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!!!!
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Very Positive (428 reviews) - 93% of the 428 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 15, 2012

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  • "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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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.

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    • 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.
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Mr. Woofles
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 23
Cool premise for a platformer, and some of the mechanics are fun. However I can't recommend a platformer with such rdiculously horrible control. Be prepared for dozens and dozens of pointless failures due entirely to the sloppy wall jump that sometimes works and sometimes just doesn't. Also sometimes your blob suddenly has 10x the mass or inertia and has to slowly decelerate to change direction, while inexplicably the next second the slightest motion on the stick flings him off at warp speed to his death. Just too frustrated with the poor controls to play past the first group of levels...
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SLiverMulti
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 18
Ugh ... never bother.
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H8Monster0
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 15
Mushroom 11 had a baby with the Deadly Tower Of Monsters

Fast, fun game.

Highly Reccomended!
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LowkeyLoki
8.1 hrs
Posted: August 17
It's okay. Fun to play through once but not much replay value. Using the mouse to move platforms is a nice twist but ultimately is a bit frustrating to control and is arguably done much better on the WiiU version of Rayman Legends.
Recommended to those who: like easier platformers, are new to the platforming genre, want a platformer with a "twist"

Pros
- Doesn't overstay its welcome
- New mechanics and powers are introduced throughout

Cons
- Collectibles do not unlock anything
- The controls takes time getting used to ( Note: I only tried Keyboard and Mouse)
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Maxmetpt
5.8 hrs
Posted: August 16
Very nice casual platformer!

It's more old-school, collect-a-ton, like Super Mario, rather than the more modern precision platformers like Super Meat Boy. So, even if you don't really like how tough most platformers are, this one you can certainly enjoy.

I've never played Katamari Damacy, but the idea is clearly similar. More recently, perhaps Agar.io. Also, Gish!
The physics were absolutely nailed, as the character you control really feels like a blob. Very fun to just play around, trying to collect everything.

The level variety is fairly high, with different sections, some timed, some more puzzle oriented (although there is very light puzzling only), etc. The levels are replete with references to other games through alien-related puns.

The graphic style reminds me a lot of old cartoons, and the music fits the silly, old sci-fi vibe very well too.



If you're into leaderboard climbing, each level counts pretty much everything you do, from collectibles to time spent to count your score, so that may be up your alley. I'm not sure how much better the levels would seem with a 100% speedrun mindset, but many of the orbs' arrangements do seem to have an optimal path. So yeah, if mastering physics is your thing, I'd doubly recommend this!



A very fun diversion, if nothing else! If you enjoy more casual platformers, give it a go. It's fairly short, though, as I've finished (with about 90-95% of the collectibles and medals, etc.?) in 3.7 hours.
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Fondant Dam
2.1 hrs
Posted: July 13
Very pleasant little platformer. Clocks in on the short side (2-3 hours) if you're just going for game completion, but I imagine you could add on an extra hour doing extra levels and collecting all the blob friends, and if you feel competitive then they have online leaderboards for high scores.

It's basically 2D Katamari Damacy for most of the game except with telekinesis/magnetism puzzles. Catchy music, cute character designs (who knew a killer blob could be so adorable?) and a nice mix of platforming styles that keep the game from getting stale.

Only real complaints are that the game has a few odd little bugs and crashed on me twice in the middle of a level, but other than that it's a pleasant little romp.

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EdCapistrano
5.7 hrs
Posted: July 12
Great puzzle platformer!
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wolfinston85
2.7 hrs
Posted: July 4
This is a game with a very basic concept that does everything to use it to it's advantage, creating something that's surprisingly fun, and orginal.

Recommended, but very short, get it on a sale.
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shadowthomas
2.6 hrs
Posted: June 29
I just simply had to have this game when I saw this vedeo. Love everything about this game. I laugh and just plain have good fun and so will you if you purchase this game. I see it's on sale now threw the 4th of July 2016. I paid $8.00 and for a short time I see you can have it for $2.63 U.S.A. Either way, it's well worth the asking price. I love this entire site with so many games to choose from.
Do what I do, go buy a Steam wallet card from time to time and keep adding to your Steam wallet fund and just have a total blast.
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Tobi Le Lémurien
2.6 hrs
Posted: June 20
Just all around Fun Platformer which kept a smirk on my face throughout the first level
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Genre Tags: 2D; Side Scroller; Platformer; Action
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 3-7 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Casual gamers

REVIEW
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, and is pretty easy to 100%. As you progress, 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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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
A new twist on Katamari. Not nessasarily timed, but there will be times when you need to run. Consume and grow to that you can take revenge on those who would do experiments on you. Use your wits to solve puzzles and get to the end of level as quickly and a big as possible if you want leader board bragging rights. Great short game, 8/10
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
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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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
Gish meets Katamari? Mutant Blobs Attack is a simple puzzle platformer where you eat stuff to get bigger so you can eat bigger stuff in order to progress through the short levels. The gameplay is fun, the controls are intuitive, it's mildly challenging in certain spots, and there's kind of a story thrown in as well. It's satisfying for at least one play through, maybe more if you want to go achievement hunting.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
This...oh god...this game...brings back alot of good memories. I've been looking for this for a long time. It just appears somewhere in my past, i cannot remember exactly, but that has been the happy days, and i'll never regain it. Sometime happiness comes from a very simple thing.
About the game:
-Amazing graphic.
-Funny story.
-Excellent gameplay and physics.
-Extremely intelligent puzzle.
10/10 i'll never uninstall this game
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
A cute, simple platformer that's enjoyable for all ages. You are a blob who eats what is smaller than you. As you eat you grow meaning that you eventually can eat just about everything you see. The levels are well designed and the art style, music and sounds all work perfectly for a fun experience. Expect a bit of a challenge if you plan to get all gold and unlock all achievements, but you won't pull your hair out. The gameplay is simple, and slowly new additions to the gameplay are unveiled as you progress in the forgetful but entertaining storyline. You will learn how to wall jump, how to use your telekinesis powers to move levers and slide platforms, and how to use magnets that attract and push you away.

Nothing hugely groundbreaking at all, but there's nothing wrong with taking a known to work recipe and splashing with a fresh coat of paint for you to enjoy. Definitely recommend, especially if you are playing with kids.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
I am not sure whether the other reviews that claim this game only offers one hour of gameplay are talking about an earlier version with fewer levels. I have been playing for three hours and I haven't finished yet. The difficulty is extremely well judged and there very few locations I have had to start more than three times (but it never felt too easy either). After I finish it, I will definitely replay it aiming for 100% completion.

Recommended.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
You'll beat it in an hour, but if you like puzzle platformers, Gish, Katamari, or just fun times, go ahead and try it out. :D
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (or TFS: MBA, as all the cool kids call it) is a pretty straightforward game. You control a blob, I don't think he, she or it is given a name at any point, but for the purposes of this review I shall call him Steve... Steve DeBlob. Though as far as I know he isn't any relation to the blob from De Blob, that platforming, paint-'em-up classic, though I could be wrong. Instead, Steve DeBlob is a translucent, green blob with one eye who rolls through various 2D environments overcoming obstacles and gathering up ever bigger items to increase his size as he exacts his revenge against his human captors, and ultimately humanity as a whole. Sort of like a cross between Katamari Damacy, the underrated Puddle and that movie where the guy goes mental and kills everybody... you know the one I mean, right?

Both the platforming and puzzles are fairly easy affairs to begin with, maybe even a little tedious in their initial simplicity, but the difficulty level is judged almost perfectly as it ramps up at a steady and satisfying pace over the twenty-four levels. New elements of gameplay are gradually added to the mix, like the ability to move select platforms around with the cursor or being able to attract and repel Mr. DeBlob from certain structures, which nicely expands the range and complexity of puzzles that are thrown at you. But still, with little punishment for failure and a very forgiving checkpoint system, the majority of players won't be massively challenged for the most part, except maybe if you're a completionist intent on collecting everything, unlocking achievements or troubling the leaderboards, and depending on which of these players you are you'll likely make your way to the end in about four to six hours.

Bonus kudos has to go to the end game, though. Most of the time your reward for completing a game will be a fancy cutscene wrapping up the story, but here it's done a little differently. There are six chapters to tackle, with the first five incrementally increasing in difficulty, but by the sixth it shifts gears and becomes much easier while focusing everything on a different aspect rather than challenge... FUN. By the beginning of chapter six you've more or less beaten the game since you've made your way through the hardest parts and have essentially become a badass that can just stomp and roll your way through the stages with relatively little effort. So instead of having to endure one final, ultimate obstacle to prove your mastery of the game, your reward in place of a cutscene is to enjoy your power as you decimate everything in your path. It's a great way to end your time with any title and I really wish more games would follow this design, especially with the very last stage being a particularly great pay-off for all your work, and with the cherry on top being the sweet asking price, there's little excuse to not go and make friends with Steve DeBlob right now.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Fun and simple. TFS:MBA is a puzzle-platformer with mechanics similar to Katamari--eat stuff, get larger, then eat larger stuff. It also has some nice mechanics like telekinesis and attract/repel yourself to/from metal surfaces.

It's an easy game, and you don't have a time limit like on Katamari, and levels are more linear. That also means easy achievements. It took me about 6 hours to 100% this game, not using guides once.

Collecting friendly blobs hidden throughout the stages and trying to get the gold medals add a lot to the game, but still they're not hard tasks.

If you have it already and you like the genre, make sure you give it try.
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