once final recall mode has been initiated it reconfigures all save files on the cartridge. Now that the battery is functionally dead, but, if someone should summon their Nintendog after the recall code has been activated, the Nintendog will be automatically sent back to Nintendheaven upon powering down. Our data scientist concluded, with this:
“All Nintendogs go to Nintendheaven”