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  • Summary: As de Blob, the player uses the city as a playground by rolling and bouncing through the streets crushing as many Leech Bots as possible. The Leech Bots are the machines/creatures that extract color from the city and carry this "liquid color" inside them. To restore color to the city de BlobAs de Blob, the player uses the city as a playground by rolling and bouncing through the streets crushing as many Leech Bots as possible. The Leech Bots are the machines/creatures that extract color from the city and carry this "liquid color" inside them. To restore color to the city de Blob crushes the Leech Bots, absorbs the pigment they carry, and uses the pigment/paint to color everything it touches. de Blob is forced to take on the evil INKT Corporation agents who want the world devoid of color because "color is a crime!" Constantly under attack, the Blob in his own quirky way fights back. Rolling, bouncing and crushing are his weapons. The object is to color and/or stencil as many buildings in the city as possible while avoiding the enemy. Race against time moving at Blob speed, or choose your own pace. The city is a canvas and de Blob is your paint brush! Vast cityscapes and urban sprawl offers players the freedom to explore and make their own game-experience. Complete levels as a fun, animated superhero who transforms a hostile city into a vibrant, colorful, happy place. Creative activities and puzzles give immediate and continuous rewards throughout the entire city. Multiple challenges must be found and accepted, which can guide the player through to the next level – the destination and objective for one challenge can be the starting point of the next. Successful completion of challenges earns rewards such as points, time, environmental improvements, additional challenges, and liberating zones. An intricate single player campaign, as well as a multiplayer experience that supports two to four competitors via split screen. Sprint challenges – short bursts of gameplay where the player attempts to accomplish a single skill-based objective. Replay sprint levels to earn higher achievement ratings, which enable the gamer to unlock additional content from the Art Gallery. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 80
    It's a beautifully immersive game that really takes advantage of the Wii's hardware to create a vivid and memorable experience.
  6. 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]
  7. We were genuinely hoping that de Blob would cater to all types of gamers, but ultimately found ourselves disappointed by its lack of development and attachment.

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  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! Expand
  2. BarneeB
    Jan 1, 2009
    10
    One of the best games on the system. It's not just for kids, dont let be fooled by the charming visuals! Funny story, beautiful One of the best games on the system. It's not just for kids, dont let be fooled by the charming visuals! Funny story, beautiful graphics, easy gameplay, but there's some depth to it as well. My only gripe about is the repetitive mission types, but even with that it's one of the most polished games I've played. I think we should all support games like this!! Developers take note!!! Expand
  3. Mar 12, 2015
    10
    The story is simple you just fight the camarade black before the uncolors the whole planet but still 100/100 would still wait on De blob 3 to come out
  4. DJT
    Nov 20, 2008
    8
    I like to group this type of game in with boom blox, or elebits - it's one of these "harmless" type fun for everyone type game where the I like to group this type of game in with boom blox, or elebits - it's one of these "harmless" type fun for everyone type game where the object is to add color back to a world that has been turned gray by evil forces. It's a fun game. The controls are good - i'm a little hesitant so say there's a lot of replay, but it's a fun concept and worth keeping in your collection to pick up from time to time. There's a bit to unlock, and the ability to go back and play the levels in different modes, adds a little extra life to the title. Pick it up used at Gamestop - if you hate it, hey, return it in 7 days. Expand
  5. Mar 11, 2012
    8
    One of the first games I got on the wii, back when it first came out, and it still is one of the best I have played. This game had a veryOne of the first games I got on the wii, back when it first came out, and it still is one of the best I have played. This game had a very unique and clever feel to it; the controls were smooth; the characters and visuals were stunning; and the overall gameplay was just outstanding!
    The Multiplayer was also extremely fun, mashing it up with up to 4 friends in a street-splatter fest. And, it just never seemed to get old.
    Two things this game could have improved on, was the story and variety of each level. Other than that, this game is really enjoyable, and probably one of the best games on the Wii
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  6. JonathanCarrier
    Aug 6, 2009
    8
    De Blob is great. It has the right amount of game play and challenge. The graphics are colorful, the music is great, the multiplayer is fun.De Blob is great. It has the right amount of game play and challenge. The graphics are colorful, the music is great, the multiplayer is fun. My only problem is that you can't use the A button to jump and the missions such as paint this landmark or beat these many Inkt soldiers or paint this many trees does get boring after awhile. Other than that it's a great game Expand
  7. 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. Expand

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