The Japanese seem to love cats more than any other nation on Earth. Now the latest cat craze from Japan is a video game called Neko Atsume. The whole purpose of this game is to lure cats into a virtual backyard to attract as many cats as possible.

Armed with silver fish bucks, you can shop at the in-game store to buy balls, cardboard boxes, pillows, cat trees, baskets, tunnels, scratching posts, and space heaters. Besides toys you can also purchase dry food, canned food, and sashimi to attract different types of cats. After waiting a few minutes, cartoon cats will start filling your virtual back yard.

If you’re tired of games that highlight destruction, try Neko Atsume. The worst that can happen is that your virtual backyard gets destroyed by your virtual cats.

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