BOMBFEST Review

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Bombfest, developed by Sudden Event Studios, is a 4 player party game that features blocks, toys, bombs and explosions. The point of the game is to be the last player standing, knocking the competition off the edge of the map by throwing bombs at them. Now to say it isn’t a good game wouldn’t be correct, but it isn’t exactly a perfect game either and I’m going get into the both pros and cons here in this article.

There Is a Lot of Fun to Have

The aesthetics of Bombfest are just wonderful. You can tell a lot of care and love went into carefully designing of each of the game’s 12 levels. It is silly and fun to play a little wooden block man throwing bombs at other little wooden block men. The game can be really fun by playing the 4 player couch Co-Op mode, where situations can get a little heated between the people you are playing with. It is not a bad little party game for a price point of only $20. With that being said, the game overall felt like it was lacking a few things and some designs and features could have been done a little bit better.

With A Few Issues

My biggest complaint is that the movement felt clunky and slow. With a game like this where you’re trying to throw a bomb into a specific location to hit other people, it felt that the movement wasn’t tight enough to get just that perfect throw. Also, the blocks that can be moved by the bomb seemed to go in directions other than they should.  I don’t want to be too harsh because I know it’s supposed to be a party game, but there is too much RNG, especially with the different types of bombs. It felt as though there needed to be a description or an announcement when a specific bomb drops, to try and help build some strategy when taking other players out. After a short time, things began to feel very samey, almost as if it needed to be just one choice in a bigger selection of party games, but that is just a little nit-pick.

In conclusion, I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a good time with the game but there were many frustrating times as well. Overall I give Bombfest a 6 out of 10.  I’m excited to see what this small indie team does next. It would be exciting to have a whole pack of party games like this to just play with friends. Bombfest is available for $19.99 on Steam, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

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