Using Critter Crunch's 'Food Chain' mechanic, players will eat their way through a smorgasbord of levels and gorge on a feast of modes, including Co-op and Versus multiplayer.
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Very Positive (212 reviews) - 95% of the 212 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 11, 2012

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Critter Crunch is an award winning, arcade-style puzzle game, starring the loveable Biggs. Using his long, sticky tongue to grab critters from vines above, he feeds them to each other until they burst, dropping tasty jewels for him to gobble up. Using Critter Crunch's 'Food Chain' mechanic, players will eat their way through a smorgasbord of levels and gorge on a feast of modes, including Co-op and Versus multiplayer.

Oh, and barf. Rainbow barf!

Key Features:

  • Stunning Visuals: Hand-animated characters and backgrounds come to life in gorgeous 1080p at 60fps.
  • 4 Single-Player modes: Adventure, Puzzle, Challenge and Survival offer something for everyone!
  • 2 Multiplayer Modes: Team up with a friend in Co-op or battle each other in Versus. Both modes are playable online or locally.
  • Addictive puzzle fun: With the unique Food Chain mechanic, players feed smaller critters to larger ones to make them pop! The longer the chain, the larger the reward!
  • Tons of variety: Power Ups and Special Critters keep things fresh and offer new challenges.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows® XP / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7
    • Processor:AMD Athlon 64 2800+ @ 1.8 Ghz and Intel Pentium IV @ 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Graphics Card with 256 MB of RAM that supports Pixel Shader 2.0 and Vertex Shader 2.0
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 compliant sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

    Minimum:

    • OS:OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz or better
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Graphics Card with 256MB RAM or higher
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    • Additional:In order to play Critter Crunch's online modes, a network connection is required
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Very Positive (212 reviews)
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Alien Rope Burn
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
So, for those that don't know, this was Capy Games' first game as their own publisher (better known for Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes or Super Time Force Ultra). It's a puzzle game similar to Magical Drop or the obscure Money Idol Exchanger, where you're trying to line up critters on vines, using food chain-themed matches to "pop" all the adjoining critters of the same colors. The critters slowly march down the vines, and you lose if they manage to reach the forest floor. When you get a particularly long combo going, your kid will show up to be fed, and you can stop to vomit rainbows into its mouth for a big score bonus and a powerup- though the relentless march of the critters continues during that time.

In general, it's a pretty solid system. Various special critters and powerups are introduced through the adventure mode - through probably a bit too slowly - that vary up things. Most of these are solid additions, though a few only bog the game down, like the toxic critters that rain down score-draining items on their death, or the morphing critters that change type and basically prevent you from making long-term plans.

Graphically it's gorgeous for its age. Though it only runs in 720p, it was one of the early PS3 releases and has some neat Ghibli-inspired designs and animation, even if it isn't vastly varied. In general, it still looks pretty sharp and has a very appealing art style. Unfortunately, the less said about the dialogue and humor, the better - I realize it was probably written for children, but even on that level the random messages you get on a game over screen is almost all cringeworthy stuff that makes "dad jokes" look sophisticated and wry.

There are three main modes: a standard play described above, a puzzle mode where you have to pop all the on-screen critters in a limited amount of moves, and challenge modes where you have to play to meet special requirements. In general it holds up pretty well, but like a lot of puzzle games, you're somewhat dependent on chance to get good combos going. At the very end of the adventure mode, sadly, you're essentially dependent on the RNG serving up the right playfield to complete it at the punishing pace it expects, which is a dissapointment.

In general, though, it's a solid game and worth playing around with if you pick it up on sale, particularly if you have a puzzling itch. The number of innovative match-3 games on Steam is surprisingly slim, and this is one of the standout titles on the service if you're into the genre.
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amc215
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
A Dam Fine Puzzle Game! Surprisingly Good!
Rating: 8/10
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Ellena7
( 31.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
This game is sooooo much fun! I can play it for hours. I love that it has single and multiplayer games. Also, the graphics are really nice. This is an awesome game, and I would recommend it to everyone!
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Vorian "Gulag" Bones
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
cool single player
it has co-op and versus both local and online
you can use a controller
valve anti-cheat enabled
nice graphics
chilling sounds
its a puzzle game what more would you ask?
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Trizo
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
This game is everything that I hoped it would be. Local co-op with a friend is excellent and we are currently ranked in the 60's. Local versus is a blast. The Xbox 360 controller works like a charm. And by using a program called DS4 Windows my friend is able to use his PS4 controller too. The graphics are exactly what the preview shots look like, somewhat anime-ish with painted backgrounds. I really like it. Music is great. The critters drop down slow at first but if you can survive then the game really does pick up pace, or there is a button you can press to make the rows drop faster. There are a bunch of funny items and tricks to learn. I recommend playing adventure mode first to learn how the game works. But it's also pretty fun to go into local co-op and versus blind with your friend and figure the game out together. Right now we are playing through adventure mode by taking turns and helping one another out (also yelling at each other and making dirty jokes). It's been hilarious. I want it to never end. But even after the main game is completed there are puzzle and challange modes, and always the faithfully entertaining versus and co-op.
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BluePaw 🐾
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
It's a cute little game, unique too. You feed a critter twice and it'll pop any critter of it's same color in a chain. To feed a critter have to go from small to large. There are power-ups that can be eaten by any critter size.

Eventually the game gets difficult and becomes more punishing. You have to think fast and react quick later on. Eventually it does get rather tedious but does throw in a few new mechanics as you go in deeper. There are puzzles too that'll leave you head scratching and attempting many times.

I haven't had any experience with multiplayer though.
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Lilviscious
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Great puzzle game to waste a few minutes or several of hours with, depending on the spare time you have. Certainly a game that's suited for adults (considering the increasing difficulty) and children (considering the animation, colours, multi-player mode and level of cuteness). Adorable, easy-going game-play!
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!=Muffin
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
I am 20 years old and I love this game.
I appreciate every little detail in the game: the artwork, animation, soundtrack, sound effects, and goofiness.

The downside is that indeed the game is a bit too easy (at least the adventure mode is). For those looking for intense challenges this might not be the right game. It is mostly for casual fun. Co-op survival is very enjoyable.

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Agent can spell Potato
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 20
A great time wasted in multiplayer. Scratches that itch Puzzle Fighter used to on the Dreamcast.
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fairy/bug
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
One of the key mechanics in this game is barfing. There is a Barfing Tutorial.

10/10 would throw up on my terrible son again.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
50 of 67 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
相当有意思的小游戏,画风好可爱,音乐也好有感觉,还可以玩合作,不知道为什么玩的人这么少。
今天心情本来不是那么好的,玩玩这游戏感觉好多了,曾经入过一次包,好像是Humble的。
这游戏操作很简单,玩法很多样,有时候还要考虑如何才能多combo得高分,很有乐趣。各种combo还有食物链的设定,很有意思~
好友里虽然有28个人有这游戏,可是只有8个人玩过。
这游戏我给满分 10/10,能治愈人的游戏,给人一种放松感,大家可以试试哦~

This is an interesting and relaxing game. It's easy to play and has many play modes.
Have fun with this game.
My game rating is 10/10.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
From the creators of Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery comes one of my favorite puzzle games. It was the first game I bought on Steam and I went in not knowing what to expect. It is the definition of pleasant surprise. I found myself having giggle-ragefits and fistpumping at creating awesome chains. I love everything about it. I love the humor, the art, the diverse mechanics, the puzzles, and its surprising amount of depth. I don't say this often but it's worth it full price. I honestly cannot think of a flaw unless you hate cute things. The story is one you rarely see in a game: You're Biggs and you're trying to be a good father to your starving kid. Your goal is to keep the island free of cute critters and vomit rainbows into your child's mouth to keep him fed while a human traveler discovers new things about your homeland! The information he uncovers is pretty interesting.

It has online multiplayer capability, single player, and has a leaderboard for people who really wanna challenge themselves and score massive combos. The online multiplayer has Co-Op and Versus mode, both very fun to play with friends. The single player mode offers an Adventure, Puzzles, Challenges, and unlockable Survival modes. For one puzzle type, you're given a number of moves to get rid of all the critters. If you deplete those moves and the critters aren't gone, you'll be mobbed by a flurry of adorable creatures. Succeed and you can proceed to more difficult levels.

I enjoyed the crap out of this game and I strongly recommend it to anyone who loves puzzles, cute things, and/or something to sit back and relax to. Not enough peoploe play this game and I cannot recommend it enough.

8.5/10
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2014
A charming little puzzle game that will grow on you the more you play. A must-try for puzzle lovers. The only real failing is that multiplayer is a bit of a wash--you'll have to hunt down folks on the forums if you want to play online.

If this becomes (or already is) available as a mobile app, I'm sure it'll excel. Cheers!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
I've had this game on PSN for years, and when it came to Steam I bought it again. Really great puzzles and playing VS matches gets really intense and fun. Also, adorable characters and graphics!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
A great game for short multiplayer sessions between two friends / a couple. Solo campaign work nicely but the charm lies in the ability to play it with another person.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
cool single player
it has co-op and versus both local and online
you can use a controller
valve anti-cheat enabled
nice graphics
chilling sounds
its a puzzle game what more would you ask?
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
8/10

Pros:
- Has multiple game types/modes.
- Has a good amount of content to complete.
- Is a 'real' release (Little or no bugs).
- Allows for alternate/multiple methods to win tasks/puzzles. You can even complete tasks/puzzle with leftover turns/time/bonus items sometimes for more points.
- Uses small amount of resources (As it should).

Cons:
- Has story section at the start of the campaign which is unskippable and have to wait/click through painfully whenever anyone starts new campaign. --
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2014
the only bad thing i can say about this game is that the mouse control is awkward for some reason ... i was used to joypad from ps3 version and it plays good with keyboard

so anyway if you into these kind of puzzle games, match3, tetris whatever - give this a shot, you might be suprised and addicted in no time
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
119.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2015
Gameplay: Each campaign world introduces a new mechanic, gently expanding Critter Crunch's basic puzzle premise into a diverse field of interactions. The variety of special critters and abilities produces a deep optimization exercise. I had great fun with the puzzle and challenge levels - they encourage studying move consequences that would otherwise go unnoticed in the frenzy of clearing the board.

Controls: Generally quick and responsive, which is ideal for what becomes a twitch puzzler at high levels. However, I wish it took the same time to interact with critters regardless of screen position. Waiting for Biggs' tongue to extend for high-hanging critters needlessly breaks the flow/pacing.

Presentation: The atmosphere of Critter Crunch is beautiful - smiling sprites, vibrant colors, and upbeat tunes. Biggs has so many animation frames that it's fun to pause the game to see what expression the little fellow has at that instant. Funny storyline, definitely the most enjoyable ending within this genre!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2012
9/10 - Critter Crunch at first glance might look like just another puzzle game. With the rows of creatures having similarities, it might even seem like a match 3 puzzler. But its not! In fact, its a quite unique spin on the genre. Instead of matching like objects, you will instead use the critters as a food chain of sorts.

In Critter Crunch, you play the role of Biggs, a puffy orange and white looking creature who looks like he would fit right at home in a Nintendo game. He's cute, he's adorable, and he has a big appetite for gems. As Biggs, you will be running back and forth on the screen grabbing critters, and rearrangfing them or ultimately feeding them to each other. Smaller critters feed the critters one size up from them. 2 critters, or a stuffed critter, will make the bigger critter explode, releasing gems for Biggs to eat. There are in the spirit of these type of puzzle games, special objects to help or hurt you in the game, as they appear as pieces throughout the rows. For instance, bombs may appear, which can clear out a section of critters. Biggs' son even pops up if you clear a chain of 8 critters, allowing for a huge score boost. All in all, very fun puzzle mechanics in this title.

What's more is that this game looks gorgeous. Probably the nicest looking puzzle game I have come across on Steam. It's not popping with particle effects, or 3D. Instead, it chooses a hand drawn high res sprite look, that you would expect to see in a game like Rayman Origins for example. the animations for Biggs are wonderful also. The game is very colorful, but not in a seizure inducing sort of way. Everything just looks extremely crisp, and smooth.

Buy this game!
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