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Maximum Games brings back classic platformer with reimagined
graphics and gameplay at lowest PS4 price point
The ballistic blue blob is back in the reinvented Putty Squad
for PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 3, and PlayStation®
Vita. Due in stores on March 11, 2014, the retro title reemerges 20
years after its original release at an unprecedented PS4™
price point of $29.99.
Adored for its indie-style, addictive gameplay, Putty Squad
returns to stretch, morph, and squish its way into the hearts of a
new generation. The game, which had originally been developed for
the Amiga 1200 in the early 90s, gained a cult following when
Commodore's 1994 bankruptcy halted the release of the game. The
title subsequently became a hit on the Super Nintendo Entertainment
System (SNES), though hardcore Amiga fans pined for its rerelease
Now, with a new tutorial mode, extensive World Progression Map,
online leaderboards, brand new time trial challenges and more, the
title offers a significant value at just $29.99 for PS4™. The
game boasts over 50 levels, which are equally entertaining for
adults and kids.
“Putty Squad will have parents battling their kids for
console time,” jokes Len Ciciretto, president of Maximum
Games, publishers of Putty Squad. “Once you start, it’s
hard to pull away.”
The story revolves around the stretching, flattening, and
inflating main character, Putty, who has been tasked with the
challenge of rescuing his fellow imprisoned putties, all the while
being inundated with a slew of enemy attacks in the form of
“Terminator” carrots and sword-wielding spacemen.
“Its wackiness is a huge part of the game’s charm,
and it’s what the best games are made of – creativity.
It’s why two plumbers traveling through pipes to rescue a
princess in a mushroom kingdom makes sense,” said Maximum
Games CEO, Christina Seelye.
“The return of Putty Squad has been a long time
coming,” said John Twiddy, Head of Development at System 3,
creators of the game. “Fans and newcomers to the game will
equally appreciate the redrawn imagery, new features, and
Indeed, Putty Squad has undergone a complete graphical overhaul,
and is revamped to appeal to retro-seekers as well as the modern
gamer. Bonus additions include a Sticker Book that allows players
to collect and find hidden stickers throughout levels, star
ratings, trophies, and unlockables.
"It's wonderful to see this cult classic come back to the modern
age," said Mark Cale, CEO of System 3. "For those who weren't
around in the time of the Amiga or SNES, now Putty Squad is made
accessible for a new era of gamers."
Putty Squad is available for $29.99 March 11, 2014 on
PS4™, PS3™ and PS Vita™, and has received a
rating of E10+ by the ESRB. For more information, please visit
About Maximum Games
Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Maximum Games
publishes premier interactive video games for all leading
platforms. For more information on Maximum Games, visit the
company’s website at
About System 3
Formed in 1982 by Mark Cale, System 3 is recognized as one of
the founding pioneers of the gaming industry and as a name
synonymous with producing original genre defining gaming concepts
year after year. System 3 stands proud as the last surviving
British Independent Publisher from those grassroots years.