The Maw PC

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 80
    The Maw is a fine little romp for people who feel the platformer genre doesn't get enough respect these days. It's also a great game for parents searching for something to hand off to a young child. The Maw is fairly linear and there isn't a great amount of depth to it, but its two main characters are adorable and the pacing is spot on.
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    80
    Total surprise, excels in game mechanics and recalls the golden ages of arcade classics. Enjoy its cute heroes and explosions of colors while you can – The Maw isn’t the longest game unfortunately. [May 2009]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 20, 2013
    8
    Yes… I enjoyed “The Maw”… A game primarily made to entertain children, actually reminded me of games I used to play when I was younger. I feltYes… I enjoyed “The Maw”… A game primarily made to entertain children, actually reminded me of games I used to play when I was younger. I felt like I was sitting on the PS1 trying to collect all the gems in Spyro! Video games are so thought up now and the stories can be so mind bogglingly confusing or dull… Or like most games these days based around New York or set in the year 3000 It's seriously very repetitive so being able to step away from that to a very fun cartoon adventure was quite refreshing. I can safely say I thoroughly enjoyed the simplistic style of this game and I think anyone could get into it! Full Review »
  2. Jul 14, 2013
    8
    Even with outdated graphics, this game is still charming and very original. Smart game-play, funny characters and nice puzzles make it veryEven with outdated graphics, this game is still charming and very original. Smart game-play, funny characters and nice puzzles make it very fun to play. Refreshing. Full Review »
  3. Jun 18, 2013
    7
    The maw is a really simple yet satisfying game. This game reminds me of spyro in many ways.

    A short game, the Maw isn't something you
    The maw is a really simple yet satisfying game. This game reminds me of spyro in many ways.

    A short game, the Maw isn't something you should expect to play for hours on end.

    The game lacks finese in controls, and some parts are just up to chasing animals around until the monster blob finally catches them.

    Overall its a fun game, and at a low price is well worth it.
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