Talking Tom Cat

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Talking cat will thrill kids but may drive parents crazy.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 11 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Talking Tom Cat wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning. However, some teachers have noted it can be useful for special needs students who aren't speaking yet or who may have trouble forming words correctly.

Ease of Play

You'll figure out what to do the minute you say anything or touch the screen.

Violence & Scariness

Players can "slap" the onscreen cat, who will say "oof" when "punched" in the stomach or fall over and see stars when hit in the face. 

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The app is free, but is one of the most aggressive on the market when it comes to in-app purchases. Four "action" buttons are prominently displayed in the lower right corner of the screen, but it costs $2.99 to unlock them. Ads are also plastered across the top of the screen and the app never hesitates to prompt you to upgrade. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Talking Tom Cat is a virtual pet program. An alley cat will parrot your every word in a modulated tone. Kids will get a kick out of the altered voice, but parents might quickly reach for a bottle of aspirin. The free game is incredibly aggressive with its in-app purchase offers and runs ads at the top of the screen constantly. Those apps unlock additional actions, which include the cat passing gas. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 5 and 8 year old Written byjameebooz December 19, 2012

Manages to use up data and a gateway to youtube

I am not thrilled with any of the Talking Animal apps. There is a gateway on them to look at videos other people have created using the app, resulting in a trip... Continue reading
Adult Written byPoonam123 January 4, 2016
I get upset when i see porn ads constantly on d screen when this game is meant for kids only.i request d managing commiittee to kindly remove these ads.
Kid, 10 years old May 27, 2013

Engaging fun!!!!

Tom, Ben, Tom + Angela, Gina, Lila, and the rest of the Talking Friends crew are adorable. Engaging fun. I love making them say silly sayings and they're a... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byhell0 March 31, 2013

Cute App!

Hilarious! But here's the thing. Kids can say anything, like i"i love you" and other bad stuff. You can also take a video of the kitty and upload... Continue reading

What's it about?

Users speak to an animated cat and hear their words echoed back to them in a modified, deeper voice. While that's the main thrust of this app, you can also \"reward\" your cat with a glass of milk by pressing buttons in the lower left corner of the screen -- or have him \"scratch\" the glass of your phone or tablet, if you'd like. The cat responds to touch, as well. Gently rubbing him elicits a purr of contentment, but poking him too aggressively causes him to fall to the ground unconscious or say \"oof.\"

Is it any good?

Talking Tom Cat is the flagship in Outfit7's successful line of "Talking Friends" apps. The main purpose of the series is for an animated on-screen character to repeat what you say to it in an altered voice. It's a fun diversion, with a few features thrown in on the side -- like pouring your cat a glass of milk -- but it's a one-trick pony that eventually does get old (generally much faster for adults than for kids). Still, the cat remains a favorite of kids. 

App details

For kids who love animals

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