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A Boy and His Blob might have been a very innovative title when it was first released, but games have come a long way since 1989 and with the release of a brilliant remake of the game on the Wii console, you can't help but notice how dated the gameplay of this NES original feels by comparison. Sure there's still some fun to be had, but much like the reaction the game received when it was first released, the game is probably even more likely to get mixed reactions from Wii owners who end up taking a chance on this Virtual Console release. If you're a long-time fan of this game or you just couldn't get enough of the Wii remake, you'll most likely get a kick out of this classic NES release. But for everyone else, you'd be better suited to approach this one with caution as it can be a bit tedious for those who aren't prepared for exactly what the game has to offer.
But while the idea behind A Boy and His Blob was certainly unique, even praiseworthy, the execution of the concept didn't exactly make for a very fun game. Control is loose and often hard to handle. The game world is vast and often empty, with tons of similar-looking screens that give you a good chance of getting turned around and lost. The total number of jellybeans you're given is low for some of the blob's most critical transformations, meaning you may be forced to start the entire game over again if you run out of certain ones. And, to top it all off, the whole experience is really, really short. Players who know the right steps to take can clear the entire adventure, start to finish, in under 10 minutes.