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GF Rating
6.5

301 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Munchables: A Tasty Treat

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Jun 1, 2009

Top Reviewer

Member since Jan 2008

8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you take Pac-Man and Mrs. Pac-Man, make them give up the taste for dots and start eating the bad guys in earnest, then you get Munchables.
The idea in this 3D platformer is that you're a boy or girl creature. Each level, you go out and eat everything the same size as your character or smaller. As you gorge on bad guys, you level up and grow bigger, letting you eat larger enemes.
But sometimes you face up against a larger foe and can't eat it. Not all is lost; you can attack it and break it up into smaller pieces to chow down on. If they're still too big, you can break those up into even smaller sized bad guys. But you have to wolf down your food in this case; after a short while, the miniature villains will gather up together and form back into that one big bad guy.
Along the way, you can pick up magical acorns on most levels. Gather up all acorns in a level and you unlock an accessory. (Not a very good reward.)
There are several boss battles for you to fight, and they are interesting and fun - if you can deal with the game's fuzzy collision detection.
Another problem the game has is frequently there will be many, many opponents on screen and it's hard to get your eater to attack or eat one particular bad guy.
Also, parents may take issue with how each stage ends; our hero pops on screen and deficates thousands of orbs and other magical items. They may find it disturbing and keep their kids from playing this game.
Getting through the main game took me about three to four hours, and afterwards, there's a time trial mode where you race through all the levels again to see how fast you get through them. In all, it might take about six to ten hours to get through both modes.
Muncables delivers simple platforming fun - and a lot of it - for only $30. BUY IT.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Surpsisingly Fun.

posted by Solos40 (CRAIG, CO) Jun 19, 2009

Member since Jun 2009

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

OK, why are people whinging about this game? If you don't like games like this, don't RENT games like this and give it a bad review! If you like platforming, leveling up, small puzzles, and eating everything that moves, than you'll like this game. But in all seriousness, it's a solid game.

The graphics are not amazing, but as Wii owners know, graphics aren't a given. Judging solely on gameplay, the game gets an 8/10.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Munchables aren't tasty!

posted by keboho (PORT RICHEY, FL) Jan 1, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

2 out of 7 gamers (29%) found this review helpful

This was not a very fun game for everyone. One round and you're tired of playing it, if you're over the age of 5.

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