Mutant Mudds Review
Pros & Cons
Pros: Fun Gameplay with a unique spin, awesome 8-bit graphics/soundtrack
Cons: Graphics/Game style is an acquired taste

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Mutant Mudds is a great old school platform game with new school methods developed by Renegade kid thats not only available for the iPhone but windows PC and nintendo DS as well.

Mutant Mudds is a platform game packed with pure old school graphics but integrating new gameplay methods. The story stars out with these mutant mudds invading your town and its your job to oust them using your jetpack and gun. The controls are dating back to the simple controller of old style games, a basic directional pad with up,down,right and left and two buttons being A & B. Along with that you have an equipped jetpack which double tapping buttons like A allow you to use. The game is a platform based style where you run along and gather points and take out the mutant mudds to progress to each level. However it brings a unique ability to jump between platforms which makes it stand out. You can for example be in the foreground of the map at some point or in the background or in the middle as normal. This is all showcased in the video review but really adds a different spin to your traditional gameplay.

Aside from that as with old school games you have those hidden passages that take you to extra levels where you can gain more points. It’s 8-bit graphics and music are definitely a set back but for good purpose it brings that retro feel of gaming to your iPhone. While that may not be everyones cup of tea the gameplay itself is still as fun as ever. Options allow for you turn off things such as check points and controller transparency. The game also ties in with game center for achievements and high scores to compare with friends who play the game as well.

Levels are packed with new obstacles and mutants to fight. On the topic of levels theres tons of them and the option to even go back to previous levels to get points you missed is a nice add-on as well.

So overall while it dates back to 8-bit music and graphics with your basic controls the game is still a great one. Bringing new updates to a old school platform genre, with new levels and monsters to fight this game will keep you entertained for hours. Whether its flying over obstacles with your jetpack or exploring the great new style of platform map this game is sure to be a hit for those who enjoyed old school gaming and or new modern platform games. Available on a variety of platforms check it out in the app-store “Mutant Mudds”.

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store