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Talking Tom has been around for quite some time now and yet children still find this virtual pet as appealing as they did many years ago. My Talking Tom is an app that features a virtual pet cat who mimic just about everything you say. For kids this is an exciting activity but it might just be a little too frustrating for parents and other adults. Along with parroting your words, Talking Tom can also do other fun stuff to keep the user involved in the game. This app lets children experience how it would like to be to keep a pet cat – only this one is much more human-like and fun.
My Talking Tom has millions of downloads on both the Google Play Store and the Apple Store. Although it’s an app that is targeted for the younger audience, you might be surprised to find it downloaded on an adult’s phone as well. After all, the idea of a virtual cat repeating what you say in an altered, high-pitched voice is quite intriguing and funny.
The gist of this app is pretty simple and basic. My Talking Tom falls in the casual category of games. Users are tasked to adopt this grey feline and take care of him every day. Along with conversing with him, they have to make sure Talking Tom is fed and sleeps properly every day. You can also take the cat to the toilet, keep his happy mood meter up and make him smile and laugh.
There are other things you can do with this virtual pet as well but some of the more advanced options might need to be unlocked through the in-app purchases that you’ll have to make with actual money. You can also pet and poke Talking Tom and make him clap, release gas and do other silly things. My Talking Tom, in short, provides a great means to laughter but only if it’s kept at a limit.
As a parent you might find yourself get quickly frustrated by this virtual cat always repeating what your child is. The high-pitched, cutesy voice of this cat can easily become a source of annoyance.
My Talking Tom also lets users discover and play a bunch of mini games. These games include puzzle games, sport games, action games and adventure games – the list is quite colorful.
You can also dress up your virtual cat by unlocking new pieces of clothing for him. This can be done after you’ve reached a certain level in the game or if you purchase these items directly through real money. The costume options in the app are plentiful including dressing up the cat as an astronaut, a pilot or even a superhero. You can also keep things casual by dressing Tom more simply.
Moreover, you can buy and unlock new furniture items for Talking Tom’s house. This affects the happy mood of your virtual pet in a positive way as well. This degree of customization makes My Talking Tom an all-rounder app.
My Talking Tom has been well received by the user audience but there is one problem that seems to rob this app cum game of all its fun – ads and in-app purchases. There are just too many onscreen ads in the app and not all of these might be completely appropriate for young kids playing the app. But even worse is the constant coaxing to invest in in-app purchases. The app aggressively pushes users to buy their online features and this can become quite irritating.
My Talking Tom is one of the top apps in the Casual app category, which belongs to Outfit7 . It's last update was on February 27, 2018 and it has been already downloaded 500,000,000 - 1,000,000,000 times. On the app store it has now 14,226,551 reviews. After you get to My Talking Tom page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.