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Noby Noby Boy: An oddly charming video game

Updated on January 13, 2011

A strange but addictive game from Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi

Noby Noby Boy, an online community game by the creator of the popular Katamari Damacy Keita Takahashi is unlike anything you've ever played. The main object in the game is to play around with the worm-like character called BOY and make him stretch to absurd lengths so that his counterpart GIRL can also stretch and unlock new levels.

If that sounds like something you or your kids would like to play, please read on to learn more about this strange but addictive video game for kids of all ages.

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How Noby Noby Boy is Played - A short synopsis of what the bizarre but addicting mission is all about.

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In Noby Noby Boy, the player controls a worm-like quadrupedal character referred to as BOY. On the PS3 controller, the left analog stick moves the front of BOY while the right stick controls its back. By moving both ends in opposite directions, the player can stretch BOY's abdomen to great lengths. The player may then maneuver Boy around its environment to interact with stationary objects like houses or AI-controlled characters such as barnyard animals.

The player accumulates points by how much they stretch during gameplay. These points can be submitted online via a character called SUN to another character called GIRL. Points submitted online by players to GIRL will be added cumulatively, causing Girl to stretch and unlock new levels.

Starting from Earth, Girl has now stretched to the Moon, Mars, and Jupiter and will proceed to several other planets, each unlocking new playable environments for BOY to stretch in.

Note: The Noby Noby Boy team initially expected players to take between one to two weeks of cumulative play time to reach the Moon but it was reached on February 23, 2009, just four days after release. Mars was reached on May 23, 2009 and Jupiter was reached on November 20, 2009.

Information sourced from Wikipedia / Image courtesy of IGN

Watch the Noby Noby Boy Trailer - See what this game has in store for you.

Keita Takahashi, creator of Katamari Damacy is back with an even more weird and wonderful game. Whereas the Katamari games are all about rolling around and crashing over items to make your ball bigger, Noby Noby Boy is about slithering around and gobbling everything up, as well as stretching to gain extra length. Watch the trailer below to see it in action.

Buy the Noby Noby Boy Online Game Code (PS3) from Amazon - Download it now and play it on your PS3 right away!

NOBY NOBY BOY [Online Game Code]
NOBY NOBY BOY [Online Game Code]

You play as BOY, a worm like creature who eats and stretches for GIRL, a larger female world creature who stretches around the galaxy. The more BOY stretches, the more GIRL can and wrap herself around other planets. This process in whole is a community metagame where every single BOYs (Players) stretch count is added to GIRL. The more people play, the more planets GIRL can get to, and the more places GIRL can get to, the more weird levels BOY can play around in. Overall, NOBY NOBY BOY is a very weird, but oddly charming game, and worth the $5. Experience the weirdness yourself. (Amazon customer Hyperfludd)


Noby Noby Boy Reviews and Game Play videos on YouTube. - See the game in action through the eyes of gamers from all over.

You will need a PS3 console to play the Noby Noby Boy videogame

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Noby Noby Boy is also available as an App for your iPhone and iPod Touch! - If you've been thinking of getting an iPod Touch, now's the time to get one.

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Apple iPod touch 32 GB 3rd Generation (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

iPod touch is a great iPod, a great pocket computer, and a great portable game player. Listen to a mix of songs automatically put together by the new Genius Mixes feature. Watch a movie. Surf the web. Download countless apps. This is a steal. I never leave home without mine.


Buy Katamari video games, also from Keita Takahashi, the creator of Noby Noby Boy - A fun, strange and very addictive game.

What do you think of the videogame Noby Noby Boy? - Leave your thoughts on the fun Japanese video game here.

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      Jasspreet 2 years ago

      Well most of us enjoy it when we have time to kill.And honey, you're seriously over-thinking it.There are worse American games you can have all the fun in the world atckating and everyone will care probably just as much.Rolling with Katamari FTW says I and shitloads of others ;)

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      Vikki 6 years ago from US

      *blessed by a squid angel*

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      It sounds delightful and will keep players coming back for more!