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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 Commodore 64 Destroy that building.
The Muncher ZX Spectrum (ending of a joke, people laughing out loud)<br>
- Did I tell you guys that one about my grandson crossing the road? (prolonged silence)
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 (this is so <i>Elzie Crisler Segar</i> - love the effect)<br>
Matrimonial affairs: <br>
- But I did wash th...

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Alternate Titles

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

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Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1988 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 77 out of 100 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 650 out of 1000 65
Power Play Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 44 out of 100 44
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1989 4.4 out of 12 37


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