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The Muncher (Commodore 64)

The Muncher Commodore 64 Loading screen.

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Description

In the Muncher, based on the sweets product Chewits, the player takes the role of a prehistoric monster on its quest to retrieve its eggs from Japanese explorers.

At the bottom line this plays out as destroying as many houses and attackers as possible to get a high score. The monster has a variety of moves to its disposal, depending on if it is on the ground or currently climbing a building, which includes a limited amount of fireballs. These can be recharged by eating petrol trucks. Another important gameplay mechanics are the above mentioned eggs: if found, they can be brought to waste disposal sites which are abused as breeding grounds. There they basically act as extra lives. When another giant monster is encountered, the screen stops to scroll until it or the player is defeated.

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The Muncher Commodore 64 Loading screen.
The Muncher Commodore 64 I don't wanna.
The Muncher Commodore 64 Jumping will break buildings and crush things underfoot.
The Muncher Commodore 64 Starting on the coast.

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Alternate Titles

  • "T-Wrecks" -- Working title
  • "The Muncher eats Chewits" -- Loading screen title

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1988 77 out of 100 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jul, 1989 650 out of 1000 65
Power Play Jun, 1989 44 out of 100 44
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1989 4.4 out of 12 37

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Patrick Bregger (160688) added The Muncher (Commodore 64) on Dec 28, 2011
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