The first step in your motion controlled gaming experience is to connect up your Blobo. While the front of the package does tell you that it’s connected via Bluetooth, there isn’t an adapter included. So if you want to use a Blobo, you’ll also need to buy a bluetooth dongle. Most laptops support this natively, but desktop users much less often have one of these so expect an extra £10 to dissapear from your wallet before you get this thing working.
Once connected the Blobo shows up in the FunFit software. There’s the ability to connect up to three at a time, but I only have one for testing I’m afraid.
Hitting “Start Game” brings you through to the Blobo main menu which gives you the play, settings, shop, about and exit buttons.The settings one gives you the typical visual and audio settings options. The shop lets you purchase other games for the service. About gives you basic version info and exit is self explanatory.
Moving around the Blobo device moves the little character on screen around in some fun ways:
Pressing play brings you through to the character selection screen where you can pick the pre-built “blobo” character, or make your own by hitting the “New Character” option.
When in the character creation screen, you can customise your little fella’ with a variety of different eyes, mouths, hair styles, clothes, skin tones and more. Note please that my character is called Testboy, not Whoopty. That’s not what I look like. Not that much anyway.
Once you’ve got your character(s) ready to roll you head through to the sports selection screen. If you have the latest version of the software – which you should definately do – you’ll have the following games:
- Long Jump
- Ski Jump
- Hammer Throw
- Hula Hoop
You can select each one individually if you like, or create a customised tournament based on your favourites.