Console ports to PC aren’t always perfect, but even if cute platform-puzzler A Boy and His Blob arrives years later than the original Wii game, it’s difficult not to love it.
I’ve always had a penchant for colorful platformers, and not necessarily of the Mario series. Maybe it’s how one gets lost in fantastic worlds, defeats imaginative bosses or solves puzzles. There was always a reason to return to this genre. Now WayForward Technologies brings back the re-imagining of a very old NES game, this time on PC. While the story is complete bonkers with the planet Blobolonia being under attack from an evil emperor, and a boy from earth teaming up with a blob to save both places, the gameplay isn’t any less crazy.
Feeding the cuddly white creature different kinds of jellybeans makes him change form and perform various actions, i.e. encapsulating the boy in a bubble to float around or even turning into ladders, a trampoline or a ship. It’s a concept that has worked for the older games, and it still seems to work in this day and age. Another noticeable thing is of course the art direction which is simply breathtaking. Just like Ori and the Blind Forest, the style is reminiscent of Studio Ghibli movies with great animation and lovely backgrounds. Just watching the boy hug his blob is so heartwarming that whatever design flaws it might have, these might easily be forgiven.
After being released in 2009 on Wii, PC gamers can finally to try their hands on this great-looking, nice-sounding and hopefully enjoyable adventure game. There’s also a 15% discount that will last until January 26, 4:59 PM GMT.
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