Console Monster writes: "The Maw puts players in the role of protagonist Frank, an alien, who has been captured and jailed into a space-jail along with other funny-looking creatures. When the ship malfunctions and crashes down on a foreign planet, Frank meets 'Maw' who with its help, aims to escape the world and head for home.
Maw eats other fantasy creatures ranging from the appropriately named Yums, to the cutely named Snuffles. In doing so, Maw can grow bigger and even learn new abilities. Frank discovers an electronic lead which can guide his new friend around the game's brightly coloured and attractive environments. This child-friendly appearance of the game reminds me of Viva Piñata, which despite being cute-looking, was a very addicting gameplay experience. The same could be said for The Maw."