Fly the famed Platypus fighter through a fantastic landscape of carefully molded clay to protect inhabitants of Mungola from the Collosatropolians! Collect power-ups and bonus stars to give your Platypus the boost you need. Every level of this gorgeous arcade challenge bursts with original fun that's perfect for gamers of all ages.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (352 reviews) - 60% of the 352 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 17, 2007

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About This Game

Fly the famed Platypus fighter through a fantastic landscape of carefully molded clay to protect inhabitants of Mungola from the Collosatropolians! Collect power-ups and bonus stars to give your Platypus the boost you need. Every level of this gorgeous arcade challenge bursts with original fun that's perfect for gamers of all ages.

Features:

  • Cooperative Multi-Player (1-3 Players Locally)
  • Two Difficulty Levels
  • Stunning Claymation Graphics
  • Unique and Addictive Fun

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
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Overall:
Mixed (352 reviews)
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kk
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Product received for free
Why do I have this? Who gave me this?
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rumpledawf
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
wow, that was bad.
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[TnM]' V-Captain Rampage
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Product received for free
Good
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THE MASTER FISTER
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
Product received for free
This is so much fun to just play to kill a couple of minutes before I make people's heads into applesauce in gmod!!!?
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GaNoo
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
I got this in a bundle, so it didn't really cost me anything...thank goodness, because this game is horrible! It doesn't even run properly......the game crashes, and is just overly glitchy. I let it run to aquire the steam cards, but as far as playability goes? This is truly a stinker.

It's a shame too, because I love this style of game, and the claymation graphics look incredible....it LOOKS like it would be a first class enjoyable game, but I guess i'll never know.
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Nexiu
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Trading card Steamulator.
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[DFS] Jolt Z
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Egh. It's a above decent space shooter, i guess.
Recommended only for the weird level 5.
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Obey the Fist!
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
This is simply excrement.

The game runs at about 640x480 and FORCES your video to that resolution.

It's a terrible 2D scrolling shooter - at best the gameplay is slightly worse than 1942, from the 80's. It's 2016, so you know, if you're lowballing your goals in life that badly, just stop.

This game basically answers the time old question of euthenasia. By making you want to find the "developers" and apply it to them. To the developers who might complain about this - well you started it.
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25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
What a putrid sequel to a legendary game, this is awfull. The last stage was an advertisement to the developpers other game NUX from the level itself down to the enemies everthing was a ctrlC ♥♥♥♥♥ from NUX. Screaming eyeballs alien uclers to pop under horror music inside an alien. This was nothing that the Original Platypus' dev wanted Athony Flack the developer of the original game was discusted by the sequel. Even the final boss was copied from NUX. Not to mention the constant anoying references to NUX ie protagonist ship in the background, that laughing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ from the nux logo on stage one.

The ENDING IS A BLATANT NAG SCREEN TO BUY NUX, this is not worth your time.

AS much as i loved the original i hate the sequel on the same level

Go and get Platypus 1 THe ORIGINAL if you want a good game.

Stay away from this sh*t
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2015
Get this just for the music if you are old like me :)

C64 music galore. Some of the best music ever on a SID chip.
Platypus II
Main tune: Rambo II loader (original: Martin Galway)
Level 1: Monty on the run (original: Rob Hubbard)
Level 2: Last ninja (original Ben Daglish / Anthony Lees )
Level 3: Terra Cresta (Martin Galway)
Ship select: Sanxion loader (problably the best C64 track. Rob Hubbart)

Wish that the full soundtrack was avalible as DLC (or as bonus ingame)

According to the internet: The music was licensed from c64play. Maybe I could get the original tracks from them?
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
I've started the game and I did like the gameplay. However there are serious technical problems. Sound is right-speaker only, as others pointed out already. And for me the game starts in a small window. I demand a magnifying glass to play. In this state I just cannot recommend.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2015
All the issues present in other reviews have been fixed and the game runs perfectly on Windows 8.1 64bit. I really don't know why the second installment of Platypus is so badly recieved as it's pretty much the same game as the original, aside from minor alterations and changes. Also the game now supports 3 players local coop.
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
As a huge fan of the first Platypus game, I have to say I think this sequal is being given rather a unfair bad rap by the reviews here. Despite a few cons with this new version I can't overlook the fact that they have also added several new features that have made things better:

- The game now supports THREE players instead of two, which makes for tons more fun. Likewise, the game now allows for all three players to use "joysticks" instead of just one (the joystick mode also works fine with controllers).

- Different ship types. Choose from four different ships that each have slightly different guns.
And let's face it, the best one is the donut gun (well to me it looks like it shoots donuts).
This really adds a cool new dynamic to the game when you mix and match with the other players.

- HEALTH. Play in easy mode to now have health for each life (3 hearts). No more dying in one hit!

- You now always keep your weapon bonuses until the timer runs out (you won't lose it if you get hit).

- Two new items that you can get in the boxes: A shield for temporary invincibility and an upgrade that doubles the firepower of your given weapon (no time limit!) until you get hit.

Also I should add that the game seems to have full controller support despite the description. The only thing that might need a keyboard/mouse is for putting your name in for a high score.

The only cons I've notice so far is that the sound only comes out the right speaker (which is kind of annoying, but if you can put your speakers in mono its really not that bad), and the frame rate seems to be a little lower, but its not terrible.

All in all I'd have to say that this game is actually really fun and arguably on par with the first one.
Maybe not for full price, but if you find it on sale I'd say it's definitely worth picking up.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Trading card Steamulator.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
The clay animation for this game was great

Pro:
Gameplay arcade
Good style
SteamTrading cards

Cons:
Bland AI
Bugs
Poor extra contents
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31 of 57 people (54%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. Please, for the sake of humanity, don't buy it.

Okay, so I like most people read the mixed reviews for Platypus II and decided to buy it and I was disgusted.
Sound only comes out of the right speaker, the game is in 4:3 (It didn't even work properly in 4:3 on my monitor, it left a huge black section around all sides of the game) and it is basically the exact same levels as Platypus, just in a weird order.

Please, if not for humanity's sake, don't lower those precious funds in your bank account by purchasing this. Waste all of your monies on games, or even drugs. Drugs are better than this.
0/10 Would hate again.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2015
Honestly there are alot of games that are $6.99 that are significantly better than this game. It's frankly pretty overpriced for what it is.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2015
Cute graphics, local coop works, gamapads too. Good game to relax shooting.
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