One of the first widespread [[EdutainmentGame Edutainment Games]] for the UsefulNotes/AppleII, beside ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail''. The player takes the role of a somewhat frog-like Muncher, who enjoys eating things. The player must obey the rules of grammar/math/what have you and munch only the items that match what the question is asking for, or else they lose a life - they must also avoid the Troggles, hostile critters that find Munchers tasty. Spawned a whole series of Muncher games. Has a [[WMG/NumberMunchers Wild Mass Guessing Page.]]

The games in the series also include Fraction Munchers, Word Munchers, and Super Munchers. The last gives the titular hero a "super" form he can transform into to take out Troggles.

In the mid-'90's, a short-lived ReTool of the series was released. See ''VideoGame/MegaMunchersDeluxe'' for more.

!!This game provides examples of:
* BigEater: Both the Muncher and the Troggles.
* CanisLatinicus: The Muncher and the original Troggles all have "scientific names" as well as their regular names.
* {{Cutscene}}: "Great Moments in Muncher History" in ''Number Munchers''; similar but untitled cutscenes in ''Word Munchers''; and [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames Olympic]]-themed scenes in ''Fraction Munchers''.
* EliteMook: ''Trogglus smarticus'', especially if more than one of them are on the board at the same time.
* GoKartingWithBowser: Muncher and Doggle in the second.
* HalfHeartedHenchman: ''Trogglus timidus''. If you approach her, she will move in the opposite direction.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Some of the {{Cutscene}}s show the Muncher doing some very cruel things to the Troggles.
* ImAHumanitarian: If one Troggle enters a square occupied by another Troggle, one of them will eat the other one.
* OneHitPointWonder: Eating one wrong number or running into one Troggle or bullet fired by one will cost you a life.
* OneUp: An [[VideoGameLives extra life]] is awarded upon reaching a thousand points, and another at 10,000.
* ScoringPoints: Because you want to put cool messages along with your name atop the Muncher Hall of Fame.
* TheGoomba: ''Trogglus normalus''.
* VideoGameLives
* WaddlingHead: Every character in the first game.