Love pixels? Fond of platformers? Is there a special place in your heart for the 8-bit and 16-bit era? Want to have fun? Yes!? Well, you’ve come to the right place, my friend. Mutant Mudds is a “12-bit” action platformer full of pixels and platforming fun!
Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can leap into the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique dimensionally-woven experience.
Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesis: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Legend says collecting all of the mysterious Water Sprites will wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!
In December of 2012, developer Renegade Kid released their excellent action platformer Mutant Mudds on iOS following its release on 3DS the previous January. The game’s main hook revolved around jumping between the foreground, middle ground and background of each level in order to discover new areas and solve puzzles, and it was incredibly fun. In fact, despite being initially build for a handheld with physical buttons and relying heavily on precision platforming,Mutant Mudds translated extremely well to the touchscreen.
All was well until around September of last year when Apple released iOS 8 which brokeMutant Mudds. That’s an all too common and unfortunate occurrence on iOS, but typically developers will either come out and say they’re working on a fix for a broken game or admit that it’s beyond help and pull the game from sale. Neither of these things happened with Mutant Mudds on iOS.
While not an ideal way to handle such a situation, Renegade Kid has revealed that they’ve finally been able to nail down the issue with Mutant Mudds not working on iOS and are submitting a fix for it within the next week or so. They’ve also dropped the price of the game down to $4.99 from its regular price of $8.99.
As mentioned, this wasn’t an ideal way to handle a situation like this and it’s rubbed a lot of customers the wrong way. It’s hard because I see both sides of the story, as Renegade Kid is an extremely small developer who have a number of projects in the works at any given time, and it can’t be easy to pull away resources to dig around searching for an iOS compatibility bug. That said, at least giving a heads up to your customers about what’s going on can go a long way.
Renegade Kid realizes this as well, and has stated that the current Mutant Mudds sale will continue on until at least after the update is actually released, so if you were interested in picking it up but want to be confident they’ll actually follow through with fixing it you’re free to simply wait for the update to hit and you’ll still get the discounted price. In addition to the bug fix, the update will include the 20 ghost levels from theMutant Mudds Deluxe Wii U release available as an optional IAP pack.
Older, great games getting broken by iOS updates is a sad reality, but I’m happy that in many cases those broken games end up getting a fix even if it takes longer than I’d like.Mutant Mudds is a fantastic game and it deserves to reach a new audience of iOS gamers that haven’t had a chance to enjoy it for more than a year now. Look for the update to hit in the very near future.
Game: Mutant Mudds | 4.99$ | Universal app | Download