It's Pep's birthday and Putt-Putt® wants to surprise him with his first birthday party ever!
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (15 reviews) - 46% of the 15 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 15, 2003

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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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Reviews

“Putt-Putt®: Pep's Birthday Surprise is vibrant and colourful with a collection of equally colourful characters to meet on the journey. It's a worthy challenge for pre-schoolers and a particularly good game choice for a young first time adventure game player.”
90 – Quandary

“As long as children make use of the keyboard controls to bypass lengthy sequences, this latest Putt-Putt game is an enjoyable lesson in problem-solving, without ever feeling like a lesson!”
86 – Review Corner

“Fans of Putt-Putt® will enjoy his latest adventure, and parents will enjoy watching their children succeed at helping Putt-Putt put on a great party.”
80 – KidZone

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About This Game

Happy Birthday, Pep!

It's Pep's birthday and Putt-Putt® wants to surprise him with his first birthday party ever! Join Putt-Putt® as he travels through Cartown, helping various residents, reaping rewards, and gathering supplies for the party. With new friends to meet and new problems to solve, kids will love helping Putt-Putt® get everything ready in time for the big surprise--a birthday cake, presents, decorations, and friends!

  • Cartoon-style learning adventures where kids choose where the characters go.
  • Over 20 fun locations to explore.
  • The adventure changes each time the game is played.
  • Kids have so much fun they don't even realize they are learning.
  • Putt-Putt's® friendly and polite nature reinforces good social skills and manners.
  • Encourages critical thinking, creative problem solving, and teamwork.

System Requirements

    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
    • Additional Notes: This game may have problems functioning on Windows 8.
    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
    • Additional Notes: This game may have problems functioning on Windows 8.
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Overall:
Mixed (15 reviews)
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WyattGr
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
It's weird writting a negative review for a point-and-click adventure game aimed at a younger audience. Not because my standards for them are low, but because usually they are very interesting and fun despite the fact I am now an adult. However, Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise is a lazy cash-in to a franchise after the original company (Humongous) was absorbed by Atari. Backgrounds are blatantly reused from older games, there's something horribly wrong with the audio (as in I can hear the microphone Putt-Putt's actor used during all of his lines), the voice-acting is stiff, and when I tried to give this game a second chance, the cut scenes kept glitching on me, something I didn't expect from this kind of game. In a game where you're just supposed to have fun and figure out what to do, it's somehow completely devoid of anything resembling fun.

Putt-Putt was always my least favorite of the main Humongous Entertainment games, but they were good, with this one major exception. This game is terrible, I urge you to not cave in and try it for yourself.
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MonkeyFeet343
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9
Putt Putt's voice is deeper, the voice acting is all around horrible (even for a Putt Putt game), and waiting for everyone to talk is painful. Save your time and money and don't play this game. Play a better one, Like Putt Putt Saves the Zoo.
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Floppenheimer
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2015
I can already tell that this game is beautifully written and has one of the most intriguing plots of video game history. Putt-Putt®: Pep's Birthday Surprise shows the story of a post-apocalyptic wasteland where humans have mutated with vehicals and the struggles/importance of keeping up morale in a world where survival is easier said than done. This is shown through the Pep, the main character's trusty prisoner who has been kidnapped and abused all his life, and his journey to find a reason to continue living. The objective is to keep Pep from killing himself by throwing him a party, which is a unique plot device for an indie project such as this. When people say video games can't be art, I show them Putt-Putt®: Pep's Birthday Surprise.
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Sufftex
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
n3var plaid such a fun gaim. i r8 ate out of 8 wood play agen so fun most mlg f4ze clan game out their. werth byeing if yoo wont two qikscope th0se scrubby nub sqeekars
Helpful? Yes No Funny
thedeathdragon
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10, 2015
when i start the game it just lags and lags and once i fix it it throws the whole game out of wack
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stephekank
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28, 2015
Point and click adventure game, perfect for young kids. I got my money out of it with how many times my kids have played it.
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SetPhasersToFuckThat
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21, 2015
Does pep even exist

is this putt putt imagination

does putt putt even exist
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StivisVirus
( 0.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5, 2015
I have played and enjoyed all of the other Putt Putt games so I tried this one out. Bad idea. Voices are different, I can't skip through things like I can the other games and it doesn't run as smoothly as the others. I went to tab out and it froze my computer and had to restart. Just stick to the older ones.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjumpman
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19, 2015
high quality memes everywhere, good god.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
fwals
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 5, 2015
it's ♥♥♥♥
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micahforbusiness
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: October 27, 2014
update 2: i pplayed 20 hours of this game, by going to c/progrum files x86/staem/steam apps/comman tune find putt putt peps birthday surpose.

this is the 4th edit with this game, o'k i was a litter hush about this game. this is alot bitter tune tune marden games, like cell of deta, grens auto thaft. even mafile. it's just i wish it was more user frandly, that you can choose your canismsen like from prer games experse putt-putt travles thew time.

i really love this game, when i was 7 yers old when i first played this game. my father use to work for humongous. he livt shortly after 2002, sortly awend pajama sam games....... fsathermore i just love that it was intercoavie and gared for the yunger adeise. all putt putt games was ok. i firght like the chages of the putt putt games was frestiting for every time you'll play might upset you like it did to me, when i was 8. that is why at was my favate game and pajama sam 4. do to always basely the same compard to putt putt travels thew time.

warning: read below about warnings with this game even applys to pajama sam 4

for systems under windows 8.0 right clack personalize tune find windows 8 basic, tune this game will lench. systems runing windows 10 or on any build of windows 8.1 base on this game refises to lench without windows classic or basic. based on graphica dasen that broke this software even pajama sam 4 life is rough when you lose your stuff. ( but passable depaned on your qraphics card ).
for me it works on intel hd graphics 4000, however nevidea did'nt that i surd early on tape.

The netherland dutch might not work or lemch from above bit it did work on my computer and others that i vilntery on computer shops. however some computer oners told mw that swashing the languaage in steam.
under view or steam tune settings look for interface tune choose your langrese to natherland dench but i naver tested it on my own thoewe.

however this feedback will or might not work depending on your computers hardware.

i'll recommand pajama sam life is rough without your stuff over this game. this game on the other hand is not, as good for customizable compard to early versions of putt-putt games.

pajama sam 4 is base on yago engine, tune scumm however stell passable to enable deburg, if you have basic skills. and you knoew how to enable it in the browse all files tap under sttings; on steam.

not just that this game was a complate rapeoff of fatty bear's barthday surpise. that i stongly advise that game before; playing this game that it was soo similly. this game is engishing; the thing is it can only be run on windows. Also the aciivitys are not to good compard to other humongous games.

even pajama sam 4 is bitter tune this game, compard to customizable, even play aspacts. yes it is true that both games suck beg time compared to thew prodices however i feel that this game is not accable to my stenddens do to begs that can't be fexd even with debbger tools enabild.

ather if you want a game that has no vilance at any kind or is realestic this game will be perfent.

oviler, i regutlit that this game was not recommended; the only resien why i did it it was i am done finded. that a 17 year old can't access deburg mode like in pajama sam 4. even now that am 18 as of march 17 1997. stell cannot enable it does anybody knows here if you do shere plase.

update 3: i did had deburg tools on my friends laptop i did not knoew how to enable it untel ???? if your reading this thicks.
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Cyril
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: August 16, 2014
I knew in advance that this one wasn't made by the original team and by god does it show. The voices sound AWFUL. Considering they've never been great, either...
The dialogue has also been dumbed down to the point of being insulting, the puzzles are barely puzzles, there's so much reused scenes and animations... it's just a cash grab version of the older games with no effort put into it. Really, avoid this one. Not really even part of the series as far as I'm concerned.
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DefaultGen
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26, 2014
This is the worst Putt-Putt game (although it's not completely awful). It just lacks the imaginative environments and characters of the previous games so it's not very exciting. The animation is worse than the other games and the voice actor changed again (worst one yet!). There is less gameplay and lengthier animated scenes, which isn't helped by the sloppier animation. The key creativity left Humongous before this game was made and it definitely shows that this is just a quick cash-in.

Whether you're looking for nostalgia or a kids game, any of the other Putt-Putts are better.
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The Wren
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28, 2014
Ever since my daughter was 3 years old we came across a game series called Putt-Putt... its a point and click adventure with basic logic problems. Your child only need be familiar with the very basics of using a mouse. There is nothing in it that a parent would disapprove of. If you're looking for a game for your child that doesn't have hitting or violence of any kind...this is the game...or game series.

My daughter is 6 now and still loves it...even though she is tearing through it much faster :)

Cheers
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
I can already tell that this game is beautifully written and has one of the most intriguing plots of video game history. Putt-Putt®: Pep's Birthday Surprise shows the story of a post-apocalyptic wasteland where humans have mutated with vehicals and the struggles/importance of keeping up morale in a world where survival is easier said than done. This is shown through the Pep, the main character's trusty prisoner who has been kidnapped and abused all his life, and his journey to find a reason to continue living. The objective is to keep Pep from killing himself by throwing him a party, which is a unique plot device for an indie project such as this. When people say video games can't be art, I show them Putt-Putt®: Pep's Birthday Surprise.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Putt Putt's voice is deeper, the voice acting is all around horrible (even for a Putt Putt game), and waiting for everyone to talk is painful. Save your time and money and don't play this game. Play a better one, Like Putt Putt Saves the Zoo.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
Ever since my daughter was 3 years old we came across a game series called Putt-Putt... its a point and click adventure with basic logic problems. Your child only need be familiar with the very basics of using a mouse. There is nothing in it that a parent would disapprove of. If you're looking for a game for your child that doesn't have hitting or violence of any kind...this is the game...or game series.

My daughter is 6 now and still loves it...even though she is tearing through it much faster :)

Cheers
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2015
Point and click adventure game, perfect for young kids. I got my money out of it with how many times my kids have played it.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
This is the worst Putt-Putt game (although it's not completely awful). It just lacks the imaginative environments and characters of the previous games so it's not very exciting. The animation is worse than the other games and the voice actor changed again (worst one yet!). There is less gameplay and lengthier animated scenes, which isn't helped by the sloppier animation. The key creativity left Humongous before this game was made and it definitely shows that this is just a quick cash-in.

Whether you're looking for nostalgia or a kids game, any of the other Putt-Putts are better.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2015
high quality memes everywhere, good god.
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11 of 22 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2014
I knew in advance that this one wasn't made by the original team and by god does it show. The voices sound AWFUL. Considering they've never been great, either...
The dialogue has also been dumbed down to the point of being insulting, the puzzles are barely puzzles, there's so much reused scenes and animations... it's just a cash grab version of the older games with no effort put into it. Really, avoid this one. Not really even part of the series as far as I'm concerned.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2015
when i start the game it just lags and lags and once i fix it it throws the whole game out of wack
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
It's weird writting a negative review for a point-and-click adventure game aimed at a younger audience. Not because my standards for them are low, but because usually they are very interesting and fun despite the fact I am now an adult. However, Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise is a lazy cash-in to a franchise after the original company (Humongous) was absorbed by Atari. Backgrounds are blatantly reused from older games, there's something horribly wrong with the audio (as in I can hear the microphone Putt-Putt's actor used during all of his lines), the voice-acting is stiff, and when I tried to give this game a second chance, the cut scenes kept glitching on me, something I didn't expect from this kind of game. In a game where you're just supposed to have fun and figure out what to do, it's somehow completely devoid of anything resembling fun.

Putt-Putt was always my least favorite of the main Humongous Entertainment games, but they were good, with this one major exception. This game is terrible, I urge you to not cave in and try it for yourself.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
Does pep even exist

is this putt putt imagination

does putt putt even exist
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
update 2: i pplayed 20 hours of this game, by going to c/progrum files x86/staem/steam apps/comman tune find putt putt peps birthday surpose.

this is the 4th edit with this game, o'k i was a litter hush about this game. this is alot bitter tune tune marden games, like cell of deta, grens auto thaft. even mafile. it's just i wish it was more user frandly, that you can choose your canismsen like from prer games experse putt-putt travles thew time.

i really love this game, when i was 7 yers old when i first played this game. my father use to work for humongous. he livt shortly after 2002, sortly awend pajama sam games....... fsathermore i just love that it was intercoavie and gared for the yunger adeise. all putt putt games was ok. i firght like the chages of the putt putt games was frestiting for every time you'll play might upset you like it did to me, when i was 8. that is why at was my favate game and pajama sam 4. do to always basely the same compard to putt putt travels thew time.

warning: read below about warnings with this game even applys to pajama sam 4

for systems under windows 8.0 right clack personalize tune find windows 8 basic, tune this game will lench. systems runing windows 10 or on any build of windows 8.1 base on this game refises to lench without windows classic or basic. based on graphica dasen that broke this software even pajama sam 4 life is rough when you lose your stuff. ( but passable depaned on your qraphics card ).
for me it works on intel hd graphics 4000, however nevidea did'nt that i surd early on tape.

The netherland dutch might not work or lemch from above bit it did work on my computer and others that i vilntery on computer shops. however some computer oners told mw that swashing the languaage in steam.
under view or steam tune settings look for interface tune choose your langrese to natherland dench but i naver tested it on my own thoewe.

however this feedback will or might not work depending on your computers hardware.

i'll recommand pajama sam life is rough without your stuff over this game. this game on the other hand is not, as good for customizable compard to early versions of putt-putt games.

pajama sam 4 is base on yago engine, tune scumm however stell passable to enable deburg, if you have basic skills. and you knoew how to enable it in the browse all files tap under sttings; on steam.

not just that this game was a complate rapeoff of fatty bear's barthday surpise. that i stongly advise that game before; playing this game that it was soo similly. this game is engishing; the thing is it can only be run on windows. Also the aciivitys are not to good compard to other humongous games.

even pajama sam 4 is bitter tune this game, compard to customizable, even play aspacts. yes it is true that both games suck beg time compared to thew prodices however i feel that this game is not accable to my stenddens do to begs that can't be fexd even with debbger tools enabild.

ather if you want a game that has no vilance at any kind or is realestic this game will be perfent.

oviler, i regutlit that this game was not recommended; the only resien why i did it it was i am done finded. that a 17 year old can't access deburg mode like in pajama sam 4. even now that am 18 as of march 17 1997. stell cannot enable it does anybody knows here if you do shere plase.

update 3: i did had deburg tools on my friends laptop i did not knoew how to enable it untel ???? if your reading this thicks.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
n3var plaid such a fun gaim. i r8 ate out of 8 wood play agen so fun most mlg f4ze clan game out their. werth byeing if yoo wont two qikscope th0se scrubby nub sqeekars
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2015
I have played and enjoyed all of the other Putt Putt games so I tried this one out. Bad idea. Voices are different, I can't skip through things like I can the other games and it doesn't run as smoothly as the others. I went to tab out and it froze my computer and had to restart. Just stick to the older ones.
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2015
it's ♥♥♥♥
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