Jump in and help Pep collect all of the goodies before his rivals catch him!
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Positive (14 reviews) - 92% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 31, 1996

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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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The Humongous Entertainment Complete Pack gives you instant access to all 35 games from the following bundles.
Putt-Putt Complete Pack
Pajama Sam Complete Pack
Freddi Fish Complete Pack
Spy Fox Complete Pack
Junior Field Trip Complete Pack
Big Thinkers! 1st Grade
Big Thinkers Kindergarten
Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise

 

Reviews

“This game and others from Humongous are a good method of familiarizing a child with the home computer and the use of the mouse. It is simple enough that a kid can load it and play alone. Although the action is repetitive, the increasing challenge keeps it interesting.”
80 – Electric Playground

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About This Game

Jump in and help Pep collect all of the goodies before his rivals catch him!

Oil slicks, trampolines and teleporters can make Pep's journey even more unpredictable! Pep's quick with his hoppin' stick, but he'll really need to push his pace to hop from one challenging level to the next. Pigs with jet packs, bouncing bears and leaping frogs, what will Pep face next?

  • Challenging, arcade-style games for kids ages 3 to 8 (and children of all ages)
  • Brand new action with all the quality you'd expect from Humongous Entertainment
  • Save your game after each level and track the scores of up to 75 players
  • Over 100 levels of hound-hopping fun

Junior Arcade games are jam packed with fast-and-furious game-play that satisfies kids' hunger for action and surprises! Starring lovable characters and the high-quality, hand-drawn animation that families have come to expect from Humongous Entertainment, this series will provide hours of action and fun for your children.

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System Requirements

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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
    • 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
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • 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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64 of 68 people (94%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
589.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
Why do I love Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick so much? It's pretty simple when I think about it. Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick isn't just the best game on Steam, it might just be the greatest form of entertainment of all time. Just imagine it riding through the sandy beach, the wind in its hair, its mighty pogo stick below him. As it rides through the red mountains, the ladies swoon at its very theme song. They know how it sounds. The essence of its msic is sold in Morocco under the name of "Putt-Putt ♥♥♥♥♥♥." The very nature of Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick is mystery. Could it be playing a deeper game than even its creator realizes? The answer is yes; it has transcended such boundaries as the digital world, and has free will to do whatever it sees fit. However, Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick is filled with such guile, such arcane craft that it does not even use these powers.

Why, you might ask? You will never know, for the mind of the Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick is not one that is easily penetrated. Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick is such a force of nature in its realm that nothing can truly touch it, the only thing keeping him bound to the world of the PC at all is its will to exist within the preordained boundaries of its world. Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick is not only beyond the comprehension of us, it exists within a plane of true focus and beauty. Observe its playful smile, its gorgeous and rippling biceps, its gallant nose, and most importantly, its eyes. Those eyes, like pools of zeroes and ones, provide the only glimpse into the true machinations of Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick. Do not stare into them. Many good men have gone mad in the attempt. Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick is not just a video game, a formless collection needed to test how magnets apply on a hard drive; it is the binding that holds the saga of life together. Without Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick, the entire Steam Community, the entire world of as we know it crumbles. The Nile would stop flowing without Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick, the Ocean would dry up, and the Icebergs would melt without its frosty gaze.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2014
omg. Back from 18 years ago...
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,641.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Nothing tastier than some dog on a stick.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2014
As a kid I never particularly cared for this title, though I did play it a little bit regardless. As a starter puzzle game though, it is great for kids that are just starting out in that genre of gaming. The graphics and designs are cute, and with a custom level creator, the player is allowed to show creativity and imagination in making their own levels to play through.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Putt-Putt and his friend Pep the Dog are going on an adventure! Pep found a jumping stick and is using it to catch every good treat. However, rivals are appearing, as obstacles (gums, oil stains) but Pep is resolute to be the best jumper!

If you were expecting an adventure or an action game, aimed for childs, you're in the wrong: it's simply an arcade one. Indeed, there is no real plot or story: Putt-Putt is leading Pep to a level and then it's up to you to move the dog towards destination. However, while you can go straight to the finish flag, if you want to improve your score, it's highly recommended to retrieve everything: bones, chocolate, ice cream, etc.. Pep can only move diagonally: you have to imagine the level with columns of different heights and that you're jumping up and down. Sometimes, you need to make a double jump: a specific bonus is present and always at the same place. Pep will be able to make these jumps for a limited time, though if an enemy is also putting his feet on the bonus, he will benefit of the same treatment. Pep can't jump on a rival if you don't want to loose a life. Indeed, while you can earn a 1UP, you don't have infinite lives unless you're playing on the easiest difficulty. The game over will reset your score.

Sometimes, you can find portals to bonus levels: there, Pep has to jump on the moving gifts but they're really tricky to reach. There is a limited time to do it, so be efficient on these.

I don't know how many levels you have but you begin in a trash deposit before moving on more exotic locations (mountain, beach), etc.. It's a nice change of scenery, as the enemies are also changing and as more specific bonus or obstacles are also appearing (like the balloon which is launched everytime in the beach levels).

While I don't doubt that the repetitive gameplay can be boring if you play the game without interruption, I think that children will find their joy in it: it's simple to understand and apart when Pep is falling in the void (I still don't understand how I'm managing to do it), the meeting with his rivals are kinda cute.

However, there is a little problem for me: the graphics. I don't mind these as they're representative of the era of the making of the game (20 years ago already), however, like for Big Thinkers (see here for the Kindergarten version and here for the 1st Grade), they didn't aged well. It's not really smooth for the eye. As for the soundtrack, it's fine, though after a while, hearing the jumping stick can be quite annoying.

Anyway, Dog on a Stick is a nice little arcade game for children, with a reasonable price. I suppose that if you want a more educative game, you can check Big Thinkers, from the same devs and publisher (for the reviews: Kindergarten and 1st Grade).
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17 of 30 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
i would rather catch ebola.

10000000 out of 4
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2015
10/10 -IGN game of the year material
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Honest Review for Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick:
This is a game I have recommended to all of my friends who I know, in fact i bought it for one of them. Who knew such a simplistic game could have such an impact on anybodys life. I think that all of the Putt-Putt games are a work of art, but Putt-Putt® and Pep's Dog on a Stick is the Mona Lisa of the Putt-Putt Series. The Gameplay is amazing and the how the characters act and talk make me feel like I am actually in the Game. Putt-Putt is such an engrossing character you cannot even begin to comprehend how much I love that car. If I had a choice between a Ferrari 458 and Putt-Putt as my first car, I would choose Putt-Putt.
This game has brought more joy to my life than you would ever know. Just Seeing Pep collecting those bones and getting to the checkered flag brings so much happiness and joy to my life. This game is a force to be reckoned with. If you have the money, buy this game, if you have more, buy the Complete Pack, I love these games. As DJ Khaled Said: '"Another One"' that is how i feel when I get money in my steam account, I will just buy another Putt-Putt game, another one, Another One, Until I have the Whole Franchise.
I suggest this game for everyone!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
Nice game for kids to play and express their creativity ( creating custom maps etc).
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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brocksdryingMAV
3.1 hrs
Posted: May 28
Great game, gave me a headache
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B.J. Cobbledick
0.5 hrs
Posted: December 23, 2015
You play as a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ dog jumping around some random platforms, ON A ♥♥♥♥ING POGO STICK! Oh and don't forget the flying, talking car to boot.

10/10 should buy it for all your friends, if they are in fact not your friends and you hate their life.
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It's All Ogre Now
3.6 hrs
Posted: June 18, 2015
I remember playing this game when I was 4 and I remember having a great time with it. This game is great for a nostalgia trip but don't expect to be challenged. If you have a child, then this would be a great game for them to play, along with the other Putt-Putt games.
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Cyril
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 23, 2014
The large degree of randomness in the later levels and stages being rendered unwinnable due to the randomness is not really worth fighting past; I don't think a kid would enjoy this game because often, failure is not your fault. Otherwise, it's kind of just Qbert. The collecting stuff part is optional and I just made a beeline to the goal playing through the entire game. 100 levels is probably a longer challenge if you actually cared about the points but there's no reason to. Probably the best of the arcades I've played up to this point, but that doesn't make it "good".
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