A Boy and His Blob “re-imagined” for Wii

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BoyBlob If you can remember the original Boy and his Blob for the NES, then you’re old. It was created by David Crane, creator of Pitfall (If you remember Pitfall, then you’re very old).

The game was a side-scrolling platformer where you, the titular “boy” feed your Blobby friend different flavoured jellybeans, where each would have a different effect. The charming effects of the beans could be mnemonically remembered – A tangerine jellybean would turn Blob in to a trampoline, A honey-flavoured bean would transform him into a hummingbird, liquorice into a ladder.

Whilst seemingly a waste of delicious beans, this was necessary to defeat the evil emperor who had seized the throne of Blobolonia. Man, NES games were awesome.

It seems I’m not the only one with a bit of reverence for this classic from an era gone by – Majesco have released some screens of a new, re-imagined version of the game for Nintendo’s current system, the Wii – and it looks simply beautiful.

Screenshots of after the jump!

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Last Updated: March 5, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • I want this game :/

  • Reaver

    That looks absolutely awesome. I am such a sucker for good pixel art.

  • Bacon

    I remember Pitfall, I had it on the Atari 2600. I guess that makes me very old then.

    • You and me both, sir. 🙂

  • Macethy

    Looks very similar to Braid :biggrin:

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