For Chillingo’s final trick of E3 2011 they showed of the new puzzle platfomer Blobster. As you can imagine with a name like Blobster you are placed in control of, guess what, A BLOB! Your blob is trying to do its part to protect the environment from an evil corporation bent on polluting everything. I bet you didn’t ever predict playing a game with hippie undertones…
Like any form of mutateable matter, this interesting creature has the ability to traverse right and left using tilt controls, or jump using an intriguing bungie mechanic. The best way that this can be explained it to imagine your blob as a slingshot. After pressing your finger on the screen in its relative position, you can slide your finger backwards and aim potential flight trajectory. Once your finger is lifted off of the screen, the goo is slung in whatever direction selected.
Power ups can be collected throughout the navigation of the game’s four worlds, all of which have a different effect on how the blob interacts with the environment around them. In addition, enemies can also be jumped on, Super Mario Bros. style, in an effort to clear your path. The key to completing each stage is paying close attention to how Blobby (as I like to call him) can have different effects on the world around him.
If nothing else, the enchanting art direction of Blobster should have no trouble winning over audiences everywhere. Its disarming appeal is both lighthearted and fun, while also having a challenging edge that will appeal to the hardcore masses everywhere. Make no mistake, while this is a game for kids, there is more than enough substance to keep adults entranced for hours. Pay close attention, because Blobster is scheduled to fling itself onto the App Store by the end of the month.
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