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Eets: Chowdown (Xbox 360)

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In Eets: Chowdown, you guide the titular creature Eets through more than 100 levels to collect puzzle pieces with gameplay using combined elements from Lemmings and The Incredible Machine. You do not control Eets directly; instead you use a variety of items to manipulate his path. These items range from whales that spit Eets up to another platform; to mood-altering buds that dictate whether he will make a long jump, a short hop, or shy away from edges altogether.

Each level is divided into a build stage and an action stage. In the build stage the level remains frozen while you are free to place items where you deem appropriate. In the action stage, Eets drops in and begins his trek to the end. Along his path you can activate certain items with button presses, while some remain inactive until Eets comes across them. If Eets claims the puzzle piece, you are graded on time and item-related factors, such as how many you used.

The other part of Eets: Chowdown, Marsho Madness, places Eets' head in the middle of swarming creatures. You fend them off by entering the button combinations above their heads. If they reach the middle, you lose a life.

The Xbox 360 version updates the original game Eets: Hunger. It's emotional. with 120 new levels, the Marsho Madness action game and 3 new items. It does not contain the level editor and replay function.

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The Press Says

Game Chronicles Apr 27, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Defunct Games May 15, 2007 85 out of 100 85
TeamXbox Apr 25, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Xboxdynasty (XD) Apr 26, 2007 8.2 out of 10 82
TalkXbox May 01, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Games Radar May 01, 2007 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Apr 27, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Apr 26, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
IGN Apr 26, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 01, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Merch

The Merch character is a cameo from the Penny Arcade online comic, where it is described as "A cute cartoon character whose premise is that only copious purchasing of his merchandise by boys and girls can revive him (and only temporarily) from a wizard's curse. Failure to do so turns The Merch into the bloody Fleshreaper which 'goes house to house, collecting torsos.'"

In the game, players need to satisfy The Merch' hunger by having Eets buy Merch Merch for it.

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Jaimie Holland (51) added Eets: Chowdown (Xbox 360) on Apr 29, 2007