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Mutants

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
4.5
Commodore 64
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4.5
ZX Spectrum
...
4.5
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Description

In the distant future, human beings have outposts all over the galaxies, but wars and aggression have not died out. Neither has opposition to potential exploitation or environmental damage; your resistance movement has discovered that Macro-Genetic Mutoids (Mutants) are being bred purely to be used as weapons.

Controlling the familiarly-named Rainbow Warrior in this top-view shooter, you must fly to each of the 15 mutant-breeding zones, collecting their self-destruct pods, and taking all of these to the control room. You are armed with missiles, torpedos and a shield, and can use one of these at a time. The control zone is hazardous, and any contact is destructive, but reaching its target will recharge your three lives; thus, it can be worth doing this before you have completed all 15 zones.

The gameplay element of having short levels with a single specific target to account for resembles Hunter's Moon.

Screenshots

Mutants Commodore 64 The selection matrix
Mutants Commodore 64 Choosing your weapon and the sound/music, before each level
Mutants Commodore 64 The loading screen
Mutants ZX Spectrum In the maze

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The Press Says

Happy Computer Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 65 out of 100 65
Tilt Commodore 64 May, 1987 10 out of 20 50

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Trivia

The ZX Spectrum 128K version included music which was generated by 'sampling' the C64 registers, massaging the data and playing back via the AY-3-8910 PSG.
Contributed to by Martin Smith (63198)