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Reviews for "Test Subject Blue"

It's fuun

In some aspects it reminds me of Spewer, though less entertaining.
Hope for a part two, with new and more complex levels.


IM SPEECHLESS! wtf dude that wastes so much tim eand btw the 3 stars is for the drop of liquid in the suit....


I loved the game's concept, it made for an interesting time waster.

A fun time-waster, but not Nitrome's best.

After Faultline and Chisel, I've come to expect great things from Nitrome. I can always rely on them really bringing a Flash game to life with their strangely detailed and charismatic pixel-art, their puzzle games, and their ideas. "Test Subject Blue" brings all of the above to the table...except for the last one.

Whenever I see the phrase "Test Subject" in the title or description of a game, I'm immediately inclined to take it with a Kilamanjaro's worth of salt. I buckled down and tried this game, only because of the quality of the game creator's previous releases, and found that TSB is a (quite obvious) blend of both Portal and Spewer. The game is set in a test chamber (Portal) ruled by a gigantic overlooking scientist (Spewer), and you, some sort of blob-like creature with projectile powers (Spewer) must clear the levels through physics puzzles (Portal and Spewer) using portals (Duh).

The mechanics work great, and the gameplay is fine, but nothing in the game kept me going. There was no clear reward for beating the levels. It felt more like a time grind than an adventure; there was nothing to gain, only to jump through hoops to keep the thirty-foot egg-headed Einstein happily scribbling notes.

It looks pretty, and there's hardly any glitches to be found, but despite the cuteness of the little blue enzyme, it feels almost soulless, like it borrowed so much from others that it forgot to add its own identity. It's worth a try, but Nitrome has so many other titles that pass this by leaps and bounds, so I'd recommend those first in a heartbeat.


didn't realy like it all that much