Game Boyz writes: "I think most gamers will fall in love with The Maw's charm and simplistic gameplay. With beautiful presentation and style that matches most full-priced retail Xbox 360 titles; the game really stands out on the Xbox LIVE Arcade catalog. However, the game is done in a mere few hours and there is no multi-player aspect which hurts the overall replay value. That being said, I think one of the The Maws greatest strengths is how refreshing it can be to have an original, charming and memorable game that can be polished off in a relaxing few hours. There is no fear of having to redo huge sections or having to perform gamepad miracles. Perhaps it's good that the Maw is a short game, because it certainly is sweet".