Anyone who owns a cat, or has a cat that owns them knows how hard it is to bathe them after they’ve gotten themselves into a nasty mess. In Cat Wash, you are in the late 70s, running a pet-grooming service that takes care of cats, and cats only. Your inventor uncle has created a machine that will keep cats calm while you wash, dry, and/or clip the cats, but that doesn’t mean it still does not have all the bugs worked out, nor that the cats won’t still freak out. After all, they are cats, and cats just tend to spaz out for no reasons at all sometimes.
If it weren’t for the great soundtrack featuring riffs from one of my favourite classic R & B songs, the score on this game would be even lower. While the concept was cute and “groovy”, the execution was extremely flawed, making the time management aspect of Cat Wash nearly impossible. When the kitties would freak out or spaz due to their situation, it was very hard to get them back on the little conveyor belt or dance floor. If you did not click on the exact spot, which you never really know where it is, the cat graphic would do nothing but stretch out as it stuck to the ceiling. Other cats would jump on the groomers’ heads, and get stuck. I’ve had less trouble actually giving a cat a bath than I did with this game. Was I lucky because I have such cool and calm cats, or was this game really just that bad? Cat Wash is really just that bad.