Eat Them! the new game by FluffyLogic launched exclusively on the PlayStation Network on 22 December 2010 for €7.99/£6.29.
Eat Them! gives gamers the chance to create and bring to life colossal monsters in order to flatten entire cities and feast on their inhabitants. Always dreamed of laying waste to downtown? Here’s your chance:
- Build your unique creature in the Monster Lab and go on a monster mash, causing as much damage to the city as possible.
- Power your rampaging beast’s weapons and abilities by eating the city’s inhabitants.
- Enjoy bonus missions, multiplayer modes and global leaderboards to maximise your monster madness.
Inspired by the wave of monster films such as Godzilla that reached its peak in the 50s, and with an added dash of Hammer Horror, Eat Them! lets you control a series of towering monsters as they smash, crash and munch their way across a number of cityscapes and wraps it all up in a distinctive and colourful comic book art style.
As disgraced government scientist Dr Wilder, your aim is to wreak havoc on the city that spurned you by assembling your monster and unleashing it on the terrified citizens of the city. And since the monsters are people-powered, these good folk had better watch themselves because the more you progress, the more people-eating you’ll need to do to keep the beast going.
Once you hit the city streets, there is a wide range of buildings, vehicles and more for you to unleash your wanton destruction on; and best of all, there are heaps of pesky humans for you to snaffle up and gobble from pesky civilians running for cover to the meddling security forces intent on stopping you in your tracks.
Head over to PlayStation Store now to unleash your inner monster and embark on your very own mission of ultimate destruction.
Eat Them! E3 Trailer
You can follow the development of Eat Them! in a series of Developer Diaries from some of the FluffyLogic team. When asked where the inspiration for Eat Them! came from, Ana Kronschnabl, Producer/CEO at FluffyLogic replied:
I am a big fan of monster movies – the old-school films where a guy in a giant rubber suit goes mad in a model city while the cameras roll… I wanted to be able to do just that. I also love comics, from the 50s horror and sci-fi classics to 70s Hammer Horror Fanzines. And finally, I love games that have a strong destructive vibe – the truth is, smashing stuff is fun! I also really, really wanted to be able to eat people…. in a friendly, “I’m just a monster, I can’t help it” kind of a way. So we put all that into a digital blender and the result is Eat Them!
8/10 – VideoGamer
Eat Them! taps in to what makes mindless destruction addictively fun. It has the kind of spirit that’s usually reserved for the days when you burned plastic toy soldiers with a magnifying glass in the sun or stomped down on your Lego house while pretending to be a giant: simple ideas that are at the root of the games we make up as kids. A brilliant little title…
7/10 – HeartCore Gaming
The look and feel, the monsters, the sounds and music and most of all the customization takes the genre to a new level.
Getting into the Monster Mode
Create a range of monsters that are specifically designed for each game mode:
- In Destruction and Maximum Destruction game modes, causing damage quickly is crucial, so combinations of the most powerful weapons will reap benefits.
- In Race modes, speed of movement and extra jump height are more beneficial than powerful weapons.
- In Survival mode, having long-range weapons that can take out more advanced enemies is useful, as is having high Max Power and low Power Drain stats.
Stick, Smash & Move
Keep moving to avoid taking too much damage; the monster is harder to hit whilst moving and the defence forces won’t be able to converge on its position so easily.
By having a mixture of indirect weapons and melee weapons, monsters can often deal damage to multiple targets at once.
A head for Destruction
Roar heads are more useful in earlier missions where the majority of defence forces will be human. For later levels where vehicles will lead the defence, monsters are better off with weapon-equipped heads.
Don’t Be Afraid to Hide Under the Bed
Losing a monster will heavily impact on your chances of achieving Gold: whatever the game mode, don’t let your monster die!
Be a Beast!
Attacking the ground floor of buildings is often the most efficient way to flatten them as any floors above are destroyed automatically.
Everything is a Weapon
Picking up objects takes time, but striking buildings with them causes masses of damage so can be well worth the effort – large vehicles are the best choice.
Go for Gargantuan Gold
Make sure you score Gold in early missions as this will unlock bigger and better monster parts which will help in later levels.
Make Time for More Mayhem
Scoring Gold in the final mission Comeuppance will award the Time Slide backpack. When activated, this slows everything around you for a short time, which is essential to achieve the very best scores.
You’ve got the tips, so now get smashing! Download Eat Them! from PlayStation Store and put your monstrous skills to the test.