Summary: Toronto-based developed Capybara games has been around for awhile, likely doing a bunch of stuff you might have overlooked. If you haven't heard of them, I wouldn't blame you. Maybe you've had a chance to check out the Ubisoft-published Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes , or its original puzzle game Critter Crunch for the iPhone.
Conclusion: This game has a unique cartoon style that makes it seem like a kid game but don’t let that fool you into thinking this game will be an easy defeat. The music keeps you engaged and kind of makes you feel like you are running out of time as you try to figure out the best way to clear the level or get the gems you need. At $6.99, I think this game is good enough to spend your money on without feeling cheated out of your money.
Excerpt: Biggs is a concerned father and his most important duty is feeding his son, Smalls. The problem is the only things they eat are these rare gems found inside the various critters scuttling around Krunchatoa Island. The other catch is to get at these delectable yet jagged treasures, Biggs has to feed his fellow inhabitants until they burst, thus yielding the nourishment that both he and his son need. It’s a bit messed up, but if you were in his shoes you’d do the same.
Excerpt: Let me preface this review with a warning: I am not very good at video games. I love playing them, but I laugh whenever I see a game has less than 10 hours of gameplay, as I’ve never played through a good full game in less than 15 hours (Uncharted holds that record). That said, in about a week I still haven’t beaten Critter Crunch, so play through times on the main portion of the game are rather fluid in my opinion, and really it all depends on how much fun you had...
Excerpt: -esque animations, character designs and backgrounds, with a presentation style and quality that rivals most triple-A titles, wrapped up in a humorous story of adventure and discovery told through brief animated cutscenes peppered in-between sections of addictive, fast-paced and challenging puzzle-based gameplay.
Conclusion: With a deep single-player mode, online multiplayer, and fun, challenging gameplay, Critter Crunch is one of the standouts in the puzzle genre this year that deserves your $6.99 to check it out for yourself. It’s rare that a puzzle game has anything more than an adequate level of presentation, which Critter Crunch has in spades with cute critters, disturbing but mesmerizing rainbow barf, and gorgeous animation and backgrounds that set it apart from almost every other game...
Excerpt: This has been a generation of ports. Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 share a large portion of their respective libraries and games have been made that are available across five or six different platforms at launch, but few probably saw this port coming. Critter Crunch is a game that started out its life as an iPhone app and has since found its way to the Playstation 3 (PSN to be precise).