A Boy and his Blob Gets the Remake Treatment
Posted by Damien McFerran
NES classic is coming to the Wii, thanks to the creator of Contra IV
Those of you old enough to remember the days when kids TV presenters weren’t covered with tattoos and Right Said Fred dominated the Top 10 will no doubt have fond memories of a NES game called A Boy and his Blob.
Coded by the legendary David Crane (co-founder of Activision and the creator of numerous classic games) and released way back in 1989, this unique piece of software was extremely well received and secured a massive cult following.
The new version is coming to the Wii. It's being coded by WayForward, the studio responsible for another excellent retro remake: Contra IV. The team are also the ones behind the recently released LIT on WiiWare. Little is known about the game so far, but WayForward have confirmed that it will showcase 2D hand-drawn visuals. Majesco is handling the publishing duties. There were rumours of a DS version also, but WayForward have yet to release any details on that score.