The Muncher (ZX Spectrum)

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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 Cinematic frame 8:<br>
(KABOOOSSHM!!!! This time the sound was so loud that all cars nearby started to trigger their alarms)
The Muncher ZX Spectrum - I swear I was just picking the corn for the pigeons... because nobody here invites me for a snack! I'm gentle as a puppy!<br>
- That's the suspect from the <i>Foreign Affairs</i> department...!
The Muncher ZX Spectrum First moves on tap dance.<br>
- Help me here Sam! Which foot do I start with?
The Muncher ZX Spectrum On theatres now:<br>
<i>The Beast from 20,000 Photons</i>

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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 (208029) added The Muncher (ZX Spectrum) on Dec 28, 2011
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