Bumballon

Bumballon – Cartoonish Platformer (Review)

I’ve got a great video up for Bum Ballon on my YouTube channel because I found this game on a Steam sale for 89 cents! With some investigation, I narrowed down some impulse options for pixel art platformers in the likes of some recent faves like Grapple Dog (which hopefully I’ll get to) and PomPom. It’s a game with unique characters and a traditional SNES-type side scroller plot–a game that personally puts me into an optimized chill mode. Basically, hop in a cannon, and, after blast-off, interact as you’re taken for a ride through a colorful world with unique obstacles and moderate challenges.

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The Beggar’s Ride: Unlock the Powers of the Gods

The idea of this game is you basically start a journey in an unknown path as a quiet beggar. You soon learn that you possess the powers of a god. Clouds are shifted, vessels are filled, and the beat goes on. Players have described this game as having an emotional impact on them. I can relate. The Beggar’s Ride has some cool storytelling choices that give you some context for why this is happening. It’s also something I notice that “quality” games tend to utilize, since it gives you a reason to keep playing. This is a good move, because it’s honestly a little random otherwise. Not that I’m complaining, but I’m really grateful the narrator and gorgeous info blurbs around the edges of the platform.

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Burnstar: It’s Like a Sauna in Here

I got Burnstar for under $2 on eShop and it’s also on Steam for around $5. That’s not bad really. And this game is actually good fun. It is cheaper than a burrito from Chipotle too. This is one of those games that doesn’t have a sweeping lore setup for burning a bunch of junk. It’s just cool looking, fun, and the sound design is funkalicious. You can play this game either as a single-player or co-op. I think co-op would probably be easier, but I did alright on single-player. This game is $2 you have nothing to lose really.

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