Mutant Mudds New Screens and Info
One 3DS title we are eager to play is Renegade Kid's Mutant Mudds. The game began as a DS title some time ago and was originally planned to be released with the launch of the eShop. We should still see the game before the end of 2011 but until then here are some new screens and information.
Mutant Mudds is an exciting new platform game for the Nintendo 3DS from award-winning developer, Renegade Kid. Our hero may be a 2D sprite, but he can take advantage of the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields in this unique dimensionally-woven platform adventure (the stereo 3D effect looks amazing on the 3DS).
Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon and H20-powered jet pack, Max steps out onto the porch of his (parents') home; determined to thwart the filthy plans of the Mutant Mudd army by blasting and hovering his way across the soiled landscape.
The Story So Far...
Our hero is Maximilian, who has made valiant efforts to enter the video-game market in the past. His first attempt was with a retail Nintendo DS title, where he would have been displayed as a three dimensional polygonal mesh with applied textures. When this proposal fell flat, Maximilian pitched a lighter version of his 3D platform adventure to publishers as a DSiWare title. Unfortunately, this too did not see the light of day, despite some heart-warming support from his avid fans (Max says, "Thank you!"). Upon hearing of the Nintendo 3DS eShop, Maximilian knew this was finally his chance to step out on his own into the spotlight and claim his 15 seconds of fame, and stomp on the evil army of Mutant Mudds who is bent on claiming his world.
Equipped with a H20-powered jetpack and heavy-duty water cannon, Maximilian has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesi: the Mutant Mudds. Max must collect all of the mysterious Water Sprites to wash the Mutant Mudds away for good.
Levels: Mutant Mudds contains a total of 40 challenging levels. There are a total of five worlds. Each world contains 4 regular levels. Each regular level provides access to a secret sub level. When you add all of that up, you get 40 levels. However, only the first four worlds (16 regular levels & 16 secret sub levels) are initially presented to you. You must collect the Water Sprite from each of the first 32 levels to unlock the fifth world. Now, the fifth world is a little different from the first four worlds. Each level in the fifth world is locked. You must collect all of the Golden Diamonds from the first world to unlock the first level in the fifth world. There are 100 Golden Diamonds in each regular level. The secret sub levels do not contain any Golden Diamonds. There are a total of 400 Golden Diamonds to collect in the first world to unlock the first level in the fifth world.
Power-ups: Some of the secret sub levels require the use of a power-up to gain access to them. There are three power-ups that can be purchased from your Grandma's shoppe. She has an unhealthy obsession for Golden Diamonds, and demands steep prices for her gadgets. Each power-up is temporary, and will be lost when a life is lost. Do not fear, collected Golden Diamonds are never depleted from your inventory; once you've earned them they can never be taken away. If you lose a power-up before it has been utilized, you'll just need to visit the shoppe, purchase the power-up, and try again.
Completion 1: Collect the Water Sprites from the first 16 regular levels. This results in celebration ending #1. Completion 2: Collect the Water Sprites from the first 16 regular levels and their 16 secret sub levels. This results celebration ending #2 and the unlocking of the fifth world. Completion 3: Collect the Water Sprites from all 20 regular levels and their 20 secret sub levels. This results in celebration ending #3, immense self-pride, and a special surprise!