Creature Crunch is one of those absolutely middle-of-the-road products, with the good, the bad and the ugly in a delicate balance. The high points include absolutely fantastic cartoon animation, with terrific characters and inanimate objects which are somehow alive. Almost everything can be clicked on, and whether or not an item is important to the ultimate quest, it will almost always do something fanciful…kind of a cross between Monty Python’s Complete Waste of Time and Putt Putt Saves the Zoo.
Another couple of high points are the voice talents of Martin Short and Eugene Levy. How did a start-up company find such a duo? Nepotism (but you didn’t hear that here). Short and Levy have a history of hilarity, and do an acceptable job of bringing the game’s comic world to life. The gags should bring a chuckle to most about half the time.
On the downside, the gameplay is severely lacking. Puzzles are very simple, and the game world is extremely small â€“ just a few rooms in the confines of the mansion. Serious adventurers will want to pass on this game, but it may be an entertaining beginner experience for new or especially young players. If you have money to fritter, the graphics alone might be worth the ticket price.
System Requirements: 80386/33 MHz, 2 MB RAM, Win95
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