The pinnacle of alien evolution, Maw is a cowardly fat blob concerned mostly with snacking and lounging. He can, however, absorb the traits of anything he eats, is virtually indestructible, and can grow to unlimited size. If he wasn't a danger to all life in the universe, he'd make the perfect pet.
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Utgivningsdatum: 9 mar, 2009
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Innehåller 4 saker: The Maw, The Maw: Brute Force, The Maw: River Redirect, The Maw: Speeder Lane

 

Recensioner

The Maw is a wonderful display of good level design and great character development with fresh new characters.
— 92/100, Modern-Gamer.com

The Maw will have you giggling till you pee your pants...
— 87/100, Editor's Choice Award, Game Focus

The Maw delivers that kind of wholesome, fuzzy charm that leaves you smiling and completely satisfied.
— 80/100, Giant Bomb

Om detta spel

The pinnacle of alien evolution, Maw is a cowardly fat blob concerned mostly with snacking and lounging. He can, however, absorb the traits of anything he eats, is virtually indestructible, and can grow to unlimited size. If he wasn't a danger to all life in the universe, he'd make the perfect pet. In this action/adventure game, he's the best friend of our hero Frank, and only by working together can Maw eat their way to freedom. The Maw was honored with the Audience Choice Award in the 2008 PAX-10 showcase of independent games, and is a finalist at this year's Independent Games Festival for Technical Excellence.

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  • Full featured 3D action/adventure
  • Winner of the 2008 PAX 10 Audience Choice Award
  • Finalist in the 2009 Independent Games Festival
  • Unstoppable and insatiably hungry Maw that grows to limitless proportions
  • Cinemas with lots of personality and humor throughout the entire buddy-comedy storyline
  • Versatile leash for manipulating creatures and objects
  • Eight levels with varying puzzles and traps to overcome
  • Five unique creatures that instill Maw with five unique powers
  • Interactive soundtrack by award-winning composer Winifred Phillips
  • Additional levels available as downloadable content

Systemkrav

    • Operativsystem: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: AMD® Athlon® 64 2.2 GHz eller motsvarande
    • Minne: 1024 MB RAM
    • Hårddiskutrymme: 300 MB tillgängligt hårddiskutrymme
    • Grafikkort: Nvidia® Geforce® 7600 256 MB eller motsvarande, (ATI® 2400 fungerar lika bra)
    • Ljudkort: DirektX®-kompatibelt
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Kontrollstöd: Xbox 360-kontroll och annan kontroll med stöd för DirectInput
    • Operativsystem: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz eller motsvarande
    • Minne: 2 GB RAM
    • Hårddiskutrymme: 300 MB tillgängligt hårddiskutrymme
    • Grafikkort: Nvidia® Geforce® 8800 GT 512 MB eller motsvarande, (ATI® 3870 på ATI-sidan)
    • Ljudkort: DirektX®-kompatibelt
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Kontrollstöd: Xbox 360-kontroll och annan kontroll med stöd för DirectInput
Hjälpsamma kundrecensioner
4 av 4 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
7.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 april
The Maw is a pretty fun little action/adventure game in which you are a cute little alien that is imprisoned on a space ship next to a giant mouth with an eyeball. The ship crashes on a planet and you proceed to throw every living creature into that giant mouth.

While the Maw seems pretty light-hearted and not all that-challenging, the game has a darker side behind its cute and seemingly innocent exterior. The first adorable little creature that you see (and hug) is eaten by the Maw, and your character is noticeably shocked by this, but those feelings of sadness and disbelief at the Maw eating that cute little marshmallowy alien baby are quickly forgotten as you try to fill the Maw's insatiable craving for adorable little creatures. This game, in short, is about addiction. Possibly also genocide. Why am I throwing cute babies into a bottomless pit filled with teeth? I don't really know why, and I don't care about their feelings anymore, I just need to throw more alien babies in the pit. I could stop any time I want. Really.

The control scheme is pretty good - I can't speak for the keyboard functions, but the game handles very well with an xbox 360 controller, providing button prompts in the game where needed.

I was pretty disappointed by the DLC for this game; it's simply just some extra levels that should have been included in the game anyway given how short it is. Having said that though, if you are going to buy the Maw, I would recommend getting the Mawesome pack because without the DLC there just isn't enough game here and it doesn't cost a whole lot more than the game by itself.

The final verdict? The Maw is short, but sweet. The game is fairly easy, but it's somewhat cathartic to throw helpless creatures into your own pet monster.

7 out of 10, would throw more cute alien babies into a bottomless pit.
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118 av 139 personer (85%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
1.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 mars, 2014
It's like playing a Pixar movie if that Pixar movie were about a murderous alien who eats things alive.

...rephrase: It's like playing a Dreamworks movie.
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30 av 32 personer (94%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 juni, 2014
A cute little puzzle/action game where you play an escaped alien convict and befriend a blob that will eat everything else. I found the controls a bit loose but still very playable. Virtually no story, no real depth and cartoony graphics may make this one better suited for the younger crowd but it's a decent game to kick back with after an aggravating day for the older folks.
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47 av 71 personer (66%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
1.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 augusti, 2014
I had no idea this game even existed, or what it was, until Steam had it on sale.
I read some of the reviews, and downloaded the demo to give it a try, still not really knowing what this game was.
Turns out, it's kind of a puzzle game. I say "kind of" because the puzzles aren't particularily puzzling. It's just various ways that the Maw can eat things.
You play as sort of an escaped alien convict, and the Maw is like your pet. You feed him, he gets bigger. You feed him special creatures, he gets special powers. Use the special powers to get to things to eat, so he can get bigger, get big enough and he can finish the level. It's not overly complicated, but it's fun. It reminds me a little of Katamari, only with eating, instead of rolling around.

The good:
-Adorible graphics that aren't really out-dated, even though the game is old
-Simple game design/game play if you're looking for a very casual game
-Eat various creatures and see how large the Maw can get

The bad:
-Clunky controls. Half the time it feels like you're trying to wade through molasis. And the other half you're wondering why the mouse is so sensitive.
-Too much hand-holding AND not enough. Sometimes it'll tell you the stupidest things (like press "space" to dodge) and keep throwing it in your face. Other times you'll have no idea what to do (like press "space" to use Maw's ability) and you'll be struggling to figure out what to do, not because the puzzle is hard, but because you didn't know what key to press. When in doubt, press space.
-Camera angles..... the camera angles are just SOOOO frustrating sometimes. When you turn, the camera decides to turn in random directions, and you can move the mouse to turn the camera, but it only moves about a centimeter at a time, more often than not it'll take you more time to turn the camera than it will to complete the puzzle.

All-in-all it's not a bad game. But it's certainly not worth it at full price. I got it on sale for $2.39 (including the DLCs) and that's around what this game is worth. It's fun, but it's not very engaging. And if the controls were less infuriating I would probably be feeling differently about it, but as it stands, I would not recommend this game at full price. Buy it on sale, and it'll be worth your few dollars.
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18 av 23 personer (78%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 18 mars, 2014
While graphics are simple, this game is a lot of fun to play. Sadly though, it also gets bored quite quickly as well because of the highly repetative gameplay :(
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13 av 15 personer (87%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 25 december, 2013
You find me captured by some aliens or humans and caged like an exhibit. Luckily their piece of crap ship crashes and I find myself next to a big glob looking creature who just loves to eat everything. Oh ya looks like I’m getting off this rock.

The Maw is the story of an alien and his new blob pet, Maw, trying to get away from their captures and get their freedom back. Maw is kind of like a garbage disposal but with large teeth and gets bigger after feeding him so much stuff.

You can feed him little pink fuzzy creatures as his basic food but once he’s a certain size you can feed him a variety of other things you find around the levels. Fire lizards that will change him into a fire breathing Maw. Flying worms can let you jump higher, float around for a bit, and slam down on things. A crazy peacock will let shoot lasers out of your eyes. Last a rhinoceros beetle that will let you charge into rocks and things to destroy them.

It’s a casual game with lots of humor and fun to be had. You’ll go through a total of 8 levels which aren’t to challenging and you can also download 3 deleted levels to add to your playtime. Not much wrong with the game except for length but it is a small indie title which started out as a XBLA game.

So if you want to laugh a little and burn some time then pick this game up and enjoy.

Bear Rating: 9.5/10
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7 av 7 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
5.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 14 juli, 2013
Even with outdated graphics, this game is still charming and very original. Smart game-play, funny characters and nice puzzles make it very fun to play. Refreshing.
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10 av 13 personer (77%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
16.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 25 november, 2013
I may have played through this game like 5 times. It's such a fun, tightly crafted little game. You can blast through it in a few entertaining hours. Because the characters have such great humor and heart to them, you may end up replaying it again a few months later when that feeling of "Maw Separation Anxiety" sets in. Also, the Maw reminds me of that monster in the old B-movie, "Terror-Vision".
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4 av 4 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
5.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 juli, 2011
Recension av förhandsvisning
Good character action game. Mad charming, though a tad repetitive. The DLC helps this though. Good times.
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4 av 4 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
10.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 maj, 2012
Yea, it is a bit repetitive and easy. The graphic itself isnt also too awesome but it fits the game itself pretty nicely. On the good side "The Maw" has something I personally cant find in too many games: A really charming main character (The Maw, not Frank the blue Alien). I find it especially impressive how much emotion the Maw can show since the game itself doesnt contain much in-game text. The developer made a really good work in that point.
All in all the game is probably more suitable for children, also since you possible cant fail in the game besides you encounter one of the very few bugs. But between most modern and also more hectic and stressful games "The Maw" is an enjoyable change of pace in a colorful world.
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7 av 10 personer (70%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 juli, 2011
Recension av förhandsvisning
Cute !!! The Maw is a great puzzle-action adventure game. It looks cute and it IS cute. And instead of me telling you how the game works you should play it and enjoy it yourself. Click the 'Add To Cart' button. Come on, you can do it. You won't be disappointed.

[Rating: 78/100]
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4 av 5 personer (80%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
5.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 november, 2014
That Maw.... he just eats so much... Nice short game but not so much depth to it. The characters are cute and you cant help but laugh at how silly Maw is :)
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5 av 7 personer (71%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 30 augusti, 2014
You are basically leading an eating machine around puzzle maps and point it at something. It is really simple. Just do not buy any DLC. Every bit of it is horrible inter-genre ♥♥♥♥ery and the Maw has trouble doing simple things.
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12 av 21 personer (57%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
13.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 11 januari, 2014
I played this game years ago when it first came out on the 360, and at the time, I quite liked it. I picked it up again on PC because I thought my four-year old would enjoy the cute characters and simplistic gameplay, and I'm happy to say that she did. However, this is a terrible PC port. The game often fails to launch on the first try, Maw and his handler occasionally freeze up, and one particular enemy in a later level, whose ramming skill was needed to pass an obstactle, despawned for no apparent reason. When the last two glitches happened, we were forced to restart the entire level from the beginning. It is a real shame that an otherwise enjoyable game like this should be marred by so many bugs.
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2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
9.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 januari, 2014
Recension av förhandsvisning
The Maw is a delightful action platformer released in 2009 by Twisted Pixel Games, who has gone on to release a slew of really tight, inventive downloadable games. The game centers around space adventurer Frank who comes upon a cute little one-eyed pink monster (heh) while being held captive on an Imperial ship. After making their escape, Frank becomes tethered to the Maw by an electrofied gauntlet, allowing him to guide the creature around like a guard dog. It becomes clear pretty quickly why the Maw was imprisoned, for he has an insatiable appetite for anything and everything, with each new meal causing the Maw to grow in size.

This game was an absolute delight, combining all of the elements that I love from the action platformer genre popularized by Nintendo, Rare, and Sony’s third party studios. The gameplay is really fun, introducing new enemy types and abilities at a pretty frequent clip, such as Frank learning to use his arm tether to sling enemies, hijack ships, and grappling-hook his way around the beautiful alien landscapes. Who doesn’t love a grappling hook, am I right? The Maw also sees quite a bit of progression, not only by growing in size, but also by absorbing the powers from defeated enemies during boss fights.

This game is really charming, and has a refreshingly colorful and bouncy animation style. The characters are undeniably cute, and have funny interactions during cutscenes. The game is not an incredibly long experience, as it can be completed in under 10 hours — including all three DLC expansions. Despite its short running time, the game is full of content, and keeps the game progression moving along at a comfortable, natural pace. It’s not often that we see new platformer franchises being released these days (with the exception of the mildly well-recieved Knack on the PS4), and although The Maw is by no means a spring chicken, it is still as fun and refreshing as the day it was released.

Highly recommended.
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2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
8.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 22 juni, 2011
Recension av förhandsvisning
I earned all but one achievement for no in-game reward. I never try that. And I usually hate platformers. However, The Maw is (largely) frustration-free puzzle platforming with a charming theme. It's more about using the abilities of the titular creature than dodging spikes and lava. I had fun exploring and collecting.

I recommend most of the DLC and it integrates nicely into the default level progression. Speeder Lane, however, felt like a way to poorly justify the rare vehicle sections by making them more common. Though I had infinite lives, I recall getting a headache from the grind.
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2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 6 augusti, 2011
Recension av förhandsvisning
The DLC really should just be part of the main game, and the price really needs to come down some; but all in all, this is a charming and well-done game.
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2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 augusti, 2011
A fun little adventure platformer with a hilarious purple blob. Great variety in the levels, and you'll get a good amount of gameplay out of it. Highly recommended.
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4 av 6 personer (67%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 16 maj, 2013
Very fun/amusing game where you have a pet who likes to eat everything.
The more it eats, the more it grows...
...and by eating different creatures and objects, can gain "power abilities" for a short time.

A nice little game with a mix of action and a little puzzle solving.
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8 av 14 personer (57%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 26 januari, 2014
The games visuals are decent, however the gameplay starts to get pretty repetitive as the levels increase in size. Its okay for a demo, but not worth a full playthrough, as there are much better games out there to spend time on.
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