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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.


The Muncher ZX Spectrum A prehistoric <i>Rhedosaurus</i> came ashor... <br>(not <i>Beasty</i> as well?  But if not <i>Gozzi</i> and not <i>The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms</i> what else??? I thought it was a... Hello?)
The Muncher ZX Spectrum The perfect place to hatch one egg... a nuclear reactor! (are you guys sure you didn't confuse the title of the game?)
The Muncher ZX Spectrum - Hey Kong, I have this idea: How about we reunite the boys after all these years and make a movie called "The Expensives"?
The Muncher ZX Spectrum Comics capture - this is the moment the ground (perpendicular to ours) looses itself from our hands.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Sinclair User Aug, 1988 94 out of 100 94


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Patrick Bregger (192194) added The Muncher (ZX Spectrum) on Dec 28, 2011
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