Love pixels? Fond of platformers? Is there a special place in your heart for the 8-bit and 16-bit era? Want to have fun? Yes!? Well, you’ve come to the right place, my friend. Mutant Mudds is a “12-bit” action platformer full of pixels and platforming fun!
Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can leap into the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique dimensionally-woven experience. Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesi: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Legend says collecting all of the mysterious Water Sprites will wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9, 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard. Compatibility notice: Integrated Intel graphics cards are not supported. Patched to version 188.8.131.527
Posted on 2012-08-31 00:25:52 byOrpheusftw:
I'm going to start by telling you the coolest aspect I noticed right out of the proverbial box: If you play with a controller, you'll be using the D-PAD for once! This might seem like a silly point to mention, but too many of these "new retro" 2D platformers have me using the analogue stick with no native dpad support. It's a pet-peeve of mine that hinders the oldschool effect theseread more games are intended to bring.
Excellent controls aside, Mutant Mudds is a much needed time capsule into our 2-dimensional past, reminding us that only Indie devs seem to remember what made 90s platforming so magical. The colourful pixel art and parallax scrolling, the pleasant 8-bit music, and the subtle, non-intrusive story line all make for an enjoyable presentation that seems to nicely sum up platformers from the 8 to 32 bit console eras.
I could liken the gameplay to so many different games that there would really be no point in trying to draw comparisons. It is simply the kind of run, jump and shoot action you would expect from a good platformer in the 90s. If, like me, you have a soft spot for that part of gaming history, Mutant Mudds should nicely sate your hunger for a while.
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Posted on 2012-09-05 16:41:52 byJnrx91:
First off I would like to say please IGNORE the trolls and good OLD games fanatics...if you take notice at the comments you see two of them are the EXACT same things but different users. I believe GOG is not only a place for OLD games but a place for GOOD games, Witcher 2 is one great example of a new game on Gog.
Anyway back to my thoughts on the game.
This game is a great game,read more I love the music so much I would've paid FULL price to be able to listen to the soundtrack, thank fuly I got it on a Gog though so it came for free.
- The Graphics are great classic but beautiful.
- The Music is great as I stated before, I downloaded it all to my ipod libraty.
- Gameplay is simple but sweet, builds respects what has come before it yet builds upon it.
I ignored this game on the 3DS originally thinking it was generic and lame....but after playing it, I can say it's anything but.
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Posted on 2012-08-31 12:44:42 byDCT:
After spending time with this game I decided to add my thoughts on it. Well what can I say this is a very retro style platformer that channels such classics as Super Mario, Mega Man, Commander Keen and so on and it does it quit well, though the jumping feels more in the vain of Contra, Castlevania, Metal Slug where you only seem to jump at a set height as oppsed to Mario and suchread more where your height is determined by how hard or long you hold down the jump button and so forth it does fit the game and while your jump distance isn't as long as Commander Keen or Mario it makes up for it by allowing you to float for a set period similar to Super Mario Sunshine. If I had to compair it's platforming style I would say it feel like(tome anyway) a combination of the first Mario, Megaman and the first 3 Commander Keens( Invasion of the Vorticons episodes)
The main gimmick here is the use of a 3d multiple plane perspective where at certain spots on the level you can jump forward to the front of the screen or backward to the background this is actually pretty cool to see in action but it does have a few moments where it seems like objects such as platforms are harder to see as their partial hidden by foreground objects luckily this never becomes a major issue as you can see at least part of a safe place to jump too. Now while this gimmick is the big thing that sets the game apart from other platformers and is required to finish levels for example, you may be moving along the middle plane and come across a giant row of spikes that are impossible to get passed so you have to jump to the background or the foreground to continue but I never felt like it was grating or redundant.
Now I'm not going to lie and say that this is a easy game, while the first set of levels are pretty simiple the game does get harder as the game progesses forcing you to put your platformer skills to the test while this isn't say Super Meat Boy, VVVVV, Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy or even Monty on the run level difficult(read: Brutal Platformer level hard) it does have some serious old school difficulty which is fine with me since I grew up playing insanely hard platformers in my youth.
All in all really it's a great game, the graphics have a nice advanced 8bit to 16 bit vibe and the soundtrack is filled with amazing chip tunes style music which are quite catchy and if your a old fart like me may bring back a wave of nostalgia, but as much as I love the look and feel of this game and despite the fact this is one nicely done game I really can't give it 5 stars because really take away the "3d" perspective gimmick it's just a really well done platformer nothing more nothing less and while that is all good it's still nothing that would scream "OMG 5 stars right here" not that 4 stars is a bad thing either but it's defiantly something for those who like this genre.
So would I recommend this game, if you like platformers then yes get it if not then this game really wont sell you on the genre so you may want to give this a pass.
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