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Topic: How many of you actually remember the original boy and his blob game on Nes?

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7th_lutz

My younger brother and I used to own it for the Nes. We were not big on it.

7th_lutz

Adam

Are your jellybeans randomized? If not, it would be very easy to test them all out, compile a list, and hit reset, which would take out much of the trial and error aspect. Or you could just get a list online. I'll be too busy with Void for awhile to play this, though I have downloaded it and flew around on a rocket for funsies for a few minutes.

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

Adamant

No, they're not randomized, and there's a logic to their effects, too. The effect is either a pun on or a word that looks similiar to the taste.

Hell, they're probably listed in the operation manual, too.

Or sure, whatever:
Liquorice: Ladder
Strawberry: Bridge
Vanilla: Umbrella
Punch: Hole
Tangerine: Trampoline
Cola: Bubble
Coconut. Coconut
Honey: Hummingbird
Cinnamon: Blow Torch
Root Beer: Rocket
Apple: Jack
Lime: Key
Orange: Vitablaster
Ketchup: Warp

I believe that's all of them.

Edited on by Adamant

Adamant

KnucklesSonic8

I actually checked the Manual. I believe only one is mentioned. I wasn't totally thorough though.

KnucklesSonic8

Adamant

Heh, I dug up the gameboy version and gave it another playthrough... the NES version is far better than this, at least. The Gameboy game is very straight-forward, with a series of very obvious puzzles, and most of the jellybeans are only used once. There's a huge area where you need to make extended use of your tangerine and cola beans to search for treasure, but they do absolutely nothing but add to your score (they're the only thing that counts towards your score, actually, so the score meter is pretty pointless, since you also have a counter for remaining treasure in the game. Jellybean bags count as treasures, but don't give points, though, so a "perfect game" is one where your counter says 0, not one where you have the maximum score. Bleh), but it's completely optional. Other than it, the game is completely linear, with no exploration needed. It's dead easy, too.
Oh yeah, and EVERYONE gets stuck at the beginning, where you need to make a hole in a specific room to continue, and there's no indication you can do this. This is the only room in the game where the hole has an effect. Would it be that hard to have the floor look really thin in this room, Mr. Crane?

Adamant

Popyman

The only thing keeping me on the fence, is what happens when you die? You don't start back REALLY far, do you? If not, I'll get this for sure, seems kinda like a pre-Oddworld type game.

"Sometimes isolation is a good thing, Razputin. It can lead to many important discoveries."--Sasha Nein, Psychonauts3DS FC: 2578-3212-7404Popy's Backloggery!

Adam

You have 5 lives, I think. When you die and still have a remaining life, you start on the previous screen. And if that screen had enemies, I think they disappear. I only played for a few minutes today, but that's what happened for me. I used the rocket to go where I probably wasn't supposed to go yet, and there were these bouncing white dots that apparently kill you. Hey, that's where Void got it from!

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

Adamant

From what I remember, it was similiar to the Gameboy game, where some of the screens (generally every three or four screens) have "save points", and you start at the previous save point you crossed when you die, with all the items you had when you died.

Adamant

Popyman

Cool, so you don't ever have to, God forbid, start back at the start of the game? That's what had me scared.

"Sometimes isolation is a good thing, Razputin. It can lead to many important discoveries."--Sasha Nein, Psychonauts3DS FC: 2578-3212-7404Popy's Backloggery!

Adamant

If you lose all your lives, you do. It's not a very big game, though. Generally, your deaths will come from doing something wrong because you didn't know what was coming, so if you map, or make note of, the area you explore, you won't really lose much progress.

Adamant

Atlantis1982

Yep, and I do not regret not buying it on the VC. No thanks.

Atlantis1982

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I want to buy this game so much but people seem to hate it a lot, why?

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