Attack of the Mutant
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Attack of the Mutant is a children's PC game based on the Goosebumps book Attack of the Mutant by R.L.Stine. It was developed and produced by Dreamworks Interactive and was released May 1, 1997. It was one of the first games to use cel-shaded animation. 
Plot[edit | edit source]
The hero gets off a bus at the wrong stop, and finds himself at the headquarters of the Masked Mutant. Within, he must work with comic book superheroes the League of Good Guys to prevent the Masked Mutant and his evil henchmen from transforming the world into a giant comic book.
Characters[edit | edit source]
The cast of characters included all of the comic book superheroes and supervillains featured in the original book - the Galloping Gazelle, the Masked Mutant and the Magnificent Molecule Man - but also added many original characters, such as the mobster villain Pinky Flamingo. The hero, a non-gender specific (though in-game art suggests a male) child, is a classic video game silent protagonist.
The Galloping Gazelle was voiced by Adam West (who played the same role in the TV episode of Attack of the Mutant) while the Masked Mutant was voiced by James Belushi.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Object is to save world". Manly Daily (Sydney, Australia: News Limited): p. 8. 11 February 1998. "Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant is the second CD-ROM game based on the best-selling series of books by children's author RL Stine. The object here is to save the world from the evil Masked Mutant and his henchmen. Players are transported to the Mutant's headquarters where they will uncover a plot to turn the world into a comic book (more cynical minds might say they're too late). Using a combination of skill, strategy and problem solving, players must navigate through the Mutant's domain, systematically defeating each foe. There's no point in trying to reason with them, fighting or running are your best choices. To help new players, there's a League of Good Guys with helpful advice. On each floor of the Masked Mutant's headquarters, the objects you collect will serve you well as you visit other locations."
- Heffley, Lynne (5 February 1998). "It All Speaks to Kids". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, United States: Tribune Company): p. 42. "It's not just fans of R.L. Stine's hugely popular " Goosebumps " Scholastic Inc. books and TV show who'll enjoy jumping into this well-made, color-ful 3-D action adventure. Players join forces with the "League of Good Guys" to stop the Masked Mutant from destroying the world as we know it: The purple villain wants to turn it into a comic book. As the countdown to destruction continues, you'll explore the bad guy's multilevel headquarters, navigating through corridors filled with elevators, doors and secret passageways that lead to nifty rooms and mazes. Sound effects and spooky music are nicely done, and the perils aren't ov erly intense; parents don't have to worry that kids will be exposed to blood-and-guts hyper-violence."
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- Official website at Scholastic Press
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