In The Maw players control Frank, who in turn controls The Maw via an electrical leash that he uses keep him at his side. Gameplay involves guiding The Maw in specific directions to clear obstacles and complete levels. The Maw also has the ability to eat objects and creatures, taking on some of the properties of the thing it eats, such as breathing fire, flying, or simply growing in size. Players then use The Maw’s increased abilities to navigate previously impossible sections of a level.
The Maw is set in a futuristic universe. The game begins with Frank, a pacifist bipedal alien, and The Maw, a purple one-eyed creature with large teeth, both having been captured by the Galactic Bounty Hunters. For unknown reasons the ship on which they are being held crash lands on a strange planet, killing all the crew. Alone, they set out for a communications tower in the distance while on the run from additional Galactic Bounty Hunters who have come to recapture them.
|Minimum System Requirements||Recommended System Requirements|
|CPU||AMD® Athlon® 64 2.2 GHz or equivalent||Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+|
|VRAM||256 MB||512 MB|
|RAM||1024 MB RAM||2 GB|
|OS||Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista||Unknown|
|Graphics Card||Nvidia® Geforce® 7600 256 MB or equivalent, (ATI® 2400 worked just as well)||nVidia GeForce 8800 GT / AMD Radeon HD 3870|
|Direct X||DirectX® 9.0c||DX 9|
|SOUND CARD||DirectX® Compatible||DirectX® Compatible|
|HDD Space||300 MB Available HDD Space||240 MB|
|Game Analysis||The Maw is a full featured 3D action/adventure game! Returning from a routine mission, a Galactic Bounty Hunter ship crash lands on a strange planet, leaving the captured Frank (our hero) and a tiny glowing blob in a cage labeled 'THE DEADLIEST ORGANISM IN THE UNIVERSE' (known as Maw) as the only survivors. Aware of the risks, but concerned about traveling around alone, Frank hooks the strange blob to a plasma leash from the wreckage. Making their way towards the communication tower in the distance, they must escape from the bounty hunters out to cage them, as well as the unknown dangers of the new planet they are on|
|High FPS||200+ FPS ( GTX 1060 )|
|Note||Xbox 360 controller and other DirectInput supported controller|