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Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack! Member Review for the PS Vita

Ivory_Soul By:
Ivory_Soul
04/24/12
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Puzzle / Platformer 
PLAYERS 1- 1 
PUBLISHER DrinkBox Studios 
DEVELOPER DrinkBox Studios 
RELEASE DATE  
E10+ Contains Fantasy Violence, Alcohol Reference

What do these ratings mean?

The Good: Varied level design, clever mechanics and puzzles, charming art style, uses Vita's features well, low price point

The Bad: A few tough spots, not enough levels

The Vita is currently short on good games, especially on the PlayStation Store. This little gem is a physics platformer, and is addictive, unique, and very fun to play. You play as a blob that escaped a college laboratory and is on the rampage to take over the world. As you move along you solve puzzles, and use the gelatinous physics to climb your way around.

The game has a bit of Katamari Damacy built-in since you absorb things along the way to get bigger and bigger. Each level is different and not one puzzle is the same. There are so many different gameplay elements that you will never feel bored here. Just to mention a few, you can use the touchscreen to pull green platforms that can shoot you across areas using kinetics and momentum, avoiding lasers, using magnets to push and pull your way around, even some extra stages that use the tilt sensor. Mutant Blobs is so varied that you will always be looking forward to the next level.

The blobs physics work perfectly and change a bit as you get bigger. The controls are simple, but change when you float around using gas where you switch to the analog stick. The game has a great sense of humor as you run over people and hear them scream, all while the blob's sticky suckers make noises and makes a gurgling sound when absorbing enemies. There are little hints at other games like Portal, Angry Birds, and Pac-Man which will make you chuckle. The whole package is so charming and fun that you will have a hard time putting the Vita down. This game is one of the first to really let you know how unique the Vita is because this game couldn't really be done on a console or even a smartphone.

The game does get a bit too hard in spots where you will restart dozens of times, but these were far and few between thankfully. Each level varies in length, but you are scored at the end depending on if you found you're two hidden friends and how many blue dots and items you absorbed. These are uploaded to leaderboards which you can go back and beat later. I should also mention that I felt the game didn't have enough levels, but hopefully more will come in form of DLC. There's enough here to last you about 4-5 hours, but most will blow through these in a few long sittings. This game is just so fun and different that you can't get enough.

Overall, Mutant Blobs has perfectly balanced mechanics, varied level design, clever puzzles, and charming art style. You will have a blast with this game and it is the best $8 I have spent in a long time. If you're Vita is currently not being used, or have played all the launch games, pick this up and you won't put it down.


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