First gameplay video of A Boy and His Blob Wii remake

A note to developers: this is how you remake a classic 2D NES game on current-generation consoles.

Just a couple days ago, it was revealed that a remake of A Boy and His Blob would be hitting the Wii sometime in the future. Now, two new gameplay videos of the game have just been revealed courtesy of IGN. (Pause for dramatic effect.) And they look absolutely gorgeous!

I don’t even know where to begin! I love the design of the two main characters, I love the hand-drawn art style, and I especially love how it looks like players won’t have to memorize what each flavor of jelly bean does anymore, care of the video’s featured jelly bean-selection-wheel-of-death (that’s what I am officially calling it). Yes!

And not to focus too much on the look, but, seriously, could this game be any prettier? In nine months, don’t be surprised if this game gives birth to a cute little sequel that likes to say “amazing” a lot.

Hit the jump for another video (focusing on the remake’s city level) and let us know what you think. Yay? Nay? Meh? Pancakes?

Chad Concelmo