The Grinch
Developer Konami (Console versions)
Konami Computer Entertainment Nagoya (GBC Version)
Publisher Konami
Distributor Universal Interactive
Released PlayStation Version
October 26, 2000 (NA)
December 8, 2000 (PAL)
Dreamcast version
December 6, 2000 (NA)
December 15, 2000 (PAL)
Game Boy Color Version
November 2000 (NA)
November 22, 2000 (JP)
November 24, 2000 (PAL)
PC Version
December 4, 2000 (NA)
December 15, 2000 (PAL)
Genre Action/Adventure
Modes Single Player
Ratings ELSPA: 3+
USK: 0
Platforms Game Boy Color, PlayStation, Dreamcast, PC

The Grinch is a video game based on the film, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The game was released shortly after the film hit theaters.


On the top of Mt. Crumpit, his eye pressed to the telescope, the Grinch observes Whoville. He mumbles something that his dog Max hardly perceives: "I must stop this whole thing! Why for year after year I've put up with it now! I must stop Christmas from coming, but how?" The Grinch just despises Christmas and this year, he has decided to disturb the rejoicing. He enters into his spacious cave and quickly rummages around through the place. Suddenly he stops, picks up a large book from nowhere and he opens it. Quickly, he writes down some ideas, closes it, and puts it away. Yeah! The Grinch will take his ultimate revenge on Christmas and those awful Whos this year. He then approaches his large mountain of crates filled with his precious gadget blueprints. But, before he can safely arrive at the top, the crates come crashing down and his blueprints fly out of the cave, being dispersed all over Who land. Now he must save them as well! Now, before Christmas, the Grinch must perform a series of tasks to ruin the feast's preparations. He must roam through the four environments of the game to complete all his missions. In order to do this, the Grinch must re-collect the scattered blueprints for such inventions as the Rotten Egg Launcher, Slime Shooter, Binoculars, Octopus Climbing Device, Rocket Spring, Grinch Copter, and Marine Mobile.


Mount Crumpit

Mount Crumpit stands in the middle of Who land; this is where the Mean One lives! This is also the location of his prized Grinch Computer, vacuum tubes, Grinch Rocket Sled, and the bonus levels.

Downtown Whoville

This is where most of the Whos live! There, the Grinch must be careful not to arouse their attentions. He must be quick to dodge the Whos' hugs and attacks.

Tasks: Shuffling the Mail, Smashing Snowmen, Painting the Mayor's Posters, Launching Eggs Into Houses, Modifying the Mayor's Statue, Advancing the Countdown to X-Mas Clock, Squashing All Gifts

Who Forest

An enchanted place filled with little houses, beautiful trees, a magnificent ski station with an old-fashioned style chalet and all those happy Whos practicing their skiing skills.

Tasks: Making Christmas Trees Droop, Sabotaging Snow Cannon With Glue, Putting Beehives in Cabins, Sliming the Mayor's Skiis, Replacing the Candles on the Cake With Fireworks, Squashing All Gifts

Who Dump

For the Grinch, Who Dump is a real paradise! He enjoys its smelly aromas and he finds lots of food, pieces of equipment for his gadgets, and above all, there are almost no Whos. In the tranquility of Who Dump, in the garbage and the scrap pieces, he can plan tricks to play on the Whos.

Tasks: Stealing Food From Birds, Feeding the Computer With Robot Parts, Infesting the Mayor's House With Rats, Shaving the Dump Guardian, Conducting the Stinky Gas to Who-Bris's Shack, Short Circuiting the Power Plant, Squashing All Gifts

Who Lake

It's the annual Jamb-Who-Ree on Who Lake! Of course, the Scoutmaster of the event is none other than Mayor May Who, assisted by Who-Bris. There certainly are a couple of pranks to be played on May-Who, Who-Bris, and those little scouts. In fact, Who lake inspires more missions to the Grinch. Hey kids! Beware of the Grinch...

Tasks: Smashing Tents, Putting Thistles in Shorts, Drilling Holes In Canoes, Hooking the Mayor's Bed to the Motorboat, Modifying the Marine Mobile, Squashing All Gifts


The game was revamped in 2007 with the all new Dr. Seuss: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! video game for Nintendo DS.

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