A Boy and His Blob

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Great Graphics and Music

on 1/15/2013

I bought this game for my 6 year old and he loves it. It is a different and smart game... makes the kids think!!!! and solve problems!!!! No more driving crazy, competing or shooting but "take a second to analyze and think how to use my best friend (blob) to solve my problem. It is great! If there was another game like this I would get it in a second. Read More

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A retelling of the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) classic of the same name, A Boy and his Blob teams players with the unusual ally of a blob for single player, side-scrolling platformer and puzzle-solving fun. Using both the blob's ability to assume a number of different shapes and your skill at calling each out, together you set about saving the Blob's home of Blobolonia from the grasp of a enemy bent on domination.

When the distant world of Blobolonia is threatened by an evil and frightening emperor, one of its denizens, a being known as a blob, makes the world-changing decision to stand up for what is right. This brings about his journey to Earth in search of help for his world. Here he discovers two unexpected things, the friendship and loyalty of a young boy and an overwhelming love for jellybeans of various flavors. Both will prove important before this adventure is through. Help the blob dethrone the evil emperor that's terrorizing Blobolonia and establish a friendship with the blob that will last a lifetime.

A Boy and his Blob is a side-scrolling platformer that teams the player up with the game's namesake amorphous blob as you navigate 80 game levels that make up the dangerous terrain of Blobolonia and take on the baddies and bosses that are terrorizing it. Your main weapon in this is the power of the Blob to transform himself into a variety of useful forms. There are 15 of these, and all are initiated by specifically flavored jellybeans. Just a few of the flavor/forms that can be expected are Caramel Cannon, Bubble Gum Bouncer, Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack and Tangerine Trampoline. During gameplay the Blob's transformative powers are balanced by the relative weakness and limited movement of the boy, but it's through his hands, and the jellybeans he tosses, that the powers of the Blob reach their height.

Specifications

Manufacturer Majesco Sales Inc.
Mfg Part# 01612
SKU 211410536
UPC 096427016120
UPC 14 00096427016120
Format Wii
Sales Rank 1957
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review A long time ago in a videogame galaxy far, far away, famous programmer David Crane, the brainchild of the Pitfall series, created A Boy and His Blob for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game's unique protagonists were charming and nurtured a complex symbiotic relationship -- the jiggly alien needed the boy's help to save his home planet, but the child couldn't do it without the many useful tools that the blob himself was able to change into -- that some players really enjoyed. Some 20 years later, developer WayForward Technologies has created a full-blown re-imagining of the title. Brand new levels. All new gameplay mechanics. And a similar 2D presentation, painstakingly realized with fluid hand-drawn art and animation. A Boy and His Blob for Wii is a fun and smart platformer / puzzler that usually succeeds and proves enjoyable in spite of some questionable control choices and sometimes slowed pacing...A Boy and His Blob is a fun and oftentimes beautiful 2D puzzle platformer that complements other Wii efforts like Muramasa and New Super Mario Bros. very nicely. I love the hand-drawn presentation and brain-teasing challenges, all of which revolve around the blob's 15 unique transformational abilities. And some of the run and jump obstacles and boss fights are entertaining, too. That said, I don't like the die-and-retry nature of the level designs, the overly complex control scheme, WayForward's decision to ignore all Wii remote functionality, and the jarring load times between and in levels. Despite its shortcomings, Blob's got charm and style, so if you consider yourself a fan of 2D games, you'll want to check this one out, especially since it's $10 cheaper than your average Wii purchase.
Reviewer Matt Casamassina
ReviewRating 8
Features
40 Additional Challenge Levels will put your skills to the ultimate test!
Battle Baddies & Evil Bosses That Terrorize Blobolonia, including the Serpent, Quadruped Beast, & even the Blobolonian Emperor himself!
Experience the Heartwarming Story through an all-new, hand-drawn & animated presentation designed exclusively for Wii.
Teamwork Is Key: the boy has limited movement & strength, so you must use your blob friend to transform into useful objects to get to things or places the boy cannot access alone.
Transform the Blob Into 15 Useful Items by feeding him jelly beans such as the all-new Cream Cannon & Bubble Gum Bouncer & classic beans like the Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack & Tangerine Trampoline!
Travel Through the Blobolonian Outskirts to the Emperor's Citadel in four breathtaking worlds featuring 40 levels filled with hidden treasures!
Unlock Bonus Content including original concept art, videos & more.
Features
Experience the heartwarming story through an all-new, hand-drawn and animated presentation designed exclusively for Wii.
Teamwork is key: the boy has limited movement and strength, so you must use your blob friend to transform into useful objects to get to things or places the boy cannot access alone.
Transform the blob into 15 useful items by feeding him jelly beans such as the all-new Caramel Cannon and Bubble Gum Bouncer and classic beans like the Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack and Tangerine Trampoline.
Travel through the Blobolonian Outskirts to the Emperor’s Citadel in four breathtaking worlds featuring 40 levels filled with hidden treasures.
40 additional challenge levels will put your skills to the ultimate challenge.
Battle baddies and evil bosses that terrorize Blobolonia, including the Serpent, Quadruped Beast, and even the Blobolonian Emperor himself.
Unlock bonus content including original concept art, video features and more.
40 additional challenge levels will put your skills to the ultimate challenge.
Experience the heartwarming story through an all-new, hand-drawn and animated presentation designed exclusively for Wii.
Teamwork is key: the boy has limited movement and strength, so you must use your blob friend to transform into useful objects to get to things or places the boy cannot access alone.
Transform the blob into 15 useful items by feeding him jelly beans such as the all-new Caramel Cannon and Bubble Gum Bouncer and classic beans like the Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack and Tangerine Trampoline.
Travel through the Blobolonian Outskirts to the Emperor's Citadel in four breathtaking worlds featuring 40 levels filled with hidden treasures.
Product Attributes
Game Format Nintendo Wii
Game Genre Action
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Danielle Riendeau, GameShark.com The Wii needs more games like this one.
Matthew Green, Kombo.com WayForward and Majesco have produced a top notch title that carries the spirit of the original game and brings in plenty of new material.

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