The vast continent-spanning city of Collosatropolis has finally reached the limits of its expansion. Tall buildings cover every available space. The air is thick with smoke and poisonous chemicals.
User reviews: Very Positive (124 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 2, 2004
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Includes 3 items: Nux, Platypus, Platypus II

 

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"Awesome shmup with cool claymation graphics!"
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About This Game

Platypus is a fast, frantic and fun arcade-style shoot-em-up!!

The vast continent-spanning city of Collosatropolis has finally reached the limits of its expansion. Tall buildings cover every available space. The air is thick with smoke and poisonous chemicals. Parking is a nightmare.

The Collosotropolan leaders have decided the simplest solution is to invade the neighbouring country of Mungola. They don't anticipate much of a struggle - Mungolans are simple, earthy types without much love for industry. In fact, Mungola's entire defence force consists of a single squadron of fighter planes - the venerable F-27 "Platypus".

What possible threat could a few antique aircraft be to the mighty Collosotropolan Battle Fleet...?

To the Mungolan people the venerable F-27 "Platypus" is their last best hope for freedom!

Features:

  • Unlimited Play
  • Two-Player Simultaneous Action
  • Stunning Claymation Graphics
  • Addictive, Exciting Game Play
  • Adjustable Difficulty Settings
  • Perfect for the Entire Family

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium® or AMD® 1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32MB 3D Video Card
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I love these claymation games. Nux is fantastically quirky, and Platypus does not disappoint. Although there is only one method of play in this one (side-scrolling shooter,) it's varied enough that it does not lose its appeal as you play. The bonus items for weapon upgrades are nicely varied, the game tracks your score percentages per section, and some of the bigger ships that you destroy will drop bonus points... in the form of FRUIT that you need to collect before they fall off of the screen. lol~

You start off with four lives, and two credits. When you lose your four lives, you can continue by using one of your credits, which gives you four lives again... Of course your score resets when you continue, but the game will save the highest score you gain for the leaderboard.

It also looks like a second person can join in and play with you, as there was something on the screen that said to press a button to join.

Platypus doesn't seem to be controller-compatible, but using the mouse to play gives you plenty of maneuverability. There's no click-click-click, either; just hold down the left mouse button to shoot continuously.

There are weather balloons that float across the background giving you hints such as, "Shoot the stars to change weapons," and "Special bonus for passive resistance!" Hah! Try not shooting anything and live through it, I dare you! If you die even once, it ruins your "passive resistance" because you'll usually take something out with you, and you'll get NO bonus. ;D

Platypus is yet another delightful arcade game by Idigicon, and I've happily added Platypus II to my wishlist.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Childhood memory
Gameplay plain but fun, art style is stunning even today, soundtrack is so catchy
a bit dated today but can still have a fun experience with this. 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
THIS IS MY
ULTIMATE
CHILDHOOD
GAME
:D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Spaceship flies ---------------> you shoot. its awesome. it sucks. I dont know, how old am I! What year is it! Get off my lawn damn kids!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
get this :)


Classic Chipsound + Remixes, its worth enough only because of the soundtrack to get this !

the game is also nice btw :)
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