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Mutant Mudds
Jumping to a higher plane
by Jon Mundy 7/12/2012
Product: Mutant Mudds
Developer: Renegade Kid
Publisher: Renegade Kid
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Platform
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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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.

Platform heaven

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. ...
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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
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 7
Overall: 7
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