When Blobolonia is threatened by an evil Emperor, the blob comes to Earth looking for help. Instead, he finds a young boy. Help the blob dethrone the evil Emperor that's terrorizing Blobolonia and establish a friendship with the blob that will last a lifetime.
User reviews:
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Mostly Negative (14 reviews) - 35% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (175 reviews) - 65% of the 175 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 19, 2016

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“... there is something undeniably magnetic about the game.”
80 – Game Informer

“...it's hard to deny the craft at work in A Boy and His Blob.”
80 – Giant Bomb

“It's a magical adventure full of mesmerizing sights and compelling gameplay, held together by whimsical characters and a simple but surprisingly powerful story.”
85 – Nintendo Power

About This Game

A Boy and His Blob makes its triumphant return! A reimagining of the NES classic, as the boy, you feed your blob jelly beans and watch him transform into cool and useful objects to solve puzzles and escape danger. With its robust and emotionally driven story, challenging puzzles, and visually impressive art style, A Boy and His Blob is sure to become a classic once again.

When Blobolonia is threatened by an evil Emperor, the blob comes to Earth looking for help. Instead, he finds a young boy. Help the blob dethrone the evil Emperor that's terrorizing Blobolonia and establish a friendship with the blob that will last a lifetime.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7-32Bit or Windows 8-32Bit
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+, 2.4GHz / Intel Pentium D 805 2.66GHz or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB / ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB or higher | Shader Model 3+
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7-64Bit or Windows 8-64Bit
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 7850 Dual Core Processor 2.8GHz / Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 1GB / ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB | Shader Model 3+
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.10.2 (Yosemite)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @2.26 GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 @768 MB
    Minimum:
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+, 2.4GHz / Intel Pentium D 805 2.66GHz or higher
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB / ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB or higher | Shader Model 3+
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 7850 Dual Core Processor 2.8GHz / Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 1GB / ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB | Shader Model 3+
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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Overkill
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
Platformer and a poor one at that, don't buy for more than 50 pence, that is how much I got it for on keysite.
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h_double
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
The artwork, especially the animatons of the title characters, are so good and so charming. Unfortunately, it didn't take long for this game to get "nintendo hard" and not in a good way. For a puzzle-based game there's too much precise jumping required almost immediately after getting together with the blob. The physics and controls feel sluggish and floaty and collisions with the enemy blobs are a little hard to judge. I got this in a bundle and it's not terrible but I didn't really stick around long enough to get to the puzzle part. If I want a Blob fix in the future I'll probably reach for the emulated NES version instead.
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the best days of my flerm
5.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
Unfortunately, this game is more boring than anything. The puzzles are extremely easy, and the pace is quite slow and monotonous. There is also very little story or dialogue. It seems like it could be a fun game for children, but it is far too simple to engage most adults.
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Kelloggs16
48.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
This was a pretty fun game. It can get a bit repetitive but thats the nature of the beast. Its great if you like puzzle and platformers.
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Austin The Fox
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 23
Product received for free
If you like cute animation and fun gameplay, look no further than this wonderful remake!
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-=9315+35/<r4/VX=-
5.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
Seems like this game needs some high-end system. At least it won't start on my working PC. Only a black window. Will try it later on my gaming system, ...maybe. But as long it stays negative, because its my first impression. sry
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[A]Rev
9.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
6/10 difficulty
7/10 graphic
2/10 sound effect & bgm
1/10 animation

100/10 huge button.
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Hudbus †<CC><
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 21
Glad I got this in the Humble Bundle.

It looks great, but even after just the first level I'm bored. It's too slow. A real shame truthfully. I love how this game looks!
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Billco Tabarnak!
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 21
The hand-drawn art is gorgeous, and though you sometimes find yourself a bit confused as to what you should be doing next, you shouldn't be afraid to try things. Dying only sets you back a screen or two, so you are encouraged to experiment and figure it out, just like the lone little boy exploring his strange world.

In many ways, this game reminds me of "Heart of Darkness" back on the PS1, if you're old enough to remember.

Just remember, this is a port of an old Wii game. Like most ports, in-game settings are rather limited, so if you're having graphics issues, you're best to tweak it from your NVidia or AMD drivers' control panel. In my case, enabling VSync and reducing pre-rendered frames to 1 yields flawless results.
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zharmad
17.3 hrs
Posted: August 18
A decent concept spoiled by poor pacing, so good for kids but not adults
(This review is directed at players older than, say, 14, who consider it for potential gameplay depth rather than the children's tale.)
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The main progression is designed for children to be able to enjoy it - this shows through with the very soft difficulty and big, helpful signs everywhere. I'm okay with that. The same actually goes for almost all of the chests and challenges, which will not trouble a seasoned platform / puzzle aficiondao. Every jelly bean has its clear use, so it's intuitively obvious 99% of the time.

The above general impression makes the jarring exceptions ...ugly. Since the game itself works without text at all, one has to discover some of the hidden abilities and tricks through trial-and-error. This kind of discovery can be very cathartic, but I can also imagine a lot of frustration when players suddenly bump into something that appears impossible after having sailed through the last N levels effortlessly (and some would say boringly). Often this is because they haven't tried to do X with Y, e.g. realise that one of the buttons speeds up rocket Blob.

Other parts of the game heavily leans upon another kind of trial and error, where you simply die to something you didn't know about yet. The main progression has lots and lots of checkpoints anyway (so it doesn't matter), but since challenges don't have checkpoints, one can waste many lives and more time than it took the rest of the 8/10-level zone just redoing something over and over. I can cite one glaring example that leans towards the Super-Meat-Boy kind of skill, but would penalise you 2+ minutes per death since you *have* to restart from the beginning.

If those latter cases could conceivably be you, it's time you Nope'd the ♥♥♥♥ out of buying this game. Don't try to 100%. The game's probably a joy for kids (I don't have one, but I would play this as 6-year-old me), but it's not that fun for platformers. There are plenty of polished alternatives, and many little, little things like how the exercise-ball blob handles can ♥♥♥♥ you off. A lot.

Peace out.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
The artwork, especially the animatons of the title characters, are so good and so charming. Unfortunately, it didn't take long for this game to get "nintendo hard" and not in a good way. For a puzzle-based game there's too much precise jumping required almost immediately after getting together with the blob. The physics and controls feel sluggish and floaty and collisions with the enemy blobs are a little hard to judge. I got this in a bundle and it's not terrible but I didn't really stick around long enough to get to the puzzle part. If I want a Blob fix in the future I'll probably reach for the emulated NES version instead.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Platformer and a poor one at that, don't buy for more than 50 pence, that is how much I got it for on keysite.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Three computers, three different graphics card, same problem persists: The screen tearing is constant, and the framerate still drops with some computers which should handle the game with ease. My interest dropped in minutes.

Do not buy until they fix this port - and they most likely won't.
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89 of 104 people (86%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
One of the first games I ever played on the Wii, enjoyed it on there and now loving it on the pc port!

Pros:

- Beautiful graphics
- Cute characters
- Fun story line
- Easy controls
- You can hug the blob

Cons:

- Sometimes what you have to do and where you have to go next can be a bit vague

A Boy and his blob is a game about friendship. You start off with a meteor falling from the sky so you go to investigate. Once you get to the crash site this white blob jumps out from the meteor and at first you are scared of it but then you become curious and become frends! Once you get back to your treehouse base a jar of beans on the table next to your bed falls over and a single black bean falls out. The blob eats it and turns into a ladder allowing you to climb up to a higher level of your base.

Throughout the game you will collect many different coloured beans that each allow the blob to change into a different form. You will need to use these to overcome obsticles and to safely get a boy and his blob to their next destination.

Also did I mention you can hug the blob?
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68 of 84 people (81%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
A pretty decent port of an underrated and largely forgotten remake of a mostly ignored and forgotten classic.

It has a "hug Blob" button, what more do you need?
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41 of 52 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
I bought this knowing it was pure nostalgia. I wasn't disappointed. The gameplay is smooth and the updated version of the mechanics is perfect. I can run this in 4k with 21:9 ratio. Im so impressed with how smoothly and gracefully this game transitioned from Wii to Steam. 10/10 must own!

Don't forget to hug Blob!
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
I bought and played the original 'A Boy and His Blob' (Trouble on Blobolonia) when it was new. I loved it. I could only beat it with a Game Genie, though. I bought and played through the Wii version, also. I loved it for different reasons. One of them being: You can beat it without a Game Genie.

This appears to be a faithful and stable port of the Wii version. I find the game incredibly nostalgic and lovely in many ways. This is likely the influence of the game's director, Sean Velasco (The director and designer of Shovel Knight).

Sure it is more linear and not as challenging as the original. But it captures the soul of AB&HB and presents it in a more light-hearted (and finishable) package.

Skip one trip to Starbucks this week and give it a whirl.
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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Its 9$ people! This game is adorable, colorful, beautiful, and runs great on PC! I haven't tried it with keyboard and mouse, but it works fine with my X Box controller. Controls are tight and simple. Beautiful animation, music, and sound. So far the port is exactly what it should be.

So what is A Boy and his Blob?

It's a remake of an 8 bit nintendo game that had an awesome concept without the capability to pull it off properly or do it any real justice. Basically, you are a boy who befriends an alien blob that eats jellybeans on a mission to save Blobonia from an evil tyranical emperor. Depending on what kind of jellybean he eats he will become different things. If you feed him a licorice jellybean he will become a licorice ladder for example. You use these various transformations to solve puzzles and traverse the levels. Unlike the old version, you will never run out of Jelly Beans so you don't need to worry about that. You are free to experiment although so far there has been only one right answer to the puzzles. Maybe that will change later on. I haven't played enough of it to determine the difficulty yet. I don't know how tough later levels get.

If you like casual puzzle platformers you really really should have a look at this. I can't understand why this game was not a bigger hit on Wii. :( Anyway, all of this is a mere 9$. Come on! Grab yourself a pack of Jellybeans, sit back, and let boy and blob take you on an adventure!

Oh, and there is a hug button. You can hug your blob, and it's the cutest thing in the history of video games.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
A spiritual remake of a great NES game I played once upon a time. This one is more of a spiritual success as a lot of the gameplay is different. But the jellybeans are still there!

This is not a hardcore action platformer but more of a artistic slow paced puzzle game through different worlds.

Don't forget to hug your blob often!
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
This game delivers way more than it lets on.

The first few hours really emphasize relaxation, emphasized by the magnificently crafted scenery. You're toast if you become too complacent though as the difficulty really ramps up later on.

Every level utilizes a different combination of transformations. The addition of a new forms and their uses in conjunction with other transformations really opens up each level to a tremendous variety of mechanics, a variety far greater than I typically see in puzzle platformers. As an added bonus, the collectable trinkets in each level decorate your home base. Kick ♥♥♥.

The one glaring, unusual downside in this game is the lack of punctuality.

Let's say an enemy is about to shoot me and I want to reflect the attack back at him. In order to do so I need to open the jellybean selection window, throw the jellybean, watch the blob chase it down and eat it, watch him become a sheild, walk to the sheild, pick it up, and finally engage the slow-moving reflect stance.

Most games you just press L and you're immediately primed to reflect anything.

By the time you pull out your sheild here though you've been shot, and your single hp is gone. You're dead and you get to start over. Thankfully checkpoints are very numerous and there's no life counter.

If you've got a dozen hours to spare you should check out this wii-shop classic.

By the way only about 1% of the people who started this game bothered to beat it. Not only are you stupid, but you're missing out.
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