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Revenge of the Mutant Camels (DOS)

Revenge of the Mutant Camels DOS Splash screen

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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.

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Revenge of the Mutant Camels DOS Reaching a Dune-themed password point.
Revenge of the Mutant Camels DOS Temporarily invincible, as indicated by the halo.  (I bet you didn't even know that camels had souls!)
Revenge of the Mutant Camels DOS High score table
Revenge of the Mutant Camels DOS Leaping for bonuses and power-ups.

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GameHippo.com Dec 31, 1998 5 out of 10 50
The DOS Spirit 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.

Development

The game was written over a two month period. Programmer Jeff Minter spent hours at the zoo watching a real camel in order to model the camel's animation in the game.

Freeware release

Jeff Minter released the full version of the game as a free download on 8 February 1997, along with Llamatron: 2112. The license allows free distribution by any party as long as no money is charged and the original readme file is not removed from the archive.

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).
  • Zzap!
    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #38 'It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!'

Martin Smith (66833) added Revenge of the Mutant Camels (DOS) on Nov 06, 2007
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