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GF Rating
6.8

2373 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fun kid's game

posted by thinkbomb (KAYSVILLE, UT) Aug 7, 2009

Member since Mar 2007

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Short story: it's a fun kids game with plenty of style and smooth controls.

Basically, you're part of a resistance working against the Inks (critters who paint the world in gray). You thwart their efforts by squashing their troops and painting the city wild colors. It's actually pretty fun.

I mean, it might not be enough for hardcore whiners, but for the rest who want a fun title on their Wii this is definitely worth a look.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Awesome for the Entire Family

posted by HippFam (GREAT BEND, KS) Nov 8, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Love this Game!

It's challanging enough for my husband (he's one of those who have to get every point possible, and complete all the challenges, even though you don't have to to go on), It's easy enough to make me (a poor gamer) feel successful because if I really put my mind to it I too can get all the challenges completed.

And with every level we complete, it opens up a free paint. Great for our three small children, who don't wanna have to fight bad guys (cause they don't wanna die). And it's nice cause the free paint level is the same as the one I just completed, so my three year old feels that he is doing the same thing he just watched Mom do.

And there are enough levels to keep you busy for more than a few hours, unlike some of the "kid games" out there.

Easy controls, fun story, good multi-player fun with races and duels. Bright colors always a plus! (Even if you do only have 7 color variations; with the styles you collect, 7 is plenty)

A+ Game. Received it on Saturday, payed to keep it on Sunday.

Reccomend it to anyone with kids under 7, or sloppy adult players.....I know cause that's what me and the kiddos are.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

A Canon-Worthy Title for the Wii

posted by DaMikeSC (COLUMBIA, SC) Dec 11, 2008

Member since Jul 2007

9 out of 10 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

It's no secret that the Wii's game line-up has been lacking. Not mind-blowing by any means whatsoever. However, they do some get of the most random awesome titles out there. Boom Blox was one game. de Blob is another one.Nintendo consoles tend to attract these family-friendly games with unlikely mascots that have tons of depth if one chooses to really pursue it.

In the world of de Blob, the INKT Corporation has taken over a city and has sucked all of the color out of it. You are the Blob, who can suck up any of the color creatures in the world. You work with yellow, red, and blue --- and, of course, any combination of the colors possible. Not a ton of colors, but the 7 variations provide enough difference to make the challenges, which are definitely not overly challenging, but they do avoid making them insultingly easy.

While you can breeze through the average level in about 30 minutes to go to the next level, there are so many other things to do, such as freeing all of the citizens of the city by painting blocks of the region and then painting over them to bring color to their world. You can choose to spend the needed time to free all of them, but it is not needed. You can choose to compete all of the races, painting missions, and attacks on the evil minions of the INKT Corporation --- but, again, you do not have to do so. The freedom to decide how much you wish to do is one of the best aspects of this game.

The only real issue with the game is the jumping controls are less than responsive. Rather than a simple jump button, you have to waggle the Wii-mote to jump, which can be fairly irritating on occasion. You also stick to surfaces for a little while (a needed thing for some of the missions), but it can really cause problems if you're making a series of tight jumps. But this is simple nit-picking and it's really not that much of an annoyance.

This is the kind of game your kid will love to watch you play, but you'll love to let them watch you play it.

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