Parents' Guide to

de Blob

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Cute hero/graphics, but too hard for younger set.

Game Nintendo Wii 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

perfect for 10+

i like this game because it is very colourful.
age 9+

Excellent game! I wish I had bought it sooner.

This is an excellent game for kids and adults. The only gotcha is that if your child isn't good at using the nunchuck and the wiimote at the same time, then they might become frustrated. The free play option is great for younger players to become familiar with the controls without being rushed by the clock in story mode. Free play for a level is enabled after that level is completed.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (6 ):

This could have been a great game instead of just a good game. Playing on the first few levels is exciting and fun. But then the gameplay ratchets up in difficulty. The developers tried to appeal to too many audiences and as a consequence, created a game that doesn't play well with very many. It would have been a perfect game for kids and casual gamers if they had kept the gameplay easy all the way through instead of just at the beginning few levels. And hardcore gamers would have enjoyed the novelty of this game if the developers hadn't made it so easy for the first half. Plus, why not have appealed to both audiences by simply providing an easy level with lots of save points and endless lives, and a hard level with short time frames?

As is, this is a game that's best for 10- to 14-year-olds who are good at gaming. It would work well in a family of kids where the oldest is proficient enough at platform-gaming to play through the story mode so as to unlock the easier, Free Paint mode for his or her younger siblings. In the Free Paint mode, everyone can have fun controlling this zany blob of paint without running into enemies or time limits. Too bad you can't get to it until you have played through the challenging story mode.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: September 22, 2008
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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