Year: 2010
System: Wii

The NES’ original Boy and his Blob was a bizarre game, not just because it made you feel high but in that it was next to impossible to decipher it’s ambiguous game design to figure out how to proceed. 2010’s Wiimake couldn’t be further from that. As in the original, the boy feeds his blob jellybeans, after which the blob can be used as all manner of useful tools (like ladders and parachutes) to aid the boy in moving forward. It’s a great puzzle platformer on its own, and thanks to the simple animated aesthetic and the inclusion of a hug button (a hug’s only impact on gameplay is emotional) it’s also one of the most heartwarming.