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.