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Submission #4427: Zephyrz's NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia in 01:23.5

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Boy and His Blob - Trouble on Blobolonia, A (U).nes
Emulator: FCEUX 2.2.0
Movie length: 01:23.5
FrameCount: 5018
Re-record count: 1412
Author's real name: James Frye
Author's nickname: Zephyrz
Submitter: Zephyrz
Submitted at: 2014-09-07 23:37:47
Text last edited at: 2014-09-16 02:33:05
Text last edited by: Zephyrz
Download: Download (1005 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia is a puzzle adventure game featuring Boy and his partner in this adventure Blobert. Blobert transforms into different tools to help Boy navigate areas based on the different jelly beans Boy can feed him; however, today Boy is only going to use a handful of his jelly beans.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: FCEUX 2.2.0
  • Aims to beat the game as fast as possible
  • Uses game-breaking glitches


I first learned about this game when I heard the OCRemix of the main theme long ago and fell in love with it. When I got into speedrunning a few years back it was the first game I took seriously. After I routed the game I watched the TAS made by Kyman & SilentSlayers & Aglar and learned how to apply that route into the real time. A new trick was found to get out of bounds even quicker resulting in an improvement of 18.26 seconds (1096 frames) over the previous movie by Kyman & SilentSlayers & Aglar.

Thanks and Shoutouts

I just want to thank some people for things they've done to help the Blob community
  • Kyman, SilentSlayers, Aglar - For creating the first TAS of the game I watched and really helped me dig into this game more.
  • Jorf - For helping me push the RTA time down to below 2 minutes and really coming within 8 seconds of the old TAS run.
  • Unknown Guy - The guy that made us aware of the new strat. I don't know you, but thank you.
  • xcd - Thanks for making me realize the trampolines were wrong.

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