Mutant Mudds DLC Review – The Grannie Level Pack

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How does one go about reviewing DLC that features 20 new levels? Well, I’m not really sure, but it’s not like it hasn’t been done before, so I’ll take a stab at it.

For those not in the know, Renegade Kid released an update about a week ago that added 20 brand new levels to its hit Nintendo eShop game, Mutant Mudds. I had a chance to finish the last batch of levels and decided to write about them.

In each of the game’s regular levels (there’s 20 of them) you will find a hidden exit to the new levels. Of course, each level already holds a hidden level, but now each level has two of them. These new levels are called CGA-Land and like V-Land and G-Land before it, CGA-Land takes inspiration from a retro visual style. In this case, CGA-Land emulates the Color Graphics Adapter.

There’s a catch, before you can start struggling with CGA-Land levels, you must first fully complete the game. To reach a 100% completion you must complete every regular level, all 20 hidden levels, and collect all 2000 Golden Diamonds. That in itself isn’t an easy task, but the reward is well worth the effort. Not only do you unlock Grannie, which I’m sure isn’t a secret now, but you also gain access to the 20 new CGA-Land levels.

These levels are specifically designed with the Grannie character in mind. Grannie holds all three of the game’s power-ups at once, which means she is quite the powerhouse. As each level is crafted around the usage of these power-ups, you will have to make sure you master them all. You will have to hover over long pits of spikes with precision, and carefully use the Vertical Boost to make tricky high jumps. Of course, you will also have to combine the two in some of the trickiest sections.

Upon playing these new levels I was reminded of how great the characters are controlled. These levels are definitely tough, but not impossible, so the only thing holding you back is you.

There is a new scene to see after beating all 20 levels, and it definitely teases Mutant Mudds 2. If you want even more, you can now enter Grannie’s Attic with Grannie, I’ll leave the content a surprise.

You also get to hear two beautiful new tracks that accompany the CGA-Land inspired levels. These tracks are on par with the soundtrack and are very enjoyable. Troupe Gammage has outdone himself once again.

If you’re still on the fence about Mutant Mudds, read my review. The game is worth $8.99 if you’re a fan of retro inspired, sidescrolling, platformers. Plus this new content, which is free by the way, adds at least another hour or more to your total time with the game.

There will be no review score for the DLC, because it only adds to the value of the game, and it’s already a perfect game, in my opinion. I recommend you at least download the free demo from the Nintendo eShop to see if it’s a game you’d enjoy playing.

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  • http://nintendogamerthoughts.blogspot.com/ Zack

    I can’t wait to play these levels, I just have to finish the others first :(

    • http://twitter.com/MiniFortress Mini Fortress

      Definitely worth it, these levels are great.

  • Manuel

    Hmm…either I’m out of practice or those levels are way harder than the normal ones. :(

    • http://twitter.com/MiniFortress Mini Fortress

      These are the toughest levels in the game imo. Keep at it, you’ll complete them, eventually.