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Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!
Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

SystemAtari 8-bit


Atari 8-bit

Release Date: 1/1/1981
Manufacturer: Epyx
Donated By: Bill Cleaver
EPYX produced a variety of games for the early home computing platforms. They deserve recognition for being one of the first software companies to actively exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show in the early 1980s (albeit under a different name). Epyx branded themselves with slogans suggesting that their games were more intellectual than games produced buy other companies. The "tag line" for this particular release is "Computer Games Thinkers Play."

Crush, Crumble and Chomp is a monster-movie-inspired game. It was one of the earliest games in this genre and was quite popular on all the computing platforms that it was released on. Here is an excerpt from the back of the box.

"Breathe fire, terrorize cities, snack on a horrified populace, and further develop your villainous personality CRUSH, CRUMBLE and CHOMP! Is there a particular city against which you crave to wreak revenge? Do you have a grudge against the Golden Gate Bridge? Lunch on San Francisco, then. Can't control your burning desire to consume the Pentagon? Dine on Washington D.C. Fend up with cheap imports? Tokyo, perhaps. Do you hunger for the Big Apple? Munch on New York."

Although it is difficult to imagine a box selling a game in this manner at present, this game was quite popular. The Museum's copy of this game is on cassette. The documentation (extensive) is present.

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