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Creatures

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
...
4.6
Atari ST
...
4.6
Commodore 64
81
4.1
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Description

The inhabitants of the pretty but insignificant planet Blot decided to leave to find a trendier planet, and escape being called the Blotians, a most unhip name. Until they such a planet, they call themselves the Fuzzy Wuzzies.

Their colony ship collides with an asteroid, and crash lands in the Pacific Ocean, near an unchartered island, which they colonise, calling it "The Hippest Place in The Known Universe". Unfortunately the island is also home to rather nasty demons, who can't stand the commotion caused by the happy Fuzzies, or their silly name for the island.

The demons kidnap the Fuzzy Wuzzies by hosting a massive party, then capturing them in a net, and dragging them off to the torture chambers. The only Fuzzy not caught is Clyde Radcliff, who was already being sick in the bushes. He wakes up in the morning with a really bad headache, and fiery halitosis, and sets out to destroy the demons, and rescue his friends.

The game consists of 3 levels, each made up of 3 of stages. The first two stages of each level are side scrolling platformers, where Clyde must destroy the enemies by firing at them, presumably using his halitosis. At the end of each of these stages, Clyde meets a witch, who can provide him with extra firing patterns, or upgrade those he has, in exchange for 'magic potion creatures' found during the stages.

The final stage on each level is a torture chamber, which takes place on a single screen. Here Clyde must stop one of his friends being killed by the demons, who are using some sort of ACME device. This is a puzzle game stage, where you must use the items in the room to kill one of the demons threatening Clyde's friend. Clues can also be bought from the witch. Whatever the outcome, either death will be gory, although the cartoony graphics of the game means that things aren't really graphic.

Screenshots

Creatures Commodore 64 Two Clydes  - the one on the right is an extra life
Creatures Commodore 64 Cylde fails to save chip in the torture chamber
Creatures Commodore 64 Get potions to upgrade your attacks, from a friendly witch
Creatures Amiga Ready to go?

Alternate Titles

  • "Creatures to the Rescue" -- Amiga & Atari ST cover title
  • "Clyde Radcliff Exterminates All The Unfriendly, Repulsive Earth-Ridden Slime" -- Tag-line

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User Reviews

Inventive torture screens - pity about the rest of it. Commodore 64 Gary Smith (65)

The Press Says

Commodore Format Commodore 64 Nov, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Dec, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Jun, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1993 70 out of 100 70
64'er Commodore 64 May, 1991 7 out of 10 70
ST Format Atari ST Jun, 1993 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 6.8 out of 12 57

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Trivia

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • January 1991 (Issue 4) – Listed in the 'A to Z of Classic Games' article
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #3 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
    • October 1995 (Issue 61) – The Top Ten C64 Games of all Time

Contributed to by Kabushi (131330), Martin Smith (63054) and Silverfish (1305)