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Bombslinger

Plug In Digital, Mode4
Apr 11, 2018 - Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

72%

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7 / 10
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9 / 10
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7.5 / 10
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9 / 10
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80%
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8 / 10
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7.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Bombslinger

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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The amount of longevity one will get from Bombslinger depends on two factors: your skill level and access to local co-op players.

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With the combination of the easy-to-learn upgrade system, charming aesthetic, and simple tried and true gameplay, Bombslinger completely hooked me in every way.

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Ultimately, Bombslinger takes the Bomberman concept and runs with it. It's a whimsical, engaging and hugely entertaining bomb 'em up that will keep you coming back, even when the Bombslinger's thirst for vengeance is slaked.

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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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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 fun... a lot fun! Moreover, it is pretty cheap and available on Steam, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. If you like pixel-art games with detailed and beautiful visuals and want to have some nostalgia along with new features, this game is a must. Especially if you enjoy casual games which offer fun gameplay and which you can play every day for an hour or two and have tons of fun. You will not regret buying this game.

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