Mr. Nutz: Hoppin' Mad
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Similarities with the other Mr. Nutz game only go as far as the title and main character, although both are side-scrolling platform games. Mr. Nutz the squirrel is holidaying on Peanut Planet when he's called into action to save the local people from a race of chickens. Nutz can fly, swim and dive through the planet on his quest. The level layouts include tunnels and warp zones. Bonus items and additional weapons including bombs are available along the way.
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Average score: 82% (based on 11 ratings)
Average score: 4.3 out of 5 (based on 4 ratings with 1 reviews)
The introduction to this game looks great, and the in-game graphics are beautiful. The music is first-rate, and there is a gorgeous-looking bonus sequence. The game is quite addictive for a while, and Mr. Nutz himself looks suitably humorous.
Where the game falls down is in its gameplay. For a start, you spend far too much time moving a tiny squirrel around a maze looking for the entrances to the varied parts of each level. When you start playing the levels, it isn't long before they become tedious and repetitive. The chickens are just irritating, and the later bosses are frustrating and uninteresting.
The Bottom Line
A platform game in which you must guide Mr. Nutz, a squirrel, through the levels in order to rid the land of killer chickens (!) If you are hit by a baddie, you can replenish your lost energy by catching the little jumping rectangle which flies out of your health meter, and there are also shields dotted about the levels.
Amiga · by Gary Smith (57) · 2004
Cancelled Genesis version
A port of Mr. Nutz: Hoppin' Mad was being developed for Genesis (under the name Mr. Nutz 2). Several European magazines even reviewed the game, but it was never released.
This game started as Timet: The Flying Squirrel and featured a different character (Timet). However the game's publisher Ocean didn't want to have two different squirrel characters in its game catalogue and decided to replace Timet with Mr. Nutz, despite the game featuring a different universe and objections from the creators of Mr. Nutz.
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Game added October 4th, 2004. Last modified September 26th, 2023.