Noby Noby Boy PlayStation 3

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. PSM3 Magazine UK
    72
    Not bad for 3 quid 19, but don't expect hours of entertainment. [May 2009, p.76]
  2. It’s not a game, it’s a toy, and it’s one that will only work long term if people keep stretching. It’s a wicked idea, though, and is priced at that impulse-buy level so hopefully enough of you will take the chance with Noby Noby Boy and see what all the fuss is about.
  3. If you're willing to give Noby Noby Boy a chance, if you fancy something a little different, hell, very different, you'll find fun from Noby Noby Boy's bizarre world.
  4. Noby Noby Boy is a title that will really divide gamers. With a little more work and tangible elements this could have been a really fun and unique experience.
  5. Keita Takahashi should be saluted for releasing something that could have so easily fallen flat on its face. Adventurous and inventive software such as this, definitely deserves a look.
  6. 70
    Sure it is aimless, frankly quite off-the-wall-zany, and definitely a little repetitive but it also manages to be kind of fun.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    An odd but very welcome addition to PSN. [Apr 2009, p.97]
  8. Games Master UK
    70
    Cheap and cheerful, although the lack of formal structure may put some people off. [May 2009, p.80]
  9. Hardcore Gamer
    70
    Noby Noby Boy is weird, but that's ok. Less game than activity, there's no point other than what you decide there ought to be. [Summer 2009]
  10. This game can be very addictive, but it's also a bit disappointing. There's no goal in the game other than making Girl grow, and there's no competition either.
  11. 60
    I will say that the concept of GIRL is cool and if the community helps her grow to reach new planets, then that's great. But really, though, Noby Noby Boy feels like a tech demo with a couple cool concepts to me, and nothing more.
  12. Even with a fun premise and colorful, simplistic visuals, Noby Noby Boy ultimately falls short when a basic fundamental of design hinders the overall experience.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 29, 2011
    6
    A good game because it challenges the notions of what gaming can be but an even better toy - a goalless playground intended for children butA good game because it challenges the notions of what gaming can be but an even better toy - a goalless playground intended for children but that is just as entertaining for adults. It's all at once wacky, cute, crude (there is farting), and of course fun. Getting the hang of the controls is tricky at first but in no time you'll be feeding Girl your length to help her reach Uranus. Full Review »
  2. MarkS
    Feb 20, 2009
    8
    I've been following this game for quite a while, so it was a first day buy for me. Totally strange and fun all at once. Takes a little I've been following this game for quite a while, so it was a first day buy for me. Totally strange and fun all at once. Takes a little bit of time to accept that there is no point and just have fun with it, but as I got more comfortable with it the more I loved it. Easily the best 5 bucks you can spend on PSN. Full Review »
  3. Mar 21, 2014
    6
    Similar to Katamari Damacy but designed so a toddler could see the appeal. The controls require you to read the manual which may ruin it forSimilar to Katamari Damacy but designed so a toddler could see the appeal. The controls require you to read the manual which may ruin it for younger players. The game takes the 'grow' objective from Katamari Damacy and throws away objectives and context, so the only thing you might play it for is just the fun of the moment, and the dozen or so hidden trophies. I got a few trophies during the first ten minutes and quickly nearly a third of them. Some of the remaining ones frustrate me, so I'm taking a break from the game. When it's on sale on PSN, the price of admission is fair for a peek into some polished but very experimental game design. Full Review »