Bombslinger

Plug In Digital, Mode4

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
71%
Critics Recommend
Based on 17 critic reviews
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Bombslinger

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneApr 11, 2018
PCApr 11, 2018
Nintendo SwitchApr 11, 2018

Developer: Mode4

Publisher: Plug In Digital

Wear the poncho of the Bombslinger, a ruthless bandit turned peaceful rancher on a quest to avenge the murder of his missus and destruction of his ranch at the hands of his former posse. Bomb your way through hordes of enemies and master the classic bomb-slinging gameplay in a solo adventure with procedurally generated levels, character progression with skill upgrades, and a variety of offensive and defensive items. And when you want a break from the solo adventure, take the fight to your friends in hectic 4-player deathmatch battles!

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Bombslinger is a decent game, but its brutal and unforgiving difficulty is sure to turn many potential buyers off. Building up a character with abilities, items, and weapons is engaging as you find new ways to deal with what's put in front of you, but to have that all ripped away upon death is truly heart-breaking. If you can stomach the set-backs then Bombslinger is sure to please, but if you'd rather take your belongings to the grave, you'll be in for a tougher and more frustrating time.

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The unforgiving difficulty of Bombslinger can almost feel as punishing as a Dark Souls title at times and may turn some players off, but any veteran of that series and rogue-like genres will absolutely fall in love with Bombslinger. The grind-y arcade style of the gameplay combined with its nostalgic art-style, unique game design and personality make for a nice Indie gem. Each run felt fresh and the grind to customize my load-outs for future runs made this game an absolute blast to come back to, especially for quick bursts on the go.

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In summary, Bombslinger feels like a mix of several familiar concepts but manages to be greater than the sum of its parts. It's not perfect, with a steep difficulty setting and unfriendly amounts of grinding. The visuals are great, and the overall experience is fun, so you should pick up Bombslinger on the eShop for $12 — unless you hate roguelites.

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Bombslinger is an updated take on a classic genre. The game's strengths come from the way it combines the arcade feel of its action with the brutal approach of the rogue-like genre. It's a simple game, but one that offers inventiveness and swathes of charm that should keep players sticking around for a long time after the credits roll.

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