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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 The alarm clock is the player's guide, especially in the early parts of the game
40 Winks PlayStation The game's title screen
40 Winks PlayStation Fighting a monster
40 Winks PlayStation Main menu

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... Reborn_Demon (136) 1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex Dec 12, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Dec, 1999 81 out of 100 81
NowGamer Dec 12, 1996 7.6 out of 10 76
Video Games Nov, 1999 73 out of 100 73
The Review Busters 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Super Play (Sweden) Jan, 2000 6 out of 10 60
IGN Dec 22, 1999 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Jun 13, 2000 4.1 out of 10 41
Indie Hive 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.
The Ring Hawk (837) added 40 Winks (PlayStation) on Sep 03, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (261022), GTramp (79478), firefang9212 (78299) and Sciere (813939)