Critter Crunch

Common Sense Media says

Cute creatures eat one another and burst in cartoony way.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

There are numerous strategies that can be used while playing, but the basics are simple to learn and not too difficult to pull off.

Violence

You are a bouncy round monster that uses your long tongue to grab little critters and feed them to others. Overfed critters burst and drop jewels to be collected. Also, if you fail to keep the advancing critters at bay, they will jump all over you.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that CRITTER CRUNCH is a puzzle game based on the idea of a food chain. Creatures that advance upon you can be fed to any creature larger than they are. In order to stop the onslaught of critters, you need to make them burst by overfeeding them. This all looks very cartoony, but the cuteness of the animated creatures may make their destruction disturbing for some younger children.

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Critter Crunch has all the suspenseful fun of a Tetris-style puzzle game mixed with a graphical theme that is both adorable and macabre at the same time. It can be a little off-putting at first to see these intensely cute little monsters eat each other, but it all looks incredibly cartoonish and unrealistic. And the addictive gameplay will soon make you forget about the bizarrely unexplained concept anyway.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$1.99
Release date:November 15, 2008
Category:Puzzle Games
Publisher:Starwave Mobile
Version:1.0.6
Minimum software requirements:iPhone OS 2.1 or later

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