Putt-Putt® and Pep are ready to take your kids on the ride of their lives!
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Positive (35 reviews) - 97% of the 35 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 1, 1998

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Packages that include this game

Buy Putt-Putt Complete Pack

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 Complete Pack
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Reviews

“A classic in the making! This game is highly entertaining and will appeal to most kids aged 3-8 (older ones will still be interested, but will find it too easy). Outstanding!”
95 – Review Corner

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About This Game

Cartown racers, start your engines!

Putt-Putt® and Pep are ready to take your kids on the ride of their lives! Today's the big day as our curious little convertible prepares for the Cartown 500. Redline Rick is eager to start the race, but Putt-Putt® and Pep need a few items before they are ready to roll. Kids join in the adventure as they explore brand-new Cartown locations like Torvil Tractor's farm and Rover's Rocket Drive-in, looking for a safety helmet for Pep. Old friends like Smokey the Fire Engine and Outback Al help Putt-Putt® get to the track in time for the big race. As the grand finale, kids hop behind the wheel for the first time ever as they race their favorite purple car toward the checkered flag at the Cartown Speedway!

  • Kids actually drive Putt-Putt® as he races the speedway!
  • A fantastic original soundtrack will have your kids dancing in their seats!
  • There are hundreds and hundreds of the fun Click Points children love!
  • Out of time? You can save the game and finish it later.

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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
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • 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
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Positive (35 reviews)
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Nintendude
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
Very entertaining game. Keep in mind that this game only takes about an hour an a half to complete the game. I'd say it was worth the $2.49 that i bought it for during the steam sale. Would highly reccomend this children's game.
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Ace
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
That ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Farm Maze still haunts me to this Day
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яℇ✟αℜⓓ
( 925.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
NASCAR DOESN'T HAVE ♥♥♥♥ ON THIS GAME.
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Squidwards House
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
it screws with your mind. i played for what i thought was an hour and it turned out to be days. I thought my family was dead. i couldnt find my kids. I then realized i dont have kids. What is going on i need help.
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artayd2
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Surprising depth for such an old kids game -- my 3yo daughter beat this yesterday and loved it. A note for SteamLink users which may apply to all games in this series, sound will not work through SteamLink if headphone jack is plugged in on PC.
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DakiniBrave
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 10
Putt Putt Enters the Race Written Review I can do a video one if you guys want

Pros
- Racing is ♥♥♥♥ing amazing
- Puzzles are great
- You can change your colour
- Teaches you about recycling
- Get hyper on Racing Grade Gas
- Doesn't use Nvidia gameworks

Cons
- FPS is capped at 100 (sorry 144hz users)
- Animations are capped at about 5-10
- The cursor in some minigames is also capped at about 5-10 fps
- No options menu, so no anti aliasing, supersampling, Ambient occlusion
- 4:3 resolution only


5/7 perfect game, would relive my childhood again.
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Paragus
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2015
I'm pretty sure that tunnel must lead to New Jersey with all the rude scumbag drivers who keep coming through it.
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beaterbutter™
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 8, 2015
This game is the epitome of human expression. Never have I played a game that has ensnared me with amazing visuals, fantastic gameplay, and mind-bending puzzles until I have played Putt-Putt® Enters the Race. I don't think anyone could understand Putt-Putt®'s plight until you see him grow not only as a character, but as a car who wants to win the race.

The game is about a valiant young car, who is full of courage, who must enter the arena of death to prove his worth. This arena, however, is filled with deadly obstacles such as ducks and oil, something that woul triumph over the average car. Putt-Putt®, despite all odds, defeats the opposition and comes out on top, but only after saving the city from itself.

Some might say Homer's The Oddysee is the pinnacle of epics, but I think Putt-Putt® Enters the Race makes that story look like a Dr.Seuss book. I definitely reccommend you check out this masterpiece of visual cinema and let your eye holes soak in it's vast amounts of detail and glory.
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pwnyou2295
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 2, 2015
This was a game that I played all the time as a little kid. After seeing it on Steam years later, I knew I had to get it. As an adult, this game still is fun to play. The characters are a little corny, but very loveable and definitely entertaining. The goals were intended for a younger audience obviously, so it will be easy for adults. For kids, this would definitely encourage them to think and solve puzzles. For nostalgic reasons, it gets an A+ in my book.
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bbthewise
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: September 12, 2015
Great for my five year old!
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
925.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
NASCAR DOESN'T HAVE ♥♥♥♥ ON THIS GAME.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Very entertaining game. Keep in mind that this game only takes about an hour an a half to complete the game. I'd say it was worth the $2.49 that i bought it for during the steam sale. Would highly reccomend this children's game.
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68 of 88 people (77%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
This game is AMAZING. I must have played for 90 hours. I don't even know where to began. The plot is pretty ♥♥♥♥ing deep. Putt putt lives in nazi-occupied Warsaw. He works underground to try to encite rebellion among the simple-minded citizens who follow the government without question. Putt putt decides to join a race to earn followers to his cause. You have to avoid pedofiles, Benito Meusilini, and cannaballistic prisoners of a Soviet Gulag. This is all done using the metaphor of mentally ill cars who know nothing about the horrors of the world.

YES/10
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
I'm pretty sure that tunnel must lead to New Jersey with all the rude scumbag drivers who keep coming through it.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2014
Recommended only if you're joyfully nostalgic for it. Otherwise there are much better point and click games from Humongous Entertainment out there.

Pajama Sam and Spy Fox have an all ages, Pixar kind of appeal to them whereas the Putt Putt games are clearly made for young children.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
All the 5 year-olds should play this instead of all the first person shooters I love to play.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
Reesington's Review of Put-Put Enters the Race

Synopsis

A sentient automobile known as Put-Put prepares for a race with the help of his trusty canine companion in this point-and-click adventure.

The Good

Most importantly, the pointing and clicking controls are spot-on. I was truly impressed by the way the cursor changes to elucidate the direction in which Put-Put will go if one were to hover over a given path. Point-and-click franchise contenders such as Diablo have yet to implement a feature like this. Further, Put-Put's telekinetic power is a great complement to this control system wherein he can manipulate almost any part of any scene by summoning wild animals with seeming druidic magicks. Note, however, that there is another disturbing way in which Put-Put and other automobiles manipulate the environment as discussed later under The Absurd.

As for the graphics, the anti-aliasing and static shadows are on par with that of any Bethesda title. Also, the gritty, high-contrast delivery, while not cell-shaded, offers up Put-Put Enters the Race as a starkly obvious precursor to the Borderlands style of not trying, but making stuff look cool through the overuse of persistent Photoshop-esque filters. All in all, my best guess is that the graphic artists behind this game went on to work for and inspire many AAA game companies.

In a similar line of thought, the narrative is ambiguously revealing of Put-Put's inner quest. To the point, much of Put-Put's world is implied rather than directly told to the player, hence the lack of cutscenes. Thus, Put-Put Enters the Race is clearly the spiritual predecessor to Demon's Souls, which eventually led to Dark Souls, and later to Bloodborne. There is no doubt to me that From Software reverse engineered the storytelling acumen of this game to go on to create the greatest non-stories in video games of all time, minimalism at its best.

The Bad

Unfortunately, the lack of musicianship in the game detracts from the immersion big time, especially considering the use of the many royalty-free sound effects. As any professional gamer knows, the audio is what ties a game together at the end of the day. The developers could have taken a hint from Nintendo here, who, just through leveraging MIDI music, mind-controlled several generations of Americans. What young adult hasn't dreamed in the Mario or Pokemon theme? But, rather than getting too upset about this, I elected to replace the default music and sound effects with that of Tyler the Creator, whose style happened to somehow perfectly mesh with this game.

And, no DualShock support? What's with that?

The Absurd

For whatever reason, all of the automobiles have tentacles that emerge from their undercarriage. What's more, Redline Rick is ... how do I put this? He's "grabby" around Put-Put.... Take that for what you will. Piling up in the bizarre category, high-octane gasoline is free and available at any gas station. Put-Put seems compulsive and frantic about this stuff, uncontrollably shaking after consumption. When I noticed that Put-Put stores his canine companion in his glove compartment, along with batteries and a ladder, I realized what was really going on.

Put-Put is a hallucinatory addict, and most of what he experiences is probably not real due to his overconsumption of high-octane gasoline. This implication is strongly hinted when Put-Put begins finding empty bottles everywhere that he wishes to take a recycling center. The bottles represent his unspoken habit, and the recycling center represents his yearning to break free from his wrongdoings. Ultimately, upon proper reflection, the absurdity of the game is revealed as a masquerade for a deep life lesson otherwise kept away from children. Ultimately, the developers of Put-Put Enters the Race introduce the harsh realities of life to youth by subverting first-glance parental supervision in the same vein as SpongeBob SquarePants.

8/10
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
This game is the epitome of human expression. Never have I played a game that has ensnared me with amazing visuals, fantastic gameplay, and mind-bending puzzles until I have played Putt-Putt® Enters the Race. I don't think anyone could understand Putt-Putt®'s plight until you see him grow not only as a character, but as a car who wants to win the race.

The game is about a valiant young car, who is full of courage, who must enter the arena of death to prove his worth. This arena, however, is filled with deadly obstacles such as ducks and oil, something that woul triumph over the average car. Putt-Putt®, despite all odds, defeats the opposition and comes out on top, but only after saving the city from itself.

Some might say Homer's The Oddysee is the pinnacle of epics, but I think Putt-Putt® Enters the Race makes that story look like a Dr.Seuss book. I definitely reccommend you check out this masterpiece of visual cinema and let your eye holes soak in it's vast amounts of detail and glory.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2014
DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR CHILDHOOD
WAS IT AMAZING
THIS GAME WILL MAKE YOUR CURRENT CHILDHOOD GOOD
PROMISE
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
feed me more childhood
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