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A Boy and His Blob

by Majesco
Nintendo Wii
Everyone
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews) 80 / 100

Price: $42.80
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  • 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.

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002FG9MWE
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,885 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

a boy and his blob makes it's triumphant return! A reimagining of the NES classic, as the boy, you feed your blob jelly beans and watch him transform into cool and useful objects to solve puzzles and escape danger. With its robust and emotionally driven story, challenging puzzles, and visually impressive art style, a boy and his blob is sure to become a classic once again.

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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.

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The Story
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.

Gameplay
Using the Blob as a parachute to avoid enemies in A Boy and his Blob
Team with the Blob to save Blobolonia.
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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.

Key Game 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.
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Using the Blob's anvil form against an enemy in A Boy and his Blob
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The jellybean/blob form selection control in A Boy and his Blob
Easy in-game controls.
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Floating on the Blob in ball form through a liquid level in A Boy and his Blob
80 play levels.
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Using the Blob's shield form in a mechanized level in A Boy and his Blob
15 different blob forms.
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77 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proof that there's still life left in 2D October 14, 2009
By K. Gray
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The Wii has become the welcoming home for a series of wonderful 2D games lately, from Muramasa: The Demon Blade to World of Goo, and the forthcoming New Super Mario Bros Wii (worst...title...ever). Add to this list A Boy and His Blob, which is an ultra-charming reimagining of the NES "classic." I say "classic" because, like Battletoads, it's one of those old games that people remember fondly until they try to play it again and realize just how crazy hard the game is.

The Wii version is much easier than the NES game in some ways, although it offers up plenty of challenge in its own right. The boy now has an unlimited number of jellybeans to feed the blob, which means that you can now focus on the puzzle at hand rather than worrying about rationing and backtracking. Further, there really is no backtracking anymore since the Wii version does not contain an open world; the game is split up into self-contained levels in four unique worlds. There is a final goal to reach in each level, but there are also three treasure chests hidden in each one. Get all three chests and you open a whole new challenge level at your treehouse "hub." Beat the challenge and you're rewarded with behind-the-scenes footage of the game in progress, including sketches and artwork. It's a great system that's easy to understand and really boosts the replay value of the game.

The game is beautiful. It's hand-drawn and the level of detail is astounding, in a subtle kind of way. Stop for a while and appreciate the light swaying of trees in the background, the animated frogs jumping at your feet, and the very nice lighting effects, especially during the night stages. Like a Miyazaki film, you can feel the love that was poured into this game.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A delightful, gem of a game. Don't miss out. October 28, 2009
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Short and sweet: This game is a real gem. A great puzzler/platformer for anyone. The game's pace isn't fast...there are no explosions or guns. There really isnt even any dialog. What you have is a game that requires complete reliance on your blob companion, as well as some quick and creative thinking to determine how best to get around an obstacle or past an enemy using the Blob's various transformations. This is a game that I can see myself easily sinking 10-20 hrs into to complete (there are hidden treasures in each level, which ups the replay value).

The environments are gorgeous, as is the soundtrack and sound effects. Also, the game has a certain "warm and fuzzy" quality to it. When you click up on the D-pad, you give the blob a big squeeze... and when you click down on the D-pad, you scold him. If you walk away from him after scolding him, he turns red.... and then when you return to him (and invariably give him a hug because it is so darn cute and rewarding to do!), he returns to his standard white color. Little touches like that, and sticking the blob in your backpack to use as a parachute, and sticking him under your head to use as a pillow make this game really interesting and appealing.

Even though the art style of the game may seem to be more focused on younger players, the truth is that this game can get really challenging (and kids these days arent really into being challenged in my personal experience... but I digress). This game is really reminiscent of World Of Goo (on WiiWare).... it has loads of personality and heart... beautifully drawn 2-d graphics, and an amazing soundtrack.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A charming remake of a classic NES title. October 13, 2009
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
A Boy and His Blob is one of those old classic games that I have a love-hate relationship with. On one hand, I loved the concept of the original game, but on the other hand the original game was just too hard and unforgiving in many ways. The new remake is sets out to honor the spirit of the original and fix many of its shortcomings, and for the most part I believe that the remake succeeds.

GAMEPLAY: You play the role of a young boy who discovers an alien blob. The boy and blob work together as a team to navigate the levels. On the surface the game looks like a standard 2D-platformer, but this is hardly the case. While there is some basic platforming involved, the true meat of the game is based upon overcoming environmental obstactles and puzzles with the blob's shape-changing capabilities. Different levels give you access to different jellybeans, which will allow the blob to transform when eaten. The farther you progress into the game, the greater the variety of jelly beans. Example transformations: hole, trampoline, ladder, balloon, parachute and rocket. The majority of the levels are fairly short. Some levels have a theme and others are more platformer in nature, but the good news is that there are a lot of them. You will die a lot, since this game is old-school. Touched a spike? You die. Touched an enemy? You die. Fall too far? You'll die. Fell in the water? You drown. Luckily the game has checkpoints everywhere, so frequent dying isn't an issue.

GRAPHICS: Gorgeous cartoon style artwork graces this game, giving it a sense of style and place. While the game doesn't do anything particularly impressive from a graphics standpoint, it is obvious the development emphasis was on clean, colorful, and whimsical artistic expression.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I never played the original but this is cute and fun. I like there is...
So far only past the first world. It was plenty challenging for my 7 and 9 year old.
I am really enjoying it myself. The cover drew me to the game. Lots of discovery.... Read more
Published 19 days ago by ARD
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
BEAUTIFUL GAME!!
Published 4 months ago by Johnnygamer
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic reborn
A boy and his Blob is back, this time on the Wii with a brand new look and game play. Wayforward has taken much care into how the game looks as the stunning art and animation add... Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. Wu
5.0 out of 5 stars A Boy and His Blob A Boy and His Blob
I loved the classic NES game! When I saw this I had to grab it and I was not disappointed! they really did it justice. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Alin Raven
2.0 out of 5 stars I have no idea what other people are seeing in this game.
I don't know what other people are seeing in this game. Granted it's been awhile since I've played this. Read more
Published 13 months ago by J. Turner
1.0 out of 5 stars I can't play this on my Wii
I have a Japanese wii and use the USB Loader to play English games. I cannot play this which makes it worthless to me. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Zach
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, good, easier
This is a beautiful game. The hand-drawn visuals are at times breath-taking. This BOY AND HIS BLOB remake for the Wii is MUCH MUCH EASIER than its NES predecessor. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Ian Daemon
5.0 out of 5 stars such a fun game
brings me back to the old days when I used to play this on the old Nintendo, couldn't ask for a better game.
Published 14 months ago by Jodi Harkins
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a GREAT game, totally worth it!
Our family has been borrowing this one from the public library for some time now, and I figured it would be a good idea to get the boys a copy of their own. Read more
Published 15 months ago by H. K. Rodman
4.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative and pretty
Although it isn't as engaging as one might hope for a game that is as good to look at as this one is, I remember the days when creators (and myself) wished games could better... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Samas
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