Taking two loved classics and splicing them together is no mean feat, but the cheese obsessed minds at Crunching Koalas have done just that with their debut title MouseCraft. Taking strong whiffs from both Tetris and Lemmings, this title certainly has a solid premise – but does it do enough to differentiate itself from its lofty influences, or stink like an old block of Camembert?
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Freed from the shackles of financially motivated businessmen, the indie space is awash with bonkers ideas, and Crunching Koala’s upcoming MouseCraft is no exception. The lovechild ofTetris and Lemmings, the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita titles puts you in the steampunk shoes of a crazy cat scientist – aptly named Schrödinger – whose experiments require cheese and, of course, rodents to operate. As a result, this game promises to put your lateral thinking hat through its paces, while you consume more of the delectable dairy snack than you thought was humanly possible.
Let’s go somewhere where there’s cheese, Gromit.