Well it had to happen sooner or later didn't it? It was just a question of when, where and who. So far it's been a year of comebacks. Pink Floyd finally got it together to record a new album and embark on a world tour. The same thing's happened to the Eagles and now Blobby is back on the scene, but is his public ready for him and, more importantly, is Blobby ready for his public?
Love him or hate him, no one can deny the fact that the whole Blobby phenomenon was an absolute success in terms of marketing. Blobby was everywhere, and everywhere was Blobby crazy. You couldn't open a newspaper, turn on your tv or leaf through a magazine without Blobby beaming back at you. Well, now he's coming to a pc near you.
Does it knock spots off other platform games?
Well, not exactly, but what did you expect? Most people's reaction to seeing the game was instantly dismissive, but then poor old Blobby has become a bit of a cultish figure that most seem to love to hate.
Mister Blobby is'basically a platform adventure that has the Blobbies dashing about the screen, bringing colour to the world, smashing evil nasties off the screen and throwing squashy buns at anything that moves. The Blobbies have a limited capacity to perform special whirling dervish-type moves that send all evil blighters into oblivion. They are able to swim and leap the equivalent of tall buildings. There are also a number of different items Blobby can pick up and throw to despatch the various nasties, and if all else fails he can simply launch himself high into the air and land on the unsuspecting ugly to freeze him and send him to baddie heaven.
So who's gonna buy it?
Bit of a toughie, that one. The gameplay doesn't look to be that bad once you get over your prejudices and start to play. It's all a bit like Robocod, though if you're expecting another Zoo! you'll be disappointed. There really is nothing new in the game, though with 60 levels to complete, it's certainly not your average licensed cop-out. The sprites are nice and large, there's plenty of variety in the way of monsters, and the backgrounds are all different. The way Blobby moves is in fact very much like Zoo! in that it's all very fast and very fluid, but not quite as polished.
Overall it's not going to challenge a hardened gamer, but then it's not supposed to. This is the kind of game you stick onto your pc when you want to shut your kid brother up or fancy some light diversion yourself. At under 20 quid it's not going to leave a large hole in your pocket and the only real down side is that when you finally complete it you won't be able to tell anyone because you'll be too embarrassed.
Download Mr. Blobby
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP