A Boy and his Blob is a cult classic platformer by Wayforward Technologies that most people will remember being released for Wii all the way back in 2009, though that was a re-imagining of a game originally released on the NES called A Boy and his Blob: Trouble in Blobolonia from 1989. Only being available on the Wii meant that the game had a pretty limited audience, although it was well reviewed. Now, it looks like it’ll be making a return on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC for more people to enjoy. Yay!
The game was a 2D platformer in which players took up the role of a boy who could change the appearance of his blob companion by feeding it jelly beans and use its transformations to solve puzzles and get through levels. The blob could change into many things including useful items like a ladder or a balloon, and it was up to the player to look at each level and assess how these limited transformations could best be utilised. The game’s levels were fun and challenging, and its visuals were wonderful and whimsical, but probably the best bit about this game is that it had a button dedicated to letting the boy hug his blob. That’s sweeter than the jelly beans he feeds him.
The remastered game has been discovered in the Xbox store, with a release date of January 20th, several screenshots, and a description that reads “A Boy and His Blob makes its triumphant return!” It’s also been found listed in the Steam store with a January 19th release. So far there’s no evidence of the game in the Playstation store, but it has been rated for the console and for the PS Vita by PEGI so we’re hoping we’ll see it released there around the same time as well.
Fingers crossed we’ll be able to count this game as another one of our favourite remakes.
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