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Catz (Game Boy Advance)

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Title Screen

Catz

Also known as: Nakayoshi Pet Advance Series 3: Kawaii Koneko (JP)
Developer: MTO
Publishers: MTO (JP), Ubisoft (US/EU)
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released in JP: August 9, 2002
Released in US: March 28, 2006
Released in EU: March 31, 2006


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: Is there a debug menu accessible in the game?

Catz is one of the many games in Ubisoft's Petz series, at least internationally (more on that below). This one in particular is known for the title screen music featuring a symphony of meowing cats.

Unused Speaking Frames

All of the characters have frames of each of them speaking, but the game only ever shows a still portrait of their face.

Mom Dad Komugi Cat Girl

The player character is never even seen...

I wonder what s/he looks like.

Catzkomugi.png

This one's never given a name.

"Debug" Graphic

Catzdebug.png

Present in the tiles for the living room is "Debug", in an odd font.

Sleep

In the mornings, the Sleep option is grayed out. Forcing the game to select it during the morning displays this otherwise-unused text:

It's too early to go to bed...

Sound Test

Hmmm...
To do:
Does this exist in the other versions?

Nakayoshi Pet Advance Series 3 - Kawaii Koneko J GBA Sound Test.png

Code 03000CD409 (Japanese version) will start the main game at a sound test.

(Source: nensondubois)

Regional Differences

Japan US/Europe
The kitty put a pawprint in the logo :3 More generic logo, same adorable kitten

In Japan, Kawaii Koneko is the third game in MTO's Nakayoshi Pet Advance series, whereas elsewhere it became part of the somewhat more generic Petz franchise. "2002 MTO Inc." was also altered a bit to look consistent with the copyright symbol.