Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San

Christophe Galati, Nicalis

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
65
Top Critic Average
38%
Critics Recommend
Based on 24 critic reviews
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Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

38%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCOct 30, 2018
Nintendo SwitchOct 30, 2018

Developers: Nicalis, Christophe Galati

Genres: Adventure, Platformer

A Blast From the Portable-Gaming Past!

In a world where humans and octopi are at war, Mr Tako is a persistently helpful 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, where he can turn enemies into platforms by spitting ink at them. As he travels across the surface world, Mr Tako defies his family and his people to try to resolve conflicts between humans and octopi.

Mr Tako will solve puzzles, explore mysterious dungeons and fight tenacious bosses on his mission to end the war between the undersea octopus kingdom and the terrestrial human world. Will you help this brave octopus to spread his message of tolerance and teach both species to coexist in peace and unity?

Designed as a tribute to the original Game Boy— looks, sounds and plays like a long-lost cartridge for that beloved handheld game system!

6 worlds to explore!

50 different hats that Mr Tako can acquire and 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 player-selectable palettes to change the game’s color scheme!

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Destructoid

6.5 / 10.0
Kevin Mersereau

Save me Mr Tako successfully apes a period of gaming history, but I just wish it had shed a few of the more tiresome tropes from that time. If you're part of the niche audience that this is catering to, you'll find a fun romp down what feels like memory lane. For everyone else, I'd proceed with caution.

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GamingTrend

60 / 100
Elisha Deogracias

Save Me Mr. Tako is a decent 2D platformer with some great presentation and a loving throwback to the 2D platformers of the 90s, but unfortunately feels a bit too frustrating to enjoy for long periods of time.

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COGconnected

75 / 100
COGconnected

If you’re looking for a truly authentic retro experience, then you can’t go wrong with Save Me Mr. Tako! just keep in mind that it even comes with the negatives of that age of games. Despite those shortcomings though, it’s a charming romp through and through.

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PC Invasion

PC Invasion

I honestly really like a lot of things about Save Me Mr Tako. It’s got great graphics, tight controls, and a fantastic story. But its unfortunate design missteps make it difficult to recommend to a general audience.

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