If, like me, you grew up in a time when console games meant big plastic cartridges and platforming meant bright colours and a whole ton of whimsy, turboNUKE's Blob's Adventure, also free for iOS and Android is going to feel like Saturday morning all over again. In it, you play Blob, who's stranded on an alien world after its rocketship crashed, and naturally, that means finding and gathering all the stars you can to repair it. Use [WASD] or the [arrow] keys to move Blob around, taking care to avoid spikes, deep water for more than five seconds, and other hazards. Stars can be found, well, everywhere in each level, and to get them all if you want the gold medal, you'll need to utilize magnets, bouncy mushrooms, ramps, checkpoints, keys... you get the idea. Compared to some platformers, Blob's Adventure is on the simpler side, with an exceedingly gentle difficulty curve and a big, cartoony design that's best admired by the young or young at heart. Even when the bombs, heavy traffic, and other quirky obstacles come into play, it's unlikely to be much of a challenge, and will appeal most to players who want to kick back to its funky soundtrack. With a little more fleshing out of its mechanics and gameplay, Blob's Adventure would have been a real winner instead of the friendly, pleasant diversion it is, and hopefully Blob gets an even bigger adventure somewhere down the road.
Blob's Adventure (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
Get Blob's Adventure