A boy and his blob will come bouncing on Nintendo Switch next month
He crawls, and jumps, and slides, and slides …
Strange retro adventure A boy and his blob will make a comeback next month, as WayForward’s colorful version of the classic 8-bit adventure launches on Nintendo Switch. he will be available on the eShop November 4, priced at $ 15.
The original title, A boy and his blob: problem on Blobolonia launched on NES in 1989, and told a cute story of the titular duo as they attempted to save the latter’s home world. Although this is a very ambitious version, with the protagonist solving puzzles and overcoming obstacles thanks to the transfiguration skills of the blob, the game has never really capitalized on its lofty concepts – being hampered by the limits. 8-bit platform technology.
In 2009, Shantae Developer WayForward has attempted a full remake, which is the edition launching on Switch next month. This take on A boy and his blob kept the same concepts from the original game, but saw them expanded and improved with modern technology. Additionally, the world and its characters received a distinctively charming visual overhaul from WayForward. The makeover A boy and his blob initially launched on Nintendo Wii, before being later ported to PC and other console platforms. While still a cult version, the remake has found greater favor with fans.
The Nintendo Switch version appears to be a direct port of the 2009 game, offering its lush hand-drawn visuals, 40 original stages, and 40 additional challenges for a whole new audience. So if you’re in the mood for some cute, old-fashioned, puzzle platformer action, it might be worth starting over when. A boy and his blob finally arrives on the eShop.