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Save Me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchMay 5, 2021
PCOct 30, 2018

Developer: Christophe Galati

Publisher: Limited Run Games

Genres: Action, RPG, Platformer

Dive into a great adventure in the classic handheld era! In a world where humans and octopuses are at war, Tako is a pacifist little octopus who rescues a woman from drowning one stormy night. A fairy sees this act of bravery and grants him the ability to survive on land. As he travels across the world, Tako defies his family and his people to try to resolve conflicts between humans and octopuses, plunging him into the very roots of this dysfunctional world. Tako will solve puzzles, turn enemies into platforms by spitting ink at them, explore mysterious dungeons and fight tenacious bosses on his mission to end the war between the undersea Octopus kingdom and the terrestrial Human realm. Will you help this brave octopus to spread his message of tolerance and teach both species to coexist in peace and unity? Features - 6 worlds and more than 50 levels to explore - 50 different hats that Tako can wear to gain special abilities - Extensive character dialogue with many unique and memorable NPCs - Side quests, puzzles, mini-games and 16 different dungeons to explore - Multiple selectable palettes to change the game’s color scheme [h2]Definitive Edition features:[/h2] [list] [] New difficulty modes and rebalancing of the original game [] Hint System, Auto palette option and more quality of life improvements [] Sound system to listen to the soundtrack composed by Marc-Antoine Archier [] New border images and additional content

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It's hard to describe just how enjoyable Save Me Mr Tako is.

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Admittedly, the Game Boy emulation will probably turn off many potential players. That said, there's fun to be had under the dated surface. I don't think Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition is a great adventure, but the refinements have cemented it as a good one.

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Everything about the production, from the pixel art and color selection to the catchy chiptunes, will make you think you're playing a lost Game Boy game. Christophe Galati really knocked it out of the park. I just wish the gameplay was a little more interesting! Despite my misgivings, I really do enjoy Save Me Mr. Tako, and if you're nostalgic for the golden age of handheld gaming, this game absolutely delivers in spades.

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It's as shocking as it is baffling that Nicalis blocked Galati's patch considering just how much better Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition is over the original release. A host of quality of life additions shine a spotlight on what was always a compelling adventure, albeit one bogged down in out of place design philosophies. The revamped difficulty curve makes stages far more engaging - lending them a flow that was previously missing - and the new hint system keeps progress moving at a steady pace. Save me Mr Tako may style itself like a typical Game Boy platformer, but it goes beyond mere homage and reaches genuine greatness.

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