Did You Notice When Noby Noby Boy Touched Uranus Last Week?

Keita Takahashi's Noby Noby Boy was weird. The 2009 PS3 release from the creator of Katamari Damacy involved an elastic quadruped character that players could floppily stretch along the game's environment. All the elongation of the game's players gets aggregated to help Girl, Boy's counterpart go further into Noby Noby Boy's simulated-to-scale virtual universe.

Its execution made NNB feel like more of a digital toy than a console game and it eventually wound up on iOS in 2010. Somewhere out there, people are still continuing to stretch their various Boys. We know this because Girl just recently reached the planet of Uranus.

How impressive is that achievement? At its closest, Uranus is 2,570,000,000 kilometres from Earth. It'd take modern spacecraft more than five years to reach the celestial body. But the collective players of Noby Noby Boy did it in less than two years. Who needs NASA, right? Next up is Neptune, which is 4,400,000,000 kilometres away from Earth. Happy boy-stretching, Noby players!


Comments

    Where were you when they built the ladder to heaven?
    Did it make you cry? Or did you think it was kinda gay?

    My wife has this game, played it maybe twice, and still maintains that it was worth the price of a PS3. I just don't get it.

    I also have it. And I also never managed to figure out what the hell I was doing in it.

    lol @ everyone, ultimately there is no point to the game, it's a bunch of random shit, it's also amusing to poop out people, etc...

    There is nothing to get and personally I found it to be a great stress release, where you can chill out within 5-10mins of starting it up!

      Plenty of other ways to relieve stress, and tissues cost a lot less than this game.

    I have some fond memories of Noby Noby Boy. Drugs were not involved. Niether was my anus.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6rtQ0-ez4g

    Has anyone noticed how much it looks like the Sega Saturn logo once Girl has wrapped around Uranus?

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