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David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (NES)

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Written by  :  Oblio (109)
Written on  :  Aug 07, 2006
Platform  :  NES
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Summary

A Wierd one for the books!

The Good

I love the unique plot and gameplay of this title. Who the heck thinks up this stuff? A boy....and his....Blob? You feed him jellybeans to make him turn into stuff? What a concept! I mean, seriously, even if your taste runs in other directions, who doesn't want to see where this one leads you? The game itself is fairly simple, side-scroll your way through, using your pal Blog and jellybeans to figure out puzzles. And the puzzles are fun, you have to know what to turn Blob into in order to advance. I have to agree with a previous reviewer, NES really did a nice job on the detail and artwork too. It looks very detailed and sharp for an NES game. Most NES games are a kind of blocky bitmap art, and they made this one fuller with more depth. Shadows in the trees/leafs, signs, etc. Lots of colour. It makes it fun to play. Surprisingly hard and took me lots of hours to finish!

The Bad

Not too much. Some area's were VERY difficult, made harder by running out of some of the jellybeans. The side-scrolling nature of the game made it difficult as you sometimes advanced or retreated from the screen you were in by merely going to far. This was irritating because it usually reset the bad guy's you ALMOST just beat and now have to do all over again. But this was rare. No real help, so some of the uses of jellybeans were not very apparent and as I said above, if you used them in the wrong place, you could run out, and have to go way back to get more! Not too much replay value though. Once you finish, there is no surprise or twist to be able to play over.

The Bottom Line

It is a refreshing change of pace to the usual fare. A highly unusual and unique game with decent graphics for the day. Lots of fun for everyone, say 10 and up. No gore at all, clean decent graphics make it good to the eye. Many hours of silly fun!