Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
Buy On
  1. The Munchables is easily recommendable to anyone looking for a simple and entertaining adventure.
  2. If you’re a younger gamer or are just looking for something fun and a little different, you can’t go wrong with The Munchables.
  3. Looks can be deceiving, and the looks of The Munchables suggest something for younger players, but it's tougher than that, and is certainly enjoyable enough for just about anyone to play (at least until the end, when the game becomes a tad too repetitive (though the pay-off is decent enough.))
  4. Taking a page from the Katamari, The Munchables fills the void of the strange and wonderfully weird.
  5. 70
    The Munchables was a surprise for me. The game looked like another cheap cartoon knock-off, and ended up being very entertaining.
  6. 70
    It is a silly, fun Wii game that is accessible to everyone and wacky enough that it will leave people perplexed or in stitches.
  7. If you liked Katamari Damacy, you'll definitely have some fun with The Munchables: if you didn't, you'll probably find this game dull, repetitive and far too easy.
  8. Minor graphical issues and an unbalanced gameplay.
  9. Nintendo Power
    70
    Charming. [July 2009, p.87]
  10. Nintendo Gamer
    67
    More of a light snack than a hearty meal. [Aug 2009, p.74]
  11. Id love to say this was a GREAT GAME!! but i just cant i like it but after awhile its to repetitive to really appreciate.
  12. It's far from sophisticated, but it's so shameless and so strange that never becomes truly mediocre.
  13. The Munchables is a nifty little game, but it's all over far too quickly for us to recommend it as a must-have title.
  14. The Munchables provides a unique and wacky adventure that's fun for a few hours. Ultimately though, its repetitive gameplay and lack of challenge make it feel more like a slightly disappointing appetizer than a satisfying main course.
  15. games(TM)
    60
    You're doing very little other than eating things, and the game's other ideas don't gel well enough to make it an experience worth more than the sum of its parts. [Aug 2009, p.130]
  16. The Munchables is a lovely game with a few problems. Ideal for casual gamers and for everyone looking for an easy videogame. Too short and simple, but with a cool style and an extraordinary spirit. May the poo be with you!
  17. It looks good, and the controls are fine, but it lacks variety and challenge making it a rental at best.
  18. There's disappointingly little to get your teeth into in this only briefly entertaining consumable.

Awards & Rankings

75
42
#42 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 22, 2013
    8
    An honestly adorable game on the Wii that has for the longest time slipped under the radar. Main game play includes roaming 3 part stagesAn honestly adorable game on the Wii that has for the longest time slipped under the radar. Main game play includes roaming 3 part stages eating everything on the screen (and breaking enemies up if they are currently too large) while gradually becoming larger and larger to the point the stages size in comparison becomes humorous. Edible enemies are charmingly designed and variable in the foods and theme of the level they are based on. The soundtrack is also rather unique to the series. While not a triple A title, if you're up for something cute and different, give The Munchables a shot. Full Review »
  2. Mar 28, 2013
    8
    I am honestly baffled that this gets nearly no attention. I mean it isn't AMAZING, but it's still a creative and overall enjoyable platformerI am honestly baffled that this gets nearly no attention. I mean it isn't AMAZING, but it's still a creative and overall enjoyable platformer I would recommend to anyone with a Wii, especially with the low pre-owned price of $5.00 Full Review »