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It was a beautiful day in the land of Groan as the King and his fellow gooey, single-toothed Gruntz frolicked about. But when Grumley's new beach ball rolled down a hill, the young Grunt discovered three mysterious purple switches in the ground. When one Grunt stood on each, a wormhole opened up. Noticing the hubbub below them, the evil Disgruntled saw the perfect opportunity to strike their enemies. In a surprised sense of panic, the Gruntz had only one place to run — the wormhole! Now in a strange place, they must find their way home.
In Gruntz, guide your gelatinous orange companions one step closer to home through three modes of gameplay. In one-player mode, Questz, you're up against eight four-level worlds in which you must find all Warpstone Piecez and take them to the King in the fortress. But it won't be easy. In the way of each Grunt stand switches, rocks, holes, Disgruntled warriors and many other obstacles that will require a great deal of forethought and skilled mouse-clicking to get past.
In order to be successful, you'll have to use your Toolz effectively, even pounding down a Disgruntled or two from time to time. Some of your Toolz include Gauntletz, Shovelz, Boxing Glovez, Bombz, Boomerangz, Rockz and Shieldz. Also important is the use of Toyz. By distracting a Disgruntled with the likes of Go-Kartz and Beach Ballz, the Gruntz can pass peacefully or even lead the evil ones to their demise.
In the two other modes, Battlez and Multiplayer, you must take over the Fortz maintained by three other bands of Gruntz. Each army is managed by the computer in Battlez mode and up to three others online with Multiplayer. In these modes, your Toyz and Toolz are readily available as you advance your troops in a battle not unlike capture the flag. ~ Christopher Michael Baker, All Game Guide