Purr Pals is a series of virtual pet games on the Nintendo DS, Wii, and Nintendo 3DS that is very similar to other pet simulators such as Nintendogs and Petz. As its name implies, the player is tasked with taking care of a Cute Kitten and playing games with it. The first game was released on the Nintendo DS in 2007 and received a Wii port the following year. The 3DS sequel, Purr Pals: Purrfection, was released in 2012.
These games provide examples of:
- Casual Video Game
- Cute Kitten: Needless to say, this is the whole point of the series.
- Endless Daytime: Interestingly, no matter what time it is on your system's internal clock, it will always remain light outside despite the fact that crickets and owls can be heard during later hours.
- Improbable Infant Survival: Your kittens will never die, nor will they ever age past being a kitten.
- Playing Tennis with the Boss: Done literally in the Wii version; one of the minigames involves you rallying ping-pong shots with your kitten.
- Public Domain Soundtrack: The music minigames consist of various classical or well known compositions sung by your kittens, such as "Toreador" from Carmen, "Mary Had A Little Lamb", and "London Bridge is Falling Down".
- Video Game Caring Potential: It is a video game about taking care of a kitten, so this is to be expected.
- Video Game Cruelty Potential: You can use a water gun to discipline your kitten if they are about to do something dangerous, which scares them away.
- Wizard Needs Food Badly: Justified, since your kittens need to be fed very regularly.