SPB: What is the “ET/Atari” of NES games?
Lars: I would say a Boy and His Blob is the ET of Nintendo. It’s well-conceived, but difficult to play if you don’t know the “hacks” to get ahead. The world is very elaborate, but easy to get stuck, just like in the ET game. I remember all of my friends getting frustrated with it. Also for bonus similarities, the game is also about a boy and an extraterrestrial friend, so it’s thematically similar!