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Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San

System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: October 30, 2018
Developer: Christophe Galati / Nicalis
Publisher: Nicalis


If you’ve gone back at all to the vast catalog of Game Boy games, you might be surprised by how so much of it is really doesn’t hold up. The Game Boy was Nintendo’s first true portable system with swappable game carts, rather than a single-purpose LCD Game & Watch toy. It had to be able to run actual games, with actual computer processors. These processors were very out-of-date even when the Game Boy was new, with its Z80 CPU having powered many computers from the late 1970s. As the first of its kind, the grey brick was a heap of technical and financial compromises; but it could run the oddball Super Mario Land, and later Tetris, Pokémon, and even a Zelda game in Link’s Awakening. Trying to adapt overly ambitious home-console NES game for the meager capabilities of the machine lead to cases like Metroid II, Castlevania: The Adventure, and Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge. I have tried going back to these games on the 3DS Virtual Console, and they just aren’t fun.

New footage is in for the upcoming Switch game Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San. Check out the first 25 minutes below with a boss battle.

Nicalis has sent out a brief trailer promoting the new release date for Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San. View it below.

Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San launches October 30 on the eShop for $14.99.

Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San has finally secured a release date. Nicalis will be publishing the game on October 30, Nintendo’s website reveals.

Here’s an overview from the listing:

Nicalis is back at it again with another announcement for Switch. Today, the company announced that Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San is coming to Switch.

Here’s an overview: