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While most strategic battle games require intelligence and careful planning, this cute, cartoony tactical battle game keeps things simple ... and adorable. In The Battle Cats, you have to help our furry friends take over the world, while deflecting incoming attacks from dogs, snakes, and stick figure people. To do this, you simply have to wait until your money meter fills up, and the time meter runs down, so you can send an attack cat into battle. Once deployed, they automatically fight any incoming enemies and their bases, the destruction of which ends the fight. You can also, when you have the money, upgrade your troops or, by waiting for the right moment, use one of your base's weapons. All of which plays out in the kind of cute and cartoony glory you'd expect from a game where you send cats to do your bidding. The thing is, if you're looking for a true test of your strategic abilities -- y'know, in preparation for the cat-pocalypse we all know is coming -- this game won't turn you into General Mills, let alone General MacArthur. It's not that deep or tactical. But if you love cute, cartoony cats, and want them to take over the world, The Battle Cats should keep you entertained until Senor Snufflepants decides he has to sit on your lap RIGHT NOW!!
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Families can talk about violence in video games. Does it matter that this game has you battling cartoony dogs and snakes, as well as people who are just stick figures? Why do you think that is?
Talk about realism. Do you think you'd feel differently about this game if everything wasn't cute and cartoony, but was more realistic looking?
Discuss money management. Is there a reason to spend a lot of money on this game when you can just earn in-game currency? What about to help support the people who made the game?
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