Version 1.0 16 April 1995
Version 1.1 22 July 1995 - Now in HTML
Version 1.2 6 Sept 1995 - Change in Address
Version 1.3 12 Aug 1996 - BLOBBO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Yes, that's right. All rights to Blobbo have been sold to a Japanese
corporation who will, among other things, be porting it to Super Nintendo
and Windows. What this means is that you can no longer register.
If you haven't registered by now, it is too late to try now. Please
do not send in a registration, I will only return it. Begging and
pleading will not help either - I no longer have the rights to Blobbo and
can't legally do anything about it. Thanks for your support.
Blobbo is a game of strategy for the Macintosh - you must pick up
all the toy chests in each level without falling victim to various
interlocking traps and pitfalls. Lots of sound, animation, and
general sillyness combine with addictive puzzler that will provide
many hours of entertainment. The full 25 levels are included,
along with a couple saved games to help you along. For a $20
registration fee, you can get the full version of Blobbo that
includes a level editor so you can share your creations as well as
the ability to record and playback solutions (solutions for all 25
levels also included).
Blobbo works in both B&W and color, on any mac from a MacPlus
running 6.0.8 on up.
The current version of the lite version is 1.0.2. The current
version of the full version is also 1.0.1.
There is a quirk in the way that canoes work if you are using mouse
controls and you have them set to "track to mouse". The way to get
Blobbo to ride in the current with the canoe (and there is no way
to move against the current) is to "rest". This is done either
with the space key (by default), or by click on Blobbo (the cursor
turns into a "Z"). If you do the latter, the canoe moves, taking
Blobbo with it, but since you are tracking to the mouse (which
hasn't moved), it interprets this as trying to move back to where
you were (which is now open water) and so you end up falling out of
the canoe and drowning. The best solution is to just use the
keyboard for this.
If you have version 1.0 Lite it is impossible - there is a bug that
prevents it from being completed. Get the updater, apply the patch
and then restart that level, and the block that is in your way will
be down one row.
Unfortunately, the patch is too complex to be able to just give a
quick summary here. I doubt you want to have to type a 512 byte
patch in with ResEdit but if you do, change resource Blev 145 to:
Remember to always work on from a copy...
This is a known bug and will get addressed in a future version. It
only happens in the Lite version (so the bug is already fixed, but
based on how many copies of 1.0 are still floating around, patches
float much slower...). This was fixed in version 1.0.2 Lite.
Doesn't matter where you live, I have sold
Blobbo and you can no longer register.
Having sold Blobbo, you can no longer
As of the 1 October 1995, the author can be reached at:
Years ago I wrote a fantasy role playing game called Theldrow - the
last version was 2.3 (which included full 256 color). It use to be
available on all the popular ftp sites, but now the only place that
has it is America Online. I've been working on other games as well,
but so far Blobbo and Theldrow are the only two that I have
considered good enough to release. There might be future versions
of Blobbo, but nothing definite is planned.
See the question about canoes above.
Lure the row of smileys to the left by going to the bottom of the
screen in the bottom left corner - this will get them out of the
Go up an move the marshmellow right (keeping it between you and the
remaining smiley) until it lines up with the left most plant on the
Go underneath it and one square to the right of it - this will
cause the second left most plant to grow down, which will prevent,
later on, the plant on the right from grow left and blocking your
canoe from the island.
Go back to the right most tree, cut it down, get on the canoe and
let it drift until you get to the rightmost island in the bottom
row. Get off there.
Cut down the next tree, pushing it left into the water. Again ride
it until you get to the right most island in the top row. Get off
Cut down that tree, again pushing it left into the water. Get on
and ride it to the island at the top.
From there you should be able to figure it out...
The key to this level is that you need to go to the island, getting
off the canoe as soon as possible ON THE ISLAND. Move the mirror
north, cut down the tree, push it into the water, get on, and then
immediately get back off, letting it drift free. You will have
just enough time to align the mirrors and catch the canoe as it
comes around for the second time.
In the top right, near the stairs, you need to push up the arrow,
take the chest, push the ball off the top of the stack to the right
and then another to the left (hard to describe - you need to have
five ball on the bottom - three on the left and two on the right).
You then go back "out" and lure the spike down into the gap between
the balls, with the remaining ball falling on it, trapping it.
Note I have recieved mail from a fan saying that it is possible
to complete this level without using the bomb at all in the top left, and
so you would then have the bomb available here. I personally have not, however
recreated this feat.
In version 1.0 Lite, this level is impossible. See the question above.
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