LW4K Game Spotlight: Super Auto Pets

This is the next video in a new LearningWorks for Kids series, Game Spotlight! In each video, we are highlighting some great games both old and new and defining the key executive functions that can be strengthened through play. This video will focus on Super Auto Pets. Click below to watch the video and learn more. The transcript is also provided below for your convenience. 



Hey everyone, welcome to LearningWorks for Kids Game Spotlights! This is a series where we walk through your favorite games and talk about how playing them can help you get better at real-world skills! If you want to know more about how to take your gameplay to the next level, visit learningworksforkids.thinkific.com and learn more about how video games can be a part of a balanced play diet. 

Today we are talking about a game that lets you buy adorable animal friends and then let them engage in an epic battle! The game we are talking about today is Super Auto Pets. Although this game is still in early access, it is already tons of fun to play and a great way to practice your executive functioning skills. At the beginning of each round, the player starts with 10 gold. They are given a selection of randomized pets to choose from to build their team. There are also food items available to augment your pets’ health, attack, and status effects. Everything costs 3 gold and the player can spend one gold to reroll the shop and bring new pets and food options onto the board. The player needs to look at the stats on each of the pets as well as their abilities and see what animals work best together and what they can afford. Once the player puts together their team, the pets automatically battle each other. The player can put the game in auto mode or take it turn by turn if they want to study each move to see what can be improved for future rounds. As the player advances in the game, they will gain access to higher level pets and different types of foods that can be used to give them status effects. Players can also level up the pets on their team by taking a similar pet from the shop and dropping them on top of their existing teammate. Are you ready to get these pets brawling? Then play Super Auto Pets and see how far your team will take you! 

This game is a great way for the player to practice their planning skills. In order to build the best possible team, the player needs to look at the pets that are available and see what animals will work best together. Even the order in which you purchase the pets can have an effect on your success. For example, if you want to add the horse to your team, you will notice that its effect gives a new summon extra health and attack. So you want to get the horse on the board before any other animal so that each new summon will get the benefit from the horse. Planning like this takes some time so be sure to read what each animal can do and think about how these effects can impact your team. Sometimes having a cool ability just won’t work with the animals you already have on your team so think about being in a battle and make your choices wisely. 

This game is also a great way to practice time management skills. If you are playing the game in Versus Mode, you have a time limit, which means that you cannot spend a lot of time worrying about how you can going to build your team. The player needs to be able to work under pressure and build their team as quickly and efficiently as possible before the timer runs out. 

And finally, this game can help you practice your flexibility skills. You may have pets that are must haves on your team whenever you can get them, but try adding some new pets to the mix every once in a while, especially if you are not sure how their status effects will work in actual combat. By trying something new you may find that you have another favorite team member. 

What are your favorite pets to use on your team and what combos do you think are the most helpful?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! And if you enjoyed this video, be sure to hit that Subscribe button to see new reviews and play throughs every week. Well, that’s all the time we have for today but be sure to join us for the next Game Spotlight at lw4k.com!


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