A Boy and His Blob (Wii)

One of my most cherished, and most lent, NES cartridges was A Boy and His Blob. In the game the player controls a boy, who is aided by a blob like creature. The blob can assume different forms depending on the flavor of jelly bean he is fed. Together they explore the sewers, gathering enough treasure to purchase yet more jellybeans and vitamins that they use to poison the evil emperor of Blobolonia, freeing it’s people from his merciless rein.

I was excited to learn (from Joystiq via GoNintendo via Nintendo Power)that a new Wii Boy and His Blob was in development by WayForward Technologies. I was ecstatic when I saw the artwork as I’m a big fan of the hand-drawn art stye. There aren’t really any details beyond what’s in Nintendo Power, but I look forward to hearing more about this game and hopefully purchasing it.

2 Replies to “A Boy and His Blob (Wii)”

  1. I remember sucking at this game. I don’t think I ever accomplished anything, I just ran around until my jellybeans were gone. Would be interesting to play it again and see if I could get any further.

  2. Although certain parts were incredibly difficult, this is probably the only NES that I completed 100% more then once. One of my fondest memories was taping a popsicle stick to the TV to help me line up with the spike-flanked treasure check in the rapidly moving river at the bottom of the sewer. Often my game would end there as a threw all my lives into that challenge (which Nintendo Power suggested you skip, unless you have the hands of surgeon).

    The second game ender for me was on Blobolonia. Cherry Bombs fell slowly from the trees and you could either shoot them with the vitamin gun or run past them. Sometimes just running past didn’t work and they’d still kill you, which was intensely frustrating so close to the end of the game.

    I believe my copy is lost to the ages and any that I do “have” are at my brother’s place. You can find (certainly unlicensed) cartridge rips that run in java by googling the game title.

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