On The Blob: Slime Laboratory

By John Walker on July 11th, 2011 at 12:11 pm.

Science in action.

Your Monday lunchtime entertainment comes in the form of Slime Laboratory by Neutronized. It’s a web game in which you play a blob of slime. Wot jumps. It’s a very decent platform game, which awakens parts of my brain asleep since 1989. Lots of fun ideas, demands for careful jumping, and importantly, reversed gravity. The only issue I’ve been having is the frustration of the slime refusing to jump upward when near a vertical surface. That is eight rubbishes. But beyond that, this is an excellent time killer. Start killing your time.

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  1. RiptoR says:

    Reminds me of the fabulous Gish…

    • DiamondDog says:

      Very much reminds me of Tales from Space: About a Blob.

    • Kaira- says:

      Am I the only one who didn’t like Gish? It played quite horribly in my opinion.

    • Kdansky says:

      Nope. I thought Gish was utter rubbish.

    • faelnor says:

      And this is worse than Gish so…

    • Prince says:

      A nice little combination of Gish and Silly Putty.
      Would have been perfectly fine as a full-price Amiga title, were it not for the rage-inducing music!

    • RiptoR says:

      Once I switched over to a gamepad, Gish became much more enjoyable. Also, the little coop games provided tons of fun imho.

    • sabrage says:

      Gish would be fun if I could fucking jump.

      So it’s not fun, at all.

    • Balm says:

      Gish was a great game (though bosses could’v been harder).
      And, after single player was beaten, several different versus modes provided tonn of fun to me and my brother.

      (To jump a propper height one have to not just press jump button but do “SoftenUp”>”HardenUp” to provide aditional push)

  2. Magnetude says:

    That headline had me seeing red.

  3. Tyrone Slothrop. says:

    This is completely unremarkable. An interesting game would’ve exploited the fluid dynamics of the slime interacting with other fluids of varying viscosity, this is just a competent platformer with slightly altered protagonist physics. N is still the undisputed master of flash-based platform mayhem.

    • Squeeby says:

      Well don’t you just sound like a giant douche.

    • John Walker says:

      How dare this game be only good!

    • Tyrone Slothrop. says:

      @John Walker.

      Being milquetoast can be a greater flaw than being memorably or entertainingly horrible.

    • LionsPhil says:

      I wouldn’t even say “good”. It’s cripplingly mediocre, if that—the platforming is not improved by goo-ness, just made fiddlier and less responsive.

      And, dear god, are there a lot of ads on that site.

  4. Sepulchrave76 says:

    All you do is shoot grime from a casserole dish. 7/10

  5. Phasma Felis says:

    Wow. It’s like the littlest angel said “I wonder what would happen if Nitrome had made Gish?” and God said: “BEHOLD!”

    It’s…it’s every bit as crappy as I imagined.