Blob Wars : Metal Blob Solid
Developer(s) Parallel Realities
Publisher(s) N/A
Designer(s) Stephen J Sweeney, Richard Sweeney
Platform(s) Cross-platform
Release date(s) December 2003
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) Not rated
System requirements SDL
Input methods Keyboard + Mouse / Joystick

Blob Wars: Metal Blob Solid is an open source 2D arcade platform game developed by Parallel Realities. It plays a lot like New Zealand Story whilst also borrowing elements from Ape Escape. The main character is a Blob named Bob.

The aim of the game is to rescue Blob MIAs lost while fighting a battle against alien invaders led by their leader, Galdov (the Metal Blob). Metal Blob Solid features numerous different weapons, locations, boss battles and around 9 hours total gameplay. Despite its cute appearance the game does contain blood perhaps making it unsuitable for younger gamers. The blood can, however, be switched off.

The game also contains an in-game "Medal" service, which allows players to receive award notifications for performing certain tasks, not unlike the trophy and achievements system found on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

The title of the game is a play on Metal Gear Solid, the popular video game series by Konami. Originally the lead character of the game was to be a Blob called Solid.[1]

The game is written in C++ and uses SDL for its input, graphics and audio control.

It is available for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Amiga, BeOS, GP2X, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Dreamcast.


When a number of his friends become missing in action, Bob takes it upon himself to enter into enemy territory and rescue them. Along the way he infiltrates a number of Biomech strongholds and discovers information pertaining to a number of crystals hidden within several Ancient Tombs. The crystals are said to hold vast magical powers.

Bob retrieves three of the four before Galdov beats him to the forth, granting the alien leader supernatural powers. Bob pursues Galdov to his space station, where he plants a number of bombs and battles Galdov for control of the fourth crystal. Winning the fight Bob flees the space station, leaving Galdov to be destroyed along with it.


A sequel, Blob Wars : Blob And Conquer, was released in 2008.


See also[]

  • Project: Starfighter
  • Blob Wars : Blob And Conquer
  • The Honour of the Knights

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