de Blob

De Blob is a fascinating game of uprising and painting. You follow the story of Blob, an obviously amorphous ball that acquires color characteristics from running into paint-balls. The intention is to paint walls and ‘color up the town’, essentially, and the execution of this motivation is quite entertaining.

Right off the bat, this game is pretty hip. The soundtrack is basically a couple songs that loop, but they’re pretty groovy tracks. Mood-wise, this game has an urban feel, and it’s pretty enjoyable. I didn’t feel like I was painting walls as much as I was tagging graffiti, and that nuance really made this game stand out to me.

The gameplay is relatively simple. You roll Blob around and slam his paint-consumed body into walls, buildings, people, et cetera in order to brighten up the city blocks and generally save people from the bland life they live in. Points are acquired quickly enough, simply mashing Blob against a wall paints the whole building, rolling over grass, into people and against plants gets points and brightens the scenery. You can also get missions from the colorful citizens, such as racing, a painting quota or attacking the guardsmen.

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The controls can get a little rough, but you can actually turn off the accelerometer-recognition and simply move Blob by tapping the screen and holding. A targeting reticle appears around enemies when you are capable of attacking them — you simply push the button in the center of the bottom and Blob attacks them! Pausing the game is as simple as sliding the small button at the bottom-left.

The game escalates enormously, and the only way for you to find out more is for you to get ahold of this exciting game and give it the ol’ college try. It’s definitely worth it.

The Good: Great soundtrack, interesting plot,

The Bad: Slight learning curve on the controls

The Bottom Line: de Blob is a game that is going to keep me interested long after reviewing it. Patience is rewarded in this game with more levels and intensified settings. While seemingly a blasé idea, de Blob comes through with an almost artful take on gaming and social movements.

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