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Platypus

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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 Dodge Guided Missles
Platypus Windows Powerfull is the word!
Platypus PSP Waterfalls in the background
Platypus Windows Take as much as you can.

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
TouchGen iPhone Dec 14, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Tunnel Windows Feb 06, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Slide to Play iPhone Jun 11, 2009 3 out of 4 75
GameSpy PSP Jan 03, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Jun 13, 2002 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot PSP Dec 18, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Defunct Games PSP Feb 01, 2007 65 out of 100 65
Gamers' Temple, The PSP 2006 60 out of 100 60
Clubic Windows Jun 02, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The Windows version was originally written in the very first version of Blitz Basic, later ported to Blitz Plus, and then to Blitz Max. For the PSP version, the MumboJumbo developers ported it to C++.

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