Putty (Amiga)

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Description

Putty is a platform game where the lead character is... a blob of putty. He has been expelled from Putty Moon by Dazzledaze the wizard and his assistant Dweezil the Cat. Your job is to lead the character round the platform levels making use of his special abilities to rescue and destroy.

When moving, Putty has a natural bounce, and his eyes are loosely attached, moving after his body after falls (as a visual effect). He has many moves available - he can stretch himself to traverse larger gaps between (or move up/down) platforms, unleash a long-range punch, explode (which works like a smart bomb, clearing the screen of enemies) or flatten himself into a puddle on the floor (to absorb anything that walks over him).

Screenshots

Putty Amiga Exiting gym level
Putty Amiga First level starting position
Putty Amiga Stretching around
Putty Amiga Mission overview at begin of level

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Putty" -- SNES/CD32 title
  • "Silly Putty" -- Working title
  • "Putty Moon" -- Super Famicom title

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Oct, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Action Nov, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Play Time Oct, 1992 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Games Oct, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Joker Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Dec, 1992 77 out of 100 77

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Trivia

Development

The game was in development for over 18 months. Early in development there was talk of an enhanced cartridge version for the Amiga, due to potential advantages such as a lack of piracy and much larger gameplay without the need for disk swapping, however the company ultimately concluded that the project would be too expensive to complete without other publishers collaborating on the development, resulting in an RRP around £60, around double what typical floppy-based games cost at the time. There was later talk of cartridge-based games for the A600's PCMCIA slot the following year, but no serious development work is known to have been done on this by any companies.

Inspiration

The lead designer of this game came up with the concept for it whilst attempting to "recharge his creative juices" on a trip through Africa.
Famine3h (298) added Putty (Amiga) on Nov 06, 2002
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