A Boy and His Blob: Trouble On Blobolonia (NES)

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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble On Blobolonia
Boy and His Blob - NES - USA.jpg
Platform: NES
Year: 1989
Developer: Imagineering, Inc.
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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble On Blobolonia is a platforming game for the NES. The player takes control of a boy who has just met a friendly alien blob. The blob informs the boy that Blobolonia, his home planet, is in trouble. So, you must travel with the blob to Blobolonia and set things right. However, before you can do that, you'll need to buy lots of vitamins to use as a weapon against the inhabitants of Blobolonia.

The game mechanics are incredibly inventive. The blob likes to eat jellybeans, and when it eats certain flavors, it will turn into useful objects. The objects are often a play on words based on the jellybean. For example, feeding the blob a tangerine jellybean turns him into a trampoline, punch turns him into a hole, lime turns him into a key, etc.

Although the game is very creative and has plenty of potential, it lacks the depth you'd expect. While the first play-through will take awhile, once you know what to do, the game can easily be beaten in under a half hour, The game can be beaten in only a few minutes. And since nothing changes from game to game, the replay quality is low.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Feeding my blob a jellybean.

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Licorice turns the blob into a ladder.

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Cola turns the blob into a bubble.

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Orange turns the blob into a vitamin blaster.

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A dangerous factory on Blobolonia.

Music

The music is definitely not the best NES soundtrack, though some find it to be very memorable. The soundtrack is often ranked as one of the worst ever made for the entire NES line, and it's also one of the smallest soundtracks, boasting only 4 tracks, 1 song is a brief jingle, and two others are nearly identical. To be fair, this was Mark Van Hecke's very first soundtrack. He composed the music on a MIDI keyboard using Dr. T's KCS for the Atari ST. The game features a nice digital sound clip of applause when you beat it. Alex DeMeo created the NES sound driver at Imagineering.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Title Mark Van Hecke 0:50
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02 Earth Mark Van Hecke 2:15
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03 Blobolonia Mark Van Hecke 1:59
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04 Death Mark Van Hecke 0:03
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Credits

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Ripping NES music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this Wiki.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
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Title: A Boy and His Blob: Trouble On Blobolonia
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-??-??
Publisher: Absolute Entertainment
  Japan.svg   Japan
Boy and His Blob - NES - Japan.jpg
Title: ふしぎなブロビー ブロバニアの危機 (Strange Blob: Trouble On Blobolonia)
Platform: Famicom
Released: 1990-11-29
Publisher: Jaleco, Ltd.
  UK.svg   UK
Boy and His Blob - NES - UK.jpg
Title: A Boy and His Blob: Trouble On Blobolonia
Platform: NES
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Absolute Entertainment
  Germany.svg   Germany
Boy and His Blob - NES - Germany.jpg
Title: A Boy and His Blob: Trouble On Blobolonia
Platform: NES
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

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