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Scientists have locked up a bunch of mutant blobs from space. The blobs are being experimented on and generally mistreated. One purple-spiked blob has had enough and breaks free. His newly found freedom is immediately shared with his blob brethren. Now he must hide from the humans and attempt to rescue his friends.
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!!! is a platformer that was originally released for the PS Vita. As the blob you must progress through levels and eat as much as possible in order to access new areas. If you need to access a sink drain blocked by a cork, that cork can’t be eaten/absorbed until you’re large enough. No need to pull out your ruler as there’s a meter that shows your size progression. However growing in diameter only hastens the introduction of gun turrets, lasers, spikes and soldiers all willing and ready to kill you.
Let it not be said that the fine folks at DrinkBox Studios don’t have a sense of humor. The backgrounds are full of gaming memes and pop culture jokes. Despite the fun nature of the game, it is not easy. This blob has a full arsenal of moves. Flying(releasing gas), jump smashes, attraction, repulsion and telekinesis are all used to complete levels. These moves certainly come in handy when you spot one of your blob buddies(2 in most stages) in a seemingly inaccessible area.
Platforming in Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!!! is fun and the varied locations you’ll traverse keep things very interesting. There are also mini-stages that use the motion controls in the Dual Shock 3. The combination of fun and frustration(due to the challenge) are not lost on these levels but they are optional. My recommendation would be to absorb the cost and play this game.
Recommendation: Worth a buy
Full Disclosure: This PS3 version of this game was provided to GameEnthus by the publisher.
Developer: DrinkBox Studios
Publisher: DrinkBox Studios
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Steam, PS Vita
Worth a buy – paying full price for fans of the series or genre makes sense – often includes a caveat
Worth a buy on sale – not quite full price worthy but close, – often includes a caveat
No – borrow it if you must play it
Please no – Don’t waste any time and/or money on it