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Dr. Muto (GameCube)

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www.xbox.com:
    You are Dr. Muto - a maniacal, genius mad scientist whose latest experiment accidentally destroyed his home planet Midway. With the help of his super cool Splizz Gun, Muto must morph himself into five strange creatures, all with unique abilities, in order to find the resources needed to rebuild his homeworld!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15089) on Jun 25, 2010.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    Why clone when you can morph?

    Dr. Muto is a fully 3D, free-roaming, third person, action-adventure videogame set in a stylized universe full of fiendish puzzles, mind-bending devices, freakish monstrosities, and twisted comedy!

    You are Dr. Muto – a maniacal and genius mad scientist whose latest experiment has accidentally destroyed his own home planet (except for his laboratory)!

    Featuring a cast of unusual characters including Dr. Muto’s sidekick, Janky, and his nemesis, Professor Burnital, Muto will use his latest invention, the Splizz Gun, to mutate and morph with any living organism in order to accomplish tasks no human could achieve alone.

    By simply sampling some DNA, the doctor will be able to morph into a spider, mouse, gorilla or whatever creature he sees fit to become. Now he must use his fiendish gadgets and morphing ability to steal organic matter from the neighboring planets in order to rebuild his world.

    Features:
    The strange and brilliant mad scientist, Dr. Muto, is here, and it’s up to you to guide him in rebuilding his home planet of Midway
    Featuring a cast of unusual characters including Dr. Muto’s sidekick, Janky, and his nemesis, Professor Burnital
    Use Muto’s amazing Splizz Gun and morph into six strange creatures from a gorilla to a mouse
    Use gadgets such as the Pocket-Rocket and Super Boots to propel yourself to victory
    Explore five fantastic worlds from the vast water realm of Flotos to the underground mines of Mazon
    Experience exciting action as you deal with guard dogs, rent-a-cops and a host of intriguingly strange enemies.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54497) on Oct 02, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo GameCube:
    In this wacky platformer from Midway you play as Dr. Muto, a typically unpredictable mad scientist who scoffs at the laws of nature. His hilarious quest takes him across five planets as he gains the ability to mutate into various life-forms.

    The Doctor Is In

    Dr. Muto has made a name for himself with astounding scientific feats, but even the best minds can make a mistake. His latest blunder has destroyed his home planet, but this maniacal genius is determined to restore it. To help in his venture the daffy doctor has invented two sidekicks, a clunky assistant named Janky and a smart-mouthed computer named AL.

    Disaster seems to follow Dr. Muto like a faithful puppy and his Danny DeVito-esque short temper doesn't help matters. Fortunately, his Splizz device lets him irradiate enemies and nab their DNA. With these building blocks of life, Dr. Muto mutates (get it?) into creatures ranging from a tiny mouse to a giant gorilla. Even when transformed, though, the doctor retains his characteristic green goggles and white lab coat.

    Dr. Muto's six strange forms provide a solid basis for some interesting platforming. Each form has special abilities. For example, as a mouse, the doctor can crawl into tiny spaces and discover areas beyond the reach of a normal man. His gorilla form is perfect for strong-arming menacing enemies. And as a spider, Dr. Muto can spin a web and climb his way out of sticky situations.

    His mutating abilities make Dr. Muto unique in the world of platformers, but there is still plenty of old-school collecting, jumping and enemy-bashing. Fortunately, collecting the hundreds of items feels important because each has a logical use beyond getting 100 percent on the final screen. Isotopes power your computer, machine parts are a must for building helpful gadgets, and of course enemy DNA helps you fashion new mutations.

    Controls are generally spot-on, but expect the occasional spell of sluggishness.

    Graphics

    Midway has given Dr. Muto a highly stylized look that complements the zany storyline. From his pointy moustache to his elf-like shoes, Dr. Muto himself seems to sprout more sharp points than a broken window. Environments and enemies are quite detailed. Everything -- from electrical beams to toxic gases -- casts colorful lighting effects. Strewn with gadgets and beakers, Dr. Muto's lab accurately reflects his scatterbrain persona. A junkyard is appropriately caked with grime.

    Midway's first platformer on the Nintendo GameCube teems with personality. The mutation shtick is particularly fun. If you can overlook the occasionally rough controls, expect madcap fun from the mad doctor.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54497) on Jul 29, 2005.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    WHY CLONE WHEN YOU CAN MORPH?



  • Morph into five strange creatures from a gorilla to a spider using Dr. Muto's amazing Splizz Gun

  • Use a wide variety of gadgets only a mad scientist could invent such as Rocket Boots and the Super Baller

  • Defend yourself against burty Rent-a-Cops, vicious "Charks," and other henchmen of your rival, Professor Burnitall

  • Run, jump, and blast your way through four fantastic worlds from the vast water realm of Aquem to the underground mines of Mazon

    Dr. Muto
    is a maniacal, yet genius, mad scientist whose latest experiment has accidentally destroyed his own home planet. Using his latest invention, the Splizz Gun, Dr. Muto will morph and mutate with any living organism in order to rebuild his planet and accomplish tasks no human could achieve alone.

    SPECIAL DVD EXTRAS!
  • The Making of Dr. Muto
  • The Art of Dr. Muto
  • Coming Soon Trailers

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69754) on May 23, 2004.