Parents' Guide to

A Boy and His Blob (2016)

By Marcia Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Heartwarming tale of friendship, teamwork, and hugs.

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If you’re looking for a heartwarming story with tons of personality, you won’t need to look much further than this game. With hand drawn-characters, magical environments, an enchanting soundtrack, and the ability to give the blob a hug whenever you’d like, you’d be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable game. One of the most creative and original aspects of A Boy and His Blob is how you feed the blob different flavors of jelly beans to turn him into useful tools to get past obstacles. Examples would be using a licorice jelly bean to turn the blob into a ladder to reach out of reach places, or feeding him a root beer jelly bean to transform the blob into a ridable rocket to speed through a tunnel.

If anything, the controls can sometimes feel a bit sluggish, but it's never so bad that it takes the fun out of the experience. For example, when the boy is floating down with the help of the blob in parachute form, it's not instantly clear how to deploy the blob-chute while in mid-air. During faster paced boss battles, fumbling for controls can be frustrating. It's a bit of a learning curve, but the game generally eases you into it, and sooner or later, you'll get the hang of things. By the time you finish A Boy and His Blob, you'll be left with a warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart and an insatiable craving for jelly beans.

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