CD-ROM is great fun. It's both a play on the Wizard of Oz and the
game Candy Land--Rugrats-style! As the story goes: the Rugrats are
playing on a park merry-go-round when a tornado picks them up and
they are transported to a strange land. They're off to find the
Whizzer...the wonderful Whizzer of Odd. Kids can play the game as Chuckie
the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Twins, Tommy the Scarecrow, or Kimmy, a
girl from Kansas, and her dog Spike. Rugrats Munchin Land plays like a board
game, but either one or two players can play! If kids select
a one-player game, they don't compete against anyone, not even the
computer--and this option is actually very pleasant.
Kids select a level (easy, medium, or hard) and they're off to
meet Angelica, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Suzi, the Good
Witch of the North. Players' goal is to find the Whizzer of Odd in
Marigold City by traveling through 4 lands of Odd. Along the way,
they collect Golden "Paciflyers" (gold pacifiers found,
and earned, throughout the game) for the Gatekeeper (Dil).
in Munchin Land, kids being spinning the spinner to see which game
space they will move to next. If they land on a space occupied by
a tornado, they are "turnadoed" off to a mini-game.
Mini-games can include a picture puzzle, a maze, a
repeat-the-pattern game, or a game that involves trying to collect
as many objects as possible. If they land on a Treasure
Chest, they get a surprise. If the spinner lands on Suzi, she
endows players with a special protective "kiss"--and
this kiss protects them from the Wicked Witch who likes to steal
goods from players.
The kids loved the spinner concept and the surprise elements of
the game. They enjoyed referring to the map in order to get a
better idea about where they were going. Cute Rugrats-esque dialog
is featured, such as "don't forget to remember!"
Angelica comes in and says, "Too bad, you lost" in a
nasty voice when kids lose a mini-game, which might intimidate
some players. There are some repetitive instructions as well. But
overall, it is an exceptionally fun game. Even though only one or
two players can play, it's still a party game in the sense that
kids pull up chairs to watch the action.
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