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Noby Noby Boy reaches Jupiter

Planet contains random nonsense. Surprise.

Keita Takahashi's certifiable PSN game Noby Noby Boy has reached Jupiter on its stretchy journey through the solar system.

BOY's astral girlfriend, called GIRL, grows according to the collective BOY-stretching of all players of the game. She reached the moon on 23rd February, Mars on 23rd May and the gas giant last Friday, 20th November, according to Kotaku.

GIRL's journey has had to sped along by adding a multiplier to players' scores after the game sold poorly. Katamari creator Takahashi revealed at GDC that it would take 820 years to span the solar system at the initial 1:1 ratio.

We happened to visit Jupiter yesterday and found skinny and hilly maps, a colour scheme of green, orange and pink, multi-coloured tubes to crawl through, helicopters, lots of people carrying placards, fields full of immobile tartan giants and a sun that looks like a monkey. PSN Stores has pictures and video.

"I believe that it is alright to create a stupid and irresponsible game, I really do," Takahashi told Eurogamer earlier this year.

Amen to that.

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