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As avid fans of Chillingo, App Smarty were excited to say the least when we were told about their latest release, Blobster. Blobster is a colourful, stretchy, bouncy, 2D platform that recently sprung its way into the App Store, available on iPhone and iPad.

2D platforms have pretty much been done to death, so the clever folk at Chillingo were faced with the difficult task of creating something that is altogether different from the abundance of piffle out there that calls itself gaming. Alas, they prevailed!

Take on the role of Blobster on his quest to save Blobtopia from the dirty pollution of the evil Blobzilla’s Big and Powerful Corporation. You’ll encounter evil blobs on your journey through Blobtopia, picking up valuable gems along the way. You’ll merge into other red blobs to increase your size and strength.

The way in which Blobster moves is different to any game we’ve played before. You slide left and right, much in the conventional way, but when it comes to jumping, you pull Blobster back and ping him like an elastic band. The controls take a little bit of getting used to but once you’ve nailed it, you’ll find the movement is fluid and really quite fun!

There are 40 colourful and exciting levels to work your way through, increasing in difficulty as you progress through Blobtopia. If you’re a fan of Mario, you’ll definitely spot the references; bouncing on enemies to destroy them, the trademark ‘ping’ sound when you collect a gem and transporting between levels in an oversized green pipe. There are plenty more for you to spot. We can only assume this is intentional and Chillingo’s way of paying homage to the Nintendo classic.

Blobster gets an absolute ‘thumbs up’ from the team at App Smarty. Platform games for mobile devices will have a lot to live up to in the future. We suggest you head on over to the App Store and give it a whirl for yourself. Happy blobbing!

Oh, and check out their (almost) epic trailer above….

Blobster - Chillingo Ltd Download iPhone app here

Blobster HD - Chillingo Ltd Download iPad app here