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    The Maw: FAQ/Walkthrough
    For Xbox 360
    Version 1.00 (1/26/09)
    Written by Travis Stauffer - entropy86
    
    Version 1.00 (1/26/09) – General FAQ/Walkthrough
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1. Foreword
    2. Controls
    3. Walkthrough
    4. Achievements
    5. Legal
    
    
    1. ***FOREWORD***
    
    This guide was written to help when you get stuck and to help with the 
    achievements.  This game is a lot of fun to play through and figure out on
    your own.  But by the same token, it can sometimes be frustrating if you are
    stuck somewhere and have no idea what to do!  I suggest using this guide
    sparingly.  Enjoy the experience!
    
    
    2. ***CONTROLS ***
    
    Left stick - Move character
    
    Right stick - Move camera
    
    RB - Shows status screen - Displays number of creatures eaten / how many
    	creatures possible in the area.  The bottom section shows if you have
    	found the Snuffle in the current level.
    
    When unleashed:
    
    A button - Jump - You can jump when you are not attached to Maw.
    	Dodge - When prompted, push to dodge energy shots and charging 
    	Beetulls.
    
    B button - Grab objects - You can leash up to objects, like boulders, and drag
    	them around.  You can also leash creatures.  Press again to release.
    
    X button - Activate leash / Call Maw - Activates the leash to Maw.  If Maw is
    	not close enough to leash, you will call out and he will run to you.
    
    When leashed:
    
    A button - Float - When Maw has the Puff-Tor power you can float for short
    	distances.
    	Laser - When Maw has the Loofer power you can fire lasers.
    	Charge - With the Beetull power, Maw will charge like a bull.
    	When attached to a creature or object, this will smack it onto the
    	ground.
    
    B button - If you are leashed to Maw, this will leash instead to the nearest
    	object.  If you are leashed to an object or creature, this will
    	release it.
    
    X button - When attached to a creature and Maw is near, this will feed Maw.
    	When attached to Maw, this will release him.
    	When Maw is in Beetull form and charging, this will release you.
    	
    Y button - When attached to a creature, hold this button to begin spinning.
    	Release the button to let go of the object and send it flying.
    
    
    3. *** WALKTHROUGH ***
    
    LEVEL 1 - CRASH SITE
    
    Once you are on the planet surface, move forward to activate a short cut
    scene.  When you are back on your feet, move forward towards the ??? marks.
    You now have the leash!  Grab Maw and move forward on the path to your left.
    
    After another cut scene, leash up to Maw and eat the 6 Yums around the tree.
    Move on down the path to the left to find 2 more Yums.  Maw will grow!  Leash
    up to the rock that is blocking the path and drag it out of the way.  Move
    along the path to the next area.
    
    As you emerge, you will be shown some reddish plants with ??? above them.
    Move straight ahead across the water to find them.  After the cut scene,
    retrieve Maw and eat the 10 Yums that pop up in this area.  They will not all
    appear right away.  You will have to walk around a little bit to bring them
    out of hiding.  Maw will grow again!
    
    At this point you should have 18/45 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Walk back across the river and leash up to one of the Gastros (fire creature)
    and either drag or toss it into the water.  Now that its flame is out, feed it
    to Maw to obtain the Gastro power!  Move back into the area with the other
    Gastros and Yums and munch away.  Burn down the big, green trees marked with
    ??? by walking Maw up to them.  More Yums!  Finally, jump up the platforms
    onto the grassy plateaus.  One platform holds 2 Yums.  The other holds 4.
    Feed them to Maw by leashing them with B
    button and then tossing them with X button.
    
    At this point you should have 37/45 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Go back across the water and to the group of trees marked with ??? to the
    right of where you entered the area.  4 Yums!  Move to the opposite side of
    the area to the last group of ??? trees.  Burn them down and munch the Yums.
    
    At this point you should have 45/45 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Leash onto the rock and pull it out of the way.  Follow the path to find the
    Snuffle for this level.  Go back to the reddish plants to torch them and
    finish the level.
    
    
    LEVEL 2 - BULB VALLEY
    
    Move ahead to find the turret that was dropped off.  Run towards it and press
    the A button to dodge when prompted.  Run up to the turret and leash it with B
    button.  Follow the on screen prompt to tap A button repeatedly.  This will
    rip the turret from the ground and smash it.
    
    Continue up the path to find the energy orb marked with ??? on the ground.
    Leash it and drag it back to the generator near the energy barrier that you
    just passed.  Slam the orb into the generator to deactivate it.  Time to feed
    Maw!  Gobble up the 5 Yums.  Maw will grow!
    
    Continue along the path now that the second energy barrier that was blocking
    your path is gone.  Take out another turret and then walk around in the area
    to scare up some more Yums.
    
    At this point you should have 15/38 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Continue to the next area and destroy the turret.  Ahead you will see an
    elevated plateau.  Jump up and toss the 7 Yums down to Maw.  Continue along
    the path and take out another turret.  Go past the energy barrier and
    generator and take out the next two turrets.
    
    After the cut scene, run over to the field of glowing energy orbs.  When a
    Bulbous flies by, latch onto it with B button.  As you are riding, you will be
    prompted 4 times to push B button to switch to a new Bulbous.  Finally you
    will be prompted to press A button to take the energy orb.  Smash the orb into
    the generator to drop the energy barrier and leash up to Maw.  Feed the King
    Bulbous to Maw to gain the Bulbous power.
    
    At this point you should have 23/38 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Move away from the ??? for now to find 5 Yums in the grass.  Then move back to
    the ???.  Maw will electrocute the worms that are here.  Grab one and slam it
    into the nearby generator.  Move along the path to find the generator that was
    passed earlier.  Electrify the worms and use one to destroy the generator.
    Eat the 10 Yums here.  Maw will grow!
    
    At this point you should have 38/38 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Grab an electrified worm and use Y button to throw it at the antenna marked
    with ???.  This will destroy the turrets and allow you to continue.
    
    To get the Snuffle for this level, head back to the beginning with an
    electrified worm in tow.  Back at the very start of the level, drag the rock
    out of the way to reveal the Snuffle.  Slam your electrified worm into the
    case to release it.
    
    Head back to the exit and toss an electrified worm at the big turret to
    disable it.
    
    
    LEVEL 3 - CHAINDOWN
    
    
    Move down the slope to the right and across the water.  You will find 5 snail
    like creatures, called Gloobers, here.  Leash and slam them to break their
    hard shells, then feed them to Maw.  Move across the water toward the center
    waterfall area to find 4 more Gloobers.
    
    Take the green path here that leads upward to the giant Beetull.  Go past him
    and you will see a series of ledges to the right of the two big turrets here.
    Complete the series of jumps to find a lake area with two plateaus.  Only one
    plateau is accessible and it holds an energy orb.  Toss the orb at the Gastro
    on the opposite plateau to knock him from his perch.  Feed the Gastro to Maw
    and regain your Gastro power!
    
    There are many trees to torch in this level which hold Yums.  Start with the
    two groups of trees beneath the series of ledges that you just used.  7 Yums
    to be had!
    
    At this point you should have 17/34 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Follow the river past the waterfall and stay to the left.  Yums will pop up
    from the grass and can be found in the trees at the end of the path.  Maw will
    grow!
    
    At this point you should have 22/34 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Head back and take the lower path to the left of the giant Beetull.  Devour 2
    Gloobers here and continue.  Torch the trees in the next area to reveal 10
    more Yums!
    
    At this point you should have 34/34 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Torch the reddish plants here and go on to find the Snuffle for this level.
    
    Head back to the giant Beetull and have Maw flame the three generators that
    are restraining the Beetull.  Follow the Beetull out to complete the level.
    
    
    LEVEL 4 - DIRTLANDS
    
    Move ahead to find Puff-Tors and worms with a rock slab in the center of the
    area.  Find a worm and leash it before it goes back into the ground.  Drag it
    over to the rock slab and slam it into the ground a few times to stun it.
    Release it and the Puff-Tors will come down to eat it.  Now that the Puff-Tor
    is stunned, feed it to Maw.  You now have the Puff-Tor power!  Repeat this
    process to feed Maw the other 2 Puff-Tors.  Maw will grow!
    
    Leash up to Maw and jump up to the plateau with the generator.  Jump and press
    X button to slam Maw onto the generator and destroy it.  You will see two
    rocks to the left past the energy barrier that you just destroyed.  Smash the
    rocks with your new power and eat the 4 hidden Yums.
    
    As you jump to the next plateau you will see one rock on the right and two on
    the left.  Smash them and eat the Yums.
    
    At this point you should have 13/48 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Continue along the plateaus and use the wind current to carry you to the right
    where you will find a series of grass areas with giant red mushrooms.  Smash
    them and gobble the Yums.  Maw will grow!
    
    At this point you should have 20/48 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Navigate this next series of plateaus by using the wind currents to get to the
    plateau in the left side of the area.  This plateau holds the Snuffle for this
    level.  Continue hopping along to the other side of the chasm.  Smash the
    rocks on the far side to reveal 5 Yums.
    
    Use the wind currents to navigate the next series of plateaus.  Smash the
    trees on each plateau to reveal Yums.  When finished, use the wind current to
    take you to the far left side of where you entered the area.  When you land
    here there are a few more trees to destroy with juicy Yums inside.
    
    At this point you should have 44/48 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Drop down into the water below and you will see a big rock on your right. Jump
    onto this rock and then jump to the grassy plateau to the right of where you
    entered this area.  These are definitely the most difficult jumps in the game
    and this may take several tries!  When you reach the grassy plateau you will
    find some trees that hold the last 4 Yums.
    
    At this point you should have 48/48 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Use the wind currents to hop along the plateaus to get to a plateau that holds
    the generator.  Smash it to lower the energy barrier.  Continue on by using
    the wind currents and you will eventually reach the last plateau.  Ahead you
    will see two small ledges.  Hop on up to exit the level.
    
    
    LEVEL 5 - LOOFERLAND
    
    Run past the Loofer to the red spiky plant marked with ???.  Leash it, and
    drag it back towards the Loofer.  Toss it at the Loofer to bring him down a
    notch.  Feed the Loofer to Maw to gain the Loofer power.
    
    Walk up to Maw and press X button to ride Maw.  With the Loofer power, you
    have unlimited lasers that you can fire by pressing A button.  Almost
    everything in the environment can be lasered.  Let the destruction begin!
    
    Walk through the area and eat all of the soldiers on the ground.  On the far
    side of the area, you will see a large piece of the downed spaceship.  Blast
    it to reveal the Snuffle for this area.
    
    At this point you should have 7/92 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Move out of this area by following the green path to the left of where the
    Snuffle was found.  Destroy the barriers and continue along the path. You will
    emerge into an area with mushrooms, rocks and generators.  Blast them all to
    reveal 8 Yums.  You have a choice of paths here.  The two paths to the right
    form a loop as do the two to the left.  Head down the right path closest to
    where you entered this area.
    
    At this point you should have 15/92 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Laser the trees and eat the 6 Yums.  Eat the 2 Gloobers next and then shoot
    the turrets.  Maw will grow!  Destroy the next set of trees for 6 more Yums.
    In the next area, shoot the 5 soldiers and gobble them up.  Continue on and
    eat the 2 Gloobers.  Blast the turrets and then the trees to reveal 6 Yums.
    
    At this point you should have 42/92 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    You emerge back into the main area where the loop started.  Now head down the
    path to the left of where we originally entered this area.  Blast the turrets
    and eat the 2 Gloobers.  Shoot and eat the 4 soldiers that are dropped off and
    continue to the left.  Shoot the mushrooms and eat the 5 delectable Yums.
    
    At this point you should have 53/92 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Now move back past the energy barrier that the soldiers were guarding.  Shoot
    the trees and eat 4 Yums.  Eat the 2 Gloobers ahead and destroy the generator
    to return to the point where this loop began.
    
    At this point you should have 59/92 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    To your left you will see that the energy barrier has dropped.  This leads to
    toward the final area of this level.  Get ready to give your lasers a workout!
    Blast all of the turrets, soldiers, and mushrooms here.  Eat them up, and head
    toward the generator.  Maw will grow!
    
    At this point you should have 76/92 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    After the cut scene, do the same things as you did in the last area: shoot and
    eat!
    
    At this point you should have 92/92 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    As you approach the exit, you will be fired on by a big turret with homing
    missiles.  Fire lasers toward the blue arrow to set off a chain reaction and
    level the turret.  Continue down the path to complete the level.
    
    
    LEVEL 6 - MESAS
    
    Immediately turn around and feed Maw the 3 Gloobers here. Take the path to the
    left, past the antenna, taking out three turrets along the way.  Leash on to
    one of the Bulbous that flies overhead.  Make two switches during the flight.
    Press the A button when prompted to land with an energy orb.  Destroy the
    generator to the left of where you land to drop the energy barrier and release
    the Puff-Tor.  Walk back up the short zigzag path in this area where you will
    find a round pedestal.  Jump onto it and wait for another Bulbous to pass.
    Press A button to take his energy orb when prompted and use it to smash the
    other generator.
    
    Head out towards the first barrier that you destroyed, back towards the start
    of the level.  Find the worms on the ground and take one back to the starting
    rock slab.  Slam it and let the Puff-Tor try to eat it.  Feed Maw the Puff-Tor
    and its time to float!  Destroy the trees near the rock slab to get 4 Yums.
    
    At this point you should have 8/30 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Run back down the first path that you took and you will see a rock on the
    right.  Smash it to reveal an air jet.  Ride the current up to the plateau to
    find the Snuffle for this level.
    
    Continue along the path to find 2 Gloobers on the right.  There are 2 more
    Gloobers as you continue along.  Maw will grow!  When the path forks, stay to
    the right for a 4 pack of Gloobers.
    
    At this point you should have 16/30 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Backtrack to the trees that you just passed.  Smash them for 4 Yums.  Maw will
    grow!  Move along to return to the start of the original path.  Use the wind
    current to the right to jump up to a ledge and then a plateau.  Use the next
    wind current to get to a tree covered plateau.  Continue along the next few
    plateaus in this manner until you reach a King Bulbous.  Let Maw eat it to
    gain the Bulbous power.
    
    At this point you should have 21/30 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Slide off of this plateau down to the area that contained the Puff-Tor and two
    generators near the beginning of the level.  Take the unexplored path, away
    from the start of the level, and head left.  Shock a worm and use it to smash
    the generator ahead.  6 scrumptious Yums are yours!
    
    At this point you should have 27/30 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Backtrack a bit and then straight ahead to find worms and a generator.  Shock
    the worms, smash the generator, and eat the 3 Gloobers behind the barrier.  
    
    At this point you should have 30/30 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Head back to the beginning of the level and toward the exit.  Shock a worm and
    toss it at the big turret.  Grab Maw and head out!
    
    
    LEVEL 7 - BEETULL SMASH!
    
    Take the path ahead and to the right from where you start past the Beetull.
    Here you will find a red spiky plant near the energy barrier.  Leash it and
    throw it at the Beetull.  Stand near the barrier and be ready to press the A
    button when he charges.  If done correctly, the Beetull will smash through the
    barrier.
    
    Proceed to the next area.  Head past the Beetull and use the spiky plant to
    agitate the Beetull and cause him to smash through the barrier as before.
    
    Go to the far side of this area and you will find a spiky plant next to a
    burning piece of spaceship wreckage.  Toss the red spiky plant at the nearby
    Beetull and stand in front of the wreckage.  Time your A button dodge and the
    Beetull will knock himself out.  Feed the Beetull to Maw to gain the Beetull
    power!  
     
    Time to backtrack.  Eat the remaining Beetulls in this area and then head back
    to the previous area.  Eat the 4 Gloobers on the right and destroy the big,
    brown egg pods to reveal Yums.  Now go back to the start of the level.
    
    Head to the far right destroying the egg pods and eating the Yums along the
    way.  Jump up the series of pedestals to reach the plateau.  Here you will
    find 5 Gloobers to feed Maw.  Jump back down and charge Maw down the remaining
    path to smash the rest of the egg pods and find 3 more Gloobers for Maw at
    this dead end.
    
    At this point you should have 22/52 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Now go all the way back to where you acquired the Beetull power.  Look to the
    left, near the waterfall,  and you will notice a large, dark section of rock.
    Charge Maw into this rock to break through.  Continue charging through the
    energy barrier ahead and the game switches to auto pilot.
    
    When you regain control, you will see a series of platforms ahead near the red
    energy barrier.  Hop up here to find an energy orb.  Toss the orb across the
    chasm to take out the generator on the other side.  Slide down and head left
    past the air vent that is suspending the Yums.  Here you will find a rock.
    Drag it over the air vent to bring down the Yums.  Feeding time!  Maw will
    grow!
    
    At this point you should have 33/52 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    Break through the energy barrier and back to auto pilot.  When you regain
    control, jump up the series of pedestals and toss the red spiky plant over the
    energy barrier at the Beetull.  Once the red energy barrier is down, feed the
    2 Beetulls to Maw.  Break through the next energy barrier and back to auto
    pilot we go.
    
    When you regain control, feed Maw the Yums and Gloobers that are on the ground
    here.  Jump up the pedestals and use the red spiky plant to bust the rock that
    is in your way.  Continue to the plateau to find more Yums and Gloobers for
    Maw.  Maw will grow!  Head for the exit and smash the energy barrier.
    
    At this point you should have 51/52 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    When you regain control, use Maw to ram the pedestal in the middle of this
    area.  This will cause the Snuffle to fall down.  After munching it, use Maw
    to smash the big, brown wall opposite the side of where you came into this
    area.  Now break the three rocks to the right.  Jump up on this newly revealed
    series of platforms until you come to the gap with a rock on your right.
    Leash to the rock and it will fall down to smash the generator.  Continue
    along this upper path taking out the turrets as you go.  At the end of this
    path you will find an energy orb.  Toss it over to the generator to lower the
    energy barrier and drop down to rejoin Maw.  Leash up, bust through the door,
    and back to auto pilot you go.
    
    Now just feed the King Yum to Maw and we’re off to the final level!
    
    At this point you should have 52/52 creatures eaten for this level.
    
    
    LEVEL 8 - PLANET MAW
    
    Once you have control, wait for a ship to fly by and press B button.  After
    commandeering the ship, you will need to fly over each of the eight generators
    that are holding Maw captive and destroy them.  Hover over a generator and
    press A button to drop a bomb.  Each generator takes 20 bombs to be destroyed.
    You can get hurt by being shot and by running into enemy ships.  But don’t
    worry.  If you are destroyed you will land back on top of Maw and you can try
    again.  Destroy all eight generators to win the game!
    
    
    4. ***ACHIEVEMENTS***
    
    All Growed Up - Help Maw grow for the first time.
    	You will get this at the beginning by eating the first 8 Yums.
    
    Destroyer of Yums - Find and eat 200 Yums.
    
    Energize - With the Bulbous power, electrify at least 50 objects and/or
    creatures.
    	You can easily get this on the Mesas level if you don’t have it.
    	There are four worms near the end of the level.  Shock them with Maw,
    	leash and slam them to de-energize them, then repeat.
    
    Eyes of the Beloofer - With the Loofer power, laser at least 125 objects
    and/or creatures.
    	Laser everything!
    
    Time for BBQ - With the Gastro power, flame at least 150 objects and/or 
    creatures.
    	Burn everything!
    
    You're totally MAWESOME! - Complete the entire game.
    
    Hard-Headed - With the Beetull power, ram at least 50 objects and/or
    creatures.
    	Ram everything!
    
    That's Just Gross - Find and eat all the Snuffles.
    
    Little Planet of Horrors - Get 100% Eaten in each level.
    
    Tastes Like Snot - Find and eat 30 Gloobers.
    
    Ground and Pound - With the Puff-Tor power, smash at least 50 objects and/or
    creatures.
    	Smash everything!
    
    Six Meals a Day - Play during Maw's six meal times: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch,
    Dunch, Dinner, and Midnight Feast.
    	This is achieved by playing the game at certain times.  The game
    	checks the clock on your console.  Play the game at 8AM, 10AM, 12PM,
    	4PM, 6PM, and 12AM to get this achievement.  You can shortcut this by
    	adjusting the time on your console.  Set the time on your console,
    	load a level, then pause and select ‘Exit Game.’  Repeat the process
    	with all six times.
    
    
    5. ***LEGAL***
    
    COPYRIGHT 2009 TRAVIS STAUFFER
    
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