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Revenge of the Mutant Camels

Revenge of the Mutant Camels Commodore 64 Title screen

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
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4.4
Amiga
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5.0
DOS
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3.1
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Description

This typically zany Jeff Minter title sets you as a mutated camel, with an optional support one mimicking your moves elsewhere. The hordes of enemies to be taken on include falling umbrellas and drinks machines. Shot enemies release tokens ranging from points bonuses and energy recharges to control-reversers and poison.

Speaking of controls, the game uses the same system as Llamatron, which means that you fire automatically in the direction you're moving, but pressing the fire button allows you to rotate the direction of fire while immobile. This allows enemies in different parts of the screen to be attacked from less precarious positions.

Screenshots

Revenge of the Mutant Camels DOS There's a certain finality to it.
Revenge of the Mutant Camels DOS You can't see it, but these canes exclaim "ouch!" loudly when shot.
Revenge of the Mutant Camels Commodore 64 Title screen
Revenge of the Mutant Camels DOS End-of-level performance review

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The Press Says

Your 64 Commodore 64 Apr, 1984 90 out of 100 90
GameHippo.com DOS Dec 31, 1998 5 out of 10 50
The DOS Spirit DOS Mar 05, 2010 1 out of 6 17

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Trivia

Competition

A competition held on the day of the C64 version's original release took the winner to Egypt, to ride a real camel around the Pyramids. Some of Jeff's best friends were camels...

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 - #45 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
    • May 1992 - #1 Most weird and stupid plots of all time (Atari ST games).

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63198)