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40 Winks is a 3D action-platform game in which you play as Ruff or Tumble, two children who must battle ghosts, goblins and other monsters in their dream-world. They must try to capture 40 winks scattered around the world in order to stop an evil old man named Nitekap. Nitekap wants to turn the winks into hood-winks, the things responsible for nightmares. You also have to find the 12 dream keys to unlock the boss level. A unique aspect of the game allows the players to temporarily morph into different costumes with special abilities. The costumes include a Prehistoric Man, Jester, Super Hero, and Ninja.


40 Winks PlayStation Fighting a monster
40 Winks PlayStation Inside the haunted mansion
40 Winks PlayStation Each world has 3 levels and one boss level
40 Winks PlayStation Opening video

Promo Images

40 Winks Screenshot
40 Winks Screenshot
40 Winks Screenshot
40 Winks Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Ruff'n'Tumble" -- German title
  • "Dream Story : les aventures de Tim et Lola" -- French title
  • "40 Winks: Conquer Your Dreams" -- European title

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User Reviews

The game's fun, but only for the first ten minutes... PlayStation Reborn_Demon (136)

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex PlayStation Dec 12, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Nintendo Magazine System UK Nintendo 64 Jan, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1999 81 out of 100 81
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nintendo 64 Jan, 2000 80 out of 100 80
NowGamer PlayStation Dec 12, 1996 7.6 out of 10 76
Video Games PlayStation Nov, 1999 73 out of 100 73
Video Games Nintendo 64 Mar, 2000 72 out of 100 72
Electric Playground PlayStation Apr 16, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot PlayStation Jun 13, 2000 4.1 out of 10 41
Indie Hive PlayStation Jun 11, 2019 Unscored Unscored


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Cover Quote

If you examine the front cover of the U.S. Playstation cover for this game, you will notice a quote from an issue of Nintendo Official Magazine that says "Move Over Mario...". The reason for this somewhat humorous blurb is that a N64 version of 40 Winks was planned to be released, but eventually was canceled. But before the N64 version of the game got canceled, it was reviewed by Nintendo Official Magazine, which then resulted in a Playstation exclusive game using a Nintendo quote to downplay a Nintendo character.
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