LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
Jumping to a higher plane
By Jon Mundy 07 December 2012
Mutant Mudds | Developer:
Renegade Kid | Publisher:
Renegade Kid | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Platform | Players:
1 | Version:
Life in a 2D platformer must be oddly frustrating.
All those glorious, vibrant pixel-art landscapes whizzing past in the background, yet you can never hope to go and smell the flowers or walk in the hills.
Nope, you're stuck on a single plane filled with roving enemies, treacherous gaps, and insta-death spikes.
If that's the case, then Mutant Mudds's universe must be some kind of Utopia for Sonic, Mario, and co.
While Mutant Mudds is a pretty generic retro 2D platformer in most respects, it has one neat twist - you can skip over to the background at certain points throughout the levels, as well as jumping forward to the foreground.
Mutant Mudds remains a fun yet frustrating experience on iOS, with its quirky plane-switching mechanic going some way to making up for its frustratingly exacting 2D platform gameplay