Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

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Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
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Developer(s) Drinkbox Studios
Platform(s) Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
Release PlayStation Vita
  • NA: February 21, 2012[1]
  • EU: February 22, 2012
Microsoft Windows
August 15, 2012
PlayStation 3
  • NA: June 17, 2014
  • EU: June 18, 2014
Xbox 360
June 18, 2014
Genre(s) 2D platformer
Mode(s) Single-player

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a side-scrolling platform video game, released on February 21, 2012, as a launch title of the PlayStation Vita. It was developed and published by Drinkbox Studios. It is the sequel to Tales from Space: About a Blob. Mutant Blobs Attack was later released for Microsoft Windows computers with versions for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 released in June 2014.

The game is about a grumpy mutant Blob that escapes into the world and starts eating everything around him. Mutant Blobs Attack features new levels, new powers and controls, and a new Blob player character.

Gameplay[edit]

In Mutant Blobs Attack the player controls a gelatinous mutant Blob. The player can grow by eating loose objects in the game environment. Over the course of each level, the player encounters a series of obstacles they must grow large enough to bypass. The game combines traditional 2D thumbstick-based platforming controls with touch-based powers and abilities. Physics-based puzzles are often mixed in with the action. [2][3] [4]

Reception[edit]

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack was received positively by critics. IGN gave a score of 9 out of 10, saying "Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack stole my heart."[5] GameZone scored it 9.5 out of 10, saying "One of the PS Vita's first downloadable games turns out to be a must have for the system.[6] As of 22 February, Metacritic showed that the game is the second best rated out of the 30 Vita games, with a score of 87%.[7]

Digital Trends named Mutant Blobs Attack the Best Handheld Game of 2012.[8] Mutant Blobs Attack also appeared in several "Best of 2012" lists, including "Handheld of the Year 2012" from GamesRadar,[9] "Best Indie games of 2012" from VentureBeat,[10] and "Top 50 Games of 2012" from Game Informer.[11] Mutant Blobs Attack was nominated for "Best PlayStation Vita Network Game" at IGN, losing to Super Stardust Delta, but claiming the People's Choice Award in the category.[12]

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