DOS - 1990
Description of Number Munchers
In the designer's own words about this popular children's title: "You, as the energetic green Muncher, run around a grid eating prime numbers while being chased by wicked and hungry Troggles who eat you if they catch you. One of MECC's all-time best-selling titles, it's basically just very entertaining flashcards based on the classic Pac-Man model."
Like IBM's early classic Adventures in Math, MECC took a KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid), route to edutainment for Number Munchers, and pulled it off with a game that's very easy to learn, but very captivating for its target group (kids ages 5 - 12).
A great game that will keep your kids entertained for a long time while brushing up on their algebraic skills. Thumbs up!
Review By HOTUD
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Comments and reviews
anonymous 2017-08-10 0 point
My school must've had an affinity for MECC games because I remember this game as well as Snap Dragon and another Munchers game (Super Munchers, I think). I love how every fourth level completed leads to a cutscene where the Muncher outsmarts the Troggle a la Looney Tunes, but I STILL hate seeing the Muncher get eaten by the Troggle.
Scorpion1028 2016-08-01 1 point
I use to play the MAC version of this game but I can't find that version for windows dosbox anywhere! This version I couldn't get to run on my dosbox witch is sad.
SweetDee 2015-02-21 0 point DOS version
I remember playing this game in grade school (I don't think they even still call it that, lol). This, Word Munchers, and Oregon Trail.
dork 2014-05-22 2 points DOS version
I played this in school lab so much. We had the Apple ][ version but this looks exactly the same. Graphics were great for the era. For an even older math game for basic math, try AstroGrover!
Watch out for the Troggles!
StephStephy 2013-06-04 1 point DOS version
I really love playing this game when I was in elementary school
Phoenix13 2013-05-08 1 point DOS version
I try to change the difficulty level, but it says the disk is protected? How can I fix this?
TheFireBat 2013-02-07 0 point DOS version
WOOOOOOW... just wow!
So many fond memories I remember playing this on an old Apple 2E with a big old 4" floppy in glorious monochrome green! But IN COLOR!? I'LL TAKE IT!
Farmtalk 2012-02-01 0 point DOS version
Cant believe I found this! I played this everyday in school! :D
anon2524 2011-09-25 0 point DOS version
Seems that Word Munchers isn't here on this site, so here's the ISO:
Adam 2011-07-24 0 point DOS version
The first computer game I can remember playing. So much fun.
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