This game was my FAVORITE, it was so cute! You could buy Dogz and Catz as separate programs and then have the pets interact, grow up, even breed them and have whole generations of them.  But my favorite part was that it was so customizable, it had a huge online modding community where people would make all sorts of hybrid atrocities and put them up for download, from basic recolors, to entirely new species… even some that were modded to look like freaky animal-humans.

Amazingly, some of the custom “Breedz” sites are still online.

Unfortunately, after Mattel aquired the company, the official site closed down the forum where people could upload custom content, and the games were totally retooled with a “realistic” style with (IMO) none of the personality or iconic style of the original games:

Wish I could play the old games again someday, that would be such a nostalgia trip.

  1. somniculosa reblogged this from yamino and added:
    I USED TO LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH AGHH I JUST FUND MY OLD COPY BUT IT WONT STOP FREEZING WHEN I TRY TO NAME MY CATS
  2. chasing8infinity reblogged this from yamino and added:
    I would give my left leg to be able to make this game work :(
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    i think you’re forgetting the best of the mods this fucker right here ( also i still have my copy so i’ve been derping...
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    Totally forgot about this game. I used to play this with my kids when they were little
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    Excuse me for the too-excited all caps speak but… OH MY GOD OTHER PEOPLE KNOW OF THE ORIGINAL PETZ SERIES! I THOUGHT I...
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    If you want to play the old games, the site Carolyn’s Creations has ways to get them. If you want them to work properly,...
  16. emlan said: I remember i tried to re-install my copy pf CATZ some year ago but it wouldn’t work properly anymore…sigh~~
  17. creepup reblogged this from glossyglosoli and added:
    I’m pretty sure my ex boyfriend actually worked on these games lol
  18. glossyglosoli reblogged this from yamino and added:
    THESE GAMES WERE MY CHILDHOOD.
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    The community is still alive and kicking!!! Come play again~~~
  21. dawnpop reblogged this from yamino and added:
    I still have the Catz 3 or 4 in my bedroom somewhere.. haha.
  22. cats-and-computers said: YES!!
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    I loved these games so much I sort of want to cry because I miss them.