Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Mar 15, 2012
    100
    Mutant Blobs Attack! isn't a game with many surprises up its sleeve, but within its designed simplicity it contains unbridled joy. It's a game that focuses on being fun first, and succeeds at that ambition.
  2. Mar 4, 2012
    100
    A delightful comic revenge fantasy of epic proportions.
  3. Mar 2, 2012
    100
    Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!!! is a perfect example and a showcase of what you can expect from well-designed, properly-priced downloadable games. Bigger developers may need to take note as well if they want us to pay full retail prices for their titles. Great job DrinkBox Studios!
  4. Mar 5, 2012
    93
    Its refreshing take on platform-based gaming, humour, variety, challenge and polish are instantly - and enduringly - impressive. Not only is this one of the best games on the Vita, it's one of the best games of the year - period.
  5. Mar 26, 2012
    92
    A one-eyed blob is the unlikely star of the Vita's launch lineup.
  6. Mar 20, 2012
    91
    Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack may look like an unassuming LocoRoco rip-off, but in actuality it's Katamari Damacy with a demented undercurrent. This quirky platformer basks in the glory of 1950s science fiction films; all while offering a solid action/puzzler that feels right at home on the PS Vita!
  7. 90
    Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is one of the rare experiences where everything just clicks. The style, the feeling, the controls and the gameplay. If you are looking for a solid (or cheap) platformer for your priced PS Vita look no further. This one has everything going for it.
  8. Yet for a mere $8, we highly recommend this all-you-can-eat buffet of awesome. [May 2012, p.81]
  9. Not Escape Plan, but Tales From Space is the indie hit on the PlayStation Vita we've all been waiting for. A strange concoction of Katamari and Loco Roco that could have used a little bit more time and money for its visuals, but still shines because of its magnificent and pure gameplay. [April 2012, p.101]
  10. Mar 8, 2012
    90
    Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is the best downloadable launch game for the PS Vita.
  11. Mar 5, 2012
    90
    A great refinement to the first game and great at using the Vita features without being an impediment or feeling forced, Mutant Blobs Attack is the best value on the Vita right now, and a must-buy for most owners.
  12. Mar 1, 2012
    90
    One of those games that will shine bright when people discuss the Vita's launch lineup. It is the Geometry Wars for Sony's portable and a game that anyone who enjoys the medium needs to check out. The price is right, the content is plentiful and the gameplay is top notch.
  13. Feb 24, 2012
    90
    When all is said and done, this is an appropriately priced, raccous romp of a platformer. There's hidden goodies throughout each level and more than enough replayability. I guarantee you'll miss most of the jokes the first time through.
  14. Feb 22, 2012
    90
    Mutant Blobs Attack is one of those games that absolutely hooks you from the moment you begin playing it and doesn't let go until the credits roll.
  15. Feb 17, 2012
    90
    Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack stole my heart. It's visually delicious, the cutscenes ooze with humor, and the actual gameplay feels perfectly balanced.
  16. Mar 8, 2012
    86
    Quite possibly the best value on the Vita right now. This is a neat, fun platforming adventure at a great price.
  17. Mar 19, 2012
    85
    Now here's a nice surprise! A puzzle game with smooth controls, slick graphics and more than the necessary amount of variation. It's a little short, but don't let that stop you from buying it.
  18. Feb 21, 2012
    85
    A new flying gameplay mode has players steer with the left analog stick and hit the X button to propel the blob like some wild rocket. Specific flying zones let you explore for pickups and also challenge you to maneuver through laser hazards and spike-filled tunnels. This gets extra tense when a creeping death wall gets thrown into the mix. It's a blast balancing speed boosts and the slower, fine movement propulsion to narrowly escape instant crushing death.
  19. Feb 29, 2012
    84
    It reminds the puzzle game of the nineties with its immediate gameplay and its colorful graphic. It's a funny game and you'll appreciate it if you decide to take every single object trying to achieve the best score.
  20. Great value despite its brevity and funny too. More charming than Michael Parkinson. [April 2012, p79]
  21. Apr 9, 2012
    80
    Mutant Blobs Attack is exactly the sort of game Vita needs lots of if is to survive and thrive as a platform. It's got the pick-up-and-play moreishness of the best of iOS with a level of complexity only possible on bespoke gaming hardware.
  22. Touchscreen is implemented nicely. [Apr 2012, p.113]
  23. Mar 15, 2012
    80
    All in all, Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a polished and well considered sequel to the underrated original that's humorous, hugely playable and frothing with ideas.
  24. Mar 12, 2012
    80
    For its 4 to 6 hours of gameplay, Mutant Blobs Attack!!! is a fun little game. It may be the cheapest on PSN, but since some similar smartphone releases are much less expensive and take a lot longer to beat, it does bring up the debate of proper game pricing. Regardless of what it should ultimately cost, though, Mutant Blobs Attack!!! is a fun, quirky game that anyone can enjoy.
  25. Mar 8, 2012
    80
    The short time you spend with this game is sure to put a smile on your face.
  26. Mar 7, 2012
    80
    It's a resourceful little game, then, mining laudable variety from an economy of ideas. It's amusing, too, littering its backgrounds with visual gags, including a sly reference to Angry Birds - even if one cake-related joke proves a meme too far. And it saves the best for last, with a final level that offers some thrillingly silly catharsis, managing to one-up its most obvious inspiration in the process.
  27. Feb 24, 2012
    80
    It's well-executed, it's got an appealing look and a sharp sense of humor, and the pacing works well for handheld play.
  28. 80
    It's not a deep game by any stretch of the imagination, but if you're looking for some classic platforming fun, with an out-of-this-world twist and dirt cheap price tag, then Mutant Blobs Attack hits the sweet spot.
  29. Feb 24, 2012
    75
    It feels a little too much like a mobile game to stand out as a must-have title, but if you want an example of PS Vita controls done correctly, you won't find a better example than this. It doesn't hurt that you'll get some challenging -- if sometimes frustrating -- physics-based puzzles to boot.
  30. Feb 24, 2012
    75
    Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack mixes puzzles, platforming, and charm to provide a slimy good time.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 144 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. r50
    Feb 22, 2012
    10
    This game was a real surprise. It started off as a harmless platformer, but it just kept getting better and better. I feel bad because it's the most fun of any of the vita games I got at launch and it was the cheapest! The only launch game that deserves a 10 IMHO. Full Review »
  2. Feb 24, 2012
    10
    Good game, good price, good graphics... I'm enjoying the slow paced nature of the game, only enviromental enemies, plenty of time to explore, maybe it will change soon enough but I think this people nailed it with the art style and gameplay. Full Review »
  3. Jun 21, 2012
    10
    Mutant blobs attack s the best tales from space game and one of the best game on the vita. The controls fell fluid just roll into things to pick them up. With a great sound track, level design and top notch graphics. The story is simple and easy to follow with some very funny moments. Its just a ton of fun to play i only have one complaint and that's it is to short but for £3.79 its a must buy. Full Review »