NINTENDO DS PREVIEW: A BOY AND HIS BLOB

It's doubtful you'd remember the first A Boy And His Blob, developed by David Crane, famous Atari 2600 developer way back when. ABAHB appeared on the NES and its shapeshifting blob antics were truly innovative.

In this version for the Nintendo DSTM, your blob friend still loves jellybeans and now they will transform him into a huge array of different items like a ladder, blowtorch or even a bomb. The 3D rendered, side-scrolling action takes place across 5 different environments and two planets as you have to defeat hordes of thugs and evil blobs to save the world.

Story Overview:

The Boy from the original Blob Adventure is now 16 years old, into pop music and still into jellybeans. He still recalls the day six years ago that Blobert burst onto the scene and thrust him into a great adventure. But nobody ever believed his stories of defeating the Evil Emperor and saving Blobolonia, so he has moved on with his life. His plan to forget about the past are put on hold when one day, a spaceship crash lands and Blobert emerges, having returned to Earth to warn everyone that the Evil Emperor of Blobolonia has been in exile on Earth, of all places, building strength. He plans to enslave the population for some evil purpose and only the boy and Blobert can stop him.

Features:

  • Feed Blobert over 15 different colored jellybeans and have him transform into different devices and enhancements like a ladder, trampoline, bomb, blowtorch and even a suit of armor for the boy.
  • More than 15 different levels to tackle, packed with puzzles to solve and enemies to knock senseless
  • Nintendo DS touch screen features to include jelly bean management and overhead map
  • Customize your blob between levels at the candy shop to control you inventory of jellybeans and decide what beans you'll need for Blobert in the next level.
  • Practice within the tutorial mode by making your blob jump through hoops and negotiate various obstacles
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System: DS
Dev: Majesco
Pub: Majesco
Released: Nov 2005
Players: 1
Preview by Vaughn
RATING (OUT OF 5)
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GRAPHICS
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CONTROL
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MUSIC/FX
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NA