(The Bulbous Blob Puzzle is now available from Smart Games under the title Anti-Virus)
Professor Albert von Braun, noted food researcher and author of the
Chinese Laundromat Cookbook, has just made a major breakthrough
on his long sought after Grand Unified Meal Theory. Working
in his laboratory late into the night he has, at long last, proved the
mathematical link between the five foundation sauces of French cuisine and
the thirty-one basic flavors of ice cream.
Unfortunately, AvB is getting very tired, and has accidentally dumped the
jelly beans he is using as a flavor model into a vat of universal sauce.
The mixture has reacted violently, and resulted in the jelly beans swelling up
into menacing (but tantalizingly flavorful!) Bulbous Blobs of hissing
mutated gelatin!! Even worse, the Sizzling Cinnamon (red) blob has swallowed up AvB's
lab notebook and favorite set of measuring spoons. AvB needs to get his notebook
back, but the red blob is stuck behind the other flavors of blobs blocking the doorway.
You job is to free the reb blob
from the laboratory. Can you accomplish this task before
the tasty blobs of death make a meal out of you?
- To move a blob, grab it and drag.
- Bulbous blobs tend to be obsessive compulsive, and will only move in the direction
of the tiles (i.e. diagonally).
- Manuever the red blob to the corridor in the upper left to win.
- Tougher than it looks, ain't it?
- Undo a move - press U or click the undo arrow in the lower right.
- Redo a move - press R or click the redo arrow in the lower right.
- Next puzzle or previous puzzle - Click on the white arrows at the upper left and right corners.
About the Bulbous Blob Puzzle
The Bulbous Blob Puzzle began as an idea by Oskar van Deventer for a new twist on the
classic sliding block puzzle. Oskar and James Stephens then collaborated on developing the final piece designs
and board shape, which Oskar then prototyped in metal.
(The mechanical version plays quite well in its own right.) The challenges on this page were
developed using the
standard PuzzleBeast approach.
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Puzzles and applet copyright 2003-2004 by James W. Stephens.
Puzzle concept by M. Oskar van Deventer, 2003.
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