Tales from Space Mutant Blobs Attack is the Sequel to the PSN title Tales from Space: About a Blob, this first game didn’t do that well when I remembered playing it had lacked challenging puzzles and the bosses were frustrating. So how did the next game of this series do as a downloadable game for Vita?
First off I want to say that in most of the games that have any types of puzzles I always say, ‘It’s either fun or frustrating.’ Well DrinkBox Studios Inc. learned from there first game and that’s a great sign of what we can expect from this indie game developer. They have fixed what didn’t work out for there first game and has come out with a great, cheap and fun downloadable game. 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 he 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. This all leads to a great mixture of fun for a player. Now, the game has 6 worlds and 24 stages that include the Earth and outer space. It creates for a fun but short game which can be beaten relatively quickly but the key is in the extra things they included.
The extras that they have included that adds replay value are online leaderboards, plus each stage has 2 of the blob’s friends that are waiting for you to find them. Another thing is the placement of certain bonus stages, these change how you play the game, as you get an overhead view and start moving your PS Vita around to pass through some ‘Tilt-a-Blob’ puzzles to reach the end. And while some mini games can be fun if you plan on completing the game with 100%, be prepared to be frustrated with almost reaching the end and failing. Now this isn’t a bad thing against the game, you are controlling it so when you fail it’s your own fault, but will frustrate anyone and might even add to replay time when your trying to finish the game 100% and finally the gold metal award for every stage is sure to keep you competitive as well.
The use of the touch pad and touch screen are used to get you through obstacles and create a different feel from time to time so you don’t get bored just using the D-pad and X button.
Tales from Space – Mutant Blobs Attack is visually beautiful, the cut scenes smoother you with humor, and the actual gameplay feels perfect in between your hands. Even though the game can be blown through in a short time, the collectables and quest to earn gold medals will keep you playing. One last thing, the price for a Vita game is one of the best, $7.99. Simply, there’s not any reason why you shouldn’t get this great indie game.