Mice love cheese, that is a given. So it has been documented in every cartoon since time began, so it must be. The mice in MouseCraft need your help to get to the cheese though. Inspired by the likes of Tetris and Lemmings, MouseCraft is releasing on Xbox consoles today.
MouseCraft has been puzzling players on PlayStation, PC, Nintendo and even the OUYA console since 2014. The wait to Xbox has been long, let’s hope it has been worth it.
This family friendly puzzle game has you helping a cat scientist perform experiments on mice. These experiments aren’t what you would expect from a cat though as he is trying to guide the mice to the cheese rather than simply killing them. That’s not to say this doesn’t happen though.
The mice wander along the level like Lemmings. They could hit a wall and turn around, be zapped by an electrical obstacle or fall into an acid pit. The pursuit of science isn’t without its casualties. You can stop these unnecessary deaths occurring however by placing tetromino blocks to guide the mice to the safety of the cheese. These blocks will look instantly familiar and are from where MouseCraft takes its other does of inspiration, Tetris.
These blocks can be made of different materials. Some will be explosive, others made of jelly. As you progress you will unlock different ones to use, they are all designed to help the mice reach the goal; just because they are explosive doesn’t mean that they wont help. Some casualties will be necessary, so let’s think of the greater good here.
MouseCraft is available to download now priced at £8.79 from the Xbox Store. The mice need your help, can you give it to them? We will have a review coming soon where we will report on our endeavours so stay tuned.
MouseCraft is an A to B puzzle game where players help Schrödinger, the crazy cat scientist, in completing his mysterious, mice-powered invention. Pile up Tetromino bricks to create a safe path for as many mice as possible, gather collectibles, fight enemies, use different types of blocks, blow up things and avoid environmental hazards in 80 handcrafted levels! Key Game Features: – Experience a remix of two classic gameplay mechanics: Pile up Tetromino bricks to create a safe path for as many mice as possible. – Discover an epic tale of a crazy cat scientist who is striving to unlock the potential of a mysterious, mice-powered machine. – Defeat obstacles, overcome gaps and gather collectibles by using different types of blocks, be them explosive, crumbling or even jelly ones. – Prove your stacking skills in your own style- freeze the game by using the Active Pause feature or increase the speed any time you want.