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A Boy and His Blob (Wii)

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Description

The far-off kingdom of Blobolonia is threatened by an evil emperor. An alien blob escapes from Blobolonia, searching for help, and he crash lands on planet Earth. There he finds a young boy. Help the pair save Blobolonia from the Emperor's tyrannical reign!

A Boy and his Blob is based on David Crane's Nintendo game of the same name. As the nameless Boy, you have control over an alien blob who can transform into different objects when you feed him different flavored jellybeans. The transformations are usually based on puns (for example, punch is a hole, apple is a jack and licorice is a ladder) or similar sounding names (such as tangerine trampoline and pear parachute). Using the different tools that Blob can transform into, it's up to the player to reach the exit door at the end of each level.

Each level also has three hidden treasure chests in it. If all three are found, a bonus level is unlocked. The bonus levels are Challenge Levels, which are more difficult, and often based around using a specific skill or jellybean flavor. Completing these levels unlocks special rewards such as concept art, videos and new game modes.

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The Press Says

Game Shark Nov 12, 2009 A 100
Cubed3 Nov 30, 2009 9 out of 10 90
NintendoWorldReport Nov 22, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Kombo.com Nov 11, 2009 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Dec 03, 2009 86 out of 100 86
GamePro (US) Oct 21, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Games Radar Oct 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Giant Bomb Oct 23, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Wonderwallweb.com Nov 12, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
Gamekult Nov 04, 2009 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

A Boy and His Blob is mentioned in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by Tony Mott

Awards

  • AceGamez
    • 2009 - Best Puzzle Game
  • GameShark
    • 2009 - Best Art Direction
  • Gamespy
    • 2009 - "They’re Bringing What Back?" Award
  • IGN
    • 2009 - Best Wii Puzzle Game (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Wii Puzzle Game (Readers' Choice)
  • Nintendo Power
    • 2009 (Issue #252) - Best Retro Revival in 2009
Information also contributed by Bob the Stickman.

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Ben K (23017) added A Boy and His Blob (Wii) on Dec 12, 2009