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Play OverviewPlay Overview

MouseCraft (2015) is a puzzle game where you guide mice to the cheese at the end of each level. Interestingly, you don't control the mice directly; instead, you place down blocks and items that can help them reach the end, in a way similar to the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series or Lemmings.

In each level, you place down Tetris-shaped blocks to help the mice span large gaps, avoid obstacles, and escape the evil robot rats. In each new level, there are new game mechanics introduced, such as different types of blocks with different properties like exploding blocks, bouncy jelly-like blocks and more. This keeps each level fresh and unique as later ones build on the previously-established mechanics, gradually increasing in difficulty.

Bonuses are awarded in each level for how many mice you rescue and how quickly you complete the level. This adds replay-ability as you try band get a perfect score, and there is also a level creator, which allows you to make your own levels using all the different elements from the game, and share them with other players.

It's a unique blend of puzzle games like Tetris with platforming games such as Lemmings that makes it a novel offering in the gaming space.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked MouseCraft 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated a year ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Platform and Puzzle game with Creative elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 and a half hours and 7 hours to complete. However, with countless community-created levels, you can spend many more hours playing these.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

MouseCraft usually costs £6.49 to £8.99. 

MouseCraft

XBox Store Xbox One £8.79
PlayStation Store PS4 £6.49
Steam Store PC £6.99
Switch StoreSALE Switch £8.99 £1.79 until 28/12/2023
Steam Store Mac £6.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/02/2015, updated in 2020

Price: 80% off

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4 and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Platform, Puzzle and Creative

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Grid

Developer: Crunching Koalas (@CrunchingKoalas)


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