Puzzle platformer with a feel-good factor will be implemented for Switch in autumn


Publisher Ziggurat Interactive would also like to offer Switch owners some emotional cuddles while jumping and puzzling: In autumn, an implementation of the contemplative A Boy and his Blob (from 99,95€ at buy) from WayForward (Shantae).

The series began in 1989 with David Cranes A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia on the GameBoy. According to the press release, it seems to be moving close to the template – but apparently with 40 new challenges:

Highlights:

  • Experience a heartwarming story told through beautiful hand-drawn and animated illustrations!
  • Feed the blob jellybeans to activate 15 useful transformations such as the Caramel Cannon, Bubble Gum Bouncer, and classic beans like the Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack, and Tangerine Trampoline.
  • Traverse woods, swamps, caves, the Blobolonian Outskirts, and even the Emperor’s Citadel through 40 breathtaking levels filled with hidden treasures! Collect treasure to unlock 40 additional challenge levels that will put your skills to the ultimate test!”

In the test of the “current” part for the Wii we summed up in 2009:

“It feels like they have been appearing more frequently lately, these inspired games with a soul that don’t focus on rushing to the end of the level, but on exploring, brooding and researching. I’m thinking of games like Braid, Soul Bubbles or A Boy and His Blob. The gameplay is cozy, relaxed, anything but hectic – and yet it offers ambition and depth, demands and rewards the joy of experimentation. Not least of all, this is recognized by the fact that there is no tutorial in the classic sense – trying things out is the order of the day. And to love, which is absolutely impossible if you don’t have a heart from Sauron: The playful, completely useless, but beautifully staged hugging of Blob alone is so cute that you could cry. “

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