Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Boy and His Blob Data Debut

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Quick Brew Info:
A Boy and His Blob was released on the Nintendo Wii on October 13, 2009.
The game is a "re-imagining of the 1989 NES title, A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia."
A Boy and His Blob took 224 days from its release, for the play-time data shown in the picture and discussed below, to appear on the Wii's Nintendo Channel.

Number of Players Reporting Data:
A Boy and His Blob has 8,550 players reporting their play-time data for its debut.

"Total" Game-Play Hours Reported:
A Boy and His Blob has 51,313 Total Hours reported for its debut on the Nintendo Channel.

Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
A Boy and His Blob's Amazon.com sale rank is #476 and the current selling price is $19.96.

GameRankings.com Review Score Average:
A Boy and His Blob's review score average is 81.50%, based on 32 reviews.

I have not played A Boy and His Blob, though I have read multiple impressions; and it seems that the game is a lot of fun.  The game released with a MSRP of $39.99, and it currently has a MSRP of only 29.99; but it is currently on sale for $19.96.

If you haven't read any review for the game, you can check out a review at SuperPhillip Central:
SuperPhillip Central's A Boy and His Blob Review

Here's a brief introductory video to A Boy and His Blob as well, it's about 2 minutes:

Have you played A Boy and His Blob?
If so, what do you think about it?  Bitter thoughts, or sweet?
Would you recommend the game to other Wii owners like myself that haven't played this one or the original?

If you are interested in A Boy and His Blob, you can see new and used prices for it on Amazon.com below:


  1. I'd get this game purely based on judging it by its cover. I never played the original but I hear good things about it.


  2. I loved this game... It was perfect. If you want my full thoughts though check out my review!


  3. This is exactly what I was talking about when mentioning making posts highlighting "hidden gems".

    Boy and His Blob is one of my Top 10 Wii games, if not my Top 5.

    It reminds me a lot of one of Miyazaki's film (Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo) the way it looks. There are a ton of hidden details in the game, the music is great, the puzzles are interesting, and even past the game's history, it very much reminds me of the good old days of gaming.

  4. Weird. It cut off the last sentence I wrote.

    But if you like gaming, and want to see what the Wii is capable of when a developer actually cares about what it puts on the system, I'd highly recommend this game to you.

  5. There needs to be an Altered Beast Remake.


  6. lol YES Altered Beast was an amazing arcade game... I refused to play it on the Sega System because I touched it once and realized horrible frame rate makes me violent towards controllers :(.

  7. @Hery (F4-Programmer):
    Thanks for sharing.

    @Nicodemus at Nite:
    I recall you saying you like 2D style games.
    A Boy and His Blob is one of several on the Wii, if you get it let me know what you think of it.

    I did check out your review! Do you drink coffee with your toast?

    @The Dread Pirate Guy:
    This game was released, with little to no advertising, other than word-of-mouth.

    @NicodemusatNite and Den:
    Altered Beast is available for download through the Virtual Console, though it is Sega Gensis version of the game.

    Has anybody else played A Boy and His Blob and have anything good or bad about it?

  8. @CoffeeWithGames:

    The arcade version of Altered Beast is also available on the VC.

  9. Always coffee with muh Toast :P.


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