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A Boy and His Blob

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GF Rating
6.4

966 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Good puzzle platformer!

posted by decapad (BRONX, NY) Nov 9, 2009

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Member since Dec 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Hello - very good 2D puzzle platform game. Puzzles are very clever, most are moderately difficult - but there are a few real toughies! Be ready to test your platforming skills as well - many moves require real finesse to pull off properly. The Wii controller works great, also the game has a very intuitive auto-save - so no frustrating back tracking occurs. Takes around 15 hours or so to complete, and I highly recommend this one! Happy gaming, D.

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GF Rating
7

Good

There's something likable about this Blob

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Nov 6, 2009

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Member since Jan 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

It's the classic tale of a boy meeting a blob, boy and blob go through several stages (40) to ... do something.
A Boy and his Blob has the same feel as other 2D platformmers like Warioland Shake It!
Your blob starts off with a few abilities (create a hole, trampoline) which you use to solve puzzles that you meet in every level to get to the end. You can also get up to three treasure chests if you really know what you're doing.
After a few stages, you blob gets more abilities (turn into a bouncy ball, a rocket or a cannon)
At the end of each set of 10 stages is a boss battle, which is a ramped up puzzle. You have to figure out which seqence of forms you want the blob to turn into the avoid the boss and counter attack it.
The best part of the game is the many forms the Blob can take and how the game utilizes each one. Those of you looking for a puzzle game will find a lot to like about A Boy and His Blob.
But things go wrong when boy and blob are separated. Sometimes the blob can get back to the boy, but sometimes it can't and I have no idea how to distinguish the two.
And anyone looking for a more action based 2D platformer like Super Mario is going to be dissapointed with the vast number of puzzles approaching one after another after another.
Most players should get through this game in about four to five hours; getting all the treasures on the other hand, can take signifigantly more time.
I say give A Boy and his Blob a rent, try it out, and decide for yourself if you want to pony up $40 for it.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

For Children

posted by KaneShadow (NEW YORK, NY) Nov 7, 2009

Member since Jun 2004

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

I was lured in by the revival of some youthful memories, but they intended this as a children's game. It's very simple and not all that challenging.
I scored it highly because I'm sure for kids it's a great game.

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