MouseCraft PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: Crunching Koalas, the team behind the title, promises that its debut outing combines the best elements of Tetris and Lemmings to create a puzzle experience that really tests your wits. Moreover, the game features a level editor, and is both cross-buy and cross-save compatible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jul 8, 2014
    90
    MouseCraft is a game that manages to take inspiration from two classic titles and create something fun.
  2. Jul 9, 2014
    80
    A cracking puzzle game, but the lack of level sharing lets it down a little.
  3. Aug 6, 2014
    80
    If you’re a fan of puzzle games, don’t miss Crunching Koalas’ brilliant remix. MouseCraft drops you into a series of challenges that will initially make you feel like a mouse trapped in a maze. But after working your way through these environments, you’ll feel like a mad scientist who can’t be stopped.
  4. Jul 9, 2014
    70
    It is a very interesting puzzle game, with some good ideas, that becomes a great option for fans of the genre.
  5. 70
    MouseCraft digs deep into many PlayStation-esque inspirations with its charming visuals, and it features intriguing puzzles to boot. The level creator feels out of place and the price is rather daunting, but the overall result is a title worth playing.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Aug 25, 2014
    65
    Well presented, technically solid and fun. Runs out of challenge and interesting concepts roughly halfway through, however. [September 2014, p73]
  7. Jul 8, 2014
    60
    MouseCraft is a likeable but simple puzzle game that barely touches the complexity of the two titles it claims to take inspiration from.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jul 19, 2015
    9
    Mousecraft is a surprisingly delightful and challenging puzzle game that is hindered by its somewhat drab graphics and ability to completeMousecraft is a surprisingly delightful and challenging puzzle game that is hindered by its somewhat drab graphics and ability to complete levels without getting a perfect score. But despite its shortcomings, Mousecraft hits its gameplay spot on, featuring a very good (if not a tad aggressive) difficulty progression, thoughtfully developed levels, and novel elements that keep puzzles fresh and entertaining during gameplay progression.

    In Mousecraft, you control the composition of a level, by placing or destroying blocks, in order to get three mice from a starting point to the goal. Both the ability to place items in levels or destroy items is limited making often requiring extremely precise choices to complete a level with a perfect score.

    If the game had one major flaw it would be that levels can be completed without collecting all items and getting all mice to the goal. While this may have been a mechanism to allow the gamer to choose their own difficulty, completing a level with less than perfect is often very unsatisfying, allowing the gamer to progress quickly through levels thus robbing the gamer of the feeling of satisfaction having bested a challenging puzzle, making further progression a daunting endeavor.

    The second flaw is less important, though may be responsible for the games tepid reception -- the graphics. The game is drab and the characters uninspired. Mousecraft may have gotten much higher scores had it featured characters like Super Mario's Toad with a "Super Mario 3D World" aesthetic -- staunchly implying that there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the game; it is very fun, challenging, and well-designed. But superficially it is easy to pre-judge and hence approach the title with a negative bias.

    I urge those that enjoy light puzzles to approach Mousecraft with an open mind and to complete each level with a perfect score before progressing. You may find it to be very fun and satisfying, and may ultimately determine that the game is criticized incommensurately with its shortcomings.
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  2. Nov 14, 2015
    6
    A simple but efficient puzzle game, that we could classify among the many spiritual children of Lemmings. However, the game fails to reallyA simple but efficient puzzle game, that we could classify among the many spiritual children of Lemmings. However, the game fails to really captivate by its mechanics or its universe. It's a shame because there is a functional level editor... Expand
  3. Dec 18, 2016
    5
    Each level of Mousecraft tasks you with placing and/or destroying Tetris shaped bricks to guide three mice from their cage to the cheese atEach level of Mousecraft tasks you with placing and/or destroying Tetris shaped bricks to guide three mice from their cage to the cheese at the end. The developers have described Mousecraft as Tetris meets Lemmings and to be fair that is pretty accurate.

    As with most puzzle games extra elements such as additional objects to use and obstacles to avoid are added as the game progresses but, while these do help add little variety, the gameplay was just never quite entertaining enough to inspire me to want to play through all of the 100 or so levels (I personally gave up after about 25). If you picked this up free with PS+ then I'd say its just about worth checking out for yourself but if you have money to spend there are plenty of better games in the genre.
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  4. Aug 3, 2015
    4
    poor game.. puzzle, thinking nice vibe.but i think they dont catch their goal. games like this is way better. and i didnt like the "action"poor game.. puzzle, thinking nice vibe.but i think they dont catch their goal. games like this is way better. and i didnt like the "action" think about it. u have to think and then react fast to do it Expand
  5. Aug 8, 2016
    4
    This game is not catchy. Nothing to mantain you in the game if you are not huge fan of the genre. Some mechanics (water, etc.) made me hateThis game is not catchy. Nothing to mantain you in the game if you are not huge fan of the genre. Some mechanics (water, etc.) made me hate it. And again, maybe on Vita feels better. Expand

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