Touch Pets Cats

App review by
Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Cute cat care without a stinky litter box.

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age 7+
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Educational Value

Kids can learn what's involved with caring for a pet cat. The app simulates adopting and caring for a cat and also allows kids -- and their sim cats -- the option of interacting with others via social media. The game offers many opportunities beyond caring for the cat, too, to make the app more complex. Parents should know that kids can make in-app purchases. Overall, kids will enjoy Touch Pets Cats, and they’ll learn some pet care without the responsibility of a live pet.

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
Sexy Stuff

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

What 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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Teen, 14 years old Written byDiavolorno8 February 3, 2021

I loved this game as a child!

This was probably the best game I ever played as a child and there is nothing I could possibly say that is bad about it! It’s really easy to play, and really fu...
Teen, 17 years old Written byTigerLilyKittu April 11, 2020

I Loved This Game

When I was a little kid, I adored this game.

What's it about?

Kids adopt a virtual cat from a shelter and then care for it by petting, feeding, grooming it -- and even emptying its litter box. The virtual pet can also go on missions, and kids can decorate the home with furniture the cat likes to play on. The cat can also interact with other cats via the social media links in the app. The app does include the option for kids to make in-app purchases (with real money) of virtual coins to fund missions, decorate the house, and adopt more cats.

Is it any good?

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the difference between real and virtual pets. What can real pets do that virtual ones can't, and vice versa? 

  • Visit your city's animal shelter to give the cats some attention -- kids can see that there are lots of animals that need good homes. 

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