The $1.99 Critter Crunch iPhone application is a great game with cute graphics and solid entertainment. In the game, you’re the big happy orange critter on the bottom of the screen, Biggs, who is tasked with feeding small critters to larger ones so that Biggs himself can be fed with tasty jewel treats. In each level, newer challenges are introduced: more colorful critters, special abilities, and more.
At first, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the game, and the game thus includes a helpful tutorial that replays itself so that you can see what options are afforded to you in each successive level. Then, you get to play that level and familiarize acquaint with a lot of the cool features.
I thought the game was very polished, and the color choices and multitude of features did make it fun to play. As a puzzle aficionado, I can see myself sitting with Critter Crunch for awhile. Even the sound effects are enjoyable.
If anything, the one thing that bothered me was that Biggs is always covered by my thumb, so I never actually get to see him. I know that some other people felt that this was a problem on the iPod touch/iPhone and that they’d prefer arrows to controls that make it hard to see the actual game character. However, this is hardly a big deal — it’s just a small gripe. Having other control options would be a nice touch to the game, though.
Despite this, I’m not done playing Critter Crunch. With so many variable levels, there’s a lot of appeal to this game.
Here’s some more of what you can experience once you get playing Critter Crunch: