History VideoGame / ABoyAndHisBlob

22nd Jan '18 2:52:36 PM Malady
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Those jellybean names that ''aren't'' pun-tastic tend to be these. Both games have the Licorice Ladder and Tangerine Trampoline.
** The original contains the Root Beer Rocket.
** The Wii game replaces Root Beer with Cinnamon for the rocket, but gives us in return: The Berry Balloon, Bubble Gum Bouncer, Pear Parachute, Cream Cannon, Strawberry Shield (replacing Strawberry = Bridge in the original), and Cotton Candy Copy.


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* AlliterativeName: Those jellybean names that ''aren't'' pun-tastic tend to be these. Both games have the Licorice Ladder and Tangerine Trampoline.
** The original contains the Root Beer Rocket.
** The Wii game replaces Root Beer with Cinnamon for the rocket, but gives us in return: The Berry Balloon, Bubble Gum Bouncer, Pear Parachute, Cream Cannon, Strawberry Shield (replacing Strawberry = Bridge in the original), and Cotton Candy Copy.
10th Jan '18 11:34:47 AM mlsmithca
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* BlackoutBasement: Level 2-6. Blob helpfully eats a firefly to help you light the way, but if you don't have Blob cling close to you, you'll have ''no'' idea where you're going.
** Also, the "grand prize" for completing the T-rex set of Challenge Levels in World 2 is an orb that you can use to turn the lights off and play ''any'' level in this manner if you want.

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* BlackoutBasement: BlackoutBasement:
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Level 2-6. Blob helpfully eats a firefly to help you light the way, but if you don't have Blob cling close to you, you'll have ''no'' idea where you're going.
** Also, the The "grand prize" for completing the T-rex set of Challenge Levels in World 2 is an orb that you can use to turn the lights off and play ''any'' level in this manner if you want.



* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]: In the second-to-last level, right before the EleventhHourSuperpower kicks in, [[spoiler: one of the Emperor's blob-tentacles appears to squeeze the Blob to little bits. However, a few SwissArmyTears--and the fact that he's a ''blob''--help the Blob get back together in no time]].

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* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]: DisneyDeath: In the second-to-last level, right before the EleventhHourSuperpower kicks in, [[spoiler: one of the Emperor's blob-tentacles appears to squeeze the Blob to little bits. However, a few SwissArmyTears--and the fact that he's a ''blob''--help the Blob get back together in no time]].



* DummiedOut: The enemy concept art shows a Spider Blob enemy. It is seen standing among the other enemies in the finalized art. You never encounter it, however.

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* DummiedOut: DummiedOut:
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The enemy concept art shows a Spider Blob enemy. It is seen standing among the other enemies in the finalized art. You never encounter it, however.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: The emperor gets ''punched repeatedly in the skull by a giant robot,'' while ''bleeding black goo,'' and then, when he finally dies, he turns into a ''roiling mass of blackness as his face '''TEARS INTO TINY PIECES''''' and he dissolves.]]
** Also, killing the frog mooks by having the blob change from his coconut form to his basic form ''while inside it''.
** What happens to the boy if you fail probably counts also. Picture this scene: A 6-year old boy with no special powers falls 80 feet into a bed of spikes, slumps over, and stops moving. He's obviously dead. Fade to black, [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist reload the checkpoint.]]

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: FamilyUnfriendlyDeath:
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[[spoiler: The emperor gets ''punched repeatedly in the skull by a giant robot,'' while ''bleeding black goo,'' and then, when he finally dies, he turns into a ''roiling mass of blackness as his face '''TEARS INTO TINY PIECES''''' and he dissolves.]]
** Also, killing Killing the frog mooks by having the blob change from his coconut form to his basic form ''while inside it''.
** What happens to the boy if you fail probably counts also.fail. Picture this scene: A 6-year old boy with no special powers falls 80 feet into a bed of spikes, slumps over, and stops moving. He's obviously dead. Fade to black, [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist reload the checkpoint.]]



* StockVideoGameSettings: All four worlds. World 1 is GreenHillZone and BubblegloopSwamp. World 2 is DeathMountain and proper {{Underground Level}}s. World 3 is SceneryPorn and SceneryGorn variants of {{Wackyland}}. World 4 is EternalEngine and EvilTowerOfOminousness. [[spoiler: The final two levels bring back Green Hill Zone.]]



* MoodWhiplash: The [[GhibliHills absolutely beautiful]] opening levels are as lovely and as soothing as can be, full of fireflies and gently swaying trees... until you hit Level 1-10. "This music sounds... different. Everything's so red! I've got a bad feeling about this... HOLY CRAP OH MY GOD WHAT THE ''HELL'' IS THAT THING!?"
** There's also the poor Blob [[spoiler: getting a DisneyDeath]], followed immediately by the EleventhHourSuperpower kicking in.

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* MoodWhiplash: MoodWhiplash:
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The [[GhibliHills absolutely beautiful]] opening levels are as lovely and as soothing as can be, full of fireflies and gently swaying trees... until you hit Level 1-10. "This music sounds... different. Everything's so red! I've got a bad feeling about this... HOLY CRAP OH MY GOD WHAT THE ''HELL'' IS THAT THING!?"
** There's also the The poor Blob [[spoiler: getting a DisneyDeath]], followed immediately by the EleventhHourSuperpower kicking in.



* [[spoiler: OneHitKill: All bosses take three hits to defeat, except the boss at the end of the fourth and apparently final world.]]
* OneWingedAngel [[spoiler: The Emperor's final form even has copious mouth-tentacles to put you in mind of [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]. And [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Zoidberg]] ]]

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* [[spoiler: OneHitKill: All bosses take three hits to defeat, except the boss at the end of the fourth and apparently final world.]]
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* OneWingedAngel [[spoiler: The Emperor's final form even has copious mouth-tentacles to put you in mind of [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]. And [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Zoidberg]] Zoidberg]].]]



* [[spoiler: PullingThemselvesTogether: With the help of SwissArmyTears.]]

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* [[spoiler: PullingThemselvesTogether: With the help of SwissArmyTears.]]



* StockVideoGameSettings: All four worlds. World 1 is GreenHillZone and BubblegloopSwamp. World 2 is DeathMountain and proper {{Underground Level}}s. World 3 is SceneryPorn and SceneryGorn variants of {{Wackyland}}. World 4 is EternalEngine and EvilTowerOfOminousness. [[spoiler: The final two levels bring back Green Hill Zone.]]



* [[spoiler: SwissArmyTears]]: Seems to work. Makes you wonder if they wouldn't have worked.
* TemporaryPlatform: Small floating platforms will shake and fall when you step on them, but they respawn, too.

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* [[spoiler: SwissArmyTears]]: SwissArmyTears: Seems to work. Makes you wonder if they wouldn't have worked.
* TemporaryPlatform: TemporaryPlatform:
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Small floating platforms will shake and fall when you step on them, but they respawn, too.



* UnexpectedGenreChange: Level 14/2-4. It's the first level you can use the Cola Bubble jellybean in... and it plays more like something out of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' than the other levels.
** Not to mention the World 2's Challenge level #10, which involves flying the Root Beer Rocket through a massive labyrinth full of DeadlyWalls.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: There's a "Hug" button; yes, you read that right.

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* UnexpectedGenreChange: UnexpectedGenreChange:
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Level 14/2-4. It's the first level you can use the Cola Bubble jellybean in... and it plays more like something out of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' than the other levels.
** Not to mention the The World 2's Challenge level #10, which involves flying the Root Beer Rocket through a massive labyrinth full of DeadlyWalls.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: VideoGameCaringPotential:
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There's a "Hug" button; yes, you read that right.



** VideoGameCrueltyPotential: It also has a "Scold" button. Not that it does much beyond making the Blob stay in place until you call him.

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** * VideoGameCrueltyPotential: It also The game has a "Scold" button. Not that it does much beyond making the Blob stay in place until you call him.



* [[spoiler: WhereItAllBegan: The game's final two levels are not in World 4. No, they're all the way back in ''World 1.'']]

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* [[spoiler: WhereItAllBegan: The game's final two levels are not in World 4. No, they're all the way back in ''World 1.'']]''



* [[spoiler: YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: When the FinalBoss comes at the end of ''level 8'' of what's normally a 10-level world and all it takes to defeat him is a OneHitKill before he slinks away, you know something more has to happen...]]

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* [[spoiler: YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: When the FinalBoss comes at the end of ''level 8'' of what's normally a 10-level world and all it takes to defeat him is a OneHitKill before he slinks away, you know something more has to happen...]]
10th Jan '18 11:31:55 AM mlsmithca
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* [[spoiler: AwardBaitSong]]: Yes, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3dXDRqWTKI this]] deserves to be spoilered.

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* [[spoiler: AwardBaitSong]]: %%* AwardBaitSong: Yes, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3dXDRqWTKI this]] deserves to be spoilered. this]].
%%How is this an award bait song?
21st Dec '17 1:55:25 AM Cryoclaste
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* TheCameo: There's a {{Shantae}} doll on the bookshelf in the World 2 Hub.

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* TheCameo: There's a {{Shantae}} VideoGame/{{Shantae}} doll on the bookshelf in the World 2 Hub.
8th Oct '17 2:57:43 AM Daikun
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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Blob seems to just gain new powers and jellybeans without reason from level to level.
21st Aug '16 7:09:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* OneWingedAngel [[spoiler: The Emperor's final form even has copious mouth-tentacles to put you in mind of {{Cthulhu}}. And [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Zoidberg]] ]]

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* OneWingedAngel [[spoiler: The Emperor's final form even has copious mouth-tentacles to put you in mind of {{Cthulhu}}.[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]. And [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Zoidberg]] ]]
18th Feb '16 9:41:18 AM starofjusticev21
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* TheGhost: The Evil Alchemist responsible for capturing the princess in the Gameboy title, who never shows up in the game itself.
23rd Jan '16 7:03:12 AM WillyFourEyes
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It was finally resurrected on the Wii by Creator/WayForwardTechnologies, makers of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' and a bunch of licensed stuff, as a level-based puzzle platformer. The two main characters among with others were redesigned too. It was released in 2009. A high-definition update of this game will be released for [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] (via UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and Website/GOGDotCom), UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita, and UsefulNotes/XboxOne on January 19, 2016.

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It was finally resurrected on the Wii UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} in 2009 by Creator/WayForwardTechnologies, makers of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' and a bunch of licensed stuff, as a level-based puzzle platformer. The two main characters among with others were redesigned too. It was released in 2009. A high-definition update of this game will be was released for [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] (via UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and Website/GOGDotCom), UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita, and UsefulNotes/XboxOne on January 19, 2016.
7th Jan '16 9:12:52 PM RisefromYourGrave
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Released by Creator/AbsoluteEntertainment in 1989 for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem, ''A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia'' (yep, that really is the game's subtitle), features the adventures of our eponymous hero (the Boy) and his friend Blob (full name Blobert) as they race to Blob's home world to defeat the evil emperor.

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Released by Creator/AbsoluteEntertainment in 1989 for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem, UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem, ''A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia'' (yep, that really is the game's subtitle), features the adventures of our eponymous hero (the Boy) and his friend Blob (full name Blobert) as they race to Blob's home world to defeat the evil emperor.



It was finally resurrected on the Wii by {{WayForward Technologies}}, makers of ''{{Shantae}}'' and a bunch of licensed stuff, as a level-based puzzle platformer. The 2 main characters among with others were redesigned too.

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It was finally resurrected on the Wii by {{WayForward Technologies}}, Creator/WayForwardTechnologies, makers of ''{{Shantae}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' and a bunch of licensed stuff, as a level-based puzzle platformer. The 2 two main characters among with others were redesigned too.too. It was released in 2009. A high-definition update of this game will be released for [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] (via UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and Website/GOGDotCom), UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita, and UsefulNotes/XboxOne on January 19, 2016.
1st Jul '15 11:25:31 PM BURGINABC
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* OneHitPointWonder: There is no health bar. Anything that can hurt you, can kill you instantly.

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* OneHitPointWonder: There is no health bar. Anything that can hurt you, the boy, can kill you him instantly.
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