Boomerang Fu Review

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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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 skilful.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 13/08/2020

Platforms: PC, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Simulation

Accessibility: 8 features

Developer: @BoomerangFu

CommitmentCommitment

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.

CostsCosts

Boomerang Fu usually costs £12.49 to £13.99.
 

Boomerang Fu

Xbox One £12.49
Switch £13.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 3.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ with Fantasy Violence


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 10+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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! 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.
 
Our Boomerang Fu Accessibility Report details 8 accessibility features:

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