I like simple games. I like them because I don’t always have time to play about an hour or two, but enough still to play a little. These short moments require a special genre of games. Those kind of games you can just grab and play a while. Tales from Space: About a Blob is one of them.
You are a tiny orange slime
In short, you’re a tiny orange Blob. Tiny slime from space who lands to Earth and starts to absorb smaller objects and grow. At first, you work your way away from a labotary where Blob is being studied by scientist and eventually grow big enough to be a threat as you keep growing. And of course, when you’re a threat people start resisting your progress. So you eventually will be facing anti-blob missiles, lasers and other kinds of mishaps to hinder your way.
Eat and devour anything
The goals in this game are simple at first. 1) Eat and devour anything so you can grow and 2) shoot devoured objects as projectiles to hit a levers or enemies. Later in the game, as you have grown, you will have more powers and the pace of gaming actually changes from devour-all to more puzzle-based kind of game, which is a fun progress: You still need to grow in order to solve those puzzles and solve the level.
It is not easy as you think because controls of a Blob are something to expect from somewhat clumsy ball of slime.
The powers Blob has are actually quite fun. You absorb and reguritate objects, you develop mangetism which allows you to stick to metal pipes or repel away from metal. With enough powers to use, enemies and obstacles to face you’ll be enjoying your time as a Blob and trying hard to get things through as well as possbile. It is not easy as you think because controls of a Blob are something to expect from somewhat clumsy ball of slime.
Is it worth it?
About a Blob is a fun game. It is one those kind of games you can quickly enjoy alone of with your friend with local co-op. Good soundtrack and good sense of humor combined with 2D art style works.
8.0 out of 10
Why so high? Nice graphics and the gameplay mechanics are plain fun.
Why so low? The game is too short, sounds and music are only decent enough.