What does it take to be in a parade? Hard work, a bright shiny chassis and a little help from your friends.
User reviews: Very Positive (95 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 1, 1992

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Contains the following Putt-Putt Games:
Putt-Putt Joins the Parade (1992)
Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon (1993)
Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear's Activity Pack (1994)
Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-o-Rama (1996)
Putt-Putt and Pep's Dog on a Stick (1996)
Putt-Putt Travels Through Time (1997)
Putt-Putt Enters the Race (1998)
Putt-Putt Joins the Circus (2000)
Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise (2003)

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“Putt-Putt® Joins the Parade is one of Humongous Entertainment's earliest games starring that talking car and his adventures.”
80 – All Game Guide

About This Game

What does it take to be in a parade?

Hard work, a bright shiny chassis and a little help from your friends. That's what Putt-Putt® discovers as he gears up to join the annual Cartown Pet Parade. Children will be delighted as they meet the local carfolk, explore a toy shop, tool down the road and more. Along the way, they learn to think ahead, deal with unexpected problems, and give others a hand. The road to discovery has never been more fun - or more educational. Charming talking characters, lively sound effects and lifelike animation keep your child focused on the adventure.

  • Putt-Putt® Joins the Parade is fully-loaded with originality and activity. Even adults find it hard to resist getting in on the fun. What's more, Putt-Putt® offers lots of exciting new options every time kids play. The result is an entertaining learning experience that never gets old.
  • Surprise Click Points. There's no telling what will pop up when you click on a garage door, a magnet or even a flower. Talking fire engines and dancing mice are just some of Putt-Putt's® many roadside attractions. With so much to see, kids won't want to miss a thing.
  • Need Help? Just See Smokey. Smokey's always there to give Putt-Putt® a hand. Help screens have never been friendlier.
  • Clean Up's a Breeze. Kids help Putt-Putt® get cleaned up for the parade with a simple click of the mouse. Taking a shower is more fun than ever.
  • Moo-ve Over. Children's problem-solving skills are developed as they learn how to deal with cow roadblocks and other unexpected problems.
  • Putt-Putt® Opens Up a Helpful New World. Kids learn how to earn money and remember an address. They even learn the value of doing a good deed.

This product uses ScummVM across Windows, Mac and Linux which is released under the GNU GPL v2.
For more information, please visit - http://www.scummvm.org
The GNU GPL can be viewed here - https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Procesor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7 or newer
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
Helpful customer reviews
84 of 90 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
Pre-requisite for CoD players. Advanced gameplay tactics, requires superior accuracy and critical thinking skills. Frankly this game is better than CoD.
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71 of 80 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Pro's:
-U have 2 mow lawns
-Ur a car
-U can steal a doge
-Best graphics ever
-The gas @the gas station is 4free

Con's:
-Took me only 69 minutes 2 play it trough
-No Interventions
-Can't buy weed
-I tried 2 do a sick 360 NoScope but i think my game is broken cuz it was not possible

But its a really cool game. Prob better as Black Ghost Advanced Ops Warfare 69

"Would buy it again" - R8 8 out of 8 M8
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
My eyes are melting.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IemD92bIcoY

An Instant Childhood Point-and-Click Classic from the Days of my Childhood which is a joy to play for Windows PCs, MS-DOS PCs & even the Panasonic 3DO Consoles in which you help Putt-Putt join the Cartown Pet Parade by Earning Money for a Carwash/New Paint Job, Finding Pep & Getting a Balloon.

As for the Voices in the game, I prefer the US Version over the Japanese Version when it comes to the Panasonic 3DO Import Version.

Commercial Jingles
1. Tire-Os Cereal:
Tire-Os are Yummy!
Tire-Os are so Sweet!
Eat them with your Motor Oil,
but Don't Spill them on your Seat!

2. Cartown Toothpaste:
Brush your Grill with Toothpaste.
Toothpaste is the One.
To Make your Smile Sparkle,
in the Moonlight or the Sun!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
The storyline is pretty exciting, i really like that the quests change with every new game started. Once you mow the lawn on the green street, next time you play you might mow lawn on the red steet. Ridicolus. The car customizations are awesome, however you can't put hydraulics in your car, so you can't go to the pimp show. The game is ported very well on PC my FPS has never been this stable ever. The controls are simple and great. One last thing to mention, EA has nothing to do wit this game and this is a big plus.
10/10
I recommend it for everyone who wants a game about the experience and not abour graphics.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
During the late 90’s/early 2000’s Humongous Entertainment released an absolutely fantastic stream of “edutainment” point and click adventures for children. These titles focus on a range of light academics including basic geography, basic to upper elementary level mathematics, logical thinking, critical thinking and puzzle solving, topped off with reinforcement of good manners and polite social etiquette. At the lower end of the age spectrum, they may require some adult supervision and supportive guidance, but there is no better series of games for a child's first venture into PC gaming.

Putt-Putt Joins the Parade is where it all began. This game started a legacy of incredible, educational point and click adventures for children. I remember specifically that this game inspired me to work out in the yard in real life in order to make money to buy myself a Lego set I wanted. I honestly believe that my development in life would have been very different without the Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish and Buzzy.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
aaaaahhhhh the good old childhood memories man ^^
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
Its a very simple introductory adventure game for young kids from the early 1990s. Can be completed in less than a hour but still it is pretty well made and should entertain kids for a short time.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
If you ever wanted the chance to mow Don Knotts lawn, this is it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Excellent game. Intense story. Gameplay was magnificent.
69/10
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352 of 385 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
YOU GET TO MOW LAWNS
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137 of 144 people (95%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
A great port of the first video game I ever played, starting a lifelong obsession. As a child this game was adorable, funny and amazingly responsive, everything you cared to click would play a little animation.

Playing the game again was a wonderful nostalgia trip.

With no sense of irony: thanks for selling me my childhood again, Steam.
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110 of 117 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2014
If George Orwell's 1984 was encapsulated within the confines of the videogame medium, I believe it would resemble something very akin to Putt Putt enters the Parade. In terms of sheer oppression, fear mongering and propaganda to enslave it's citizens, this game excels.

Our Story begins with the sun rising over a seemingly serene landscape, this source of light and life is humanised with a beaming face shining down upon the denizens of this world, clearly being our Big Brother figure of the eye in the sky. This world is devoid of religious imagery, so we as the player must assume the inhabitants of this world subscribe to more primitive methods of Sun Worship, only more worrying as his face smiles unblinking down upon his world. Shortly we are introduced to our protagonist.

I am aware of nothing in popular fiction that's forced into such a twisted and horrific form as our titular character Putt-Putt. While on the surface he may seem rather sanguine about his situation, upon closer inspection of his unmoving eyes the tone of this experience becomes somewhat unnerving. His features contorted into a permanent smile, he very much resembles Canio; our laughing clown must overcome his trials and tribulations while keeping his sadness suppressed lest his plight truly horrify us. Within his own body his internal radio informs him of the daily mission, thus begins the overarching themes that ties Enters the Parades narrative: "conformity"

We have no choice to not enrol in the Parade, we are given no reasoning behind why we must join the others. We as players may question this but our protagonist begins his assigned task without hesitation. Since we as players have no choice, does that also confirm Putt-Putt himself has no say in the matter? I personally took the parade as either a method of propaganda, or a ritual to appease the Sun God. Before we collect our thoughts on this matter we face our first road block on our path to appease our Deity.

Shortly through the game we come across a Cow, this docile animal bars your progress and show's us (the player) what happens to non-conformists in this dystopian landscape. Putt-Putt cannot continue further until he honks his horn, the single most aggressive act he has at his disposal. The personification of his horn also twists shapes, from a recognisably happy face to one that looks as if shouting... clearly demonstrating his innate pent up aggression with the current state of the landscape.

We arrive in a large Hub where a larger more aggressively coloured character "Smokey" beckons us over. He informs us that we simply cannot enter the race, in order to do so we must perform a number of menial minimum-wage vocations in order to pay our entry fee. I have a hard time judging Smokey's intentions... I'm reminded of the idiom, "no smoke without fire"and clearly as he hands us a lawn mower he is a supporter, proliferator and profiteer of child labour.

Back in the Hub world I notice our fuel gauge is drastically low "I think I need some Gas!" our protagonist speaks on further inspection, his voice slightly wavering towards the end. One must wonder the implications of Fuel within the world of Putt-Putt. As a side note: In our home, we can consume Oil on our cornflakes yet this does nothing to increase our fuel, meaning not only do the cars within this universe require sustenance... but their very lifeblood is a finite resource... Essentially giving their entire population a shelf life; thankfully our main character isn't charged for this transfusion, which allows us to progress northward.

Arriving at a stop sign we can thankfully see there is a semblance of order within this world, that said the other road users manically drive across the crossing with little regard for one another, we see the direction Smoky pointed us in and begin our journey down the red road. Not a second later my worst fears about Smokey are proven, a laid trap of nails bursts Putt-Putts tyres and he's stranded alone in the road. A toot of the horn later and Chuck comes to help us... by forcing his phallic metallic tool down our lead characters throat before parading him back through the town like a sexual trophy.

This was personally the one scene I found most disturbing, not only because since after clearly being a victim of sexual abuse, Putt-Putt thanks Chuck for his service.. with a smile no less.

After such a horrific ordeal we guide our lead character into the nearby toy store in an attempt to salvage whatever remaining childish innocence we can muster. There we find from the Irish shopkeeper that Putt-Putt has misplaced a magnet, something seemingly so key to his survival with the hazards of nails strewn across the streets.

Finally on track, our protagonist finds a group of numbered houses, upon arrival we see they can barely contain the cars held within. Clearly these are more cells that domestic homes as their exterior would lead us to believe. One man comes out, wearing garish pink addressed by our main character as "Mr. Fender Bender".

Due to his colour scheme and offensive name I'm assuming this is the developers attempts at "humor" or "satire" having a clearly gay character called "Bender". I personally found this offensive and would like to call for a petition to be made to hopefully change his name to something more representative... like frank or something... but I digress...

After deftly guiding our little motorised hero through several gardens and unearthing a bone. We return to "frank". After thanking our main characters hard work he hands us a measly dollar and retreats, reversing once more into the void within his cell. Being once again allowed to explore the confines of this world I immediately attempted to find a means of escape.

Coming across a Cave, I hoped this would be some form of surveillance blind spot, yet I was undone as our overwatcher had placed some form of guard dog there. My radio beeped up once again... maybe the signal is great even underground... I don't know, but it told me I needed that dog for the parade... which brings me into another very large minefield of controversial events:Forced adoption.

Clearly a car is not best suited to take care of a small animal, usually when you combine the two you're left with no small animal and a slightly dented car. Yet my end goal requires me to have dominion over this Dog, the bone from the gardens worked and he seemed happy enough.

Upon returning back to the Hub, I'd like to share with you one of the most progressive choices this game allows you. One of the areas available to visit is the colour shop, this fantastic section of the game allows us as the player to choose Putt-Putts racial identity. As I chose green in an attempt to blend in with my surroundings if chance for an escape arose.

As the machine began changing my genetic makeup I couldn't help but mull over what the implications are of this service within the world of Putt-Putt. If people could choose their own race on a whim.. would that affect diversity within the work place? Would there be a certain number of allocated cars that could only be one colour and you may be forced into a colour you particularly dislike in an attempt to conform?

Upon the rebirth of our protagonist as a strong confident Green Car I was quickly assailed by Smokey, his comments about me looking handsome were so loaded I was close to triggering, yet thankfully I managed to get a quick reprieve courtesy of the Parade starting.

We see other members of this world in their forced march, each with an animal ruining their interior... One in particular was infested with spiders. Clearly all the animals looked terrified during this high speed convoy, one could only assume the purpose, perhaps they were to be sacrifices. Our story finally ends with the sun setting on the Convoy, appeased he grins an uncanny smile as darkness sets over the land.

TL;DR You're a ♥♥♥♥ing car and you go into a parade and ♥♥♥♥. 10/10
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127 of 150 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
Money. Well. Spent.
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65 of 74 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
A wonderful trip back to my childhood. If you remember playing this game all those years ago you WILL remember every sound and all those little clickables that made this game a gem. When my well-loved disc finally finished it's service after teaching both me and my sister that people don't pay you unless you mow 90% of their lawn, it became too scratched to be read, and I had believed it lost forever. Now it's back, and I can't wait for the other games to join it. Long live the little Purple car! (or whatever color you pick)
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38 of 42 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2014
> Clicks on flowers
> Flowers start making out
11/10
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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
I regret nothing.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2014
Lawn mowing simulator 1992
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 2014
Unlike most games today Putt Putt joins the Parade truely immerses you into a land of Fantasy. The Graphics dare I say it..Are even better than Skyrim, this game is another reason why PC gaming is the true Master Race.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 2014
I'm 20 years old and I bought putt-putt. I regret nothing. 11/10 masterpiece game
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