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 (353 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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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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
PROS:
- Original as hell.
- Fun and funny as hell.
- Glitch free and smooth as ♥♥♥♥.
- Puzzles aren't that difficult but still are a lot of fun and smooth as ♥♥♥♥.
- There are only a few soundtracks in the game (like three or four) but they never get old; the music is comical yet it has an apocalyptic feel with good melodies at the same time.
- Overall the game has a kind of Cartoon Network vibe so it makes me feel like a little kid again.

CONS:
- Epilogue cutscene was a bit of a letdown.
- Game was a bit too short to 100% (to me.)

Final Remarks:
DrinkBox Studios? Creator of Guacamelee? Sold!

. RECOMMENDED .
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