De Blob (Nintendo Wii, 2008)
About this product
- Product InformationThe vile I.N.K.T. Corporation may have depleted Chroma City's color and vitality, but you're going to change it back, one shade at a time. THQ's de Blob has you controlling an amorphous creature that leaves behind splashes of color wherever it travels. Swinging the Wii Remote allows de Blob to transform a dreary, monochromatic world filled with buildings, landmarks, and alien citizens to a vibrant hotspot. In addition to the single-player campaign, the game offers four-player competitive battles via split-screen display.
- GameDe Blob
- PlatformNintendo Wii
- ESRB RatingE - Everyone
- GenreAction, Adventure
- ESRB DescriptorMild Cartoon Violence
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1-4
- Release Year2008
- Game Special Features
- Use the Wii Remote to steer de Blob and color the city
- Transform buildings, landmarks, and more
- Challenge up to three friends via split-screen display
- Use the Wii Remote to steer de Blob and color the city
Most relevant reviews
- brettdavidgoodr...Jan 07, 2011by
FANTASTIC - Spiritual Successor to Jet Set Radio Future
This is one of the best games I have played on the Wii system.
If any of you have ever played Jet Set Radio Future, which shipped bundled with the original Xbox and some racing game I never played, you will remember its distinctive and beautifully bold style, gameplay, characters, and music. I can say for certainty that up until now I had not played another game like it. de Blob, however, now ranks nearly alongside JSRF as one of my all time favourites.
The style is beautiful. Though every story mode begins with the titular character dropped into a cold, stark and sanitized grayscale environment, the transformation into a colorfully breathing and alive world makes even those monochrome cities hum with anticipatory joy. de Blob is not a clean and tidy game, and it makes no attempt to be so; paint is easily spread everywhere and remains there long after you've left, and the buildings explode into ever-more gaudy and cheerful textures as you splash through the city streets. It's quite a feeling - you begin by trudging through quiet and medically clean city blocks and leave the area rolling on a wave of color, all of the inhabitants gathering in the town center and celebrating their freedom with fun and games.
The music fits perfectly, though it isn't quite as much of a monument as JSRF's unforgettable playlist. It's groovy, fun, and always upbeat, and it meshes perfectly with the game's style.
The characters, regrettably, never hoist a boombox and never seem to grow beyond being entertainment for young children (though I must admit I did not finish the game before I gifted it to my nephews). The gameplay's challenge system based upon their personality works well and it's not hard to grow to like them. Graydians, the denizens of the city, are always overjoyed at your presence and gather in the town squares to root you on.
The gameplay is also done fairly well. Completionists will rejoice while the OCD weep at the number of achievements to be had on every level (paint every building, every tree, every billboard, every resident, every blimp, etc). Control is tight, fluid, and smooth, though wall jumping is obnoxious. Younger kids won't have too much trouble getting around and getting things done, but there's still challenge there for the older kids (especially in the shorter special levels that come in every area).
Final summary: buy it, you'll love it.Read full review
- mrzozoOct 04, 2011by
LOVE THIS GAME!!!
This game has me totally addicted. You have to run all over the city painting all the buildings, trees, billboards, grass, rocks, saving the Raydians, and avoid losing your color or getting "Inkt". The graphics are fun(ny). The mini movies before each level are cute as well. I never had so much fun splashing color across everything. The levels get a little harder as you go, but overall it's not a very tough game once you get the controls down.
After you complete each level, there are two short timed levels to complete. Some of these are harder than others. The free paint option you can do on each level is fun to help you look for anything you missed during the times level. I wish some of the small timed levels also had free paint.
I am addicted to painting everything and saving all the Raydians, so it makes me mad when I have to complete a task that doesn't give me time to paint all over. If you don't have this game, YOU SHOULD. It's a must have for some fun, time absorbing gaming. It's one of the best I've played on Wii!!Read full review
- rxbeeOct 20, 2009by
de Blob review
I love that both my 4 year old and my 7 year old enjoy it enough to still be playing it 10 months after purchasing it. The storyline is easy to follow and children that can't read have no problem understanding what needs to be done. I was worried at first that it would not be challenging, but that quickly left my mind as each increasing level presents new obstacles. We are still trying to beat it! My only complaint is that you can't save wherever you are in the game. You have to either exit at various exit pools or leave the wii paused indefinitely until you are able to go back to the game. This presents a problem as it usually takes about an hour (sometimes more) to reach one of the exit pools. It's hard enough to get a kid to quit when they are enjoying the game. As a parent it makes it even harder to set time limits when their game can't be saved. However, since the kids play the Wii more than we do, it hasn't been especially difficult to just leave it on "pause" all of the time.
In the end, I think it is a fantastic game, very different from most of the others out there, and a great deal of fun for young and old. (We have teenagers over here a lot and they like to play the game, too!) Enjoy!Read full review
- bkgrahamMay 06, 2010by
de Blob is a Hidden Gem.
Looking for great quality 3rd Party games for the Wii system can sometimes be hard and deceiving. Fortunately, I was able to see that THQ really did a fantastic job making a fun game with tons of style, family oriented gameplay, and also an overall challenge.
De Blob has the funniest game concept - to start a color revolution against an evil force (INKT) threatening to take ALL color away. You as ''Blob'' - literally just a blob of paint - have to break paint bots and start repainting the world with a variety of challenges.
Its sad to know that these kinds of gaming gems made specifically for the wii are being overlooked and not getting the attention they deserve. I strongly encourage anyone to buy this game, for the addicting gameplay, fantastic music that just keeps you moving throughout the game, amazing art style and controls.
Don't be fooled into buying lower quality games that just look like fun on the box. Its what you play that counts, and one needs to know what he is buying. Reviews are plentiful, just search carefully and shop wisely.
The game will charm you from the first cutscene. Its one of the best deals you can get right now on your Wii system.Read full review
- 208456709@delet...Aug 11, 2009by
de Blob is the kind of game the Wii deserves and needs
After renting and playing de Blob for the first time a few weeks ago, I quickly understood what the positive reviews from both critics and players were talking about. Fun, fast and full of quirk that I haven't seen since Katamari. de Blob is what I consider to be Katamari for the Wii. It's packed with all the same fun, infectious music as Katamari while offering interactive controls and beautiful graphics. I haven't yet completed the game, but so far I'm officially addicted. There are too many games right now for the Wii that are sloppy and shameless in its use of the controls and trying to hook the consumer, but every now and then, a game is released that both utilizes the controls and offers fun game play. The story mode doesn't allow multiplayer, but fun challenges and versions of capture the flag and other great games are fun with another player. I would highly recommend this game for any Wii owner.Read full review