What does it take to be in a parade? Hard work, a bright shiny chassis and a little help from your friends.
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Very Positive (136 reviews) - 95% of the 136 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

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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.
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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
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Very Positive (136 reviews)
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catchatyou
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Childhood nostalgia! This along with Freddie the Fish was what I grew up on, and if I ever have kids, I hope this is the first game I introduce him or her to.

One tip is that you need to press F5 to bring up the menu options to close out of the game, or you can beat the game (~15 or so minutes if you rush through it) and click the no face, and it will close out by itself. I'm sure on Windows you can Alt-Tab out of it, but it doesn't work on Linux (at least on my distribution), so you need to press F5 to exit the game.
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Pingasboy
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD.
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Box
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9
♥♥♥♥ your mother Putt-Putt is ART!!!!

dont go to school tomorrow
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Magma
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
I also recommend this fine piece of work, definately will throw you back to better days when your parents wouldn't buy you a single ♥♥♥♥in lincoln log much less this game that everyone else had
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Kamakazbee02
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
The best part of the game was mowing stranger's lawns for 1 cent each.

10/10
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Spork
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
-Starts game
-eats caroes with oil
-meets creepy fire truck
-goes on a lawn mowing purge
-smuggels illegal packages to the locals
-steals from local store
-finds a savage beast in a cave
-saves a hostage child from a movie theater

10/10 would save hostages again
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Albo ♮
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
I played this back in prep (When I was 7) on an old crusty computer.
I still want to kill myself.
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ImBloppy
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
And I'm here still waiting for this game to become game of the year...
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Sober_Bender
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 15, 2015
Managed to clock that alot quicker lol. I found the dog, I found the balloon, I joined the parade! Would join the parade again! 7 outta 10 great game!
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VioletTerror
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 10, 2015
I liked playing this game. It was very nostalgic for me.
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Sunr' ever
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 25, 2015
So many good memories (:
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Littleuncle
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: November 8, 2015
If your thinking of buying this game Heed this warning.. Putt Putt is a massve singlle player MMO RPG and it is not for the weak of heart. This game is an esstiental traning game for DOTA players. Putt Putt is a crimanal who steals free bird sead and magnets without a second glance. In this game you must go down dark allies and into horrific caves to find possibly rabid dogs to take into a parade. Putt putt also brings up many political issues like lowering the minum wage to one penny. Obviesly this game is highly controversial. The playthrough is brutal but the end is very worth it. This parade will probably be the most exiteing moment of your life.

10/10 best game Putt Putt is high on putt pot
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Acro
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: October 26, 2015
PBG was the reason
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emasterslake
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: October 24, 2015
Like Spy Fox & Pajama Sam, Putt-Putt was alas another computer game series I would of enjoyed had I played it as a kid. Before Pixar made their Cars movies, this was just among the "talking car" genre. Putt-Putt is a purple putt-putt car who wants to be part of Car Town's parade that was being held today. In order for Putt-Putt to join he must do various errands to be in top shape and find a balloon and pet dog in order to be qualified. This was the very first Humungous game so it does show it's age as oppose to their later games. The game was intended for young kids so the gameplay isn't that long plus this was their first attempt to create a computer game so give them mercy as their later games do get better. This game is worth buying for your kids and also only worth playing for die hard Humungous Game fans.
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Exifile
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 12, 2015
Successfully joined the parade!
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Bronze V League of Legends
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: October 7, 2015
10/10 Would nostalgia again
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Cola_daDream
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: September 26, 2015
This game was the dankest thing ive ever played. Took me 30 minutes to beat. Mowed one lawn, gave 2 lazy people thier grociers and stole some mans dog. All in all..........ok
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MLG Buttercup
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: September 26, 2015
This Game Was So Fun When I Was A Kid, I Am So Glad To Play It Today, This Brings Back GOOD Memories.
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Catscratch
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: September 26, 2015
Putt-Putt stopped me from cutting
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chef
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: September 25, 2015
Best lawnmowing simulator, better lawnmowing simulator than lawmower simulator 2013.





Putt putt waifu for laifu
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
♥♥♥♥ your mother Putt-Putt is ART!!!!

dont go to school tomorrow
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30 of 30 people (100%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
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0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
If your thinking of buying this game Heed this warning.. Putt Putt is a massve singlle player MMO RPG and it is not for the weak of heart. This game is an esstiental traning game for DOTA players. Putt Putt is a crimanal who steals free bird sead and magnets without a second glance. In this game you must go down dark allies and into horrific caves to find possibly rabid dogs to take into a parade. Putt putt also brings up many political issues like lowering the minum wage to one penny. Obviesly this game is highly controversial. The playthrough is brutal but the end is very worth it. This parade will probably be the most exiteing moment of your life.

10/10 best game Putt Putt is high on putt pot
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
-Starts game
-eats caroes with oil
-meets creepy fire truck
-goes on a lawn mowing purge
-smuggels illegal packages to the locals
-steals from local store
-finds a savage beast in a cave
-saves a hostage child from a movie theater

10/10 would save hostages again
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
I played this back in prep (When I was 7) on an old crusty computer.
I still want to kill myself.
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364 of 403 people (90%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
YOU GET TO MOW LAWNS
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141 of 149 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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138 of 148 people (93%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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154 of 175 people (88%) found this review helpful
72 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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135 of 160 people (84%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
Money. Well. Spent.
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104 of 127 people (82%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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89 of 107 people (83%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2015
i stole a magnet and mowed a lawn into a swastika
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66 of 76 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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46 of 54 people (85%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2014
> Clicks on flowers
> Flowers start making out
11/10
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2015
Played this game when i was only 6 years old in pre-school (or prep for us Aussies) and now i'm playing when i'm 19 years old. And i've had the same fun as i did, all those years before. What a nostalgia trip this was. I highly recommed this game to children or toddlers, even adults alike.

10/10
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
I regret nothing.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
My friend gifted me this as a joke, it wasn't a joke to me.

And so... I played... I played Putt Putt joins the parade until I couldn't play it no mo'...

They've been making putt-putt games since 1992. WHY

HE CONSUMES MY SOUL FORCING ME TO CLEAN HIS TIRES

AND HE ALWAYS THREATENS THE NEIGH-SAYERS THAT "I'LL BREAK YOUR NECK WITH MY TIRES :D" IN THE MOST SADISTIC TONE I'VE EVER HEARD PLEASE
HELP ME
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2015
like forza but more realistic

14/12 abused puppies
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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
My eyes are melting.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
I never would've guessed where the story was going. it blew my mind when putt putt joined the parade.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 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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