STORY / GAMEPLAY
Hero of this game is Clyde and he is called to exterminate all the unfriendly repulsive earth-riders slime. Clyde is a creature that comes from a distant planet called Blot that was abandoned by its inhabitants in order to reach a new home planet and lead a better life. In order to free the new home world from all nasty creatures around, Clyde must collect a variety of items that'll help him buy him the weapons he needs. The main gameplay is rather simple and includes jumping, dodging, shooting and collecting small creatures to make each potion with. The game is quite tricky at times since you need to find the exact spot to perform a successful jump! Fortunately, once you have cleared the area and progress to the next level, there is a shop out there in which you can upgrade your weapons and health status. Creatures is no walk in the park and that gives it last-ability. This is thanks to the "tricky" screens that require a bit of strategy, rather than mere joystick skill. Those screens are quite nasty at times as a single Blotian is about to be brutally tortured, unless you save it in due course (well, if you find the right way that is)! If you fail to save the little fella, then its torture begins and the whole scene is brutal (but technically nice).
GRAPHICS / SOUND
The visuals on the Atari ST version are pretty nice and, as expected, hold more details than the original Commodore 64 version. The Atari ST version has from 16 to 25 on-screen simultaneous colors (via visual tricks) while the STE has up to 45. This beautiful game occasionally suffers from some slowdowns when things get crowded and the screen scrolls in flip-screen style. Comparably, the Amiga is smooth all the way. The game's sound on the ST version includes a nice introductory theme while there are several sampled sound effects during gameplay but no simultaneous in-game music since you have to choose either sound effects or music at the game's main menu (the Amiga has both in-game).
GAMEPLAY SAMPLE VIDEO
On our video below you may watch the Commodore 64 original and both the Atari ST and Amiga OCS versions of the game.