Parents' Guide to

A Boy and His Blob

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

The sweetest, gentlest action heroes around.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Boy falls dead when touched and cut scene creatures are scary

I enjoyed this game but I would strongly caution against it for young children. Within 2 minutes of playing the game myself an evil blob touched the boy (the character you play) and he falls to the ground dead. Although he's instantly resurrected for another round of the game, I found this image to be visibly jarring and was glad that I did not give my young children the game as I had originally planned. I have found that some ratings on games for this site (which I really like) have a grey area where a parent may be swayed a little older or younger on the age recommendations, but I would not on this one and may even bump it a year to age 9. In the opening cut scene we also see the evil creatures which resemble black ghosts with ghoulish faces chasing the boy. This image may illicit some scary thoughts and bad dreams, so steer clear of this game for young children or kids that have challenges with fearful dreams. I believe that Boy and is Blob is also way too scary for young players. The game itself is very enjoyable, but again only for 9 and up, in my opinion.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 17+

My review has a title

The boy clearly exploits his blob without any concerns for it's safety. Along with feeding it a constant supply of jelly beans, instead of more health conscious foods, the blob gets eaten, jumped on, shoved in a backpack, carelessly thrown at enemies and spikes and abused. While the boy may hug the blob it could never make up for the pain the blob must feel on the inside.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

A Boy and His Blob is a fabulously entertaining Wii game. From the moment kids meet its eminently likable heroes, they'll be eager to help these two along, and in doing so, they'll be forced to think strategically. The puzzles can be deceptively challenging and may require a lot of trial and error to find solutions. Each short level only requires that players make it to the end of the path to move on in the game, but each also contains three hidden (or hard-to-reach) treasure chests that add extra challenge. This format makes the game accessible to a variety of age groups. A Boy and HIs Blob is a solo game, but two kids or a kid and a parent can easily team up and put their brains together to win.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Majesco
  • Release date: October 13, 2009
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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