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Jeff Minter's third camel-themed game (after Attack and Revenge) is again a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up, taking place over 100 levels. 6,000 years ago, mankind fought the forces of Zzyax, using mutated forms of common animals. Now, the Zzyaxians are back, and the 90-foot camels must defend a planet no longer accustomed to warfare.

The Zzyaxian hordes consist of typical Minter zaniness. Postboxes and letters, Pacman ghosts and microchips are all out to get you. The game allows you to fire in any direction, by moving the joystick while holding down the fire button. Additionally, you can drop miniature versions of yourself, as bombs.

After completing a level or losing a life, the player can move to a level adjacent to the current one within a 10x10 grid. You can also purchase improved shields, energy recharges, or improved weaponry such as bigger or 'smart' bullets.


Return of the Mutant Camels Atari ST Game over
Return of the Mutant Camels Commodore 64 Another level, same task.
Return of the Mutant Camels Commodore 64 Title screen
Return of the Mutant Camels Amiga 3.5" and 5.25" disks against a camel

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Alternate Titles

  • "RMC II" -- Atari 8-bit loading screen title
  • "Revenge of the Mutant Camels II " -- 16-bit ingame title
  • "Revenge II" -- Atari 8-bit/ST/Amiga packaging title

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 750 out of 1000 75
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1988 63 out of 100 63
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jun, 1988 5 out of 10 50
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1988 49 out of 100 49
ST Action Atari ST Aug, 1988 40 out of 100 40


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  • Commodore Format
    • June 1991 (Issue 9) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

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