De Blob 2 (Series) Review

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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

De Blob is a platform-puzzle game where you explore cartoon-style urban landscapes to recolour the city. You play a sponge-like creature that can collect coloured paint and take it to different locations to turn the buildings and landscape features to full colour. The three colours of red, yellow and blue, must be combined into green, orange, purple and brown.

As you colour the city the game's soundtrack, featuring live bands, gradually adds more instrumentation as well as an additional "layer" of sound corresponding to de Blob's current colour.

You take on mission in each area that include painting buildings, transforming landmarks and avoiding hazards like the pools of ink turn de Blob black and cause him to lose paint. When you have finished painting a region there are side quests missions to complete for more points.

De Blob 2 enhances this with the ability to perform dash attacks and break through obstacles. As you progress you can also increase your paint capacity and agility as well as earn power ups with special abilities. It also adds some side-on two dimensional platform stages.

The colour mixing and strong signposting and advice makes it a great game for younger players. If you want a co-operative experience the first game is better. But the second game offers a more polished experience.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 26/09/2008, updated in 2011

Price: 66% off

Platforms: DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Creative, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: @BlitWorks

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 9 hours and 12 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. De Blob offers 4 player mini-games. These include challenges where players compete to paint their worlds the fastest.

De Blob 2 offers 2 player party challenges and split screen play. It adds two-player mode to the main game, where one player can assist the main character like Super Mario Galaxy.

CostsCosts

De Blob 2 usually costs £14.99 to £29.99. 

De Blob 2

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

De Blob is rated PEGI 3 and ESRB EVERYONE. For very mild violence in a child-like, pixelated or abstract setting. The game contains very mild violence in a childlike setting. The enemies have to be smashed causing them to disappear immediately. All of this violence is portrayed in a humorous setting.

De Blob 2 is rated PEGI 7 and ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Language. The storyline sometimes contains darker thematic elements: a few sequences require players to choose between pursuing the game's antagonist and rescuing small blob characters from exploding domes. Cutscenes also depict characters that belch or emit ink with flatulence sound effects.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our De Blob 2 Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@BlitWorks) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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