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TALES FROM SPACE: MUTANT BLOBS ATTACK

By Ferry "Sadhonker" Adams on July 22, 2014

So now we established that you are, in fact, a blob, let’s concentrate on why you’re here. You are one of many blobs, captured in outer space and brought to earth for testing. Your home is the Humane Blob Torture Research Center (sounds cozy, doesn’t it) and your main job is being crushed, stabbed, dismembered, blown up or mangled. Who wouldn’t want that job?

Nevertheless, one specific blob (you) decides he has had enough, and plans his escape. After overpowering a scientist, evading various alarm systems, setting free all of your off-world blobby chums and generally being 00blob, you hide in the backpack of an unsuspecting student, currently on a student tour of the facility. Off into the wide blue yonder you go!


Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a 2D platformer with an old school look and feel. The premise is very simple; eat objects to gain size (which sounds rather logically, come to think of it. Christmas dinners, anyone?), in the process eating your way through stages. Once you’ve grown enough, you will be able to munch your way through the final item blocking your way to the next stage.

Once you get the hang of it, Mutant Blobs Attack is a really fun game, spread out over 5 different chapters. Each chapter consists of a number of stages and challenges, each with its own background animations and soundtrack. Actually, this game embodies everything a 2D puzzle platformer should be about. A bit of agility, a bit of mind-bending puzzles, and a whole lot of old school, jelly-ish fun (it’s gooey, drippy, oozey, cold and clammy… and if you’re as old as I am, you WILL know what I’m talking about!)


In recap, Mutant Blobs Attack is a game that leaves us wanting more. More fun, more goo, more everything. Notwithstanding the fact that this game made its first appearance on our PS Vita in February 2012, it still manages to capture our imagination and deliver countless hours (depending on how many times you replay it…) of 2D platforming fun! Everyone who played Commander Keen as a kid, needs to play this game. It encompasses the same wholesome family fun as this gem of gaming history did, but with updated graphics and smoother gameplay. Play the hell out of this game, and I’m sure you will agree with me.



available on:

TALES FROM SPACE: MUTANT BLOBS ATTACK
Drinkbox Studios
August 15, 2012 (PC / PS Vita)
June 18, 2014 (PS3 / XBox 360)