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Belle Boomerang

Developer: Narwhalnut

  • Price: $7.99
  • Release Date: Apr 15, 2023
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Last on Sale: Jan 5, 2024 [$3.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $3.99
  • ESRB Rating: E10+ [Everyone 10+]
  • Though at times it can get a bit infuriating, Belle Boomerang manages to have an 8-bit era look with some more modern flair

    It’s been pretty amazing to see the retro 8-bit era inspired indie game scene crank out titles that have continued to exude a very classic feel but then often play in a way that feels more contemporary. Belle Boomerang does this quite well, starting out pretty humbly as more of a classic platformer, but then continuing to push to new feels and styles as you move on. Your abilities, enemies, and environmental challenges will be in pretty constant flux as you visit new areas, and this keeps the experience feeling pretty fresh. Now, the one pitfall paired with this that can be problematic is that new styles of play invite some to be better implemented than others, so to go with some of the highs that feel great there are some lows that you’ll end up just wishing to get through and move onto something else. Still, this neuvo-retro title packs in plenty of charm, variety, and fun in a way that’s a bit unexpected given its pretty humble appearance. A hidden gem for retro fans.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.1]

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