Originally released for the Nintendo Wii, Majesco will be releasing “A Boy and his Blob” to all major consoles, including PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita and PC. The game was originally developed by WayForward, with Abstraction Games working on the high-definition port for current-gen consoles and computers.
“A Boy and his Blob” is a reimagining of the classic NES game, featuring a boy who feeds various jellybeans to his pet blob. Together, the two go on an epic adventure that consists of 40 levels, each with a number of challenging puzzles and enemies that will attempt to halt your progress to save Blobolonia.
It’s a good thing the boy has a blob then. Aside from being cute and good for hugs, the blob can actually transform into various things that can be useful in combat and puzzle solving, according to Gematsu.
Gamers interested in the title can check out the trailer below and see if it’s something they would be interested in. The game features 2D sidescrolling gameplay, with the aforementioned mix of combat and puzzle solving, which will be the game’s bread and butter.
Oddly enough, Polygon notes that the Wii U won’t be getting this re-release. This can be considered odd, since the original game came out on the Wii, so one would think that a Wii U version would be a no brainer.
Then again, the Wii U has backwards compatibility with older Wii games, so this shouldn’t be much of a problem for Nintendo fans. The only thing that can be considered troublesome is the fact that Wii U gamers will have to switch to the game’s Wii menu, but that’s really just nitpicking.
Visually, the game looks good, as it did on the original Wii version. The stylish 2D look has managed to hold up, not appearing dated at all, showing just how timeless 2D graphics can be.
Fans if 2D platformers can pick up “A Boy and his Blob” for the previously mentioned consoles and PC on Jan. 19. PC owners will also have the option to get the game as a digital copy from Steam and a DRM free version from the official GOG website.