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Platypus (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 PSP Shoot your way through buildings.
Platypus PSP Sonic pulse weapon upgrade
Platypus PSP The Platypus world map
Platypus PSP First boss

Alternate Titles

  • "Платипус: Пластилиновая Угроза" -- Russian spelling

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The Press Says

GameSpy Jan 03, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Dec 18, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Defunct Games Feb 01, 2007 65 out of 100 65
Extreme Gamer Dec 18, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Gamers' Temple, The 2006 60 out of 100 60
G4 TV: X-Play 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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Zach Shapiro (3) added Platypus (PSP) on Dec 28, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (243588), Kabushi (119751) and Scaryfun (11600)