Save me Mr. Tako! gives the damsel trope an octopus twist

Gameboy inspired title puts a mollusk in the lead

Save me Mr. Tako! is a upcoming action platformer for Steam and Wii U from Christophe Galati. The game wears its The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening inspirations on its sleeve, but that doesn’t bother me a bit. Other than a few outliers like Joylancer, Time Fcuk and Tower of Heaven, not a ton of games today go for the Gameboy aesthetic, so getting a new one now and then still feels fresh enough. 

I’m particularly enamored with Save me Mr. Tako‘s use of multiple Super Gameboy-style pallets, and its equally versatile octopus protagonist. This little eight appendaged cutie can fly, swing a sword, and even wear a little hat! I can only do two of those three things myself. You win this round, Mr. Tako.  

The game is planned for release in 2016, so we’ve got a ways to go before we find out if it’s any good, but there’s certainly reason to be hopeful for this plucky little cephalopod.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes