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A Boy and His Blob (Wii)

80
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Keep Case - Wii (United Kingdom):

    A tale of friends,
    heroes and...
    jelly beans?

    When the blob crash lands on earth, he finds an unlikely hero in a young boy. Together, they must return to the blob's enslaved home planet and defeat the evil emperor. Armed with nothing but a bag full of jelly beans, this pair of heroes will take you on an adventure that spans the galaxy!

    Battle baddies and bosses through 40 puzzle-packed levels

    Feed the blob 15 jelly beans that transform him into useful tools like the Cream Cannon, Bubble Gum Bouncer, and many more!

    Experience a heart-warming friendship where teamwork is key

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110958) on Feb 28, 2010.

Majesco press release (October 13, 2009):

    Majesco Entertainment Releases A Boy and His Blob for Wii(TM)

    EDISON, N.J., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Majesco Entertainment Company (Nasdaq: COOL - News), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced that a boy and his blob for Wii(TM) is available at retailers nationwide. Developed by WayForward Technologies, this reimagining of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) game is available for a new generation of fans on the 20th Anniversary of the original game. Fans new and old will be captivated by the beautiful hand-drawn art that creates a standout aesthetic. Nintendo Power called the game "stunning" and "fun," rating it 8.5 out of 10, and Game Informer awarded the "beautifully designed" game an 8 out of 10, noting it is also "charming and innovative."

    "WayForward infused their unique creative vision into a boy and his blob while remaining true to the classic game," said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of Majesco Entertainment. "The result has been an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and we are eager to get the game into the hands of a new generation of players."

    After the inhabitants of Blobolonia are taken captive by an evil emperor, one blob manages to escape in search of help only to crash on Earth and find a young boy. Together the boy and his new blob friend work as a team to solve 40 levels of challenging side-scrolling adventure featuring hidden treasures, deadly monsters, perilous dangers and boss baddies. Armed with jellybeans, the boy can transform the blob into cool and useful items including classics like the Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack and Tangerine Trampoline and all-new ones such as the Cream Cannon and Bubble Gum Bubble. As the boy and his blob work together on their journey to Blobolonia, players will be enchanted by their heartwarming tale of friendship.

    a boy and his blob is rated E for Everyone and is in stores now for the suggested retail price of $39.99. To view screenshots, concept artwork, gameplay trailers and videos please visit www.aboyandhisblob.com.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110958) on Feb 28, 2010.

Majesco press release (March 04, 2009):

    Majesco Entertainment announces 'A Boy and His Blob' For Wii

    EDISON, N.J., March 4, 2009 – Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced a boy and his blob for Wii™. a boy and his blob first appeared on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and won numerous awards shortly after its debut in 1989. Developed by WayForward, acclaimed developers of Contra 4 and Shantae, the rebirth of this classic title expands upon the original platform adventure. Featuring groundbreaking hand drawn and painted animation technology, the all-new presentation provides a polished, cinematic feel.

    “When a boy and his blob first appeared in 1989, it captured the imagination of gamers everywhere with its heartwarming storyline and unique gameplay,” said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco Entertainment. “Twenty years later, we are proud to bring an updated - yet still charming - reimagining of this beloved title to a new generation of Wii players.”

    In a boy and his blob, an evil emperor has seized the throne of Blobolonia, and the fate of its inhabitants lies in the hands of the blob and a young boy he encounters when he crash lands on Earth. Playing the part of the boy, gamers must work together with their new blob friend to solve puzzles, defeat monsters, and escape danger on Earth and Blobolonia. By feeding the blob jelly beans, players can activate his special abilities to transform him into helpful tools – including a ladder, trampoline, parachute, cannon, shield and many more. Every different blob form aids the boy as he navigates 40 side-scrolling levels filled with hidden treasures and unlockable bonus content on the way to the Emperor’s Citadel. Classic beans such as Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack, and Tangerine Trampoline, are joined by all-new jellybeans, including Bubble Gum Bubble and Caramel Cannon to provide a brand new play experience that only Wii can provide!

    A Boy and His Blob for Wii is expected to release this fall. For additional information about Majesco’s exciting line of products, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110958) on Feb 28, 2010.

www.wayforward.com:
    A boy and his blob makes it’s triumphant return! A reimagining of the NES classic, as the boy, you feed your blob jelly beans and watch him transform into cool and useful objects to solve puzzles and escape danger. With its robust and emotionally driven story, challenging puzzles, and visually impressive art style, a boy and his blob is sure to become a classic once again.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110958) on Feb 28, 2010.

games.majescoeurope.com:
    When Blobolonia is threatened by an evil emperor, the blob comes to earth looking for help. Instead, he finds a young boy. Help the blob dethrone the evil Emperor that’s terrorizing Blobolonia and establish a friendship with the blob that will last a lifetime.

    a boy and his blob returns with an all new game play experience! True to the NES version, playing the boy, you feed your Blob jelly beans and watch it transform into cool and useful objects to solve puzzles and escape danger. With its robust and emotionally driven story, challenging puzzles, and visually impressive art style, a boy and his blob is nothing short of a heartwarming experience.

    Game Features:
    • Originally created for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1989 by award-winning game designer David Crane (Pitfall!).
    • Experience the charming story through an all-new, hand drawn and painted animated presentation designed exclusively for Wii.
    • Teamwork is key. The boy has limited movement and range, so you must use your Blob friend to transform into useful objects to get to things or places the boy cannot access alone.
    • 15 new Jelly Beans including Caramel Cannon and Bubble Gum Bubble and classic beans like the Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack, and Tangerine Trampoline transform the Blob into different tools including: a ladder, trampoline, parachute, cannon, shield and more!
    • Travel through the Blobolonia Outskirts to the Emperor’s Citadel in four breathtaking worlds featuring 40 levels filled with hidden treasures!
    • Battle the baddies and evil bosses that terrorize Blobolonia, including the Serpent, Quadruped Beast, and even the Blobolonian Emperor himself!
    • Celebrate a boy and his blob’s 20th Anniversary with unlockable bonus content

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110958) on Feb 28, 2010.