Beautiful A Boy and His Blob Wii-Make Coming This Fall!

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Of all the classic NES games deserving of reboots, I would’ve never even thought of A Boy and His Blob as a candidate, but now that it has been announced I couldn’t be any more ecstatic.

Majesco and WayForward at the helm, A Boy and His Blob is being remade and reimagined for the Wii in celebration of the original NES title’s 20th anniversary this year. Sporting beautiful graphics powered by “groundbreaking hand drawn and painted animation technology,” A Boy and His Blob is a platform adventure game starring a boy and a shape-shifting blob he teams up with to take on an evil emperor ruling the kingdom of Blobolonia.

Through 40 challenging levels, you’ll have to solve puzzles and defeat enemies by feeding the blob magic jellybeans that enable it to morph into various objects, such as a parachute, ladder, balloon, trampoline, or cannon. Majesco is also promising unlockable bonus content honoring the game’s 20th anniversary, which I hope means we’ll see the original NES game hidden on the disc somewhere. That’d sure be a perfect bonus item.

“When a boy and his blob first appeared in 1989, it captured the imagination of gamers everywhere with its heartwarming storyline and unique gameplay,” said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco Entertainment. “Twenty years later, we are proud to bring an updated – yet still charming – reimagining of this beloved title to a new generation of Wii players.”

A Boy and His Blob is scheduled for a Wii release this fall. Check the gallery below for a peek at the game’s beautiful painterly art style.

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