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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Critter Crunch (2012) is a matching brain game where you use Biggs' long tongue to feed small creatures to larger ones until they burst. Play is a spin on Puzzle Bobble, but here the sequence of matches is as important as matching the same coloured creatures together. It stands out for its Food Chain mechanic that determines who eats who, and a light-hearted take on the harsh reality of prey and predator.

You grab critters from vines above you and then release them to feed them to other creatures. The aim is to fill them to bursting, literally, as then they explode and drop jewels. The twist is that by getting the sequence right you can string together longer and longer food chains, which results in more jewels.

The result is a puzzle game that's deceptively deep. The simple concept is well-developed to keep you engaged with different levels, power-ups and special critters.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Critter Crunch 14 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 14 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Sequencing game with Action, Collecting, Puzzle and Shooting elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game. There are single-player Adventure, Puzzle or Survival modes. There are also multiplay cooperative and competitive modes if you want to share the feeding.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 2 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3 for mild violence.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

In the US, ESRB state: Players need to feed these critters to each other so that they'll burst and drop tasty jewels for points. Some critters emit a green fluid that sticks to the screen after they burst. When the central character pops enough critters in a chain, it will regurgitate (i.e., vomit) a rainbow-colored flow of liquefied jewels into its offspring's mouth. This stylized depiction is not accompanied by visuals or sound effects that would be considered gross or off-putting. In one cutscene illustration, a creature is shown smoking a pipe while wearing a smoking jacket and playing chess.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to work out the food chain order. They also need to be able to deal with increasing pressure of the different massing critters.

Account Rating

CostsCosts

Critter Crunch usually costs £4.99.
 

Critter Crunch

Steam Store PC £4.99
Steam Store Mac £4.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 11/09/2012

Out Now: Mac, PC and PS3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (2 online)

Genres: Brain Game, Sequencing (Action, Collecting, Puzzle and Shooting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon and Grid

Developer: Capy Games (@CapyGames)


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