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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 the enemy,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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. May 14, 2020
    77
    For a game that's almost 20 years old, Munch's Oddysee on the Switch holds up incredibly well. It's a fun and creative platformer in an odd world that is still super fun to play and figure out from start to finish. Don't expect any technical leaps forward or special additions to this Switch version. If you already own Munch's Oddysee on another platform, there is not much reason to buy the Switch port, unless you must have a portable version of it at all times.
  2. May 14, 2020
    71
    As an easy-to-pickup game, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee is an enjoyable choice for those who aren’t looking for too much of a challenge but would like to utilize their brain and platforming skills for something fun and simple. With an interesting plot and two funky protagonists, Munch’s Oddysee provides a smartly made game with forgiving deaths and options, giving players the freedom to explore with minimal consequences. Although the puzzles could be spiced up a little, the overall customizable experience and well-made gameplay are something to be celebrated.
  3. May 15, 2020
    70
    Overall, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee is a classic game that might be stuck in 2001 visually, but still is fun to play thanks to the story and characters.
  4. May 14, 2020
    60
    Although it was good in 2001, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee is let down on Nintendo Switch by awkward camera angles, frustrating controls, and bland environments.
  5. May 22, 2020
    60
    There is not much to write about Munch's Oddysee that hasn't been written. A classic title for the Xbox and a great game in general. The only flaw in this poor Switch edition, is that it provides nothing more than the absolute basics.
  6. May 18, 2020
    50
    Munch's Oddysee is the worst work of the Oddworld franchise and comes to Nintendo Switch with a remastering with hardly any changes beyond the technical section to result in a very mediocre title.
  7. May 16, 2020
    30
    It really sucks having to rate Munch's Oddysee so low – this version has obviously been made with care, but as the old saying goes you just can't polish a... well... you know. There are a handful of moments where things come together to a limited extent and the Oddworld magic show signs of life, but it's always been the ugly stepchild of the series and the already-on-Switch follow-up was a brilliant return to form – we hope that the existence of Munch's Oddysee on this format is a matter of simply getting it out of the way before a re-release of the much n better Oddworld: New n' Tasty and the upcoming Oddworld: Soulstorm.

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  1. Jan 11, 2022
    3
    I decided to create profile here, just to write something about this game XD

    So first things first - I really love Oddworld games. I am not
    I decided to create profile here, just to write something about this game XD

    So first things first - I really love Oddworld games. I am not a pro gamer with super PC, extra game consoles and plenty of new games to complete. I am a regular noobie gamer, who loves playing games from time to time. Oddworld series has the special place in my heart. When Munch Oddysee was realased, i hadn't console to play it and to be honest i wasn't interested to try it due to this huge change from 2D sidescroll to full 3D. BUT! Now I bought Nintendo Switch... I noticed a special offer for Munch Oddysee - it costs only 7,5 $! I knew that, this is the moment. Let's give it a try, and answer the question - is it worth it, to play this game or better not to touch it...

    And what can I say.. It's totally crap for me. The story of empire of Glukkons, Sligs and their Mudokon slaves, plays not even a second role - it's forth or fifth role XD The game looks more like Rayman or Kao Challengers with modifications. I am playing this game for almost 3 hours straight, and it's super boring, lagging and it's completly separated form classic Oddworld series.

    You need to collect some green blobs to complete levels. The Sligs are now not even scary. You can beat them with your bare hands - that's right XD Now you can fight with Sligs by mashing the button on console, and punching them along with your Mudokkons. Chanting costs you those "green blobs" points. Meeting with other Mudokons is terrible due to the noises. When you say "hello" to them, everyone respond you at the same time. It's so feaking loud, that console speakers sounds like guitar distortion.The second main character, named Munch it's more like an obstacle than assistant. And what is funny, his role is to save a furry, little pets, that squeaking even worse than mentioned group of Mudokons.

    Maybe this game was attractive in 2000', but for me, this game is a joke. I preffer to play once again old version of Oddworld (or maybey New'n'Tasty) than playing this. I will try to complete this game, but I don't know if I am patient enough...

    /update. It's been another few hours playing this game. Unfortunatley I can't change my opinion :( Besides things I mentioned above, you also need prepare yourself for bugs and glitches... Abe can stuck between textures and you can only restart the level or load quick save (if you saved) to "rescue" him. Eh.
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