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Pixel Stars Dreamhouse Hands-On – A virtual friend for the 21st century

by Sean P. Aune | November 8, 2020November 8, 2020 3:04 pm EST

Pixel Stars Digital Dreamhouse is an all-in-one virtual friend that will become your child’s constant companion.

Skyrocket showed off the Pixel Stars Digital Dreamhouse at Toy Fair 2020, and now it’s hitting stores and is sure to be a hot item for the holiday season. And the thing that parents will love is that you only need to pay for it once.

While there are a ton of virtual friends out there in app stores, all of them share an issue of constantly tempting users with more in-app purchases. The beauty of Pixel Stars is it’s a one-time purchase. You buy the little Dreamhouse and you’re done. You get all of the same fun such as decorating your home with new items, getting new outfits, or even getting a pet, but you will never once be asked to spend any additional money.

There are three different girls you can play as in the Dreamhouse, and each focuses on a different hobby such as being a Pixeltube Star or cooking. As you go about their day you will need to do things such as making sure they eat, get sleep, and so on. Those activities will earn you virtual coins which you can then use in the game to buy more virtual items.

Thanks to its compact size, you can take the Pixel Stars Digital Dreamhouse with you on the go, and can hook it onto things such as your keys or bookbag. To turn it on you simply slide up the front of the house, and when you want to turn it off you just slide it back down. And when you do close it down you’ll see a silhouette of your girl going on about her life for a few seconds before it shuts down completely.

All-in-all Pixel Stars is a fun time and, as we stressed earlier, there’s no in-app purchases to get in your way of enjoying all of the fun of the house.

The Pixel Stars Digital Dreamhouse is available at Walmart.

Disclaimer: Skyrocket provided The Nerdy with a Pixel Stars Digital Dreamhouse unit for use in this article. We opened and played with it extensively before beginning this article.

Fun Jug Media, LLC (operating TheNerdy.com) has affiliate partnerships with various companies. These do not at any time have any influence on the editorial content of The Nerdy. Fun Jug Media LLC may earn a commission from these links.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing