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Skellboy

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

58

Top Critic Average

13%

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Based on 16 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJan 30, 2020
PCJan 30, 2020

Developer: Umaiki Games

Publisher: Fabraz

Genres: Adventure, RPG, Action, Platformer

Life was peaceful in the Cubold Kingdom until the king's evil court magician got dumped by the princess. With his heart broken and his rage fueled, he called upon the evil spirits to resurrect the dead and the kingdom's long forgotten monstrosities. What he doesn't realize in his fury is that he accidentally summoned an ancient hero as well... Skippy! Travel across the beautifully rendered kingdom of Cubold and take full advantage of your resurrected, skeletal body! Swap out body parts to acquire new abilities during your adventure or pick up a new weapon to vanquish the evil magician's lackeys. Onwards, Skippy, it's time to be a hero once more! - A true action-rpg experience that will test your skill and reward exploration! - An expansive singleplayer experience across the interconnected world of Cubold! - The unique ability to swap out body parts to acquire special abilities! - Several weapon types to clobber any foes you face! - Special enemies and bosses that will truly test your mettle! - A beautifully vibrant world alongside some rocking chiptune tracks!

Skellboy Reviews

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Despite the lovely voxel visuals and cute animations, Skellboy doesn't quite hit the mark. Uninspired combat, slow movement and poor objective signposting make it a little bland.

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Unfortunately, despite some great ideas, a lot of the execution falls flat. With some tweaks and patches, some of my issues might be fixed, but as a whole, Skellboy isn’t a journey worth taking.

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With an imaginative world and equally imaginative premise, Skellboy is an admirable attempt to provide an alternative to your average Zelda title.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the visual style of Skellboy with everything resembling thick cardboard cutouts. The concept of using 2D with a 3D world is fantastic, but the execution falls flat. The combat is cumbersome, the music is highly repetitive, and the performance on Switch is not that great.

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Skellboy Trailer: Launching January 30th 2020!

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Skellboy: Announcement Trailer

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