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The Maw

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Windows
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Xbox 360
76
3.6
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The Maw starts with a galactic bounty hunter space ship crash landing on an exotic planet. The only survivors are the friendly alien Frank and the blobby-like creature Maw (the deadliest organism in the universe). Maw likes to eat things and he absorbs the traits of anything he eats and can grow to unlimited size. Frank and Maw now must escape from the bounty hunters that are out to catch them.

The Maw is a 3D third-person action game where the player has direct control of Frank. Early in the game, Frank finds an electric leash which he uses to control Maw's movement and to interact with the world. The main task the player has to do in the game is to feed Maw till he grows. The game world is inhabited with many different creatures that Maw can feed on. Starting out with cute little pink blobby pets, Maw will eventually come across larger and larger creatures to consume.

Some of the things that Maw eats gives him special abilities that are crucial to get further in the game. For example, early in the game there is fire lizards that when eaten causes Maw to breathe fire. This new ability can then be used to burn trees that blocks passages.

Some parts of the world is inaccessible for Maw, and therefore Frank has to do some platform jumping to help out. He can then use his leash to drag and throw food to Maw. He can also use the leash to move obstacles in his path.

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The Maw Windows Frank uses his leash to control Maw.
The Maw Windows Our hero, Frank has been captured by bounty hunters.
The Maw Windows Maw finds food which he happily ingests.
The Maw Xbox 360 Title screen.

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The Press Says

Gameplanet Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 9 out of 10 90
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 Feb, 2009 8.1 out of 10 81
Giant Bomb Xbox 360 Jan 29, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Windows Mar 11, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Console Monster Xbox 360 Jan 22, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Da Gameboyz Xbox 360 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamernode Xbox 360 Feb 13, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr 29, 2009 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jan 23, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Xbox 360 Jan 23, 2009 7 out of 10 70

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