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''Putt-Putt'' is a series of point-and-click children's games originally made by Creator/HumongousEntertainment, which was later bought by Creator/{{Atari}}. The series spans seven {{Adventure Game}}s and five {{Gaiden Game}}s.

Putt-Putt is a [[SentientVehicle talking purple car]], in a world where [[SentientVehicle vehicles]], as well as other things, e.g. some animals, can talk. The series follows the adventures of Putt-Putt and his (non-talking but intelligent) dog Pep.

The {{Adventure Game}}s, in order, are:

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->''"Don't worry. You can always count on me!"''
-->-- '''Putt-Putt,''' ''Saves the Zoo''

''Putt-Putt'' is a series of point-and-click [[PointAndClickMap point-and-click]] [[EdutainmentGame children's games originally made games]] developed by Creator/HumongousEntertainment, which was later bought by Creator/{{Atari}}. Creator/HumongousEntertainment. The series spans seven {{Adventure Game}}s AdventureGames and five {{Gaiden Game}}s.

SpinOff Games.

Putt-Putt is a [[SentientVehicle talking purple car]], in a world where [[SentientVehicle vehicles]], as well as universe with other things, e.g. some animals, can talk. talking cars, [[TalkingAnimal talking animals]], and [[AnimateInanimateObject talking objects]]. The series follows the adventures of Putt-Putt and [[NonHumanSidekick his (non-talking but intelligent) dog Pep.

brown dog]] Pep, [[FurryConfusion who can't talk for some reason]]. Putt-Putt is a NiceGuy who'll help anyone in need with a [[PerpetualSmiler smile on his face]], no matter the current wacky situation he's gotten himself into (willingly or unwillingly). In fact, each game title [[SpoilerTitle tells you]] exactly what said wacky situation will be.

The {{Adventure Game}}s, AdventureGames, in order, are:



The {{Gaiden Game}}s, in order, are:

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The {{Gaiden Game}}s, SpinOff Games, in order, are:



The series also spawned multiple [[TieInNovel children's books]] (not all of which may have been published), including ''Go, Go, Putt-Putt Go!'', ''On the Road With Putt-Putt'', ''Putt Putt and Pep'', ''Putt-Putt Notebook'', ''Putt-Putt: Color and Activity Book'', ''Putt-Putt: Lost In Time'', ''Putt-Putt: Race Against the Clock'', ''Putt-Putt: The Great Pet Chase'', and ''Putt-Putt's Night Before Christmas'' (doubling as an AudioAdaptation). Additionally, the album ''Flabby Rode'' features an alternate version of the song "Welcome to the Zoo" from ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo''.

A recurring feature in the games is the ability to have your paint color changed at a certain place. In some games you have to find or earn coins to do this, and in some it's free. The color change has absolutely no influence on the gameplay.

A lite version of ''Saves the Zoo'' can be [[http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/putt-putt-saves-the-zoo-lite/id524474521 downloaded]] from iTunes, and a demo version of ''Travels Through Time'' can be [[ftp://ftp.infogrames.net/demos/putt_travel_thru_time/PuttTime-Demo.zip downloaded]] from Infogrames. The first 6 main series games [[note]]''Joins the Parade'', ''Goes to the Moon'', ''Travels Through Time'', ''Saves the Zoo'', ''Enters the Race'' and ''Joins the Circus''[[/note]], among others are all available for play on [=ScummVM=].

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The series also spawned multiple [[TieInNovel children's books]] (not all of which may have been published), (some unpublished), including ''Go, Go, Putt-Putt Go!'', ''On the Road With Putt-Putt'', ''Putt Putt ''Putt-Putt and Pep'', ''Putt-Putt Notebook'', ''Putt-Putt: Color and Activity Book'', ''Putt-Putt: Lost In Time'', ''Putt-Putt: Race Against the Clock'', ''Putt-Putt: The Great Pet Chase'', and ''Putt-Putt's Night Before Christmas'' (doubling as an AudioAdaptation). Additionally, the album ''Flabby Rode'' features an alternate version of the song "Welcome to the Zoo" from ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo''.

A recurring feature in the games is the ability to have your paint color changed at a certain place. In some games you have to find or earn coins to do this, and in some it's free. The color change has absolutely no influence on the gameplay.

A lite
demo version of ''Saves the Zoo'' every Putt-Putt adventure game can be [[http://itunes.[[https://www.scummvm.org/demos/#he downloaded]] from the [=ScummVM=] site. Full-length versions can be purchased on [[http://store.steampowered.com/sub/42719/ Steam]], [[https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/putt-putt-saves-the-zoo-lite/id524474521 downloaded]] from iTunes, and a demo version of ''Travels Through Time'' can be [[ftp://ftp.infogrames.net/demos/putt_travel_thru_time/PuttTime-Demo.zip downloaded]] from Infogrames. The first 6 main series games [[note]]''Joins the Parade'', ''Goes to the Moon'', ''Travels Through Time'', ''Saves the Zoo'', ''Enters the Race'' and ''Joins the Circus''[[/note]], among others are all available for play on [=ScummVM=].
com/us/app-bundle/putt-putt-character-pack/id1029136703?mt=8 iTunes]], or [[https://play.google.com/store/search?q=putt-putt&c=apps&hl=en Google Play]].




Now available on Steam.



* AbsenteeActor: Pep is absent from ''Fun Pack'' and its UpdatedRerelease ''Activity Pack''.

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* AbsenteeActor: Pep [[NonHumanSidekick Pep]] is absent from [[SpinOff Spin-Offs]] ''Fun Pack'' and its UpdatedRerelease ''Activity Pack''.



* TheAhnold: Ivan the Semi-Strong Van in ''Joins the Circus''.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: In ''Putt-Putt and Pep's Dog on a Stick'', when encountering a tiger, he grabs Pep and starts to endlessly lick his face, until Putt-Putt rescues him. If you wait long enough on the title screen, he does it even ''longer''.
* AllDesertsHaveCacti: The Old West in ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'' and the TieInNovel ''Putt-Putt: Lost In Time''.

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* TheAhnold: Ivan the Semi-Strong Van in ''Joins the Circus''.
Circus'' sounds like Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: In ''Putt-Putt and Pep's Dog on a Stick'', when encountering a tiger, he grabs tigers grab Pep and starts to endlessly lick his face, face until Putt-Putt rescues him. If you wait long enough on the title screen, he does it even ''longer''.
* AllDesertsHaveCacti: The Old West TheWildWest in ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'' and the TieInNovel ''Putt-Putt: Lost In Time''.Time'' are examples of this.
* AllFlyersAreBirds: Played literally in ''Travels Through Time'', where the [[PteroSoarer pterodactyl]] is perched on two legs, nesting in a tree, watching over its hatchlings, and feeding them ''worms''.



* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Made better by the fact you can change Putt-Putt's color in all of the adventure games (and ''Balloon-o-Rama'').
* TheAnimeOfTheGame: Was to have been created by Lancit Media Entertainment.
* [[AntiSneezeFinger Anti-Sneeze Aerial]]: In ''Saves the Zoo'' Putt-Putt does this to Pep in the middle of an avalanche zone. [[SneezeOfDoom Followed by Putt-Putt sneezing.]]
* ArtShift: ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'' completely changed from having DOS type graphics to the type that resembles a cartoon.
* AttractMode: Featured in ''Balloon-o-Rama''.

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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: They are cars, after all, and many come in brighter colors than your standard factory paint. Made better by the fact you can change [[CharacterCustomization change]] Putt-Putt's color in all of the adventure games (and ''Balloon-o-Rama'').
and in ''Balloon-o-Rama''.
* AnimateInanimateObject: Besides the [[SentientVehicle cars]] themselves, ''Travels Through Time's'' intro cutscene has a group of singing clocks named The Continuums who tell Putt-Putt not to be scared of TimeTravel. [[FridgeHorror Thanks, singing clocks!]]
* TheAnimeOfTheGame: Was to have been created by Lancit Media Entertainment.
Entertainment was to have created a WesternAnimation TV series and even movies! But no one knows why it never happened. They would've starred not only Putt-Putt, but other Creator/HumongousEntertainment characters Freddi Fish and Pajama Sam too. The [[http://articles.latimes.com/1997-03-26/business/fi-42340_1_tv-show last news of it]] was in 1997.
* [[AntiSneezeFinger Anti-Sneeze Aerial]]: AntiSneezeFinger: In ''Saves the Zoo'' Zoo'', Putt-Putt does this to Pep covers Pep's nose with an antenna in the middle of an avalanche zone. [[SneezeOfDoom Followed by Putt-Putt sneezing.]]
* ArtShift: ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'' completely changed from having pixelated DOS type graphics to the type that resembles a cartoon.
cartoon, and all future games kept this style.
* AttractMode: Featured in ''Balloon-o-Rama''. %% What happens?



* AustralianAccent: Outback Al in ''Saves the Zoo''.
* AutoScrollingLevel: The entirety of ''[=Bear Stormin'=]'' in ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon'' and ''[=Circus Stormin'=]'' in ''Putt-Putt & VideoGame/FattyBear's Activity Pack''.

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* AustralianAccent: Outback Al in from ''Saves the Zoo''.
Zoo'' is your stereotypical Australian, "g'day mate" and all.
* AutoScrollingLevel: The entirety of ''[=Bear Stormin'=]'' "Bear Stormin'" in ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon'' and ''[=Circus Stormin'=]'' "Circus Stormin'" in ''Putt-Putt & VideoGame/FattyBear's Activity Pack''.Pack'', where the flying character must move vertically to avoid obstacles.



* [[BigRedButton Big Red Lever]]: ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon''.

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* [[BigRedButton Big Red Lever]]: BigRedButton: ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon''.Moon'' features a big red lever, which is how he... [[CaptainObvious goes to the moon]].
* BirthdayEpisode: ''Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise'' is all about Putt-Putt preparing for [[NonHumanSidekick Pep's]] birthday.



* TheBigRace: In ''Putt-Putt Enters the Race'', he spends the entire game preparing for the race. Funnily enough, the race itself is only a few minutes of the game.
* BlandNameProduct: Carbucks Coffee in ''Pep's Birthday Surprise''. The employees are [[PunnyName caristas]].



** Tire-O's in ''Putt-Putt Joins the Parade''.

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** Tire-O's cereal in ''Putt-Putt Joins the Parade''.



*** "I love Cheese Squigglies!"
* BreakingOut: ''Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-o-Rama''.
* TheCameo: Besides the usual Humongous cameos, ''Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise'' has these two clickpoints:
** A clickpoint outside the tunnel to Torvil Tractor's farm features [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG0iWJA20Do#t=32s the juggling alligator]] from ''SPYFox: Operation Ozone''.
** A DummiedOut clickpoint inside the Party Store has a VideoGame/FattyBear unzip his head to reveal either VideoGame/SPYFox, [[VideoGame/BackyardSports Pete Wheeler]] (using his original design), VideoGame/FreddiFish, or VideoGame/PajamaSam.
** An audio example from ''Saves the Zoo'': if you click on the radio at the beginning of the game enough times, you start to tune in to a radio show named Car Chat, talking about the opening of the zoo. One of the call-in guests is VideoGame/BuzzyTheKnowledgeBug, asking if it would be a good idea to take a Junior Field Trip to the zoo.

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*** ---> '''Putt-Putt''': "I love Cheese Squigglies!"
* BreakingOut: SpinOff ''Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-o-Rama''.
Balloon-o-Rama'' is a block-breaking game. Or rather, balloon-popping.
* TheCameo: Besides the usual Humongous cameos, ''Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise'' has these two clickpoints:
** A clickpoint outside the tunnel to Torvil Tractor's farm features [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG0iWJA20Do#t=32s the juggling alligator]] from ''SPYFox: Operation Ozone''.
** A DummiedOut clickpoint inside the Party Store has a VideoGame/FattyBear unzip his head to reveal either VideoGame/SPYFox, [[VideoGame/BackyardSports Pete Wheeler]] (using his original design), VideoGame/FreddiFish, or VideoGame/PajamaSam.
** An audio example from
{{Cameo}}: In ''Saves the Zoo'': if you click Zoo'', clicking on the radio at the beginning of the game enough times, times allows you start to tune in to hear a radio show named Car Chat, talking about the opening of the zoo. One of the call-in guests is VideoGame/BuzzyTheKnowledgeBug, asking if it would be a good idea to take a Junior Field Trip to the zoo.



* CanonForeigner:
** From the TieInNovel ''Putt-Putt: The Great Pet Chase'', Smokey's pet Dalmatian puppy Sparky, Putt-Putt's friend Ruby, Ruby's pet kitten Fuzzy, and some of the wildlife near Putt-Putt's house.

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* CanonForeigner:
CanonForeigner: These characters weren't in the games:
** From the TieInNovel ''Putt-Putt: The Great Pet Chase'', Smokey's pet Dalmatian puppy Sparky, Putt-Putt's friend Ruby, Ruby's pet kitten Fuzzy, and some of the wildlife near Putt-Putt's house.hous.



* CharacterCustomization: In every game, Putt-Putt can change his [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation paint color]], sometimes free of charge. No one ever notices except for Smokey in the first game ''Putt-Putt Joins the Parade'', not even to pay him a compliment.



* CircusEpisode: In ''Putt Putt Joins the Circus'', Putt-Putt is going to attend a circus show, when he meets the ringmaster outside, who desperately tells him that he can't get any of his performers to perform because they each have some sort of problem. Putt-Putt goes around the circus grounds and helps each performer. At the end, the ringmaster [[spoiler:lets Putt-Putt take part in the show]] as thanks for his help.

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* CircusEpisode: In ''Putt Putt ''Putt-Putt Joins the Circus'', Putt-Putt is going goes to attend watch a circus show, when he meets show but ends up having to help the ringmaster outside, who desperately tells him that he can't get any of his problem-ridden performers to perform because they each have some sort of problem. instead. Putt-Putt goes around [[SpoilerTitle joins the circus grounds and helps each performer. At circus]] act at the end, the ringmaster [[spoiler:lets Putt-Putt take part in the show]] as thanks for his help.believe it or not.



* ContinuityNod: In ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'', there is a crossed-out sign at the beginning of the game that says Fireworks Factory on the way to Firebird's lab.
* CrateExpectations: Levels 51-60 of ''Dog on a Stick''.
* CreatorInJoke: Supposedly, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeAHiSr5834 "They're moving in herds"]] is this.
* {{Crossover}}: ''Putt-Putt & VideoGame/FattyBear's Activity Pack'' is the only Humongous game to go further than simple [[TheCameo cameos]].
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'' changed the "skip cutscenes" key from Escape to Enter (with Escape now functioning as an additional way to show or hide the Main Menu Bar), leaving many unaware it was possible to skip cutscenes.
* ADayInTheLimelight: In ''Dog on a Stick'', Pep, not Putt-Putt, is the sole playable character.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Technically justified, since the characters are vehicles and can presumably have themselves remodeled.

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* ContinuityNod: In ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'', there is a crossed-out sign at the beginning of the game that says Fireworks Factory on the way to Firebird's lab.
lab, referencing his fireworks mishap in ''Goes to the Moon''.
* CrateExpectations: Levels 51-60 of ''Dog on a Stick''.
* CreatorInJoke: Supposedly, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeAHiSr5834 "They're moving
Stick'' are set in herds"]] is this.
a crate factory.
* {{Crossover}}: MinigameGame ''Putt-Putt & VideoGame/FattyBear's Activity Pack'' is the only Humongous game to go further than simple [[TheCameo cameos]].
* CueTheSun: Every game except for ''Goes to the Moon'' and ''Saves the Zoo'' starts off with a [[TheFaceOfTheSun smiling]] sun, rising for Putt-Putt's great morning. That is, great unless he's headed to [[ReluctantMadScientist Firebird's]].
* CutesyNameTown: Putt-Putt hails from Cartown, whose residents are all {{Sentient Vehicle}}s.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'' changed the "skip cutscenes" key from Escape to Enter (with Escape now functioning as an additional way to show or hide the Main Menu Bar), leaving many unaware it was possible making the possibility to skip cutscenes.
cutscenes not obvious.
* ADayInTheLimelight: In ''Dog on a Stick'', Pep, [[NonHumanSidekick Pep]], not Putt-Putt, is the sole playable character.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Technically justified, since the characters are vehicles and can presumably have themselves remodeled.DependingOnTheArtist:



** Marvin the Marvelous got a major redesign in ''Pep's Birthday Surprise''.
** Chuck Wagon got a minor redesign and a new (or at least newly painted) set of wheels in ''Pep's Birthday Surprise''.

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** Marvin the Marvelous got a major redesign in ''Pep's Birthday Surprise''.
**
and Chuck Wagon got a minor redesign and a new (or at least newly painted) set of wheels were redesigned in ''Pep's Birthday Surprise''.



* DummiedOut: Each game has [[https://tcrf.net/Category:Putt-Putt_series quite a few]], usually accessed by messing around with the INI files in the game. From unused clickpoints, in-jokes from the creators, and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar scenes clearly made to blow off steam.]]

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* DummiedOut: Each game has [[https://tcrf.net/Category:Putt-Putt_series quite a few]], usually accessed by messing around with the INI files in the game. From unused clickpoints, in-jokes from the creators, clickpoints and {{Creator In Joke}}s to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar scenes clearly made to blow off steam.]]



* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop: The dancing penguins in ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo''. You can even change their dance cycles. Putt-Putt and Pep also join in after the music has been playing for ten seconds (Pep doing a "swimming" dance.)
* EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture: According to ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'', in the future we can teleport, have very high-tech battery makers, can make our own books, make food for any animal of any sort, and things like newspaper are ancient artifacts.
* ExpandedUniverse: The [[TieInNovel Tie-In Novels]] and AudioAdaptation.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Pep, especially in ''Dog on a Stick''.
* FirstPersonSnapshooter: In ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo''. It's completely optional and has no effect on gameplay.

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* EdutainmentGame: These are children's games, after all. But Creator/HumongousEntertainment goes for a different approach, rather than forcing kids to solve math and learn spelling, they've claimed to [[ViewersAreGeniuses trust that children can use]] problem-solving skills and memory to help Putt-Putt puzzle through his adventures. There are however hundreds of clickable-caused animations [[ViewersAreMorons for the youngest kids.]]
* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop: The dancing penguins in ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo''. You can even change their dance cycles. Putt-Putt and Pep also join in after the music has been playing for ten seconds (Pep seconds, Pep doing a "swimming" dance.)
dance. [[LamePunReaction Doggie paddle?]]
* EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture: According to ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'', in the future we can teleport, have very high-tech battery makers, can make our own books, make food for any animal of any sort, and things like newspaper [[NoPaperFuture newspaper]] are ancient artifacts.
* ExpandedUniverse: The [[TieInNovel Tie-In Novels]] and AudioAdaptation.
AudioAdaptation have {{Canon Foreigner}}s and GeographicFlexibility.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Pep, especially in ''Dog on a Stick''.
Stick''. %% Why?
* TheFaceOfTheSun: Every Putt-Putt game except ''Saves the Zoo'' begins with a smiling sun. Usually made complete with chirping birds and happy flowers.
* FanOfThePast: In ''Travels Through Time'', there's a museum dedicated to anything at all from the past, ranging from dinosaur fossils to Putt-Putt's lunchbox.
* FirstPersonSnapshooter: In ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo''.Zoo'', Putt-Putt receives a camera and can snap any animals. It's completely optional and has no effect on gameplay.



* FloatingContinent: ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'' has this in the future.
* FunnyForeigner: Mr. Baldini and Torvolt the Tractor are gentle cases of this.
* FurryConfusion: SantaClaus' sleigh from the TieInNovel / AudioAdaptation ''Putt-Putt's Night Before Christmas'' is not a SentientVehicle.
* GameBreakingBug: In the 1999 version of ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'', if you are on the raft and click on the land (without going somewhere else) and skip it while Putt-Putt is talking, the raft disappears and you have no way of getting it back. (And you can't have lowered the drawbridge beforehand, since Putt-Putt only says anything the first time you reach the end of the lake--unless you immediately skip the animation, in which case the glitch doesn't happen for some reason.) The saddest part is that ''this wasn't even in the original 1995 version.'' The [=iOS=] port worked around it by [[ObviousRulePatch making this scene impossible to skip.]]
* GameWithinAGame: ''Bear Stormin''' in ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon'', Squoosh in ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time''.

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* FloatingContinent: ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'' has this a floating town in TheFuture.
* FlyingCar: Miss Electra from ''Travels Through Time'' is this, and also the only vehicular citizen of TheFuture Putt-Putt arrives at.
* FurryConfusion:
** [[NonHumanSidekick Pep]] can't talk, not even in ''Saves the Zoo'' or ''Joins the Circus'', where every other animal can talk.
** In ''Enters the Race'', two car characters have pets, a cat and a dog. They can't talk, despite being
in the future.
* FunnyForeigner: Mr. Baldini and Torvolt the Tractor are gentle cases
same game that has a pair of this.
* FurryConfusion:
talking squirrels who tell each other jokes.
**
SantaClaus' sleigh from the TieInNovel / AudioAdaptation ''Putt-Putt's Night Before Christmas'' is not a SentientVehicle.
* GameBreakingBug: In the 1999 version of ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'', if you are on the raft and click on the land (without going somewhere else) and skip it while Putt-Putt is talking, the raft disappears and you have no way of getting it back. (And And you can't have lowered the drawbridge beforehand, since Putt-Putt only says anything the first time you reach the end of the lake--unless beforehand--unless you immediately skip the animation, in which case the glitch doesn't happen for some reason.) reason. The saddest part is that ''this wasn't even in the original 1995 version.'' The [=iOS=] port worked around it by [[ObviousRulePatch making this scene impossible to skip.]]
* GameWithinAGame: ''Bear Stormin''' Arcade machines for "Bear Stormin'" in ''Putt-Putt Goes ''Goes to the Moon'', Squoosh and for "Squoosh" in ''Putt-Putt Travels ''Travels Through Time''.



* GuideDangIt: Let's start counting how many people on Website/YouTube couldn't figure out the proper way to do the digging minigame in ''Putt-Putt Enters the Race''.
** To elaborate more on this, most people thought that it was an entirely LuckBasedMission, and were supposed to just spam holes and hope you landed on a hubcap space. What you're REALLY supposed to do is that you have to [[spoiler:hover the shovel over a spot long enough, and listen to the way Ralphie barks. When he barks a certain way, you know you're over a spot. Most people thought he was being impatient.]]
* HelicopterPack: Putt-Putt's propeller attachment from ''Activity Pack'' (specifically, from ''Circus Stormin''') and ''Dog on a Stick''.
* HollerButton: Putt-Putt's horn and radio.

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* GuideDangIt: Let's start counting how many people on Website/YouTube couldn't figure out the proper way to do the GuideDangIt:
** The
digging minigame in ''Putt-Putt Enters the Race''.
** To elaborate more on this, most people thought that it was an entirely
Race'' only seems like a LuckBasedMission, and were to the avail of many {{Website/YouTube}}rs. Instead of just spamming holes, you're supposed to just spam holes and hope you landed on a hubcap space. What you're REALLY supposed [[spoiler:listen to do is Ralphie's barks]].
** In ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'', there are two puzzles
that require Putt-Putt to pay a nickel: buying a suit of armor and buying a newspaper. You're only allowed to carry one nickel at a time, so if both of these puzzles appear, you have to [[spoiler:hover purchase something with the shovel over a spot long enough, nickel you have before Toby will let you earn another one. It's never made obvious that Toby will give you more than one nickel.
* HairTriggerAvalanche: In ''Saves the Zoo's'' Arcticland, Putt-Putt warns Pep not to make loud noises in fear of avalanche,
and listen to the way Ralphie barks. When he barks a certain way, you know you're over a spot. Most people thought he was being impatient.]]
uses an AntiSneezeFinger (or antenna) on him. Promptly after, [[SneezeOfDoom Putt-Putt sneezes]] and avalanche ensues.
* HelicopterPack: Putt-Putt's propeller attachment from both ''Activity Pack'' (specifically, from ''Circus Stormin''') Pack's'' "Circus Stormin'" and ''Dog on a Stick''.
* HollerButton: HollerButton:
** In ''Joins the Parade'', clicking
Putt-Putt's horn will honk at a cow or flock of birds to move out of the way, and radio.honk for help after he runs over some nails. Clicking his radio will play music for a mouse marching band to march out of the way.
** In ''Goes to the Moon'', clicking Putt-Putt's horn will honk for help after he falls in some moon goo.



* KingOfBeasts: The lion and lioness in ''Saves the Zoo'' notably sport crowns and have regal-sounding voices. Same goes for Reginald from "Joins the Circus".
* KleptomaniacHero: "So this is where I left my magnet!" Sure Putt-Putt, ''your'' magnet.
** Alternatively, if Putt-Putt came across the nails on Red Street, the toy store owner reveals that Putt-Putt [[HintSystem left his magnet at the toy store a week ago]].
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HWa-uInYZtY#t=111s Levels 91-100 level end fanfare]] of ''Balloon-o-Rama'' does this.
* LevelEditor: ''Balloon-o-Rama'' and ''Dog on a Stick''.

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* JustAStupidAccent: GratuitousItalian Mr. Baldini.
* KingOfBeasts: The lion and lioness in ''Saves the Zoo'' notably sport crowns and have regal-sounding voices. Same goes for Reginald the Lion from "Joins ''Joins the Circus".
Circus''.
* KleptomaniacHero: If Putt-Putt has never come across the nails on Red Street, he simply exclaims "So this is where I left my magnet!" Sure Putt-Putt, ''your'' magnet.
** Alternatively, if Putt-Putt came across the nails on Red Street,
and takes it. If he has, though, the toy store owner reveals that Putt-Putt [[HintSystem left his magnet at the toy store a week ago]].
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HWa-uInYZtY#t=111s Levels 91-100 level end fanfare]] of ''Balloon-o-Rama'' does this.
this. %% Describe "this"?
* LevelEditor: ''Balloon-o-Rama'' and ''Dog on a Stick''. %% Explain more?
* LivingToys: In ''Joins the Parade'', located in a small box in the toy shop is a group of joke-and-riddle-telling [[TalkingAnimal animal]] toys.



** ''Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-o-Rama'' has this for just about every song. This is mostly because every level will probably finish before it ends, up until Levels 101-110. However, it is possible to sit back and listen to the music (or just let the music get a head start) after the level starts but before launching Pep.
* LostInTranslation: Due to the fact that the first two games had [[NoExportForYou few translations]], a lot of the {{Continuity Nod}}s and {{Call Back}}s were lost when the other games were translated. Although their dated look is a possible explanation, there was also the fact that they were poorly coded, as in DOS-like. They were very complex by comparison of later games, so most companies didn't bother with them. Akella did go through the effort of translating ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon'', but it was the only Russian translation of theirs to keep the original subtitles in (the other games had them removed).
** MarthDebutedInSmashBros: This also means major characters from those games, such as Smokey and Rover, technically debuted in their later appearances' translations.
** In an example across the ''same language'' no less, in the UK English dub of ''Circus'', during the "Animals in the Circus" musical number, there's a set of lines that originally rhymed "cotton candy" with "spaghetti". Obviously, it's called "candy floss" overseas, but rather than just finding a different food that ends with a long e sound, they just changed it to "candy floss" and left it alone, leaving a stanza that doesn't rhyme!

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** ''Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-o-Rama'' has this for just about every song. This is mostly because every Every level will probably finish is usually finished before it ends, ends up until Levels 101-110. However, But it is possible to sit back and listen to the music (or just let the music get a head start) after the level starts but by waiting before launching Pep.
* LostInTranslation: LostInTranslation:
**
Due to the fact that the first two games had [[NoExportForYou few translations]], a lot of the {{Continuity Nod}}s and {{Call Back}}s were lost when the other games were translated. Although their dated look is a possible explanation, there The DOS game coding was also the fact that they were poorly coded, as in DOS-like. They were very complex by comparison of later games, so most companies didn't bother with them. Akella did go through the effort of translating ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon'', but it was the only Russian translation of theirs to keep the original subtitles in (the other games had them removed).
** MarthDebutedInSmashBros: This also means major characters from those games, such as Smokey and Rover, technically debuted in their later appearances' translations.
them.
** In an example across the ''same language'' no less, in the UK English dub SameLanguageDub of ''Circus'', ''Joins the Circus'', during the "Animals in the Circus" musical number, there's a set of lines that originally rhymed "cotton candy" with "spaghetti". Obviously, it's called "candy floss" overseas, but rather than just finding a different food that ends with a long e sound, they just "Cotton candy" was changed it to "candy floss" and left it alone, leaving a stanza that doesn't rhyme!



* MadLibsDialogue: Just like most Humongous games. An example is "I have...nine...moon crystals".
* MinigameGame: ''Fun Pack'' and its UpdatedRerelease ''Activity Pack''.
* MultipleHeadCase: The alien selling the rocket in ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon''.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Even when the "trailer" is part of the game itself--the Invitation Musical from ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'' claims that the party guests will include "the limo from the mansion" and "some Martians from a ''PuttPutt'' [[BreakingTheFourthWall game that you have played before]]." Said characters do not appear outside of the song; additionally, the limo's mansion isn't shown at all, and the Martians aren't even from a previous game.

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* MadLibsDialogue: Just like Inserted dialogue happens most Humongous games. An example is often when observing variable items.
** In ''Joins the Parade'',
"I have...four...coins."
** In ''Goes to the Moon'', "I have...
nine...moon crystals".
crystals."
* TheManInTheMoon:
** Played literally in ''Goes to the Moon'' by a crescent moon-headed, yellow-skinned man with a WizardBeard and wizardly clothing. His introduction is [[CaptainObvious "I am a man in the moon."]] And he's been looking for a picture of himself for... ''ten thousand'' years?!
** At the end of ''Goes to the Moon'', a smiling moon rises and [[BreakingTheFourthWall winks at the player.]]
* MinigameGame: ''Fun Pack'' and its UpdatedRerelease ''Activity Pack''.
Pack'' consist of nothing but the menu screen and the {{Mini Game}}s.
* MultipleHeadCase: The alien selling the rocket in ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon''.
Moon'' has two heads.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Even when the "trailer" is part of the game itself--the Invitation The "Invitation" Musical from intro in ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'' itself claims that the party guests will include "the limo from the mansion" and "some Martians from a ''PuttPutt'' ''Putt-Putt'' [[BreakingTheFourthWall game that you have played before]]." Said Neither the characters do not appear outside of nor the song; additionally, the limo's mansion isn't shown at all, are seen thereafter, and the Martians aren't even from a previous game.



* NintendoHard: Yes, even in a kids' game. The minigame ''[=Bear Stormin'=]'' (later recycled as ''[=Circus Stormin'=]'' in ''Putt-Putt & VideoGame/FattyBear's Activity Pack'') has near-impossible later levels. You can't forget a single balloon, or hit a single enemy otherwise you're guaranteed a death. Did we mention no continues?
** Although, the internal save feature of ''Goes to the Moon'' can be used for makeshift continues, which is not present in ''Activity Pack''.

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* NintendoHard: Yes, even in a kids' game. The minigame ''[=Bear Stormin'=]'' "Bear Stormin'" (later recycled as ''[=Circus Stormin'=]'' "Circus Stormin'" in ''Putt-Putt & VideoGame/FattyBear's Activity Pack'') has near-impossible later levels. You can't forget a single balloon, or hit a single enemy otherwise you're guaranteed a death. Did we mention no continues?
** Although,
continues? That is, unless you [[SaveScumming abuse]] the internal save feature of ''Goes to the Moon'' can be used for makeshift continues, which is not present in ''Activity Pack''.



** Mr. Fenderbender's voice is an imitation of Creator/DonKnotts
** Marvin the Mavelous sounds like PeterLorre
** Ivan The Semi-Strong Van is TheAhnold and, appropriately enough, sounds like Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.

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** Mr. Fenderbender's voice is an imitation of Creator/DonKnotts
Creator/DonKnotts' [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Barney Fife]].
** Marvin the Mavelous sounds like PeterLorre
PeterLorre.
** Ivan The Semi-Strong Van is TheAhnold and, appropriately enough, sounds TheAhnold, sounding like Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.



* NonHumanSidekick: Pep.
* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: ''Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise'', even though it wasn't technically made by Humongous.
* OffModel: In ''Saves the Zoo'', Baby Jambo is animated in ways that make him look completely different in each shot, including a closeup standing on his hind legs that makes him look almost [[UncannyValley anthropomorphic]]. In the immediate shot following, he's back on all fours. This was apparently done because the animators couldn't fit both Putt-Putt and Jambo into the same cutscene.
* OncePerEpisode: Every adventure game but ''Goes to the Moon'' and ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'' has a set of characters who tell each other jokes. ''Joins the Parade'' has the dog, cat, duck and bunny, ''Saves the Zoo'' has Thwack and Quack, ''Travels Through Time'' has King Chariot and the three children, ''Enters the Race'' has Maxie and Slapsy, and ''Joins the Circus'' has Ratso and Catnip.
** Putt-Putt can [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation change his color]] in every game.

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* NonHumanSidekick: Pep.
Pep, who [[FurryConfusion can't talk]], but does help Putt-Putt now and then.
* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: ''Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise'', even though it wasn't technically made by Humongous.
Surprise'' doesn't follow the Putt-Putt Verbs the Noun structure.
* OffModel: In ''Saves the Zoo'', Baby Jambo is animated in ways that make him look completely different in each shot, including a closeup standing on his hind legs that makes him look almost [[UncannyValley anthropomorphic]]. In the immediate shot following, he's back on all fours. This was apparently done because the animators couldn't fit both Putt-Putt and Jambo into the same cutscene.
* OncePerEpisode: OncePerEpisode:
**
Every adventure game but ''Goes to the Moon'' and ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'' has a set of characters who tell each other jokes. ''Joins the Parade'' has the dog, cat, duck and bunny, joking toy animals, ''Saves the Zoo'' has Thwack and Quack, a pair of toucans, ''Travels Through Time'' has King Chariot and the three children, ''Enters the Race'' has Maxie and Slapsy, a pair of squirrels, and ''Joins the Circus'' has Ratso a cat and Catnip.
mouse.
** Putt-Putt can [[CharacterCustomization change]] his [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation change his color]] in every game.game, but don't expect any sleek silver or black finishes.
** The beginning of every game except for ''Saves the Zoo'' features a [[TheFaceOfTheSun smiling sun]] who has normally [[CueTheSun just risen]].



* PaletteSwap: The Carbucks Coffee Carista from ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'' is a PaletteSwap of Chuck Wagon, with Chuck's Cartown's Best logo replaced by the Carbucks Cocoa logo.
* ParentalBonus: ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'' has a ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Deliverance}}''.
* PerpetualSmiler: Putt-Putt, mostly in the original games, where due to sprite limitations, he is almost always smiling when he speaks, even if something's wrong ("Oh my goodness, I'm on the moon!")
** Mr. Firebird is a lesser version of this, where he continues smiling while Putt-Putt is blasting off on a firework, and his sprite is seen smiling after Pep was sucked into his time machine.
* PhotoMontage: The credits of ''Saves the Zoo'', ''Enters the Race'', ''Joins the Circus'', and ''Pep's Birthday Surprise''.
* PointAndClickMap: All of the adventure games.

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* PaletteSwap: The [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Carbucks Coffee Carista Carista]] from ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'' is a PaletteSwap of Chuck Wagon, with Chuck's Cartown's Best "Cartown's Best" logo replaced by the Carbucks Cocoa logo.
* ParentalBonus: In ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'' Zoo'', ''Film/{{Deliverance}}'' is referenced. The calm spot that can be reached from the rapids has a ShoutOut [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epgFJi7QSVs unique music]] which is [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong suspiciously similar]] to ''Film/{{Deliverance}}''.
"[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dueling_Banjos Dueling Banjos]]".
* PerpetualSmiler: Putt-Putt, mostly in PerpetualSmiler:
** Putt-Putt is smiling 99% of the time. In
the original games, where due to sprite limitations, limitations he is almost always smiling when he speaks, can't stop smiling, even if something's wrong ("Oh wrong.
---> '''Putt-Putt''': "Oh
my goodness, I'm on the moon!")
moon!" (''Goes to the Moon'')
** [[HangingALampshade Lampshaded]] in the TitleThemeTune for ''Goes to the Moon'': "''We're glad that you're happy / But Putt-Putt, make it snappy!''"
** Mr. Firebird is a lesser version of this, where he in ''Goes to the Moon'' continues smiling while Putt-Putt is blasting off on a firework, and in ''Travels Through Time'' his sprite is seen smiling after Pep was sucked into his time machine.
machine. [[FridgeHorror Maybe there's a reason...]]
* PhotoMontage: The credits of ''Saves the Zoo'', ''Enters the Race'', ''Joins the Circus'', and ''Pep's Birthday Surprise''.
Surprise'' have this for the characters.
* PointAndClickMap: All of the adventure games.games utilize this.



** Also parodied in the song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUY07oddBuw Topiary Creatures]]" from the same game with the NonSequitur lyric "and advertising tie-ins" which is accompanied with an image of various Humongous Entertainment T-shirts and other merchandise. This doubles as a mockery of SubliminalAdvertising.

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** Also parodied * ProtagonistTitle: Every game in the song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUY07oddBuw Topiary Creatures]]" from the same game series starts with the NonSequitur lyric "and advertising tie-ins" which is accompanied with an image of various Humongous Entertainment T-shirts Putt-Putt, even ''Putt-Putt and other merchandise. This doubles as [[ADayInTheLimelight Pep's Dog on a mockery of SubliminalAdvertising.Stick]]''.



* ReluctantMadScientist: Mr. Firebird.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Averted in ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'', the boa constrictors Little Skeeter and his Mom are just as nice as all the other animals and the alligator in the pool underneath the unfinished bridge doesn't seem to be unfriendly either. Same can be said for the dinosaurs in ''Putt-Putt Travels in Time''.

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* ReluctantMadScientist: Mr. Firebird.
Firebird, who can't help but show off his cool gadgets that have {{Big Red Button}}s, which just happens to lead to Putt-Putt... ''Goes to the Moon'' and ''Travels Through Time''.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Averted in ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'', the boa constrictors Little Skeeter and his Mom are just as nice as all the other animals and the animals. The alligator in the pool underneath the unfinished bridge doesn't seem to be unfriendly either. Same can be said for the dinosaurs in ''Putt-Putt Travels in Time''.
* RetrauxFlashback: When ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'' flashes back to when Putt-Putt first met Pep, the artstyle reverts back to that of DOS game ''Joins the Parade''.



%%* SameLanguageDub

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%%* SameLanguageDub* SameLanguageDub: There are UK English dubs of ''Travels Through Time'', ''Enters the Race'', and ''Joins the Circus''. Each comes with {{Dub Name Change}}s.



%%* SentientVehicle
* ShoutOut: Humongous LOVES these, and of course they're going to put them in any place they can. Just a few examples:
** In ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'', when talking to Art T. Fact, he can ask for [[VideoGame/PajamaSam Pajama Man comic books]] or a VideoGame/SPYFox decoder ring.
** In ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'' and ''Joins the Circus'', there's a bill board at the beginning which has a few references to VideoGame/FattyBear and VideoGame/PajamaSam.
** ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'' is FILLED with ''VideoGame/FreddiFish'' references. Let's see, there's an ad on the billboard for the first game, she makes a brief appearance in the zoo song, she and Luther pull the raft back to Putt-Putt when he's sunk down in the rapids, and one of the things you can see in the telescope is Freddi talking to Sam the pelican.
** And way more. There could practically be a whole page with cross references in HE games. [[http://humongous.wikia.com/wiki/Cameos And there is, on the HE Wiki.]]
** For a non-Humongous example, ''Film/{{Deliverance}}'' is referenced in ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'', as a ParentalBonus. The calm spot that can be reached from the rapids has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epgFJi7QSVs unique music]] which is [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong suspiciously similar]] to "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dueling_Banjos Dueling Banjos]]".
* RetrauxFlashback: When "Pep's Birthday Surprise" flashes back to when Putt-Putt first met Pep, the art style reverts back to that of "Joins the Parade".
* SmellySkunk: ''Dog on a Stick'' has this for one of the enemies.

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%%* SentientVehicle
* SentientVehicle: The titular character, Putt-Putt, and many other characters. He is [[CutesyNameTown from Cartown]], after all.
* ShoutOut: Humongous Creator/HumongousEntertainment LOVES these, and of course they're going to put them in any place they can.can. There could practically be [[http://humongous.wikia.com/wiki/Cameos a whole page]] with cross references in HE games. Just a few examples:
** In ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'', when talking to Art T. Fact, he Putt-Putt can ask for [[VideoGame/PajamaSam Pajama Man comic books]] or a VideoGame/SPYFox decoder ring.
** In ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'' and ''Joins the Circus'', there's a bill board at the beginning which has a few references to VideoGame/FattyBear and VideoGame/PajamaSam.
** ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'' is FILLED with ''VideoGame/FreddiFish'' references. Let's see, there's There's an ad on the billboard for the first game, she makes a brief appearance in the zoo song, she and Luther pull the raft back to Putt-Putt when he's sunk down in the rapids, and one of the things you can see in the telescope is Freddi talking to Sam the pelican.
** And way more. There could ''Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise'' has clickpoints that reference VideoGame/SPYFox, including a DummiedOut one that references practically be a whole page with cross references in HE games. [[http://humongous.wikia.com/wiki/Cameos And there is, on the HE Wiki.]]
** For a non-Humongous example, ''Film/{{Deliverance}}'' is referenced in ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'', as a ParentalBonus. The calm spot that can be reached from the rapids has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epgFJi7QSVs unique music]] which is [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong suspiciously similar]] to "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dueling_Banjos Dueling Banjos]]".
* RetrauxFlashback: When "Pep's Birthday Surprise" flashes back to when Putt-Putt first met Pep, the art style reverts back to that of "Joins the Parade".
* SmellySkunk: ''Dog on a Stick'' has this for one of the enemies.
every other Humongous series.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: There are several places where the dash in Putt-Putt's name is missing, like on ''Putt-Putt Joins the Parade'''s title screen.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Fans consider ''Race'' to be this to ''Parade'', due to the large amount of returning characters and locations.

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* SpaceEpisode: ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin You guess what the game's about.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: There are several places where the dash in Putt-Putt's name is missing, like on ''Putt-Putt Joins the Parade'''s Parade[='s=]'' title screen.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Fans consider ''Race'' to be this to ''Parade'', due to ''Enters the Race'' has a large amount of returning characters and locations.locations from ''Joins the Parade''.



* StockDinosaurs: In ''Travels Through Time'', the characters Putt-Putt meets in the dinosaur age are the ''Apatosaurus'', ''Brachiosaurus'', [[PteroSoarer pterodactyl]], ''Triceratops'', and the obligatory ''TyrannosaurusRex''.



* StoryBranching: In ''Travels Through Time'', ''Enters the Race'', and ''Joins the Circus'', each playthrough's story puzzles are randomly chosen automatically, without player input. It's usually some item Putt-Putt needs to find or [[DamselInDistress rescue]] and never affects a major plot point. Makes for great ReplayValue.
* SubliminalAdvertising: Parodied in ''Saves the Zoo'''s song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUY07oddBuw Topiary Creatures]]" with the NonSequitur lyric "and advertising tie-ins" which is accompanied with an image of various Humongous Entertainment T-shirts and other merchandise.
* SmellySkunk: ''Dog on a Stick'' has this for one of the enemies.



** ''Saves the Zoo'', ''Enters the Race'', and ''Joins the Parade'' all have Putt-Putt working under a theoretical deadline, as he has to collect everything before the zoo opens and the race and parade begin. Of course, none of those events actually happen until everything is safely collected.
* TauntButton: Putt-Putt's speedometer, the gas gauge in ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'', and the horn almost 98% of the time.
* TheEnd: In ''Joins the Parade'' and ''Saves the Zoo''.
%%* TieInNovel
* TimeMachine: Mr. Firebird's Time Portal.
* TimeTravel: Via Mr. Firebird's Time Portal.
* TitleDrop: In Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo: "Congratulations! Putt-Putt, you saved the zoo!"
* TitleThemeTune: From ''Moon'' to ''Race'', there is an opening song.
* TrialAndErrorGameplay: ''Bear/Circus [=Stormin'=]'' both have one level when there is a cannonball attached ''right inside a balloon''. There is no clear indication of this either, and if you fall for it, you lose a life.
* UnwinnableByDesign: In ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'', there are two puzzles that require Putt-Putt to pay a nickel: buying a suit of armor and buying a newspaper. If both of these puzzles appear, you can't win the game since Toby will only give you one nickel and there's no alternative way of buying either object.
** This isn't strictly true, although it is a little GuideDangIt. Toby will give you more than one nickel, but you're only allowed to carry one nickel at a time. You have to purchase something with the nickel you have before Toby will let you earn another one.

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** ''Saves the Zoo'', ''Enters the Race'', Race'' and ''Joins the Parade'' all both have Putt-Putt working under a theoretical deadline, as he has to collect everything before the zoo opens and the race and or parade begin. Of course, none None of those events actually happen until everything is safely collected.
* TalkingAnimal:
** The baby animals in ''Saves the Zoo'' and circus animals in ''Joins the Circus'' all talk. Strangely enough, Pep [[FurryConfusion can't talk]].
** Nearly every game has animals who tell each other jokes.
** In ''Travels Through Time'', there's a talking horse in the past.
* TauntButton: Putt-Putt's speedometer, the gas gauge in ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'', and the horn are animated but useless almost 98% of the time.
* TheEnd: In ''Joins the Parade'' and ''Saves the Zoo''.
%%* TieInNovel
Zoo'', right before the credits, one of these appears on-screen.
* TieInNovel: Many children's books were made, including AlternateContinuity ''Putt-Putt: Lost In Time''. See description for a list.
* TheKingdom: In ''Travels Through Time'', TheMiddleAges is a small medieval town ruled over by King Chariot, whose daughter is the [[TheOjou kind]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Chassis]]. They live in a castle with [[YeGoodeOldeDays happy]] wooden wagons as subjects. Expect lute-playing and dragons.
* TimeMachine: Mr. Firebird's Time Portal.
time portal, which is operated via inserting nickel into [[HomemadeInventions laundry machine]], and is actually... rocket-shaped. Guess Putt-Putt doesn't have PTSD from ''Goes to the Moon''.
* TimeTravel: Via Mr. Firebird's Time Portal.
TimeTravelEpisode: In ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'', Putt-Putt freely travels between TheFuture, TheWildWest, TheMiddleAges, and the [[StockDinosaurs dinosaur ages]].
* TitleDrop: In Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo: Zoo, Outback Al says, "Congratulations! Putt-Putt, you saved the zoo!"
* TitleThemeTune: From ''Moon'' ''Goes to ''Race'', the Moon'' to ''Enters the Race'', there is an opening song.
song where the game's namesake will be said or repeated.
--> ''[[EarWorm "Putt-Putt travels through tiiiiime!"]]''
* TrialAndErrorGameplay: ''Bear/Circus [=Stormin'=]'' both have "Bear Stormin'" (or "Circus Stormin'") has one level when where there is a cannonball attached ''right inside a balloon''. There is no clear indication of this either, and if you fall for it, you lose a life.
* UnwinnableByDesign: In ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'', there are two puzzles that require Putt-Putt to pay a nickel: buying a suit of armor and buying a newspaper. If both of these puzzles appear, you can't win the game since Toby will only give you one nickel and there's no alternative way of buying either object.
** This isn't strictly true, although it is a little GuideDangIt. Toby will give you more than one nickel, but you're only allowed to carry one nickel at a time. You have to purchase something with the nickel you have before Toby will let you earn another one.
life.



** Circus Stormin', a [[PaletteSwap reskin]] of Bear Stormin', is one of the exclusive games in ''Activity Pack''; making it a re-release within a re-release. Ironically, neither the scrolling grass nor the password save are featured in it.
* UrineTrouble: Mildred almost has this happen in ''Putt-Putt Enters the Race'' when [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Pep lifts up his back-left leg next to her wheel]]. She tries to get out as quick as possible from this. Doubles as ParentalBonus.
* VegetarianCarnivore: In ''Saves the Zoo'', Little Skeeter the Snake drinks hot cocoa to warm up, and cocoa is a plant product.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: In ''Putt-Putt Joins the Parade'', there's some nails on Red Street. You can actually make Putt-Putt run over them and ''kill his tires''. The result is rather entertaining, so most people like to do it on purpose.
* ViewersAreGoldfish: At the beginning of ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'', Putt-Putt goes to the Feed Store and Mr. Kibble suggests to bring Pep over so he can decide which of the new flavors of dog food he likes best. The scene has little significance to begin with, but he feels the need list off all the flavors. Less than a minute later when Pep is testing them, Mr. Kibble feels it important enough to list off the flavors...''again''.
* VirtualPaperDoll: ''One-Stop Fun Shop'''s Putt-Putt-o-Matic.

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** Circus Stormin', "Circus Stormin'", a [[PaletteSwap reskin]] of Bear Stormin', "Bear Stormin'", is one of the exclusive games in ''Activity Pack''; making it a re-release within a re-release. Ironically, neither the [[MotionParallax scrolling grass grass]] nor the password save PasswordSave of the original demo release are featured in it.
* UrineTrouble: Mildred almost has this happen in ''Putt-Putt Enters the Race'' when [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Pep lifts up his back-left leg next to her wheel]]. She tries to get out as quick as possible from this. Doubles as ParentalBonus.
this.
* VegetarianCarnivore: In ''Saves the Zoo'', Little Skeeter the Snake drinks hot cocoa to warm up, and cocoa up. Cocoa is a plant product.
product, by the way.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: In ''Putt-Putt Joins the Parade'', there's some nails on Red Street. You can actually make Putt-Putt run over them and ''kill his tires''. The result is rather entertaining, so most people like Finding it entertaining gives reason to do it on purpose.
* ViewersAreGoldfish: At the beginning of ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'', Putt-Putt goes to the Feed Store and Mr. Kibble suggests to bring Pep over so he can decide which lists off all of the new flavors of dog food he likes best. The scene has little significance to begin with, but he feels the need list off all the flavors.for Pep. Less than a minute later when Pep is testing them, Mr. Kibble feels it important enough to list off all of the flavors...''again''.
* VirtualPaperDoll: ViewersAreMorons: Just about everything on the screen can be clicked on to produce an animation that's entertaining and usually mind-blowingingly insane. According to manuals, it's for the youngest children who may prefer this over puzzle-adventuring.
* VirtualPaperDoll:
**
''One-Stop Fun Shop'''s Putt-Putt-o-Matic.Putt-Putt-o-Matic. %% Why?
** The salon in ''Goes to the Moon'' allows choosing from different heads, bodies, and legs to create an alien. Hilarious results likely, or [[UncannyValley otherwise]].



* WhatYearIsThis: Putt-Putt will ask this upon entering the future and chatting with the dinosaur in the prehistoric era in ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time''.
* WhiteAndGreyMorality: In ''Putt-Putt and Pep's Dog on a Stick'', the enemies don't really try to intentionally hurt Pep. The bear hugs you and supposedly chokes you, the penguin grabs you and dances, the skunk we can all guess, the pigs with jetpacks crowd you in smoke, goo covers you in goo, the ram just bonks into you, the hedgehog makes you land in his fur, and the tiger licks Pep's face.

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* WhatYearIsThis: Putt-Putt will In ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time'', he'll ask this upon entering the future and TheFuture or chatting with the dinosaur in the prehistoric era in ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time''.
era.
* WhiteAndGreyMorality: In ''Putt-Putt and Pep's Dog on a Stick'', the enemies don't really try to intentionally hurt Pep. The bear hugs you and supposedly chokes you, the penguin grabs you and dances, the skunk [[SmellySkunk we can all guess, the pigs with jetpacks crowd you in smoke, goo covers you in goo, the ram just bonks into you, the hedgehog makes you land in his fur, guess]], and the tiger [[AllAnimalsAreDogs licks Pep's face.face]].



** In the spinoff game ''Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-o-Rama'': "Great job, Pep! Pep, you're the greatest balloon-poppin' pup I know!" *barks* *jumps to pop balloon* "Hooray!"
** The Bear Stormin' mini-game from ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon'' ends with a "GAME OVER." The same thing that happens [[NintendoHard when you lose]].

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** In the spinoff SpinOff game ''Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-o-Rama'': "Great job, Pep! Pep, you're the greatest balloon-poppin' pup I know!" *barks* *jumps to pop balloon* "Hooray!"
** The Bear Stormin' Winning the "Bear Stormin'" mini-game from ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon'' ends rewards you with a "GAME OVER." The The... same thing that happens [[NintendoHard when you lose]].
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* ChildrenVoicingChildren:
** Most notably Putt-Putt himself, whose voice actor Jason Ellefson was replaced as he grew older.
** All of the baby animals in ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'', whose [[PhotoMontage photos are shown in the end credits]].


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* TheEnd: In ''Joins the Parade'' and ''Saves the Zoo''.
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* CatchPhrase: Putt-Putt's "Wowie zowie!" and "Hot ziggety!".

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* CatchPhrase: Putt-Putt's "Wowie zowie!" and "Hot ziggety!".ziggity!"
* ChildrenVoicingChildren:
** Most notably Putt-Putt himself, whose voice actor Jason Ellefson was replaced as he grew older.
** All of the baby animals in ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo'', whose [[PhotoMontage photos are shown in the end credits]].


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* PointAndClickMap: All of the adventure games.
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* AustralianAccent: OutbackAl in ''Saves the Zoo''.

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* AustralianAccent: OutbackAl Outback Al in ''Saves the Zoo''.Zoo''.
* AutoScrollingLevel: The entirety of ''[=Bear Stormin'=]'' in ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon'' and ''[=Circus Stormin'=]'' in ''Putt-Putt & VideoGame/FattyBear's Activity Pack''.



*** "I love Cheese Squigglies!"



* AutoScrollingLevel: The entirety of ''[=Bear Stormin'=]'' in ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon'' and ''[=Circus Stormin'=]'' in ''Putt-Putt & VideoGame/FattyBear's Activity Pack''.



** Although, the internal save feature of ''Goes to the Moon'' can be used for makeshift continues, which is not present in ''Activity Pack''.



* RecycledSoundtrack: ''Fun Pack'' and its UpdatedRerelease ''Activity Pack'' reuse music from ''Putt-Putt Joins the Parade''.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: RecycledSoundtrack:
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''Fun Pack'' and its UpdatedRerelease ''Activity Pack'' reuse music from ''Putt-Putt Joins the Parade''.



* ReluctantMadScientist: Mr. Firebird.



* UpdatedRerelease: ''Putt-Putt & VideoGame/FattyBear's Activity Pack'', which combines the six games from the former and the five games from the latter into the same disc, with four exclusive games.

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* UpdatedRerelease: UpdatedRerelease:
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''Putt-Putt & VideoGame/FattyBear's Activity Pack'', which combines the six games from the former and the five games from the latter into the same disc, with four exclusive games.games.
** The ''[=Bear Stormin'=]'' mini-game from ''Goes to the Moon'' received its own separate DOS release, although it was only a demo title. It was updated with [[MotionParallax scrolling grass]] and PasswordSave.
** Circus Stormin', a [[PaletteSwap reskin]] of Bear Stormin', is one of the exclusive games in ''Activity Pack''; making it a re-release within a re-release. Ironically, neither the scrolling grass nor the password save are featured in it.
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* TheAhnold: Ivan the Semi-Strong Van in "Joins the Circus".

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* TheAhnold: Ivan the Semi-Strong Van in "Joins ''Joins the Circus".Circus''.



* AustralianAccent: OutbackAl in ''Saves the Zoo''.



* BrandX:
** Tire-O's in ''Putt-Putt Joins the Parade''.
** Cheese Squigglies in ''Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo''.



* NonHumanSidekick: Pep.



* OffModel: In ''Saves the Zoo'', Baby Jambo is animated in ways that make him look completely different in each shot, including a closeup standing on his hind legs that makes him look almost [[UncannyValley anthropomorphic]]. In the immediate shot following, he's back on all fours. This was apparently done because the animators couldn't fit both Putt-Putt and Jambo into the same cutscene.



* VegetarianCarnivore: In ''Saves the Zoo'', Little Skeeter the Snake drinks hot cocoa to warm up, and cocoa is a plant product.



* AWinnerIsYou: In the spinoff game ''Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-o-Rama'': "Great job, Pep! Pep, you're the greatest balloon-poppin' pup I know!" *barks* *jumps to pop balloon* "Hooray!"

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* AWinnerIsYou: AWinnerIsYou:
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In the spinoff game ''Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-o-Rama'': "Great job, Pep! Pep, you're the greatest balloon-poppin' pup I know!" *barks* *jumps to pop balloon* "Hooray!"
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* DummiedOut: Each game has quite a few, usually accessed by messing around with the INI files in the game. From unused clickpoints, in-jokes from the creators, and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar scenes clearly made to blow off steam.]]

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* DummiedOut: Each game has [[https://tcrf.net/Category:Putt-Putt_series quite a few, few]], usually accessed by messing around with the INI files in the game. From unused clickpoints, in-jokes from the creators, and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar scenes clearly made to blow off steam.]]



** And way more. There could practically be a whole page with cross references in HE games.

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** And way more. There could practically be a whole page with cross references in HE games. [[http://humongous.wikia.com/wiki/Cameos And there is, on the HE Wiki.]]
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** Alternatively, if Putt-Putt came across the nails on Red Street, the toy store owner reveals that Putt-Putt [[HintSystem left his magnet at the toy store a week ago]].


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** Putt-Putt can [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation change his color]] in every game.


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** Mr. Firebird is a lesser version of this, where he continues smiling while Putt-Putt is blasting off on a firework, and his sprite is seen smiling after Pep was sucked into his time machine.


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** The Bear Stormin' mini-game from ''Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon'' ends with a "GAME OVER." The same thing that happens [[NintendoHard when you lose]].
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* DevelopersForesight: In ''Enters the Race'', there is a chance that a small shed will be on fire, with a pay phone conveniently right next to it. The idea was a subtle [[AnAesop Aesop]] about how dialing 911 is the first thing you should do in such a situation, but a player might easily think to just go and talk to Smokey about it. If you do, he'll turn out to be out to lunch, with a note on his door essentially telling the player exactly what to do "in case of fire."
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* DummiedOut:
** ''Joins the Parade'':
*** The game's [=HE4=] file contains unused music.
** ''Goes to the Moon'':
*** The game's [=HE2=] file contains some [[http://youtu.be/sGAWR0Y3V-g?t=1m35s unused dialogue]] from the radio, reporting a criminal lawsuit being filed against Mr. Firebird for the fireworks factory accident. It was mostly likely not used in the game due to it being too harsh for a kids' game.
*** The game's [=HE4=] file contains unused music.
** ''Saves the Zoo'':
*** Putt-Putt and Pep have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAoFYGBgXA8 an unused]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZQXG0AROsI animation]] that can be unlocked by adding "[=UpChuck=71595=]" to the game's section in the INI file.
*** Putt-Putt has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeAHiSr5834 an unused line]] that can be unlocked by adding "[=MoveInHerds=71595=]" to the game's section in the INI file. The line is a ShoutOut to ''Film/JurassicPark''.
*** The gopher has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9BB6xDKbBY an unused animation]] that can be unlocked by adding "[=HoleyMoley=71595=]" to the game's section in the INI file.
*** The gibbons have five unused rhymes that can be unlocked by adding "[=Gibbon=71595=]" to the game's section in the INI file.
*** Thwack and Quack have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLJ5zuOJet4 an unused joke]] that can be unlocked by adding "[=IAmTheMoose=71595=]" to the game's section in the INI file.
*** The scrapbook in the photo album at the end of the game has an unused page that can be unlocked by adding "[=ICanDrive=71595=]" to the game's section in the INI file.
*** The game's demo is buried into the files, albeit mostly broken.
*** The game's [=HE4=] file contains unused music.
** ''Balloon-o-Rama'':
*** An unused LevelEditor for the developers exists. It can be accessed by either adding "[=RhettCool=1=]" to the game's section in the INI file and pressing "e" at any time during the gameplay, or by typing "room 5" in [=ScummVM=]'s debugger. Levels can only be tested through the latter method though.
** ''Dog on a Stick'':
*** An unused level environment of [[MacroZone giant cans in a giant kitchen]] (with partially unfinished colors and no music) is included in the developers' LevelEditor, which can be accessed by using [=ScummVM=]'s debugger and typing "room 5."
** ''Travels Through Time'':
*** The game's [=HE4=] file contains unused music.
** ''Enters the Race'':
*** Putt-Putt has an unused line (with unfinished animation) that can be triggered by getting [[MacGuffin everything Putt-Putt needs for the race]] then checking the racing form (which can only be done by using the game's debug mode or [=ScummVM=]'s debugger).
*** The old preview for it is buried into the real game's files, even though it has no use.
** ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'':
*** The VideoGame/FattyBear inside the Party Store has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2gr5a-9pa0 four unused animations]] featuring [[TheCameo cameos]] by SPYFox, [[BackyardSports Pete Wheeler]] (using his original design), VideoGame/FreddiFish, and VideoGame/PajamaSam.
*** The egg on top of Baldini's Grocery Store has an unused animation that was deemed weird.
*** The game's rooms.he file contains [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8InLPBf8dlg at least one unused animation]].
*** The game's talkies.he file contains unused dialogue recordings.
*** The game's data.he file contains unused dialogue scripts.

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* DummiedOut:
** ''Joins the Parade'':
*** The game's [=HE4=] file contains unused music.
** ''Goes to the Moon'':
*** The game's [=HE2=] file contains some [[http://youtu.be/sGAWR0Y3V-g?t=1m35s unused dialogue]] from the radio, reporting a criminal lawsuit being filed against Mr. Firebird for the fireworks factory accident. It was mostly likely not used in the game due to it being too harsh for a kids' game.
*** The game's [=HE4=] file contains unused music.
** ''Saves the Zoo'':
*** Putt-Putt and Pep have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAoFYGBgXA8 an unused]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZQXG0AROsI animation]] that can be unlocked by adding "[=UpChuck=71595=]" to the game's section in the INI file.
*** Putt-Putt has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeAHiSr5834 an unused line]] that can be unlocked by adding "[=MoveInHerds=71595=]" to the game's section in the INI file. The line is a ShoutOut to ''Film/JurassicPark''.
*** The gopher has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9BB6xDKbBY an unused animation]] that can be unlocked by adding "[=HoleyMoley=71595=]" to the game's section in the INI file.
*** The gibbons have five unused rhymes that can be unlocked by adding "[=Gibbon=71595=]" to the game's section in the INI file.
*** Thwack and Quack have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLJ5zuOJet4 an unused joke]] that can be unlocked by adding "[=IAmTheMoose=71595=]" to the game's section in the INI file.
*** The scrapbook in the photo album at the end of the
DummiedOut: Each game has an unused page that can be unlocked by adding "[=ICanDrive=71595=]" to the game's section in the INI file.
*** The game's demo is buried into the files, albeit mostly broken.
*** The game's [=HE4=] file contains unused music.
** ''Balloon-o-Rama'':
*** An unused LevelEditor for the developers exists. It can be
quite a few, usually accessed by either adding "[=RhettCool=1=]" to the game's section in messing around with the INI file and pressing "e" at any time during files in the gameplay, or by typing "room 5" in [=ScummVM=]'s debugger. Levels can only be tested through the latter method though.
** ''Dog on a Stick'':
*** An
game. From unused level environment of [[MacroZone giant cans in a giant kitchen]] (with partially unfinished colors clickpoints, in-jokes from the creators, and no music) is included in the developers' LevelEditor, which can be accessed by using [=ScummVM=]'s debugger and typing "room 5."
** ''Travels Through Time'':
*** The game's [=HE4=] file contains unused music.
** ''Enters the Race'':
*** Putt-Putt has an unused line (with unfinished animation) that can be triggered by getting [[MacGuffin everything Putt-Putt needs for the race]] then checking the racing form (which can only be done by using the game's debug mode or [=ScummVM=]'s debugger).
*** The old preview for it is buried into the real game's files, even though it has no use.
** ''Pep's Birthday Surprise'':
*** The VideoGame/FattyBear inside the Party Store has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2gr5a-9pa0 four unused animations]] featuring [[TheCameo cameos]] by SPYFox, [[BackyardSports Pete Wheeler]] (using his original design), VideoGame/FreddiFish, and VideoGame/PajamaSam.
*** The egg on top of Baldini's Grocery Store has an unused animation that was deemed weird.
*** The game's rooms.he file contains [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8InLPBf8dlg at least one unused animation]].
*** The game's talkies.he file contains unused dialogue recordings.
*** The game's data.he file contains unused dialogue scripts.
[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar scenes clearly made to blow off steam.]]
5th Jun '17 11:47:01 AM Vahti
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** This isn't strictly true, although it is a little GuideDangIt. Toby will give you more than one nickel, but you're only allowed to carry one nickel at a time. You have to purchase something with the nickel you have before Toby will let you earn another one.
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