Tales from Space - Mutant Blobs Attack

The second game in the Tales from Space series, this downloadable puzzle-platformer for Sony's PSV handheld sees the player as an ever-hungry blob who wishes to consume all matter on the planet Earth.


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.


Player controls a mutated Blob who has the standard platformer controls. Absorbing objects is automatic, unlike in About a Blob, and the blob moves at a much higher speed than the blobs did in the original game, which eliminates the use of the turbo/run button. As in About a Blob, the main conceit is to absorb objects in order to gain power and grow in size as to better traverse the platforming levels. The blob can make use of a ground stomp feature and is able to both attract himself to and repel himself off magnetic surfaces, in order to reach new heights and platforms in the level. Each checkpoint forces the blob to grow to a specific target height in order to absorb larger items and to get to the next section of gameplay (much like in the Katamari series). Certain checkpoints in the game place the blob in zero gravity areas, allowing him to propel himself like a rocket, complete with a turbo booster.

Certain areas of the level have gates, platforms and other objects that can be manipulated using the touchscreen capabilities on the Vita. For example, you can move certain platforms closer to the blob's proximity, or you can spin a non-functioning spiral fan in order to blow food & objects for the blob to absorb, objects that were unreachable beforehand. The rear touchpad is used to boost the blob during the zero gravity areas, though this is an optional control use. The game features bonus levels, each with a different theme, and each utilizing the Vita's gyroscope. You tilt the Vita in order to control the blob in these sections- some levels mimic a wooden labyrinth, while another mimics a Game Boy era platformer.


  • IGN gave it a 9.0 out of 10.
  • Gamezone gave it a 9.5 out of 10.
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