Blobster review (iPod/iPhone)

July 25, 2011

“Let’s get physical, physical
I wanna get physical”

The result of an unholy union between a blob and a monster. Possibly.

10 word description: Platformer; blob character, various enemies, physics, 40 levels, many power-ups.

Spot the platform game clichés. Sorry, "classic platforming elements". Ignore these cynical image captions, by the way - Blobster is a great game.

10 word review: Very entertaining montage of every platform game feature imaginable. Recommended.

Happening upon a randomly situated pipe, Blobster asks himself, "What would Mario do?"

You will like this if you enjoy: Platform games. Well designed and polished games.

Cool special effects abound. There are also a great many achievements.

The good news: A lot of thought (and plagiarism, obviously) has gone into making this a very fun and addictive game. The levels are nicely designed, central character is amusing and the various elements (physics, power-ups, enemies, very high jumps) all come together really well. Controls work well, however…

Angry Blobs

The bad news: At times, the moving and jumping mechanic (pull down to slingshot the blob guy, rather than tap to jump) interrupts the flow of the game, meaning that you are often stopping in place before launching, rather than moving and jumping fluidly as you might have expected.

World two - the desert. (Anyone hoping for an amusing caption will be disappointed)

Arcadelife verdict: Very good. Graphics, gameplay, controls (with slight reservation about the jumping), level design … everything is well conceived and polished. Anyone remotely interested in platforming on their iPod/iPhone should have a look at this one.

Obesity is prevalent among young Blobs in low gravity environments

Arcadelife rating: 90/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
iTunes link

Chillingo / Blobster website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 4.3.4)

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