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  • Summary: Munch, the Gabbit with "odditude," and his sidekick Abe lead an off-beat revolution to save the world. With their sacred land in jeopardy of being destroyed by the greedy Glukkons, Munch and Abe team up to teach those rascals a lesson by using their chanting prowess to control theMunch, the Gabbit with "odditude," and his sidekick Abe lead an off-beat revolution to save the world. With their sacred land in jeopardy of being destroyed by the greedy Glukkons, Munch and Abe team up to teach those rascals a lesson by using their chanting prowess to control the enemy, arming themselves with wacky weapons, and acquiring power-ups for extra boosts. You can switch between Munch and Abe at anytime to utilize each character's unique abilities and access certain areas. Expand
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  2. Negative: 10 out of 15
  1. Much of Munch's goodness has been taken and converted to fit the Game Boy Advance.
  2. If any more Oddworld games are brought to the GBA, I really hope that they go back to the side-scrolling format. In fact, a direct port of the original Oddworld for Playstaion wouldn't be a bad idea, and would have surely come out better than this game did.
  3. Though the seamless integration of action, puzzles and even a tad of platforming is pulled off well, the package it's presented in is rather unappealing. [Nov 2003, p.101]
  4. This tedious handheld port will do nothing to revive the franchise's ailing reputation. [Nov 2003, p.178]
  5. Later levels tend to get merely more irritating rather than more enjoyable, and the many fans of the Oddworld series would have been better served with handheld versions of "Abe's Oddysee" and "Abe's Exoddus," rather than this frankly overpriced, lame effort.
  6. 40
    The developers should have just stuck with the tried-and-true 2D "Prince of Persia"-style of the previous Oddworld games for this conversion. Munch's Oddysee is full of little quirks that add up to a very un-fun GBA game that can't even fall back on technical merits.
  7. Opening doors by collecting plants and telling other creatures to perform simple tasks through inconvenient button combinations just isn’t that fun.

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Sep 9, 2012
    2
    Worst GBA Game I have ever played. A Horrible port from the Xbox Version don't waste your time on this piece of crap. Bad Graphics and sound effects
  2. JohnB.
    Apr 7, 2004
    0
    Bad graphics, incomprehensible sound, make this a bad transition from the Xbox game. May have to trade this one in for something more fun.