Mutant Mudds is an exciting new platform game for the Nintendo 3DS from award-winning developer, Renegade Kid. This marks the company's first self-published title, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in 2011.
Our hero may be a 2D sprite, but he can take advantage of the thirdMutant Mudds is an exciting new platform game for the Nintendo 3DS from award-winning developer, Renegade Kid. This marks the company's first self-published title, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in 2011.
Our hero may be a 2D sprite, but he can take advantage of the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields in this unique dimensionally-woven platform adventure (the stereo 3D effect looks amazing on the 3DS).
Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon and H20-powered jet pack, Max steps out onto the porch of his (parents') home; determined to thwart the filthy plans of the Mutant Mudd army by blasting and hovering his way across the soiled landscape.… Expand
Jan 23, 2012With its crafty level designs and unique visual style, Mutant Mudds offers up the best of both 8-bit and 16-bit worlds, all the while giving fans of the genre a classic 2D platformer. Mutant Mudds might very well be the best eShop game to date, and one no platformer fan should miss.
Jan 25, 2012Mutant Mudds is platforming distilled to its essence. It cuts the fat in order to deliver a pure, satisfying experience. More than anything, it demonstrates that "retro" should not just be pixel graphics and chiptunes but rather a thorough understanding of the basics that made a genre popular in the first place.
Jun 27, 2012Mutant Mudds is a decent game, but it could have been better. We love the retro style, both artistically and gameplay wise, but it has some irritating flaws in level design. Anyway, Mutant Mudds is destined to that public who love classic games and classic challenges.
Jan 30, 2012I LOVE this game. I have been following Mutant Mudds since it was first announced in Nintendo Power.
GAMEPLAY: The gameplay is flawless. TheI LOVE this game. I have been following Mutant Mudds since it was first announced in Nintendo Power.
The gameplay is flawless. The platforming challenge is perfect. The difficulty curve is just right. Some people may whine about it being too difficult, but like anything challenging the reward is great.
The art is an incredible blend of 8-bit and 16-bit. I think they called it 12-bit. :-) The 3D effect when you go into the background is really fantastic.
The music is authentic NES style music, which might sound bad, but it sounds really amazing.
I found this game really addicting. Even now that I have completed it 100% I find myself going back for more. It is just fun to navigate the levels, jumping, hovering, and shooting the Muddies.
Buy it. I joined Metacritic just so I could leave a review for this fantastic game. Bravo Renegade Kid. I look forward to your other eShop games.
Feb 29, 2012One of , if not the best game on the eShop right now. Fans of classic platforming will love this game. The 3D effect is used brilliantly andOne of , if not the best game on the eShop right now. Fans of classic platforming will love this game. The 3D effect is used brilliantly and the game itself oozes charm.
This is a must own for any 3DS owner, no doubt about it.… Expand
May 24, 2014Mutant Mudds is fit to bursting with retro visuals, retro gameplay and retro difficulty, and in my eyes, that makes it the best 'non-Mario'Mutant Mudds is fit to bursting with retro visuals, retro gameplay and retro difficulty, and in my eyes, that makes it the best 'non-Mario' scroller available for 3DS today. If you're in the mood for some retro thrills and up to a pretty stiff challenge, you're in for a real treat with Max and his gorgeous pixelated crusade against the evil Mudds!
Indeed, with the possible exception of Terry Cavanagh's -- very different, yet -- utterly sublime VVVVVV, Mutant Mudds is probably my favourite downloadable title on the 3DS eShop to date... even surpassing fellow greats like Cave Story and SteamWorld Dig. Yup, THAT good.
Apr 22, 2012This game works very well on the 3ds and it manages to keep the retro-gaming feel without feeling like it's pandering to the player.This game works very well on the 3ds and it manages to keep the retro-gaming feel without feeling like it's pandering to the player. surprisingly large amount of content for such a well priced game. the difficulty curve is about what you'd expect for a game of this generation... the earlier levels might feel way too easy (or i may just be seasoned enough as a gaming veteran that the difficulty wasn't as tough as it would be for a younger/less-seasoned gamer.)
still, it's a good value for the price and if you're not sure you would enjoy it, currently (as of this writing) there is a demo you can try in the eShop.… Expand
Sep 23, 2014This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I picked this up on the eshop before my recent holiday and ended up playing it pretty much solid for the entire 4 hour flight. It’s a simple Megaman style (I’m currently venturing into my first Megaman experience, Megaman 2) platformer where you run, jump, and shoot stuff. Only you’ve got a water gun and you’re shooting enemies made of mud. Genius. I also enjoy that you have jetpack that jets out water - FLUDD from Mario Sunshine style.
I love the way this game looks, combining 8 bit and 16 bit styles to create eye catching and fun visuals. The game plays well with very solid platforming mechanics where you feel in complete control and shooting those pesky mudds is great fun. The 2.5D situation where you can switch between different levels closer and further away works very well, particularly with the 3D on. The game isn’t massively long however. It only took me about 2 hours to get to and beat the last level and a good 30 mins of that were probably spent trying to beat that last level, which was pretty darn challenging. Once you’ve done this though you can collect all 100 tokens on each of the levels which I enjoyed doing immensely, replaying the well designed levels again even having only just done them was a blast. This allows you to unlock new powers/weapons which in turn let you access the secret levels, of which there is one for each of the 16 levels. I’ll risk my gamer cred by saying that some of these secret missions were a little too challenging for me and got to the point of being frustrating. Largely due to the prevalence of timed on/off platforms going on, something that I’ve always been pretty bad at (damn you Super Mario Galaxy 2 timed platform level that I still can’t beat). I think it’s great there’s some levels that will challenge even the most hardcore of gamers though, and especially as it doesn’t feel essential to do all the secret missions.
I’m glad I waited for the deluxe version thanks to the checkpoints without which I would have likely got very frustrated but the extra missions added in this edition did nothing for me, they featured (as far as I could care to play) only unkillable enemies that you had to dodge which took away one of the funnest parts of the game for me, shooting the mudds, and so I won’t be venturing any further into those.
Overall, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my 4-5 hours with Mutant Mudds Deluxe. I’d totally recommend dropping the £8 it costs to buy this thing. It’s an incredibly fun and polished experience and even if the deluxe addition doesn’t add any good extra levels (you might enjoy them more than me though) the checkpoints are a very welcome addition, especially as they can be turned on or off.… Expand
May 7, 2012I've been hearing a lot about how Mutant Mudds is the best 3rd party game on the eShop. After playing it for myself, I've come to find it's aI've been hearing a lot about how Mutant Mudds is the best 3rd party game on the eShop. After playing it for myself, I've come to find it's a very good game, but has a few issues that keep it from true greatness. GAMEPLAY: the gameplay was tight and very solid. With that said, it's jump and shoot gameplay was kind of a letdown after enjoying MSF's and VVVVVV's more unique approaches to the platforming genrÃ©. DIFFICULTY: the game is rather difficult (which isn't a bad thing), and most of the time it's handled very well, but in the later levels I noticed that there were some enemies that would attack off screen, and there were also a few "leaps of faith". It was a little disappointing to see the dev resort to those kinds of cheap tricks to ensure difficulty in the later moments. LENGTH: the game is a tad overpriced, but you'll still get quite a bit from this game (especially if you play all the bonus levels). GRAPHICS: it has a very charming retro look, but it's not sure whether it wants to be an homage to the 8-bit or 16-bit era, instead it seems to be a mix of the two that doesn't fully envoke the kind of nostalgic feeling it would have, had it chosen one era more specifically. With that said, the 3D effect is utterly fantastic, and is used to great effect. SOUND: while not the best soundtrack in the world, it captures that retro vibe perfectly. STORY: befitting of the retro era, it takes a very minimalist approach to storytelling. The concept (kid fighting mud monsters with water gun) feels uninspired, and something a child might come up with. CONCLUSION: if you can get past the fact that the game is a little "safe" in design and concept (and the cheap difficulty tactics later on), you'll find a solidly built retro styled platformer that's fun to play.… Expand
Jan 29, 2012I was excited about this game through the first few levels. The gameplay is fun but I cannot get past the overall design mechanics. This isI was excited about this game through the first few levels. The gameplay is fun but I cannot get past the overall design mechanics. This is one of those games that presents you with a near impossible task, usually having to do with timing, and then starts you at the beginning of the level when you die. Consequently, you end up replaying a level dozens of times until you perfect the move required to pass the point that you are stuck at. That mechanic draws bad memories and I get frustrated very quickly due to my experiences with other games with this same problem. Therefore, due to the developer's making a mistake this big, I am rating the game a 1.… Expand
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