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7.7 out of 10

The Maw

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Overall 7
7.2
Graphics 7
6.8
Sound 7
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Control 7
6.6
Addiction 8
7.8

The Maw Review

Cheat Code Central
3 September 2009
Overall 8
8.1
Value for money 8
8.1
Gameplay 8
8.2
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
7.7

The Maw

impulsegamer
1 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Okay! This is quite a freaky and colourful game about aliens, however somehow in this strange universe, it has charm and an amazing fun factory. At its alien heart, The Maw is an action arcade game that revolves around an alien called The Maw and whatever he or it eats, he absorbs their powers and grows! Unfortunately Maw is quite stupid but thankfully, he is kept under control by his friend Frank.
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A heartwarming tale of a boy and his... sentient, mobile mouth

GameCritics.com
28 August 2009
  • Conclusion: any potential sequel is going to have to take place on a much larger scale
  • Pros: looks and feels just like a standard retail release
  • Cons: it's over way too soon
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Overall 8
8.0

The Maw

True achievements
15 June 2009
  • Conclusion: Overall, this game is short but very good. I especially recommend it to any fans of puzzle platforming games such as myself. There's also 3 DLC levels available for just $1.25 apiece. I haven't played them, but I am sure any fan of this game would enjoy them. That does it for this review. See ya next time.
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Overall 8
8.0

Test The Maw

Generation NT
11 June 2009
  • Conclusion: Les transformations en insecte volant ou encore rhinocéros seront plus tard disponibles. Les puzzles proposés tirent bien entendu partie des qualités de nos héros qui sont complémentaires. Tantôt il faudra faire appel à Franck pour se suspendre à des créatures volantes ou désactiver des tourelles défensives, tantôt il faudra exploiter les talents pyrotechniques de The Maw. L’environnement a un rôle de support et offrira au joueur les moyens de s’en sortir.
  • Pros: Bande sonore et bruitages de qualité, Graphismes de très bonne facture, Héros charismatiques
  • Cons: Imprécision des mouvements, Linéaire à souhait, Très court
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The Maw Review

VideoGamer.com
28 May 2009
  • Excerpt: What a weird and wonderful game The Maw is. It's a cute 3D puzzle/platformer with a disturbing underbelly. You see The Maw, the star of the show, is a one-eyed purple blob that's hell bent on eating everything in sight, including cute little creatures. Each mouthful makes him ever so slightly bigger, his razor sharp teeth and bottomless pit of a stomach the stuff of childhood monster nightmares.
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Overall 7
7.2

The Maw (XBLA)

Video Game Generation
31 March 2009
  • Summary: The phrase “Good, but not great” pretty accurately sums up The Maw . The puzzles are nothing new or exciting, but the varied creatures and the powers they bestow do add SOME variety to the equation. The graphics and sound are top-notch, but the lack of a real storyline or dialogue hurts the game somewhat. Still, it’s a decent expenditure of time for 800 points, and who knows?
  • Pros: Great visual style, Excellent music, Decent length for 800 points
  • Cons: Serious control issues, Movement speed is PAINFULLY slow, level structure that equates to a series of ‘key puzzles’.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
7.5

The Maw (XBLA)

Game Boyz
23 March 2009
  • Excerpt: The Maw, an Xbox LIVE Arcade (XBLA) title developed by Twisted Pixel Games, 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. The game stars a large purple blob concerned mostly with snacking and lounging around. At first it may seem like he is pretty much a slob, but he can absorb the traits of anything he eats and is virtually indestructible.
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Overall 8
7.5

The Maw

gamerlimit.com
22 February 2009
  • Conclusion: The Maw is a fun game for the few hours that it lasts. But it is ultimately too short and suffers from having its content bled out through DLC packs. If a quick, light hearted quest with a cute, hungry alien sounds like a good time to you, then check it out.
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Overall 5
5.0

The Maw

Thunderbolt Games
12 February 2009
  • Excerpt: The Maw is like that attractive girl you pass by everyday without uttering a word to at school, the library or any other rom-com set piece cliché. A major crush develops and before you know it, said girl has taken out an indefinite lease to your brain. You’re convinced she’s perfect and meant only for you.
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