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Release Date: June 18th, 2014 Movie Release Year: 2014

Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

Overview -

In a quiet college town, the Blob slowly plods its way across the landscape eating small household items, slowly growing in size before it consumes townspeople outright. No, Steve McQueen is nowhere to be found and this Blob isn't content with just dominating Earth as it sets its sights on a rocket to the Moon. All this and more resides within 'Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack,' a game from DrinkBox Studios (of 'Guacamelee! fame) that garnered great critical praise upon its original release on the PS Vita a few years back. As with many other handheld successes, 'Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack,' is making the leap from gamers palms to their big screen. Let's see if it was worth the wait

Highly Recommended
Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
June 18th, 2014

Video Review


The game's graphics are incredibly simplistic, often evoking a top-notch indie flash game. The framerate is consistent throughout and not a single graphical hiccup was noticed. The art design won't be everyone's bag and even considering its origins on the Vita, there's nothing here pushing the limits of any hardware. Still, the animations are fluid and the overall aesthetic design is wholly consistent.

Audio Review


Like the minimalist art design, the game's sound offers little in terms of variety or upper-tier technical merit. The soundtrack is forgettable once you step away from the game and the limited effects palette is enough to give you that necessary aural validation of what you are doing with the controller is registering on-screen.

Final Thoughts

This Xbox Live adaptation offers gamers a unique spin on the classic 2D platformer, that often at times feels like a slick riff on Katamari Damacy, but in reality is much more. 'Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack,' is the perfect blend of minimalism in a complete package that honestly feels more satisfying playing than some top-tier hardware pushing entries. The blend of quirky humor, pitch perfect controls, and generally solid timing, coupled with a reasonable price point, make it a solid addition to the collection of any gamer.