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Mr. Nutz is a Mascot with Attitude platformer created by Ocean Software. It was originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993, but has since been ported to other consoles including the Sega Mega Drive, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance.

The game is a 2D sidescroller starring a Funny Animal squirrel named Mr. Nutz. Mr. Nutz goes on a journey to prevent the evil yeti Mr. Blizzard from freezing the world.

The game is well known for being... unusual, especially where boss fights are concerned.

A follow-up, titled Mr. Nutz: Hoppin' Mad., was released in 1994 on the Amiga in the stead of a failed Amiga version of the original game. After defeating Mr. Blizzard, Mr. Nutz goes on vacation to Peanut Planet only to find the planet invaded by evil alien chickens- throwing the squirrel into another journey across several continents to put a stop to them.

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This game contains examples of:

  • An Ice Person: Mr. Blizzard.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Mr. Blizzard is a rare villainous example.
  • Bubbly Clouds: You go from "Volcano Overpass" to walking in the clouds, where you encounter Ogroum Papas.
  • Circling Vultures: Parodied with the second boss, a witch vulture riding a broomstick, who will sometimes ride in a circle.
  • Convection Schmonvection: One of the levels is appropriately named "Volcano Underpass". As per usual, the magma is only dangerous if you touch it.
  • Creepy Circus Music: Little Clown's battle music has this sound.
  • Down the Drain: An interesting example in that, instead of a sewer, it's a giant sink.
  • Edible Ammunition: Mr. Nutz can throw acorns at enemies.
  • Expy: The second boss is a clear Shout-Out to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, looking like a cross between the Witch and the vultures who stalk her.
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  • Eye Scream: Ogroum Papas. One of his attacks has him quite literally popping his eyes out of his head to bounce around the arena. They regrow instantly... and then he pops them out again. When he's defeated, his eyes pop out one more time.
  • Final Boss: Mr. Blizzard.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Mr. Blizzard isn't given much of a personality.

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