Developed in PICO-8 and inspired by Puyo Puyo, Tetris and Japanese RPG tropes, Blob Command is an action puzzle game with a twist. Unlike the puzzle games that were previously mentioned, Blob Command doesn't put you in control of falling puzzle pieces. Instead, you have to place the titular blobs on a grid, and they'll start moving on their own depending on the direction they're facing. Three blobs of the same color will disappear when they are matched together, but you can place them in different ways that allow you to clear four, five, or if you're lucky enough, even more blobs at the same time. The game can be played in a more casual way, but chain reactions are also encouraged and help increase the score. The only way to lose in this game is to run out of time, and the more blobs you clear in one move and the more combos you do, the more time you get to play and make progress.
New Attack is an expansion/sequel to the original game. It features improved graphics with pseudo-3D animations, new music, a simple two player co-op mode and, most importantly, power-ups. These pieces, which can freeze time or rotate the entire board, get activated when they are attached to a set of blobs of the same color or have two or more pieces of any type attached to it. The controls of this new game are identical to those of the original.
- Arrows - Move blob cursor
- Z - Drop blob
- X - Store blob
Blob Command's SAGE release - which is attached to this post - features executable files for Windows, MacOS, Linux and Raspberry Pi, exported from both PICO-8 cartridges. In case you wanna download the original cartridge files for PICO-8 or play the games on the browser, here are the original forum posts: