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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.


Revenge of the Mutant Camels DOS These pesky birds are dropping 1-ton weights on us.
Revenge of the Mutant Camels Commodore 64 Level 2 - it's raining cats and dogs
Revenge of the Mutant Camels DOS High score entry
Revenge of the Mutant Camels DOS In this level, "Manic Minter", the player goes up against the coder of the game, throwing miniature camels at me.

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Home Computing Weekly Commodore 64 Feb 21, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Personal Computer Games Commodore 64 Feb, 1984 10 out of 10 100
Popular Computing Weekly Commodore 64 Jan 26, 1984 9 out of 10 90
Your 64 Commodore 64 Apr, 1984 90 out of 100 90
Games-X Amiga Feb 06, 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Games-X Atari ST Feb 06, 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 DOS Dec 31, 1998 5 out of 10 50
The Retro Spirit DOS Mar 05, 2010 1 out of 6 17
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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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.


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.


  • 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!'

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