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Excerpt from Genesis Game Guide by The Scribe

NAME:             Whack-a-Critter
RELEASED:         ?
TYPE:             Action
LANGUAGE:         English

PREMISE:          Mediocre game based on the carnival sport.  You have a
                  broad, flat surface with an number of holes.  Critters
                  pop up at random in the holes.  You whack them back down
                  with your hammer.  The more you can whack, the more
                  points you score.  Beware, though - their appearances
                  become faster and shorter the longer you play the game.

IMPRESSIONS:      I was unsure as to the existence of this game for over a
                  year until the Phantom managed to confirm it with scans
                  of the box and cart.  It should be noted that it required
                  a special nine-button controller (packaged with the cart)
                  to play the game.  Way too complicated for such a simple
                  premise, and not worth the trouble of acquiring.

VARIATIONS:       There was a demo for the Sega Saturn along the same lines
                  featuring Amy the Hedgehog (Sonic's love interest from the
                  Sonic CD game) known as Amy's Whack-a-Mole.

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Re: Whack-a-Critter (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Saturday, June 23 @ 23:15:43 EDT

I just thought that I would let you know that you DON'T need the Whack-a-critter controler to play the game! I accually found this game at a used game store and it works fine with the standard 6-button Sega controler.

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Re: Whack-a-Critter (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Thursday, February 14 @ 04:08:23 EST

I've the game 5 times (NEW) and can't find the controller though... Anyone???

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Re: Whack-a-Critter (Score: 1)
by neem_numb on Wednesday, May 15 @ 04:11:26 EDT
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I love the box art, where all the creatures look like rabies-infested, wicked toothed beasts of hell and on the actual screenshot they look like cute furry things.


Maybe they thought 'The Kids' wouldn't want to play a game where you get points for wacking things that look like puppies.

How wrong they were.

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Re: Whack-a-Critter (Score: 1)
by SamuraiJohn on Wednesday, April 24 @ 11:53:04 EDT
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ITS WACK-A-MOLE! but home edition! its a bit harder than in real life.. but its great! beat em to a pulp!

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Re: Whack-a-Critter (Score: 1)
by deaddudegod on Thursday, August 08 @ 21:48:20 EDT
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I want this game, but it is one of the many games that was never released in the UK. Which makes it very very hard to obtain.

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