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PlayStation Plus Hidden Gem: Critter Crunch

A colourful and puzzling food chain

A.J. Maciejewski

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Critter Crunch is simply one of the best puzzle games that I've ever played so it's awesome that it's now available for PlayStation Plus.

Critter Crunch is a PS3 classic that's available to stream with a PlayStation Plus Premium subscription (Essential < Extra < Premium). ➕

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How am I supposed to concentrate with those adorable sleeping capybaras on the right?

Critter Crunch debuted for PlayStation 3 way back in 2009 and I remember being absolutely obsessed with it. For starters, I've always been a huge fan of Magical Drop and this delightful puzzler utilises the same formula albeit with some nifty twists that make it feel fresh. v1d30chumz 35-172-230-154

For the unfamiliar, the gameplay of Critter Crunch involves grabbing 1 critter at a time from the playfield then firing it back at the playfield in the hopes of creating as big of a chain and combo as you can. You do so by feeding 2 smaller critters or a single full critter to a bigger critter which makes them pop and there are 3 sizes to keep in mind. On top of that, all matching colours of the same-sized critter that are touching will pop once one of them does so that's where the strategy comes into play. To see it in action, watch me play it here:

Critter Crunch gameplay video →

Although all of this sounds wonderful on its own, I'm only just scratching the surface since there is a ton of variety that gets introduced throughout. For example, you'll come across exploding critters and you can earn oodles of bonus points by creating a combo of 8 critters then barfing a rainbow into your kid's mouth. That may sound weird but it's true and it's a heck of a lot of fun. 😊

With thrilling core gameplay, super-fun mechanics, gorgeous cartoon visuals, and a good dose of humour; Critter Crunch has it all. With that in mind, one of the most engaging aspects is its campaign which is full of a variety of stages to master along with an impressive amount of bonus puzzle stages that you have to complete within a limited number of moves. As you progress, your score is totalled and submitted to the leaderboards and it's rewarding stuff to aim for higher and higher scores even after completing the campaign in order to climb the rankings. I wish more games did this because it adds a satisfying sense of challenge to any arcade-style game. 🏆

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I wish I could barf rainbows into other folks' mouths

As you can tell, I'm a huge fan of Critter Crunch so if you're subscribed to PlayStation Plus Premium and love puzzle games as much as I do then this is one delectable puzzler that you'll definitely want to play. I'll see you on the leaderboards, chum! 😄

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