DescriptionIn Bone Cruncher the player takes the role of Bono, a dragon who makes a living by selling soap. His secret of success: he uses skeletons as ingredients. To restock, Bone has to collect more skeletons by traveling through a castle with 22 scrolling levels.
This game is a Boulder Dash variant. The levels are filled with dirt (which vanishes when Bono walks over it), monsters , and glooks (basically rocks with eyes). Monsters can only travel on ways without dirt and their touch is hazardous - some even eat up the skeletons. There are 25 skeletons to find in each level and specific steps have to worked out to reach them (e.g. using a glook to cut off a specific monster's path), giving the game a puzzle-solving character.
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|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amiga||May, 1988||948 out of 1000||95|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Commodore 64||Mar, 1988||943 out of 1000||94|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amiga||Oct, 1988||920 out of 1000||92|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Commodore 64||Oct, 1988||920 out of 1000||92|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||BBC Micro||Oct, 1988||920 out of 1000||92|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Commodore 64||Jan, 1988||8.4 out of 12||70|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||May, 1988||61 out of 100||61|
|Power Play||Amiga||May, 1988||5.5 out of 10||55|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Commodore 64||Feb, 1988||5 out of 10||50|
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- October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)