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The Putt-Putt series is a collection of children's adventure and puzzle computer games created by Humongous Entertainment. They primarily involve clicking to get to a destination, although some sub-quests and mini-games involve the keyboard. The titular character, Putt-Putt, a purple anthropomorphic car, and his pet dog, Pepper (Pep), travel to various locations. Template:TOClimit
Putt-Putt was originally created by Shelley Day as a series of bedtime stories for her son, Travis; the first story involved Putt-Putt saving a cat caught in a tree. When Humongous Entertainment was founded in 1992, Putt-Putt Joins the Parade became both the first Humongous release and the first Putt-Putt game. Child actor Jason Ellefson did Putt-Putt's voice for the first four of the games.
Humongous Entertainment classified these games as Junior Adventures (for kids 3-8)
Putt-Putt Joins the Parade
"Putt-Putt Joins the Parade" starts when Putt-Putt wants to join a parade that is to go through his town. To do this, he must find various objects such as a pet and a balloon and get a carwash. This is the one where Putt-Putt goes into the cave and finds Pep, his little brown dog.
Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon
When Putt-Putt visits the fireworks factory, a slip of Pep's paw sends him rocketing to the moon. Once there, he must gather the pieces of a rocket ship to get himself, Pep, and a new friend back home to Earth. There was a hidden sneak peek to this game if Fatty Bear looks through a telescope in "Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise".
Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo
Where Putt-Putt has to rescues the zoo animals and return them to Outback Al (who also appears in Putt-Putt Enters the Race) before the Zoo's grand-opening. The game features the song 'Topiary Creatures'.
Putt-Putt Travels Through Time
"Putt-Putt Travels Through Time" begins with Putt-Putt packing his new school supplies. He goes to Mr. Firebirds' lab to meet his friend with his coin. Mr. Firebird has his new time portal. Putt-Putt says, "Here's the coin, Mr. Firebird." and he gives his coin to Mr. Firebird. Mr. Firebird puts the coin into the washing machine. When it and the time portal starts, Mr. Firebird tells the washing machine. Suddenly, went CRASH! BANG! The time portal is out of control and it opens. The history report, school supplies and Pep get sucked into it. Putt-Putt has to save the day.
Putt-Putt Enters the Race
Putt-Putt has to find a number of important objects before he qualifies for the Cartown 500 race: high powered, high octane gasoline, 4 racing tires, a safety helmet for Pep, and a flag with a specific number on it. When all of the objectives are completed, Putt-Putt is allowed to enter the race. The player is then allowed to race as Putt-Putt at the end of this game, the first time in the series where the Putt-Putt can be directly "driven." This is the first game to have Putt-Putt's voice done by Nancy Cartwright.
Putt-Putt Joins the Circus
"Putt-Putt Joins the Circus" is the sixth Putt-Putt adventure from Humongous Entertainment. In this game, Putt-Putt (voiced by Nancy Cartwright) and his dog Pep go to see BJ Sweeney's Big Top Circus in Apple Valley. They hopped on Roll-Along Cassidy, a circus train. When they reached Apple Valley[disambiguation needed], everything was in chaos The circus' five main acts, Honko the Clown, The Flying Porkowskis: Herb, Pearl and Hammy, Phillipe the Flea, Reginald Cornelius Andronocles III the Lion, along with two tiger sisters, Terri and Marie, and Katie Cannonball; and all the minor acts, Marvin the Marvellous, Eunice the Unicycle, Francine the Hippo High Diver, Ivan the Semi-Strong Van, Sebastian the Juggling Seal, and Belobrodnik the Ballet Dancing Bear, are having serious problems. Putt-Putt and Pep also meet new friends like Lester the Flea Janitor, Bart the Peanut Cart, Hank the Security Car, and Bette Bandwagon, along with Baby Jambo and Mama Mombasa (two elephants from Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo). Putt-Putt must help all his new circus friends, so they will practice and finally perform under the big top in the opening night. It becomes a 'Great Success'
Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise
It's Pep's birthday tomorrow and Putt-Putt wants to throw a surprise party for it. He just needs to get everything he needs before the party tomorrow morning. In this game, Putt-Putt is voiced by Michelle Thorson.
Humongous Entertainment classified these games as Junior Arcades
- Putt-Putt and Pep's Dog on a Stick
- Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-o-Rama
- Putt-Putt & Fatty Bear's Activity Pack
- Putt-Putt's Fun Pack
- Putt-Putt's Activity Pack
- Putt-Putt's One-Stop Fun Shop
Players can change Putt-Putt's color to red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple. All colors can be painted on again, this also changes the color of the dashboard in Putt-Putt Enters the Race & Putt-Putt Join the Circus & saves the zoo in the paint shack