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Gruntz (Windows)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
70
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Gruntz Windows Getting the Grunt to destroy a rock is as easy as clicking on it like this
Gruntz Windows This is the save game screen
Gruntz Windows The objective of each level is to collect a piece of the warpstone and take it to the king. This is a tutorial so it's been easy to find. When presented with the stone the king will do a little dance.
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.

User Reviews

Marvelouz creaturez Afex Tween (164) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Cute novelty game Maw (845) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars

The Press Says

Quandary Dec, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 09, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Electric Games 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Freak Apr, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Mar, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Gamesmania 1999 70 out of 100 70
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 (2218) added Gruntz (Windows) on Aug 13, 2002