Putt-Putt Saves The Zoo Switch Review

PlatformNintendo Switch
Release Date2/10/2022
PublisherUFO Interactive
ESRB RatingE

Back in the 1990s, Humongous Entertainment released a series of point and click adventure games for kids. These games were very well received and live on to this day. Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo is one of these games, released for the Switch. Let’s get one thing out of the way, these games were for kids and still are. I beat Putt-Putt in well under an hour, but the game isn’t for me, anymore.

Could the answer be the log sitting in the road in another area? NO WAY!

In Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo, you play as Putt-Putt, a little car. It’s the Car Town Zoo’s grand opening, and six baby animals are missing, and it is your job to find them. So you drive around the zoo, picking up various items and helping the baby animals get home. The solutions vary from just driving into the screen from the right direction, to solving a simple shape puzzle:

Adults will have no trouble, but little kids might.

The real joy of the game, at least for little kids, will be clicking on random parts of the screen and little animations will happen:

The monkeys are doing beatnik poetry

Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo is not for adults. While the website I linked said, “relive you childhood,” I don’t think most people will get more than an hour out of it. But if you have a small child, then that changes things. By all means, buy it and load it up, they’ll love it. They don’t make edutainment like this anymore, it is why these games were re-released.

Overall: Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo is not for adults, it is for kids, and if you have one, give it to them. They will love it.

Verdict: Recommended*

Nintendo Site

*if you have children.

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