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Petz Series

A list of virtual pet games developed by PF Magic.



Dogz: Your Virtual Petz

Released: April 1995
Developer: PF Magic
Publisher: PF Magic
Distributor: Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Systems: Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Macintosh

Features 5 Dogz you can adopt: Bootz, ChiChi, Chip, Jowls, and Scrappy. Has no integration with Catz. Had a GBC port that was not well recieved.


Catz: Your Computer Petz

Released: April 1996
Developer: PF Magic
Publisher: PF Magic
Distributor: Mindscape
Systems: Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Macintosh

Features 5 Catz to adopt: Homebody, Jester, Pouncer, Scaredy, Sophisto. Has no integration with Dogz. Had a GBC port that was not well recieved.




Oddballz

Released: 1996
Developer: PF Magic
Publisher: PF Magic
Distributor: Mindscape
Systems: Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Macintosh

Oddballz features 13 breedz of strange creatures. Some were DLC. While it did not have any sequels, many animations and textures from oddballz went on to be used in later Petz games.


Dogz II / Catz II / Petz II

Released: November 1997
Developer: PF Magic
Publisher: PF Magic
Distributor: Mindscape
Systems: Windows 3.1, Windows 95

The first Petz game to integrate Catz and Dogz together, as well as allow you to adopt multiple Petz. It was also the first Petz game to feature online integration.




Dogz 3 / Catz 3 / Petz 3

Released: August 1998
Developer: PF Magic
PublisherP: F Magic
Distributor: Mindscape
Systems: Windows 95, Windows 98

Petz 3 was the first in the series to feature Breeding, Clothing, and Playscenes. Like II, it had exclusive downloadable content.


Babyz

Released: 1999
Developer: PF Magic
Publisher: The Learning Company
Distributor: Mindscape
Systems: Windows 98

Uses the Petz 3 engine.



Dogz 4 / Catz 4 / Petz 4

Released: September 1999
Developer: PF Magic
Publisher: Mindscape Entertainment
Distributor: Mindscape
Systems: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP

Petz 4 is still widely used by the Petz community.


Dogz 5 / Catz 5 / Petz 5

Released: July 22, 2002
Developer: Studio Mythos
Publisher: Ubisoft
Distributor: Ubisoft
Systems: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 2000

The final installment of the Petz series. Introduced minigames and Litterz (the ability for Petz to have more than one Puppy or Kitten at a time). It also added day and night cycles, as well as weather effects, and changed how the Supply Case functioned.