MouseCraft made me feel like a mad scientist as I used tetris bricks to lead mice through thoughtful puzzles.
A robust puzzler whose colourful visuals can't mask a lack of personality.
MouseCraft is always, noticeably and unapologetically, Lemmings meets Tetris - and like the mice of its title, it seems happy to scrabble about in the twin shadows of its genre-defining inspirations.
Crunching Koalas' clever puzzle game feels like a healthy brain workout that should leave puzzle fans with a great natural high
A cheesy puzzler with plenty of charm, MouseCraft favors style over substance.
Still, most will come to MouseCraft for the puzzles, stay for the puzzles, and ignore the narrative (or lack thereof). To that end, it does an admirable job, constantly introducing new ideas so that each chunk of levels feels fresh. Over the four hours it takes to see the end, and additional time to complete entirely, it never overstays its welcome. The concept behind it is solid, and it has been developed well past that initial idea.
MouseCraft is a game that manages to take inspiration from two classic titles and create something fun. The fact that I became obsessed with making sure every mouse made it through the obstacle course tells you how addictive this game can be. Of the 80 levels included, there are a few that can stop you in your tracks and put you off from returning, but that minor flaw aside, MouseCraft is a great game that puzzle fans should take a look at.
MouseCraft is a likeable but simple puzzle game that barely touches the complexity of the two titles it claims to take inspiration from. Far too repetitive and too easy to work out, it's better suited to a handheld than a larger console and isn't likely to hold your interest for long unless you're really hankering after a rodent-based puzzle game and can't get hold of Lemmings. A little darkness and complexity would have gone a long way here, but as it stands MouseCraft just isn't involving enough to heartily recommend.
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.
Having battled some of the game's more exasperating stages I'll conclude with a simple statement: MouseCraft is a really good puzzle game.
While many games will borrow elements from the classics in an attempt to become a spiritual successor to some popular title, MouseCraft manages to pay homage to its inspirations while retaining an identity all its own.
MouseCraft is an excellent addition to the puzzle genre, which successfully draws upon the strengths of several classics, while differentiating itself at the same time. A unique take on the 'rat in a maze' concept, this is entertaining on all three of Sony's systems, and while it's not exactly a visual showpiece, it's charming enough to make you smile like when you're saying the word 'cheese'. In short, this is a fun little timewaster that you're likely to enjoy more than you anticipate – even if you're lactose intolerant.
MouseCraft is a fun game, but the difficulty seems to skew a bit on the easy side with the ability to pause mid-level and undo any action. Still, unlocking new obstacles every few stages keeps things fresh, and going for perfect levels will force you to stop and think about how to do things--as opposed to just laying a few blocks and calling it a day. Give Mousecraft a shot.
Nevertheless, if you have a soft spot for puzzle games and you are not afraid to stumble too long on the same level, you should have a few good times in front of your screen and not regret your investment.
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MouseCraft is a decent puzzle game, which will be able to conquer fans of Lemmings puzzles thanks to a decent variety of situations.
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Mousecraft on the Nintendo Switch doesn't reinvent the puzzle game genre, but it's fun and intuitive enough to be a very welcome addition to the list of options populating Nintendo's console. With enough inspiration from other major puzzlers, most players will find themselves enjoying delightful short segments around this piece of gaming, while fans of puzzle games will find it a marvelous experience, regardless of the time they spend with it.
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Gamers hungry for a bit of creative/critical thinking should most definitely put out the cheese and let this mouse come out to play.
While it might be a little too simple for hardcore puzzle gamers, MouseCraft is a fun, solid puzzle game experience. The ability to play on any of your PlayStation devices makes it perfect for those times your brain needs a little bit of exercise. Just be wary of that cat, I just know he's up to something sinister.
Although it may be a tad short, MouseCraft is a fun and inventive puzzler that will provide the brain with a solid workout.
MouseCraft, although also accessible to a casual audience, winks above all at the veterans of puzzle solving, who, in contact with non-trivial dynamics and well-thought-out reasoning challenges, will find abundant bread for their teeth. Unfortunately, a level of difficulty that is too intermittent significantly undermines an experience that could easily aim for excellence but which, so fragmented, is forced to stop at a lower step.
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