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  • Summary: In a boy and his blob, an evil emperor has seized the throne of Blobolonia, and the fate of its inhabitants lies in the hands of the blob and a young boy he encounters when he crash lands on Earth. Playing the part of the boy, gamers must work together with their new blob friend to solve puzzles, defeat monsters, and escape danger on Earth and Blobolonia. By feeding the blob jelly beans, players can activate his special abilities to transform him into helpful tools - including a ladder, trampoline, parachute, cannon, shield and many more. Every different blob form aids the boy as he navigates 40 side-scrolling levels filled with hidden treasures and unlockable bonus content on the way to the Emperor's Citadel. Classic beans such as Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack, and Tangerine Trampoline, are joined by all-new jellybeans, including Bubble Gum Bubble and Caramel Cannon to provide a brand new play experience that only Wii can provide! [Majesco] Expand
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  1. 100
    It may be a little out of left field, but if you have love for puzzles, platformers, or excellent blob-based fantasy realms, you’ll almost certainly enjoy it. The Wii needs more games like this one.
  2. 90
    WayForward and Majesco have produced a top notch title that carries the spirit of the original game and brings in plenty of new material.
  3. Charming, clever and gorgeous, A Boy and His Blob is a great puzzle platformer. If only the Blob's AI was a little smarter and the boss battles a little less aggravating. [Dec 2009]
  4. An old style classic, a bright bidimensional platform.
  5. This gorgeous remake of the old NES classic is the perfect example of how to remaster a glory from the past. The original formula is still there, with a consistent number of abilities to play with. Some minor problems in the control system and in the Blob's A.I. don't ruin the experience.
  6. The relationship between the two main characters is remarkably real - so much so that the ending of the game comes off as bittersweet. Thankfully, the moment it ends you can return to the game, and the adventures of the boy and the blob can continue for as long as you'd like them to.
  7. 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.

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  1. Jan 28, 2011
    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 this does worth playing! Expand
  2. JervousF.
    Oct 14, 2009
    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. Expand
  3. JohnM
    Oct 16, 2009
    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. Expand
  4. Ssseth
    Oct 14, 2009
    Awesome game, as a fan of the NES game I don't think they could have done much better to capture the spirit of the original while updating it to the modern era. The hand drawn graphics are absolutely gorgeous. One of the best looking games on any current gen console (yes including Xbox and PS3). Too bad it's not HD but it still looked great in 480p on a 50" screen. Just goes to show that 2D still has a place. Expand
  5. J.
    Oct 20, 2009
    This game is a true gem. The only real flaw is the inability to have multiple save files. Why in the world would WayForward omit the ability to create multiple save files? It just doesn't make sense. Despite this, the imagery is beautiful and the game is top notch. I sure hope we see more 2-d gems like this one in the future. It's a must own game. Expand
  6. BradleyUnit
    Oct 15, 2009
    I bought this game 2 days ago, and am having more more fun with it than I had thought possible. A lot of the puzzling reminds me of Zelda or Zak and Wiki. A lot of levels require you to use your entire arsenal of toys (or blob transformations) to beat. The animation is beautiful and the characters are adorable. Awesome game for only $40. Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2010
    A great re-imagination of a classic title. It provides a good amount of challenge and great re-playability. It's not very fast paced and there are some instances where the game can become frustrating or instances where the A.I. blob can be a minor problem, but overall a fun game Collapse

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