Save Me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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7.5 / 10.0
May 18, 2021

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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4.5 / 5.0
May 15, 2021

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

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8 / 10
Aug 19, 2021

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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7 / 10.0
May 20, 2021

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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May 25, 2021

I liked the original but Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition made me a fan by being a much-improved iteration of a promising platformer.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 3, 2021

I can’t remember the last time that a game so thoroughly surprised me. Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition is a delightful experience that will appeal to old-school platform and RPG fans alike – drawn in by the promise of-old school platforming and fantastic throwback visuals, it was the wonderful storytelling and characters that truly left their mark.

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Jul 1, 2021

When I first booted up Save me Mr Tako, my brain got dragged back to my youth. Where a younger me and a friend of mine were camped on his porch playing Gameboys. Those basic, crunchy chiptunes, the muted green and black colour palette, times were a lot simpler back then. Save me Mr Tako harks back to these simpler times, with its pure gameplay and classic presentation, it’s a breath of fresh air in this trying modern era of gaming.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jun 2, 2021

Save Me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition hits a lot of the right notes: beautifully nostalgic, quirky, and fun mechanics and catchy music. With a surprising amount of dialogue, secrets to find in each level, and 50 silly hats to discover and wear, there’s plenty to keep you coming back for more.

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8 / 10.0
May 25, 2021

Save me Mr Tako is a title without great pretensions in the platform genre, but it manages to have a good soundtrack and to be very consistent in its gameplay and narrative. It is faithful to its influences, rescuing a nostalgic tone from that era and adding its own personality. However, a level design that is somewhat repetitive and subutilized game features are its main problems. Despite these caveats, Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition is an easy recommendation for platform game lovers who appreciate the aesthetics and gameplay of titles from the 8-bit era genre, especially the Game Boy.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 12, 2021

Save Me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition is a charming and nostalgic platforming romp that was a lot of fun to play through. Between the neat abilities and the slick level design, there was plenty to appreciate in Tako’s wacky world. Add to that a myriad of collectibles and levels to complete, and it’s easy to find yourself completely invested in the meaty Game Boy-inspired adventure.

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