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"Pet Playpen, created by, is a really cute, highly interactive virtual pet application."

9 out of 10 (Editor's Pick)



I've been waiting for a Tamagotchi-like Pet sim for iPhone for a while now, (Pet Rock is cute, lol) and this one is the closest/best there is to one so far. Great job, Sparebytes, a great start for your first iPhone/iPod Touch game, and look forward to your others in the future!

- ShanieApple (UK)

Wow, I mean I am seriously impressed! The interface is great; I love all of the games and things to buy! Not to mention the brilliant concept for a virtual pet game! I am very impressed with it all. Just keep on adding new games, features, items, etc. I would seriously recommend this to anyone who enjoys cute and fuzzy apps.

- Gerbil545 (US)

This is the BEST pet app in the app store! I bought this because I love these things! I quickly fell in love with it, now my kids love it! And I've caught my hubby playing it too! We adore this! Great app! Thank you!

- Purple Peanut (US)



Version 1.03 features:
* 1 new pet (pig)
* 5 new toys
* 5 new food items
* 2 new achievements
* Invite your other pets to play with your current pet by touching the whistle in the upper left hand corner
* Enhanced brushing interaction
* Slot game balancing

Version 1.02 features:
* Changed references of "Pet Pals" in app to "Pet Playpen" due to legal circumstances.

Version 1.01 features:
* 2 new mini games (that means 5 total!).
* 5 new food items!
* 5 new toys items!
* 5 new achievements!
* Increased time before pets may run away.
* Other minor bug fixes and game balancing.



Pet Playpen (formerly Pet Pals) is an innovative virtual pet app that allows you to play, feed, groom, and interact with six different pets!

* Adopt up to 3 pets and choose from 6 cute pet types (dog, cat, penguin, bunny, rock, pig).
* Interact with all of your pets and help them play with and use all of the available items.
* Over 90 types of toy, food, and hygiene products in the stores.
* Over 60 unique animations and sounds.
* Play 5 exciting and interactive games to earn money.
** Highs & Lows: A number guessing game.
** Sledding: Help your pet get to the bottom of the mountain using the accelerometer.
** Slots: Test your luck with this popular casino game.
** Frisbee Fetch: Toss a frisbee to your pet in this game of accuracy.
** Follow The Leader: Test your memory with the help of your pets.
* Choose from 5 different backgrounds and settings (both indoors and outdoors) available for your pets.
* Search for secret items and actions!
* Work with your pet to accomplish achievements and get rewarded!
* Monitor your pets’ loyalty, health, happiness, hunger, hygiene, and appearance.
* Track your overall stats as you grow as a trainer.

Pet Playpen will be frequently updated with bug fixes, items, achievements, games and more!



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If you are having any issues with Pet Playpen and need help, send us an email or fill out the bug report form (link above). Please remember that we have no way of getting in contact with you if you request help in a written review.

What's New in Version 1.05

- Partnered with to promote pet adoption
- Pets no longer run away
- 2 new toys
- Added support for multitasking in iOS 4
- Fixed Highs and Lows crash
- Fixed Slots bug
- Fixed issue where purchased items would not save properly

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Customer Reviews

Neverending FUN

Okay so it's really cute and extremely easy controls: tilt and tap! You get to adopt 3 adorable pets and play mini games and earn achievements! You wash, feed, play and earn money so you can buy more toys and things like food. There is about 8 mini games to play like sledding and frisbee! There is a  And there is a map so you don't stay in one room. I just wish that there is way more animals like and you can adopt all the animals you want. Creators if you are reading this you should put sea animals and underwater rooms. Also lizards horses and monkeys. I KNOW more people will buy this!!!! I know I would if I did no have it already! Great app anyway Get It 

My Favorite App!

Hey, Sparebytes, thanks for updating! I understand you guys were probably busy with other things and didn't get the chance to work on your app for a while. I also noticed you added a few more things to your website, like a demo video of Pet Playpen. I love it! I am very happy that my pets will no longer run away, and that the app now supports multitasking and fast app switching. I love that you are promoting pet adoption. That's very good. There weren't many new items added, but hopefully, you will get to that as time progresses. I have fallen in love with this app all over again. I love Pet Playpen!

Please make a few tweaks

I love the game but I just wish there were more rooms and pets because if you think about it there is really not much to do. I deleted a game to get this one because I don't have enough space on my phone and I don't think it is really worth it now. I also would love if we could have friends so our pets can play together!!! This app is fun but needs other creative fixes to make it so that I don't get bored after a while. Thanks for reading! Please fix this even just one fix would make me not regret it!

Pet Playpen
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.05
  • Size: 7.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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