Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a sci-fi puzzle-platformer of cataclysmic proportions. You’re a Blob of alien origin with mutant powers and an insatiable appetite. To the great horror of your former captors (and all of humanity), you have escaped into the world. Consume Everything!!! Regret Nothing!!!!
User reviews: Very Positive (352 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2012

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Recommended By Curators

"Showed at PAX East 2012 - Solid, humorous platformer from Drinkbox."

Reviews

  • "Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack stole my heart." -- IGN: 9 / 10
  • "A delightful comic revenge fantasy of epic proportions." -- The A.V. Club: 'A'
  • "It'll creep up on you like a slinking clump of flesh-eating goo." -- Kotaku: 'Yes'
  • “The secret ingredient that transforms this terrific little romp into
    a true delight is its offbeat wit” -- The Globe & Mail: 8.5/10
  • "Mutant Blobs Attack has the right amount of charm and variety
    of gameplay elements especially considering its price." -- Thunderbolt: 9 / 10

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About This Game

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a sci-fi puzzle-platformer of cataclysmic proportions. You’re a Blob of alien origin with mutant powers and an insatiable appetite. To the great horror of your former captors (and all of humanity), you have escaped into the world. Consume Everything!!! Regret Nothing!!!!

Key Features:

  • INSANE GROWTH -- Start the size of a tennis ball. Grow to massive proportions.
  • STEAM FEATURES -- Trading Cards! Leaderboards! Achievements! Cloud Save! Big Picture Mode!
  • RETRO STYLE -- 50’s-inspired art & music paired with B-movie-inspired humor.
  • MUTANT POWERS -- Fly like a bottle rocket, stick to things like a fridge magnet, or use the powers of telekinesis to move platforms.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, Win7
    • Processor:2Ghz+
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:>= 256 MB, Shader Model 3.0 or better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    • Additional:Supports XInput-compatible controllers
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or later
    • Processor:2Ghz+
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:>= 256 MB VRAM, OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    • Additional:Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other SDL-compatible controllers
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor:Pentium 3 2.0 Ghz or better
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:>= 256 MB VRAM, OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    • Additional:64-bit Linux requires 32-bit compatibility libraries. Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other SDL compatible controllers.
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Mutant Blobs Attack is a fun little puzzle-platformer that’s very light in both the puzzle and platforming departments. It boils down to a short-but-sweet casual experience that will entertain, slightly challenge, and not frustrate.

The game is extremely light-hearted and is very casual. The levels are pretty short and simple. That being said, I really enjoyed the level design in this game: you have to pay attention but you don’t really have to think. It’s a nice experience: it mildly challenges (mostly only if you’re going for the gold medals), has plenty of checkpoints, and there are no overly frustrating parts. As someone who prefers casual games to frustrating ones; I can say I really enjoyed this. If you are someone who enjoys punishment from their games, you may want to look elsewhere.

There is no real story or anything, but it doesn’t need a story. There are a few catoon-esque cutscenes. The cartoonish art style and the music are a perfect match to the gameplay. The platforming was smooth for me; I used a controller and was never frustrated with controls/response. It is a short game, pretty easy to 100%. There are a handful of platforming mechanics that are mixed around to keep thinks interesting.

To surmise: Mutant Blobs Attack is a casual platformer with mild puzzle aspects and a cartoon finish. A short-medium length game that is pretty easy, yet very entertaining.

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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Don't let other reviews fool you, Tales from Space: When Mutant Blobs Attacks bears only a superficial resemblance to Katamari Damacy. Whereas the later could be described as the ultimate chill game full of wacky Japanese humor, this is more of a traditional puzzle-platformer based around using your weird mutant blob powers to avoid ever-present death. "Eating" is only present as a way to bypass roadblocks in your quest to get from point A to point B.

First of all, check the amount of time I've spent into this game and divide that by two: that's a good estimate on the amount of time you'll invest. I'm a completionist who spent way too much effort trying to complete some of the more frustrating jumps, hence why it's over five hours. Check with other reviewers if you don't believe me: Tales from Space: When Mutant Blobs Attacks is quite short, undoubtedly the shortest game for me to complete in my library. Compounding this problem is how little there is for you to do: apart from the jumping around and a dive move, you only have three gameplay mechanics. Shoulder buttons control the Magnetize and the Telekinesis powers, and on certain stages you gain rocket powers. The game is imaginative enough in finding enough challenges for these abilities but compared to other products from Lunchbox Games (and particularly Guacamelee), this seems incredibly limited.

Enjoyment of the actual product is a mixed bag. On one hand, I really want to congratulate the person in charge of the physics engine. From the soft physics of your mutant blob to the inertia produced by your rocket travels to the orbiting of magnetic bodies, everything feels great. If there's a failing, it'd be in the actual platforming. 97% of the time it works fine (if not a bit floaty); it's that last 3%, the jumps required for some of the hidden blob friends that are simply ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. It's so frustrating looking over the solution online, know what you have to do, then fail repeatedly because the theory doesn't follow practice. I'm not going to downvote a game for a couple of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ jumps but it needs to be said that some platforming depends on ridiculous edge-of-platform running jumps that simply don't work, or a "magnetized-bouncy-super-high-jump" technique... Yeah, this review doesn't make it easy for the prospective buyer to understand so let's just leave it at "♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ jumps".

This game is both easier and more frustrating than Guacamelee. Those who've played the lucha libre Metroidvania will get to reexperience the furious shoulder button pressing extravaganza needed to bypass treacherous areas all over again. Puzzle-wise you have your blob use its telekinesis powers to move platforms around, the solution to which shouldn't take more than a few minutes to discover. There's very little replay value because the game offers so very little in the first place: Tales from Space: When Mutant Blobs Attacks has the least amount of Achievements in my library and only offers a leaderboard in terms of additional content.

I never paid any monies for this product, having won it off the Steam winter auction at a little over 1000 gems. I'd say its value comes more as an interesting physics engine for a blobby protagonist than as a puzzle-platformer anyways. Don't pay more than five dollars for it and you shouldn't regret anything. It's not bad or anything, just unsatisfying. You could say that it still left me hungry.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
It may be a brief experience and it may not be very difficult, but I had a ton of fun with this Blob. Never before have I seen a gelatinous mass with such conviction in its.....eye.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Nice casual collectathon platformer. Contains platforming challenges, puzzles, secrets.

There are multiple interesting mechanics: eat things smaller than you to grow, attract and detract from things, control some mechanisms with telekinesis.
There are also parts where you use a jetpack instead. And some relaxed top-down levels.

The presentation is pretty nice and comical. Loaded with puns and game references.

★★★★★★★★☆☆
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
“Blobzilla, see my power and despair.”

A sentient blob of green syrup runs amok. This simple formula works amazingly well for Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, creating an entertaining and stylistic 2-D platformer game.

Your mission is to devour everything in each level as fast as possible. Therefore the puzzle sections are relatively easy and offer little delay in your search for the next (human) snack.

Fast paced action with a sarcastic note, finished with a darkly comic edge, there is something in for everyone. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed.
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My rating system consists of five categories in descending order of importance:

- Atmosphere
- Controls
- Details
- Puzzles
- Story

Based on the performance each category will receive one of the following grading:

- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior

If the S-Rank is awarded, a quote from the game or personal comment will be added as a token of my respect (in brackets).
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Atmosphere: A-Rank

Controls: A-Rank [with a gamepad]

Details: B-Rank

Puzzles: B-Rank

Story: C-Rank
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To conquer all achievements of Mutant Blobs Attack, you will most likely spend around 7 hours.
A detailed achievement guide can be found on the link below (thanks to The Art of Gaming - Q3Cloud.).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kInLb-kORRk

Achievement difficulty: 2 of 10

Common:
- Singleplayer [+1]

Special:
- Golden Blob [+1]
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Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (PC) – 2D side-scrolling action game
(Fantasy) – 2012
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