Touch Pets Cats

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Cute cat care without a stinky litter box.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Most of the basic activities are easy to accomplish, and the pet will prompt for its basic needs with picture thought bubbles. Some of the more advanced features, such as shopping and adding neighbors, require a bit of poking around, but there's nothing very complex.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Consumerism

This app has some heavy-handed advertising, including offers in exchange for in-game currency, which can be earned or purchased with real money (up to $100 for a barrel). The ads don't appear on the main gameplay page, but are prominent in several of the menu areas.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Plus+, an interactive network that allows users to upload real avatar photos, share status messages, and share first and last name. Users connect with friends via Facebook, Twitter, email contacts, or by searching the Plus+ network. For players who opt in to Plus+, there is an in-app privacy policy that discloses the personal information collected.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Touch Pets Cats is a pet simulation that allows the user to adopt and care for virtual cats. You'll need to feed, pet, brush, and provide entertainment for your cat. Be prepared to clean its litter box as well. Taking care of a cat earns coins that can be used to buy additional rooms and furniture for your virtual home, as well as more toys and supplies for the kitty. But beware: The app's virtual currency can cost real money. Users who are registered with Plus + network can also visit neighboring cats for play dates. Younger gamers can play without registering for the Plus + network and still enjoy most of the game features.

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TOUCH PET CATS is a relaxing app that engages you in the care of one or more virtual pets. Fill your cats' need meters and you'll earn plenty of rewards to spend on in-game goods. There are no mini-games, but there are plenty of goals to work toward and plenty of goods to buy. Since the simulation continues even while you're offline, this is a nice option for casual gamers who want to play for a few minutes and then move on to something else. It will also be very popular with kids who are dying for a pet of their own.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:December 21, 2010
Category:Simulation Games
Publisher:ngmoco, LLC
Version:1.3
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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