Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

38%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews
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4.5 / 5.0
Oct 30, 2018

There's so much about Mr Tako that shines that even the few bits that are difficult or feel unfair can be easily overcome by just taking that part a little slower.

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8 / 10
Oct 30, 2018

Save Me Mr. Tako is a lovingly crafted throwback to the days of the Game Boy. While we found some rough spots with the lack of side quest tracking and ropey collision detection, they weren't enough to take away from our overall enjoyment of the game. Tako is a lovable character in a quality platformer that would have been right at home on the system it pays homage to. If you love the Game Boy - flaws and all - then you'll absolutely adore this game.

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Nov 1, 2018

You probably came for the retro nostalgia, but in Save me Mr Tako! you'll get something far more robust.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2018

Save me Mr. Tako! is recommend for classic gamers and fans of independent games alike. It’s easy to play, but the story keeps pulling you along and the gameplay evolves with the story through both the hats that you discover, and the surprising things that you’ll find in the environments.

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8 / 10
Nov 23, 2018

For anyone that owned a Game Boy back in the day, Christophe Galati’s Save Me Mr Tako will very likely tug at the old nostalgia stings with its visual sincerity towards the long-reigning handheld console. While the gameplay itself can come across as a little humdrum at times, there’s no denying that there’s still a fun puzzle-platformer to be found here with plenty to see and do.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2019

Difficult but wonderful blast to the past

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8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

Save Me Mr Tako is a lovingly crafted Gameboy nostalgia trip that plays great and is a fun adventure to take part in. While newer players may find the archaic design detrimental, fans of original Gameboy titles will find plenty to love here.

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7.9 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

While it has its shortcomings, Save me Mr Tako succeeds in giving the player the authentic retro feeling on top of that the game is audiovisually a really strong game.

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75 / 100
Nov 15, 2018

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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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2018

I am thrilled to have completed what I can safely say is one of the most challenging video games I have ever played. From now on, I'm no longer saying "the Dark Souls of." For me, it's "the Save me Mr Tako of," and this game is definitely the Save me Mr Tako of Game Boy inspired action-platformers.

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