Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Famous on the PC Board #47: Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

This isn't a puzzle game, I promise.

Mutant Blobs Attack is a puzzle platforming game about an escaped science experiment hell bent on eating everything in the world.

Based on a true story.

 It's like a mix between Katamari and LocoRoco. You roll your blob through the 50's sci-fi B movie inspired environments eating every bit of garbage and debris you can find until you grow big enough to progress through the levels. There are also physics based puzzles involving moving platforms and flipping switches and pressing buttons and shit. In the course of the game, you'll also gain abilities like flying through the air and telekinesis.

Like Katamari, the game progresses in scale. In the beginning you can barely pick up a marble. By then end (spoilers!) you're eating skyscrapers and the very Earth itself.

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
The levels have pretty decent replay value. Each stage has a few hidden things to find, and there's medals for completing stages quickly while absorbing the most stuff.

Mutant Blobs Attack features a decent sense of humor. This is a silly game, and developer DrinkBox Studios knows this. A highlight of the experience is reading various signs and billboards parodying other games and featuring funny slogans. They're not all winners, but they give the game some added personality.

Homeboy is having none of your shit.

It's not a long game, but it also doesn't overstay its welcome. I think we could all learn something from Mutant Blob.

1 comment:

  1. It's a great game. One of the only indie games I've actually finished. >_>