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Quick Look: A Boy And His Blob

Oh man...HUG HIM AGAIN!

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Oct. 16 2009

Cast: Ryan, Vinny

Posted by: Drew

In This Episode:

A Boy and His Blob

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Edited By eroticfishcake

For a second when I saw the title I read "A Boy and his Blowjob". O_o
 
This game oozes with charm. As for that hug button? EVERY game should have one.

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Edited By Seedofpower

I saw a "Bob and his Job."

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Edited By DarkPants

I <3 my blob :)

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Edited By iAmJohn

Hardcore blob hugging action.  Better age-gate this ish, son.

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Edited By thecleric

Game could easily be GOTY

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Lol at the Ocarina of Time reference.

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Edited By wrecks

Fine! I'll get a God damn Wii already. Fine!

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Edited By GregIsRad

It almost looks like they were trying to take A Boy and his Blob's game play and emulate Braid's art style/vibe with it.
 
I mean, the two games are vaguely similar.

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Edited By ChocolateCoffin

This game looks pretty neat. Very Maple Story styled graphics.

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Edited By Brackynews

I feel like I've been waiting for this game longer than it's actually been in development.
I don't believe I'll be disappointed. :)  Moai head!! Sweeeet.  
 
I hope they'll put the NES version on VC soon.  Business was Milon's Secret Castle hardcore.

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Edited By Moztacular

This definitely looks like a game to play with a girlfriend or something. super cute!

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Edited By clientkiller

fuck this game looks like fun

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Edited By RichieJohn

Looks great... Love the animation... Another mark for the Wii in my decision on getting one of them or a PS3...

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New drinking game. Take a shot every time Vinny says "aww" and try not to get alcohol poisoning.

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Edited By mattbodega

I just keep imagining this as a 2D version of The Maw. That's a good thing.
And it just makes me want to shout in a high pitched voice, "Blob? BLOOOOOOOOOOOOB!"

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Edited By Yelix
@MattBodega: More like The Maw is a 3D version of A Boy and His Blob.
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@ryanwho said:
" New drinking game. Take a shot every time Vinny says "aww" and try not to get alcohol poisoning. "
Impossible my good sir!
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Edited By Canberra

okay so the blob boy is brother to Sophie from the lucidity-Nanna game and Tim from Braid is their adoptive parent?

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Edited By Ragdrazi

I can't believe someone decided to remake A Boy and His Blob, one of the worst games of all time. A real good example of the half-assed flood the market with anything nature of the 80's, the soundtrack of the game even featured an astoundingly long pause between the looping of its grainy beeping off-beat jumble of sounds. Why anyone would think to touch this game again, I don't know. But I have to say, it does look charming.

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Edited By PLWolf

When he hugged the blob and Vinny exclaimed I lol'd so hard. hahahaha

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Edited By JoelTGM

I like it.

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Edited By Death_Burnout

That hug is adorable.
 
Riding the anvil was pretty damn easy to figure out, so God damn thank Drew for being there...what would GiantBomb be without him!?
 
i feel like getting this, my Wii collection is so damn small.

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I love the art style of this game.

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Edited By DudeSupreme

Every game now needs a Hug button.

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I really want a hug right now

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Edited By ez123

aaawwww

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Edited By Evilsbane

Hug button should be in all games now and into the future. . . Playin some Gears? Go run up to a locust and hold the bumpers down BOOM give him a huge that makes him EXPLODE!

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Edited By Blair

This is a great Quick Look.
 
That blob is some kinda cute.
 
The black stars remind me of Mario Galaxy.

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It seems very hard for those clumsy wii controller, better played with analogs sticks , i guess. 

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Awesome quick look.  LOL @ goo gone.

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i wanna hug the blob

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Edited By FlipperDesert

I kept changing between the extremes of "Aaaw! this game is adorable!" when the characters hug, and "OH GOD THIS GAME IS FUCKED-UP D:" when the boy fell to his death.
 
It looks like a good game, if I ever get a Wii I'll have to hunt it down.

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Edited By Pie

HUG HIM

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D'aaawww

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This game is sooooo racist.

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ok sorry but awwww

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I think this game gave me diabetes.

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Edited By P4KO

GIANT BLOB

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Looks great but it's a shame it's only on the Wii. If it was on the 360 I would buy it immidiately...

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Man, every game needs a hug button.

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Edited By Urmean

Game is absolutely adorably beautiful.

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Edited By WickedCestus

It looks  very nice, but the gameplay seems like it would get boring and frustratingly slow quickly

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Edited By Sarumarine

I remember playing Boy and his Blob on the NES. That game was really hard from what I can remember.

 But the Hug Button was my favorite. Vinny's reaction was priceless. And any talk about the blob really. 
"You don't understand the physical properties of the blob."

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I wasn't sure about the game. Then I saw the hug. MUST BUY.

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Edited By gingertastic_10

Looks good.

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Edited By Dante_the_Jedi

OH MY GOD! this game is soooooo soooooo cute. I am so getting it. Just going to spend all my time hugging the blob.

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Looks really good

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16:49
:3

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Edited By Ventilaator

Holy hell, this looks great.
 
This brings the total of Wii games I want to play to an amazing total of 2. 
Keep this up and I might find even find myself a friend who owns a Wii!

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online for this game is everyone runs giving each-other hugs.