Critically Acclaimed Reimagining of NES Classic Features Hand-Drawn Animation and Touching Storyline
EDISON, N.J., October 13, 2009 -Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced that a boy and his blob for Wii is available at retailers nationwide. Developed by WayForward Technologies, this reimagining of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System™ (NES) game is available for a new generation of fans on the 20th Anniversary of the original game. Fans new and old will be captivated by the beautiful hand-drawn art that creates a standout aesthetic. Nintendo Power™ called the game “stunning” and “fun,” rating it 8.5 out of 10, and Game Informer awarded the “beautifully designed” game an 8 out of 10 noting it is also “charming and innovative.”
“WayForward infused their unique creative vision into a boy and his blob while remaining true to the classic game,” said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of Majesco Entertainment. “The result has been an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and we are eager to get the game into the hands of a new generation of players.”
After the inhabitants of Blobolonia are taken captive by an evil emperor, one blob manages to escape in search of help only to crash on Earth and find a young boy. Together the boy and his new blob friend work as a team to solve 40 levels of challenging side-scrolling adventure featuring hidden treasures, deadly monsters, perilous dangers and boss baddies. Armed with jellybeans, the boy can transform the blob into cool and useful items including classics like the Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack and Tangerine Trampoline and all-new ones such as the Cream Cannon and Bubble Gum Bubble. As the boy and his blob work together on their journey to Blobolonia, players will be enchanted by their heartwarming tale of friendship.
a boy and his blob is rated E for Everyone and is in stores now for the suggested retail price of $39.99. To view screenshots, concept artwork, gameplay trailers and videos please visit http://www.aboyandhisblob.com/.