Gruntz (Windows)

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This puzzle game begins as the Gruntz - these are the creatures that the player controls throughout the game - are whisked off to another realm. These gruntz must venture through this new world to gather missing pieces of the Warp Stone to return home.

Most of the game requires players to lead their Gruntz through a series of mazes, where it becomes necessary to avoid "trapz," find various "switchez" and try to recover the Warp Stone. Along the way, the army of Gruntz should grow as new "toolz," and "toyz" (such as "beach ballz," and "yo-yoz") are found. There are over 60 tools to aid the players through their quest.

The concept of Gruntz is somewhat comparable to Lemmings.


Gruntz Windows Gruntz can only carry one tool so when this guy walked into a goober straw he threw away his gauntlets. 
At least he seems happy about his new tool.
Gruntz Windows As they say in the cookery programs 'Here's one I baked earlier'. The Grunt has baked his goo into another Grunt that can be dropped onto the play area
Gruntz Windows A goober straw is used to suck up goo. When the Grunt has sucked enough goo they bake it in an oven and make another Grunt.
Gruntz Windows Pressure plates like this are save game points

User Reviews

Marvelouz creaturez Afex Tween (164) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Cute novelty game Maw (846) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Quandary Dec, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Nov 09, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Electric Games 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Absolute Games ( Feb 21, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Freak Apr, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Mar, 1999 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 05, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 1999 50 out of 100 50
PC Games (Germany) Mar, 1999 31 out of 100 31


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Andrew Hartnett (2196) added Gruntz (Windows) on Aug 13, 2002