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Platypus (Windows)

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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 Survive Air Mine Fields!
Platypus Windows Dodge Guided Missles
Platypus Windows Tripple Missile FirePower
Platypus Windows Water Boss!

Alternate Titles

  • "Платипус: Пластилиновая Угроза" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Assembled nicely for an old style. Tyler Szabo (6) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

The Press Says

Game Tunnel Feb 06, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Nov 01, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jun 13, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Clubic Jun 02, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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Kabushi (119751) added Platypus (Windows) on Jun 06, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (243588), Kabushi (119751), Scaryfun (11600) and Zach Shapiro (3)