A Boy And His Blob, A Gelatinous Platformer For The 3DS
It’s on the list of games that are being developed for the 3DS, and while there are no screenshots available for the console, the Wii version has been available for almost a year and gives us an idea of what to expect.
On the list of games that are being developed for the 3DS but have no screenshots and no additional info, one that sticks out is A Boy and His Blob. There is, however, a wealth of information on the Wii version which has been available for almost a year.
A Boy and His Blob is a re-imagining of a NES classic and features a Blob who comes to Earth looking for help to save his native Blobolonia and finds a young boy to help him. By feeding the blob jelly beans, it will enable him to transform into useful objects which can be used to solve puzzles and avert danger.
With hand-drawn graphics similar to a Studio Ghibli film and sideways scrolling platform action, A Boy and His Blob should be right at home on the 3DS. There are 40 levels to complete and bosses to defeat in your quest to save Blobolonia. Graphically simple, yet stunning, the new handheld console should have no trouble running this game the way it is on the Wii.
With little info to go on at this stage it’s hard to say what the 3DS will add to the game but no doubt will give a sense of depth to the landscape. A Boy and His Blob is already available at a budget price for the Wii and is well reviewed on Metacritic with a score of 80, even if it’s just a simple port, this looks like it could be a lot of fun.
The official website gives a pretty good idea of what the game is like with an interactive version of the boy and the blob which can be accessed from different parts of the site (and is actually proving quite a distraction as I’m writing this).