Bought this app hoping to revel in some 80s-era Number Munchers fun with my kids, but a few factors need fixing. First, as other reviewers have noted, this app requires users to double tap faster than most younger kids consistently can. Second, even on the Easy setting, this game progresses in difficulty so quickly as to be dispiriting. Third, there’s an occasional bug in which you will have munched all the correct numbers, but the level won’t clear. A few tweaks could make this a real winner.
EVERY SINGLE TIMD IT ERRORS OUT AND SHUTS DOWN after multiples of 4! How can this be!? It worked in the 80’s on a floppy disk but can’t work in 2020 after I PAID for it? I’m beyond annoyed! I loved number munchers as a kid. I wanted to help my kiddo post corona-virus quarantine with her math skills. Unfortunately, when we make it past multiples of 4, it just completely errors out, shuts down, kicks us out and we have to start again at 2’s. It’s unfortunate and honestly annoying to PAY for an app that worked in the 80’s on floppy disks, but apparently, in 2020 this developer can’t make work and makes you pay for it! Honestly I want my money back (yes I know it’s $2), but I feel hosed and I literally never review anything. That’s how crappy this app is!
My kids love the app, but they won’t experience the way I did on a green screen with a 3” floppy disk and logging in using DOS. The only complaint I have is it advertises 250 levels yet the program kicks us out at level 3 on equality and factors all other level 5 is the end of the line. If you log in again, you have to start over with first level and again get kicked off at same levels. Not much fun.
I used this app on floppy disk and when I tutored children in the 90s and early 2000s. When I moved in to our son’s and daughter in law’s house to help with remote learning, I trotted this our and our granddaughter immediately fell in love with the program . The problem is that the game quits after level three each time. Can you help?
Brings me back to my childhood, playing this game! While there are a few bugs to fix like the auto-progression sometimes glitching, etc. I would also like to see addition and subtraction options added. That way it could also appeal to a younger crowd, like kindergarten or first grade. My second grader I know would have a lot of fun on this but could use the reinforcement on those skills too.
Just like the childhood game as I remember it. Great fun for my kids. In order to munch a number you need to double click it. But the double click has to be very very fast to be read as a double click. My 8 year old can barely do it. And when I do it I miss the double click every once in awhile which is annoying.
It won’t actually download. I hope it will remember that I bought it if I remember to go to the store to play. That’s troubling. Possibly related problem, it stops after about 3 rounds. The original Number Munchers was fun so I was excited to see this. Too bad it doesn’t quite play right or download right.
This is the best game ever I definitely recommend it gives you a short movie and then you can basically one like all the levels super easy fun for kids definitely recommend get this app my kids love it so much it’s like they’re addicted
Was really excited about this classic game. I even wanted download it On everyone’s phone in the family. Glad I only wasted the $1.99. It’s difficult to enjoy this game because you have to touch the screen very quickly. What’s worse is that after 3 levels the game is over. The app blanks out and then closes. Would rate 0 stars if I could.
I play it anyway because of the nostalgia. I am just hoping that there will be more levels in the future since the levels presently are repetitive and not advancing as it should. And I hope this game will stop crashing all time time soon.
I would give this game a higher rating if it didn’t automatically shut down after 3 rounds of playing the game. If I had read more of the reviews, I wouldn’t have spent $1.99 on a game that I can’t fully enjoy. When/If this bug is fixed, then I might rate it higher. Until then, it’s not even worth a free download.
This app shuts off after the 3rd round in each category. I wish I would have read one of the other reviews that says the same thing. I wanted to get something for my kids to play while we are all social distancing and now wasted $2.00 on something that doesn’t work. Very disappointed!
At first it may look like the Apple IIe game I remember from school, but alas the game controls are horrendous, the SFX is terrible unlike the Apple IIe version which was actually better, and you keep accidentally eating incorrect numbers or getting eaten due to sometimes unresponsive controls. Just stick with the Apple IIe version.
Tried the easy, multiples mode on iPad. After muncher walks into a troggle, double tapping to eat a number stops working! Also, double tapping is annoying, and pressing the same square a second time should let you eat a number. This would be MUCH easier.
This game came to my mind as a favorite of all time. I decided to search and omg it was there. Long story short, it keep resetting after level 3 which times out the app the the home screen. Disappointed because it’s a paid app.
Play any game, finish the third level, and the app crashes. Every game, three levels and out. This is with the latest version of the app and the latest version of iOS (Jan 2020). Avoid this app until it is fixed.
Despite advertisements of 125 levels, the game kicks you off after 3 levels and you have to start over. Not even worth 1 start or a free download. PLEASE FIX THE GLITCH or refund the THOUSANDS of people you’ve ripped off!
Welcome to the game of eating numbers and equations while avoiding being eaten yourself! This classic game is now available for your enjoyment on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Just like the old-school game you used to play but now blended with some new twists! You'll enjoy it as much as you did back in the day and now you can pass along the fun you used to have to your kids. They probably wouldn't be caught dead using the original hardware this ran on! Your hero is Muncher. You'll be directing his movements and eating habits while on your quest. Your objective is to eat the correct numbers or equations based on the heading of the level you are on. But be warned: there are creatures out there called Troggles that will get in your way! You may remember some of those shady characters: Reggies, Helpers, Bashfuls, Workers, and Smarties. Without the hardware of your Apple ][ handy, you now move around the grid by touching a box. To eat the contents of a box, double touch it. Since you are no longer restricted to moving one box at a time, you must learn how Muncher moves to be successful at avoiding Troggles! For every correct answer you eat, you receive points. Once you have eaten all of the correct answers you will move onto the next level. You will lose one of your Munchers if an incorrect answer is eaten or you cross paths with a Troggle. The game is over when you are out of lives. You can briefly keep yourself safe from Troggles while inside of the roaming 'safe box'. After every three levels you can sit back and watch a short, classic movie of Muncher taking care of business. When your game is over, you may be fortunate enough to have made it into the world-wide hall of fame! There are five basic types of levels for you to play: - Multiples: only eat multiples of the given number. - Factors: only eat factors of the given number. - Primes: only eat prime numbers. - Equality: only eat equations that are equal to the given number. - Inequality: only eat equations that are NOT equal to the given number. You may also play all types together in series or in random order. As you progress in each type the difficulty increases. There are 250 distinct levels awaiting you! Varying levels of difficulty are available to challenge your math skills. Also, as the difficulty goes up, more troggles will come after you and you will have fewer spare Munchers on hand. The harder you make it the more points you will receive per eaten correct answer. Have fun!