Raise Your Own Virtual Kitty in My Talking Tom
My Talking Tom is an app that lets you adopt your very own virtual kitten and take care of him until he grows into an adult cat. Just like a real furry pal, you get to choose a name for him and take care of his needs. The good thing with mobile games like these is that you can do all of that anytime you want, anywhere you are.
All It Takes is a Little TLC
Like any cat or kitten, Talking Tom needs a little TLC to be able to grow into a healthy adult. As his new owner, you will need to keep an eye on his status bars and feed him when his stomach is grumbling, clicking on the feed icon will you both over to the kitchen. If you have some grub stored and available, it will automatically be served and you can feed your virtual pet by dragging one into his mouth. Don't expect your run-in-the-mill cat kibbles either, Talking Tom eats fruits, sushi and even French fries.
Aside from keeping his belly full, you will also need to give him a bath ala Nintendogs. The system is intuitive, making use of touch controls to rub the soapy sponge on Talking Tom and rinsing him using the showerhead. Every now and then, he will also need to use the toilet bowl and go to sleep if he's tired. Want something a little more exciting? The fun part lies in keeping your pet cat's happiness up. This is either done by petting him or playing games with him which also earns you gold coins in the process.
Release Date: 13/11/2013
Available on: iOS, Tablet, Mobile, Android
Gold Makes the World Go Round
My Talking Tom features over ten mini games to play. If you're a fan of, say, Crossy Road or Blocky Raider then you'll feel right at home while playing Tom Run. Are you a Farm Heroes fan? If that's the case, Happy Connect is for you. The mini games are simple but polished. They don't feel like they were tacked on and instead can stand on their own. The good news is that the coins you earn can be used to change how Talking Tom looks. The bad news is that if your virtual kitty is tired, you will need to pay using those same coins to get another shot at a mini game.
Like any other free to play game, there is a bit of a catch in My Talking Tom. If you simply cannot wait to unlock that Tiger Fur or to turn Talking Tom into a snowman, you can opt to pay real cash to gain access to them. Trading money for virtual currency also has the benefit of removing ads from the game -- a big help for those who don't want their kids to unintentionally go out of the app to open an advertised site. If, however, you would rather not open your wallet, you can also choose to watch videos and fulfill daily challenges to get a hefty bonus.
Mix and Match
Unlike most pets, Talking Tom behaves perfectly whenever you wish to dress him up. The game offers over a thousand different combinations of eye types, fur and clothes to choose from. If you want to match the apartment's theme to your pet's new look, you can also select from a myriad of furniture to keep with the theme.
Basically, My Talking Tom is the app for those who wish to get a peek into the life of a pet owner. As almost everything is simplified, you will be able to experience the joys of having a pet without stressing about regular feeding schedules and apartment rules. It is not perfect by any means, though the clothing selection and stellar mini games do bring it a step above the rest.
My Talking Tom is developed by Outfit7 Limited.