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NES A Boy and His Blob, David Crane's: Trouble on Blobolonia

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: boyblob
  • Display name: A Boy and His Blob, David Crane's: Trouble on Blobolonia
  • Goodtools name: Boy and His Blob, A - Trouble on Blobolonia
  • In group: Boy and His Blob

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 01:19.14 by MESHUGGAH, Zephyrz & Aglar.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-09-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 2.35 MB, length: 02:41)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 2.72 MB, length: 02:41)
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Submission #4441 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (12 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.

This movie is 22.59 seconds faster than the previous one thanks to a couple of route changes and some new tricks.

You can see this movie played back on an actual NES here! Now with an awesome input display to boot!

Total movies: 8


[Tier: Vault]NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 01:57.95 by Aqfaq.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-06-04)
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MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 3.56 MB, length: 03:20)
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Submission #1561 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #851 (02:09.03)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.

This movie is ~11 seconds faster than the previous version by the same author, due to better control of the boy's acceleration.


[Tier: Moons]NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 03:24.23 by GuanoBowl.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-04-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 4.59 MB, length: 04:45)
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Submission #1053 — Author's comments
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.

This movie is 13 seconds faster than the previous version by TheAxeMan. The most noticeable improvements are (1) a new technique that allows the boy to walk on air and (2) a small improvement to the placement of the first hole.

To quote hopper's comments: This continues to be the weirdest TAS on the site.


[Tier: Moons]NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 04:05.47 by GuanoBowl.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-07-07)
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Submission #739 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #79 (05:36.55)
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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This is an often overlooked famous game.

Here we have a boy and a "blob" that likes all kinds of candies. When the blob eats these candies, it transforms into different tools the boy can use.

Note: The Japanese version of this game (Fushigina Blobby - Blobania no Kiki) has a different boy than this USA version, but otherwise the games are the same.

This is a new record time based on the author's discovery of a new strategy of the completion of this game.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 01:41.73 by Kyman, SilentSlayers & Aglar.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-08-25)
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Submission #3261 — Author's comments
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.

This movie is 14.96 seconds faster than the previous version by Aglar, by using a new route.

See this movie played back on a real console.


[Tier: Moons]NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 05:36.55 by SjoerdH.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-05-12)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 4.58 MB, length: 06:58)
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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This is an often overlooked famous game.

Here we have a boy and a "blob" that likes all kinds of candies. When the blob eats these candies, it transforms into different tools the boy can use.

Note: The Japanese version of this game has a different (and better looking) boy than this USA version, but otherwise the games are the same.


[Tier: Vault]NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 02:09.03 by Aqfaq.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-05-11)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 2.15 MB, length: 03:31)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 2.23 MB, length: 03:31)
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Submission #1557 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #527 (03:24.23)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.

This movie is 75.2 seconds faster than the previous version by GuanoBowl, due to a dramatic game-glitching route shortcut.

Note: Death was no longer used as a shortcut.


[Tier: Vault]NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 03:37.0 by TheAxeMan.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-07-15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.47 MB, length: 04:59)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 4.27 MB, length: 04:59)
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Submission #746 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #375 (04:05.47)
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This is an often-overlooked famous game.

Here we have a boy and a "blob" that likes all kinds of candies. When the blob eats these candies, it transforms into different tools the boy can use.

Note: The Japanese version of this game (Fushigina Blobby - Blobania no Kiki) has a different boy than this USA version, but otherwise the games are the same.

Again this is a new record time.
To quote hopper's comment: "Just when you thought this game couldn't get any weirder."


[Tier: Vault]NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 01:56.67 by Aglar.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-05-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 2.79 MB, length: 03:19)
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Submission #2650 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #883 (01:57.95)
Rating: 6.0 (18.5 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.

This movie is 1.08 seconds faster than the previous version by Aqfaq, mostly from optimization.

#17539841775911711 - Good ABAHB route
MESHUGGAH_Zephyrz_Aglar_ABAHBv18.fm2 (70.0kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2014-09-20 21:26:51 by MESHUGGAH (344 files)
For NES A Boy and His Blob, David Crane's: Trouble on Blobolonia (7 files)
In 01:19.17 [4758 frames], 32762 rerecords)
8157 views, 556 downloads
I removed the additional ketchup throwing but came up better jelly bean combinations where I could feed blob earlier without loosing time on teleporting him not far enough.

Ends in 4758 (144 frames faster than cancelled movie), there's a few other tests need to be done before finishing.

edit: note that the final submission is 2 frames faster

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#17538004551377850 - Bad ABAHB route
MESHUGGAH_Zephyrz_Aglar_ABAHBv12.fm2 (71.7kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2014-09-20 19:27:42 by MESHUGGAH (344 files)
For NES A Boy and His Blob, David Crane's: Trouble on Blobolonia (7 files)
In 01:21.0 [4868 frames], 29117 rerecords)
8114 views, 582 downloads
Unfortunately, using the "combine jellybeans effect" trick (teleport blob to specific place and transform to something) requires 1 additional ketchup jellybean to improve 109 frames compared to the cancelled one.

However, we only have 6, and we used all of them, so this route can't be finished in a shorter time (you need to wait blob to walk across 2~3 screen and then throw an apple).

And since only the ketchup jellybean lets you teleport the blob and you can't use the rocket "underground" nor avoid revisiting rat king instead of peek-a-booing, it looks like only the 8 frames will be implemented to previous one.

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#17473282652744118 - ABAHB mesh+zephyrz+aglar
MESH_ZEPHYRZ_AGLAR_ABAHBv6.fm2 (72.0kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2014-09-17 21:30:26 by MESHUGGAH (344 files)
For NES A Boy and His Blob, David Crane's: Trouble on Blobolonia (7 files)
In 01:21.43 [4894 frames], 23623 rerecords)
8152 views, 584 downloads
History:
  • Aglar PMs me his old trick from his old run that the previously TAS didn't used
  • opened up submission file, nearly rewrote full movie to see any random free improvements
  • 8 frames saved by throwing the very first jellybean as soon as possible and later change it "on the fly" by shooting another jellybean on the nearest occasion. This doesn't saves time anywhere else.

Also note that all unnecessary jellybean switching is removed.

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#17425416516889109 - Boy and his Blob final TAS
MESHUGGAH_Zephyrz_blobolonia.fm2 (72.1kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2014-09-15 17:46:17 by MESHUGGAH (344 files)
For NES A Boy and His Blob, David Crane's: Trouble on Blobolonia (7 files)
In 01:21.57 [4902 frames], 21137 rerecords)
8148 views, 578 downloads
Ends in 4902 frames. The end.
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#17393769008978487 - Zephyrz's Blob TAS impr/opt
blob_zephyr_mesh_4932.fm2 (72.5kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2014-09-14 07:33:55 by MESHUGGAH (344 files)
For NES A Boy and His Blob, David Crane's: Trouble on Blobolonia (7 files)
In 01:22.06 [4932 frames], 15292 rerecords)
8149 views, 602 downloads
86 frames faster than Blobv2 (last updated movie file in his workbench submission)

Some things you maybe interested in:

Blob OoB
Use Punch jellybean on the right side of the screen with at least 235 X pos for blob and 234 X pos for boy and hold left once the bean goes offscreen while the boy falls down to the hole (blob)

X Speed
To reach fastest speed as fast as possible, you press R*8, empty, R*7, empty, R*3, empty, R.

Trampoline Y speed
Checks U button every 3rd frame, stops when pressing B

I'm going to restart the TAS alone with new tricks like OoB without jellybean throwing.

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#17333644377299668 - Blobtimizing
blob_zephyr_mesh.fm2 (73.3kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2014-09-11 14:34:47 by MESHUGGAH (344 files)
For NES A Boy and His Blob, David Crane's: Trouble on Blobolonia (7 files)
In 01:22.95 [4985 frames], 8348 rerecords)
8223 views, 575 downloads
Optimized movements and actions. Movie made from BlobZv2 (Zephyr's movie fie).

33 frames faster than BlobZv2 (I guess it's 66 frames faster than the workbench TAS if it's not replaced with BlobZv2 already)

I think a few frames (1? 2?) possible to squeeze out at the very end with good speed handling, which I have no idea how it works, except how to run fast: 8 times R, empty, 7 times R, empty.

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#17322661248366697 - Blob vZ2
Blob vZ2.fm2 (73.8kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2014-09-11 02:42:31 by Zephyrz (1 file)
For NES A Boy and His Blob, David Crane's: Trouble on Blobolonia (7 files)
In 01:23.5 [5018 frames], 1412 rerecords)
5096 views, 573 downloads
Saved 33 frames because I was informed that I was doing the trampolines wrong.
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