My Week Unwrapped: March 8, 2024 – Munchy Mammals, Crookhaven, Matexo, The Clayman Teaser and More

Hi everyone, and welcome back to My Week Unwrapped, where I discuss all the games I’ve been playing over the last seven days. I finally started a few games I’d been meaning to for a while and also made more progress with BROK the InvestiGator. There isn’t a whole lot going on in Genshin Impact at the moment, so I’ve cut back there and made more room for other games. I also finished playing Glitch Games’ Recursion, which releases on March 11th, and I have a giveaway going on right now. I’ll hopefully also have a walkthrough ready for release day. Anyway, there’s a lot to discuss, so let’s get started.

Munchy Mammals

Munchy Mammals has been out for a few months already on PC, and on iOS for a month or so, as well. I’ve been meaning to check it out and finally did so this week. After playing through the first two chapters, I would say it’s like Snakebird but the critters can eat each other. In each level, you need to get these long creatures to the numbered holes. But they can only go through if they have the same number of segments as the number on the hole. If they’re too short, there’s food they can eat to grow longer. But each colored mammal can only eat food that matches it. So far I’ve met the blue mammal and the orange mammal. The blue one is vegetarian and only eats eggplants. The orange one eats meat, though — and that includes both blue mammals and orange mammals, and even itself. For instance, if you move the orange mammal onto a tail piece of a blue mammal, he’ll eat it and turn any segments below that piece into meat. But if you move him onto the blue mammal’s head, the whole blue mammal will turn into meat. I’m sure more mechanics will be added as I progress, but I’m already really impressed with it. I also haven’t been able to get the gold medal (based on move count) on the last level of the second chapter, so I suspect the game will get quite challenging. It’s also free and supported by ads or you can remove the ads for $4.99. I highly recommend Munchy Mammals to any puzzle fans.


Somehow I missed that Fire Maple Games released a new point-and-click adventure recently. Although I haven’t been blown away by their last few games, I decided to grab it anyway and give Crookhaven a try. I have to say, it looks great, but the pacing is very slow. Everything feels very spread out and I spend more time backtracking to find the puzzle or character I need to return to than actually solving the puzzles. You also have to wait after each line the character speaks for the “continue” button to appear and I get very impatient. It feels a little dated and I’m not sure I’ll stick with it. But if I do, you’ll be able to find all my videos for it here.


Matexo has been out for a bit already but it flew past my radar until today. It’s from the developer of The Chronos Principle, so I was eager to try it. And so far, it seems like a pretty solid math puzzler with a steady difficulty curve. I played through the first two puzzle packs and breezed through the levels with just addition and subtraction. But multiplication and division got things heated up a bit. I’ll likely continue playing to see what other tricks it has up its sleeves. It’s also free and supported by ads with an IAP to remove them. So I recommend giving it a try for yourself. You’ll also be able to find any future videos of the game here.

The Clayman Teaser

The Clayman Teaser is a very short demo of the upcoming game The Clayman, and only takes about 10 – 15 minutes to complete. But I’m liking where it’s going and I’m intrigued enough to keep an eye out for the full release. The gameplay itself was perhaps too simple, as you just tap to find pieces of evidence. But it seems like the story will be fun and maybe the gameplay will get more interesting once we’re deeper into it, too. Again, this one is free, so just try it for yourself.

BROK the InvestiGator

I’m still playing through BROK the InvestiGator and have managed to get through Chapter 1 and start Chapter 2. This chapter gives you the ability to play as both Brok and his adopted son, Graff. They each have their own situations to work through and you can swap between them at any time if you need a break from one or the other. Brok is trying to break out of prison so he can get to Graff’s science fair, while Graff is trying give himself a better chance of winning with his invention. This seems like a pretty long game, so I’ll probably chip away at it little by little. But I am enjoying it and I appreciate how there seems to be different ways to get through certain sections so each playthrough is unique. If you want a point-and-click adventure with charm that will give you good bang for your buck, I think BROK is a good choice.

Genshin Impact

And last, I’m still playing Genshin Impact, but less so at the moment since there’s not a whole lot going on. I finished up the hilichurl event, which I enjoyed quite a bit, and explored Chenyu Vale some more. I only have a bit left, though, so I’m trying to savor it. I think version 4.5 is supposed to be pretty quiet, too, so I might not have much to do in-game until 4.6.

And that’s everything I’ve been up to this week. It’s also International Women’s Day, so I hope everyone is celebrating. I’m still watching The X-Files and am excited to finally be on the episode with Bryan Cranston. I can’t believe I’m already on the sixth season, though! I also watched Crazy Rich Asians and had mixed feelings about it. The happy ending felt rushed and I didn’t really feel it was earned. Still, it was a fun movie. Anyway, let me know in the comments section which games you’re playing and I’ll see you back here next time with more of My Week Unwrapped!

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