Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
Buy On
  1. But what of the gamers who have paid WayForward’s bills, the Contra lovers and Shantae fan clubs? They're rewarded with extreme difficulty spikes, enacted by the amorphous lovelies of a Miyazaki film. A Boy and his Blob panders to the Wii’s unique audience all too well, dividing itself, and its impact, in the process.
  2. Clearly A Boy and his Blob has been lovingly created by a team who appreciate the original and overall have done a tremendous job.
  3. I reckon 15-year-old chavs should be forced to play A Boy and His Blob after they put videos of themselves having a fit over Modern Warfare 2 on the internet. I wonder if David Crane would approve.
  4. This punch-pulling retro update is charming and beautiful but doesn't quite have the mind to match.
  5. With its beautiful presentation, well designed levels and two adorable titular characters, A Boy And His Blob is a game that rewards and appeals in equal measure. Would all curmudgeons now kindly leave the room on tiptoe.
  6. On the whole, this is an enjoyable, beautifully presented and well-planned reinvention of a classic game, that retains the fun of the original but also caters for today’s modern gamers and casual gamers, especially with the obvious and liberal use of the big signs that tell you which transformation you need to use, thankfully these are not over-used allowing some experimentation.
  7. If you are a Wii owner looking for something a bit different, and incidentally if you’re a twenty five year old man who misses the days he could sit in his pants watching Going Live, then A Boy And His Blob is still definitely worth a look-in.
  8. That frustration of knowing what’s needed but being unable to pull it off is much like the well-intentioned developer trying to reproduce this game’s source material, but falling short.
  9. Mario may be monopolising the classic platformer this season, but A Boy and His Blob definitely fills a gap on Wii with its brain-bending challenges. A gorgeous visual look to boot makes it well worthy of gem-status on the market.

Awards & Rankings

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#39 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
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#6 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 28, 2011
    10
    The game art is so cute, and the levels so creative, it's a really great game. I haven't played the original but I can assure you that thisThe game art is so cute, and the levels so creative, it's a really great game. I haven't played the original but I can assure you that this does worth playing! Full Review »
  2. JohnM
    Oct 16, 2009
    10
    Wow! This is how to do a remake. There is something magical about this game that sticks with you long after the credits roll. You just cant Wow! This is how to do a remake. There is something magical about this game that sticks with you long after the credits roll. You just cant stop playing it. With all the extras, and bonus content, it is a nice long adventure. Everything from the story to the graphics, music and vibe feel very "new" fresh" and "exciting." In a way, if 3D games never became big, and instead, 2D games just kept on being mainstream, then this is the type of game that 2D would and should have evolved into. Now I just say bring on the sequel, and make it even better so I can give it an "11.00" :) Also, this si how you make a game ending. The ending is adventurous, long, sweet, emotional, and has some cool twists. Full Review »
  3. JervousF.
    Oct 14, 2009
    10
    This game is absolutely fantastic. It's a hidden gem among huge AAA titles. A game like this comes only once in a blue moon. Be sure to This game is absolutely fantastic. It's a hidden gem among huge AAA titles. A game like this comes only once in a blue moon. Be sure to pick this game up, and help the developer continue to make amazing games such as this. Full Review »