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Bone Cruncher (Commodore 64)

Bone Cruncher Commodore 64 Loading screen

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Description

In 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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Bone Cruncher Commodore 64 Title screen and credits
Bone Cruncher Commodore 64 A patron is bathing
Bone Cruncher Commodore 64 Loading screen
Bone Cruncher Commodore 64 Starting level 1

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Mar, 1988 943 out of 1000 94
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1988 920 out of 1000 92

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Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Patrick Bregger (110179) added Bone Cruncher (Commodore 64) on Oct 17, 2011
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