Boomerang Fu

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Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Simulation

Released: August 2020. Added to this library 3 weeks ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Overview

Boomerang Fu is a fighting game where you control small food-like characters. Using your boomerang the aim is to slice the other players with ranged or melee attacks. You can use a large range of power-ups such as: explosive boomerangs, disguise and telekinesis. You can then put power-ups together to form personalised combinations. The game has simple controls and up to 6 players as well as computer opponents, meaning its great for families wanting to play together.

There are over 30 arenas that include unique tools and traps, as well as moving platforms and foliage to hide in. The game also allows players to tweak settings to tailor battles for their family. For example: friendly fire, shields and chosen power-ups, adding a level of freedom when battling.

You can also switch on and off which power ups you have enables, some of which can completely change the game:

  • Move Faster: Increased speed.
  • Dash Through Walls: Move through obstacles for a short period.
  • Teleport: Warp yourself out of trouble.
  • Explosive boomerang: Your attack explodes after a countdown.
  • Multi Boomerang: Throw many attacks at once.
  • Fire Boomerang: Catches items on fire and does more damage.
  • Ice Boomerang: Freezes opponents.
  • Disguise: Can transform into one of the objects in the level.
  • Shield: Can't be killed for a short period.
  • Battle Royale:
  • Telekinesis: Move objects in the level to attack.
It sounds simple but because the game uses real physics you can curve your shots and even attack opponents with a clever back swing. It's frantic but highly skillful.

Commitment

Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 4 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play with 6 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Battle on a shared screen with each player needing a controller. On Switch you can use one half of a Joy-Con controller for each player.

Costs

Does not include in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Ratings

Rated PEGI 3.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ with Fantasy Violence

Accessibility

This game supports accessibility in the following ways:
  • Difficulty: You can adjust the difficulty by altering the teams and controlling how many (and how hard) computer opponents there are. You can also alter individual settings (power-ups, shields, friendly fire) to suit your tastes!
  • Reading: There is next to no reading.
  • Controls: You play with a single stick and three buttons. You can turn off holding a button to retrieve your boomerang (so no one can retrieve it in this way). The throw button is also mapped to both left and right triggers.
  • Image calibration: There are visual cues for events in the game. Such as the direction you are throwing. The game set-up screens have large text and items.
  • Audio calibration: There are audio cues for events in the game such as explosions. You can adjust volume of game sound and music separately.

System settings: Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.

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