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Platypus

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Symbian
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iPhone
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PSP
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Description

The big city of Collosatropolis has reached the limits of its expansion. The Collostropolan leaders have decided to solve the problem by invading the neighboring country of Mungola. Since Mungolans are simple, earthy types they don’t expect much of a struggle. Mungola’s defense force consists only of a single squadron of fighter planes – the F-27 Platypus.

Platypus is a side-scrolling shooter, where you use your little space craft to blast the enemy ships. Shooting some formations gives the player weapon upgrades for twenty seconds. All models in the game were designed in clay, photographed and then digitally coloured. There are 20 levels in four different worlds each with their own themes and enemies.

The PSP version includes minor changes. It adds worlds, ships, and enemies not in the original game, constructed from existing graphics, with new movement patterns. The weapon balancing and bonus scoring system have been changed. Enhancements include a save system, a new Survival mode and Wi-Fi multiplayer action for 2 players.

Screenshots

Platypus Windows Big Last Boss!
Platypus Windows Level 3 - Above Hostile Water
Platypus Windows New Level Weapon.
Platypus PSP The Platypus world map

Alternate Titles

  • "Платипус: Пластилиновая Угроза" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Assembled nicely for an old style. Windows Tyler Szabo (6)

The Press Says

AppCraver iPhone Jan 30, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Game Tunnel Windows Feb 06, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
TouchGen iPhone Dec 14, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows Nov 01, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Slide to Play iPhone Jun 11, 2009 3 out of 4 75
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Jun 13, 2002 70 out of 100 70
GameSpy PSP Jan 03, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot PSP Dec 18, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Extreme Gamer PSP Dec 18, 2006 6 out of 10 60
G4 TV: X-Play PSP Feb 08, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

The game's soundtrack is provided by C64Audio.com, and includes remixes of C64 tracks such as Wizball, Parallax, Comic Bakery, and Sanxion from Rob Hubbard, Martin Galway, and others. It is unclear however if permission was granted to use songs from these original games.

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