de Blob Wii

Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
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  1. 84
    I think de Blob is one of the best third-party efforts to come over to Wii in a long time. This is a fun, stylized 3D platformer that oozes atmosphere and shines with amazingly slick presentation and polish.
  2. Painting the town red, blue, or any other color is a lot of fun in this charming Wii platformer.
  3. de Blob is a fantastic experience, but one that I wish had more depth and challenge. I think this is the start of a great franchise (game, toys, or TV show) and one that will surely improve in its next iteration.
  4. The title has some great ideas and produces a great, relaxed atmosphere. The game is missing the most important element to a game: the gameplay. [Oct 2008, p.105]
  5. This title may not have the most varied or difficult gameplay, but it is incredibly fun to play, and the different modes and goals give it some decent replay value. de Blob is an awesome title, and while it may not be the most action-packed or drama-filled title on the market, it provides countless hours of colorful fun.
  6. 80
    It's a beautifully immersive game that really takes advantage of the Wii's hardware to create a vivid and memorable experience.
  7. Along with the bright and colorful visuals, the music really plays a big part in de Blob as well.
  8. Probably the best and worst thing about de Blob is that it's got 'Destined For Cult Status' written all over it. It's certainly not the first game to mix platform and puzzle elements, but the fact it manages to do so in such a clever, endearing, stylish and instantly playable way makes this a game we'd heartily recommend to anyone who thirsts for a 'proper' Wii game, whatever that is.
  9. It is a rare game that can appeal equally well to both the casual and hardcore crowds, yet de Blob does just that. It is a brilliant fusion of simple mechanics and in-depth play that deserves checking out.
  10. What's here is just as wild and wacky as the original and it's a benchmark game for the Wii. If you own a Wii, this is one game you don't want to overlook.
  11. 75
    Despite not taking particular advantage of the Wii platform, it makes for one of the most relaxing, enjoyable titles on the system.
  12. de Blob shows the world that the power of ideas is more powerful than the power of a big budget. Blue Tongue isn't a very prominent videogames company, but they have brought us an incredible sensation of gameplay based on the simple concept of covering a monochrome world with an original explosion of colour.
  13. Edge Magazine
    80
    In a world of family-friendly games whose desire to appeal to all makes them feel wishy-washy, it's a welcome splash of colour. [Nov 2008, p.98]
  14. But if you’re a fan of Jet Grind Radio, Katamari Damacy, or any stylish, pseudo-sandbox style game, then get de Blob today. You won't be disappointed.
  15. Yes the controls can be imprecise and some may balk at the unfriendly save system but the colors, the whimsy and the style keep things entertaining. Most importantly, the game is just plain fun. Oozing with style and Day-Glo colored antics, de Blob takes platforming and transforms it with a beautiful new coat of paint.
  16. AceGamez
    80
    de Blob is fantastic fun that provides hours of enjoyable gameplay and will leave you tapping your foot and humming the soundtrack for weeks to come.
  17. de Blob isn't all it could have been, mainly down to the odd awkward jump and a slightly too simplistic first half, but it's still an extremely polished and well put together game.
  18. de Blob relies on its central theme of using color to liberate, which is well developed and a sheer joy to play.
  19. One part Katamari Damacy, two parts of the humor in Rayman Raving Rabbids, de Blob takes everything both of those titles did right and adds it to a unique and entertaining story and gameplay mechanic.
  20. Nintendo Power
    80
    Admittedly, there's not a ton of variety (there are only four basic mission types), but it remains fun throughout thanks to extremely polished controls, visuals, and music, as well as a surprisingly cool (and funny) story. [Nov 2008, p.98]
  21. The Blob is a very high quality product with almost no flaws whatsoever. But most importantly The Blob is original. It's a form of art and a videogame in one. The Blob is one of the few Wii games that can actually hold our attention for more than a couple of hours. The game is just one big splash of fun.
  22. de Blob is defined by its pure unadulterated fun. While it doesn't have the best platforming, the most complicated puzzles, or the most involved action mechanics, as a whole it's something to behold.
  23. With de Blob you get a well-done skillful game on the Wii, which will make both casual as well as hardcore gamers happy. The controls are easy to get into and after a while one doesn't want to let the WiiMote / Nunchuk out of hand again.
  24. 85
    de Blob is an undeniably infectious game. On all fronts, the game is polished and high quality, making it one of the best third-party titles available for the Wii.
  25. de Blob's Katamari-like premise is simple yet compelling, but repetitive challenge types and a general lack of gameplay variety keep it from being essential.
  26. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    80
    Magic is the word that best describes this game. Coloring of grey objects was never so fun – creative players heartily welcomed. Better camera would help next time. [Dec 2008]
  27. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    92
    A treat of a game that's as creative and funky as it is new and interesting - we can't recommend it enough. [Nov 2008, p.77]
  28. In a sea of brown, grey and black sameyness, this is a rainbow life-raft of joy. Ignore all the joyless people who moan, and get splatting.
  29. de Blob has style, it’s got simple but great gameplay, and it offers enough challenge to keep even hardcore platforming enthusiasts happy, while not alienating the casual gaming market. As far as third party games go, this is the cream of the crop for the Wii, and hopefully, other developers will sit up and take notice.
  30. The visuals are wonderful, the music is happy and the multiplayer modes are as fun as the single-player campaign. No matter how old you are, this game will paint a smile on your face.
  31. Essentially, de Blob seems the perfect game for Wii. Making use of its very pleasing graphics, very well made and fluid, for a Wii fan, this is certainly a recommended game.
  32. As a PC title, de Blob was a charming game, but as a Wii title the game stands out as among the best on the system.
  33. After spending my time with it though I have to say that this is a solid third-party entry that a lot of people need to play.
  34. De Blob is just one of those games that brings a smile to your face. You wouldn't think that rolling around in a ball coloring the environment would be this fun but it is. It's well adjusted to the Wii control and despite the hardware limitations the game looks great. There are flaws, but the overall experience is just pure fun.
  35. There is plenty of content, several different multiplayer modes, and a large amount of replayability.
  36. deBlob is a game that is fun to play, very well polished and it reveals that Third Party developers can also make quality games for the Wii.
  37. It seems impossible to dislike De Blob. Linear and slightly repetitive it may be, but it's the most colourful and ambitiously fresh project the Wii's seen to date.
  38. The game's presentation is really awesome. Maybe it's not technically impressive, but the artistic design of the visuals is really enjoyable and a large part of what makes De Blob such a joy to play. Painting Chroma City is a fresh and satisfying experience. Multiplayer modes are fun and the way the graphics and sound combine is one of this game's greatest features.
  39. With such complete attention to the teensiest of details, it’s obvious that de Blob was more than just another project for all those involved; it captured their imaginations and became a labour of love.
  40. Easily one of the best third-party titles released on the Wii. Hopefully a sequel will add a better combo system.
  41. Great gameplay combines with a strong control scheme, superb visuals, and light-hearted music to make de Blob not just a great puzzle-come-platform, but a great game.
  42. 100
    A wonderfully simple, infectiously enthusiastic joyride that maintains the spirit of the original while adding depth. If enough gamers notice it during the holiday deluge of sequels, de Blob could become a cult hit.

Awards & Rankings

#29 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#45 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. TheDiPY
    Sep 29, 2008
    10
    What an amazing game! It looks brilliant, especially in ED. The music is also great to listen to, especially as it changes as you paint What an amazing game! It looks brilliant, especially in ED. The music is also great to listen to, especially as it changes as you paint things. There's also plenty to do and loads of secrets to uncover. I've been waiting for a decent Wii game for a while now, and I think I've finally found one! Full Review »
  2. Aug 23, 2010
    8
    While the gameplay, dissapointingly, remains virtually unchanged throughout the game, it is a very good game, so ou won't really mind. One ofWhile the gameplay, dissapointingly, remains virtually unchanged throughout the game, it is a very good game, so ou won't really mind. One of the better Wii games, it's very innovative to begin with, but the un varied locations bore, the fantastic and, ahem, colourful gameplay shines through. Full Review »
  3. RG
    Oct 15, 2008
    6
    One of the most overrated games of our time. Basically, your blob jumps around to either paint buildings or kill enemies. No depth or varied One of the most overrated games of our time. Basically, your blob jumps around to either paint buildings or kill enemies. No depth or varied gameplay. It is the electronic equivalent of Tom Sawyer tricking you into whitewashing his fence. Full Review »