Boomerang X Review

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Posted: 6 days ago, last updated 3 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Boomerang X is a shooting platform game where you explore worlds and fight enemies with a boomerang-like shuriken weapon. Unusually, you can warp to your boomerang once thrown meaning you can slice, fly, and blast through arenas swarming with evil creatures.

Play incorporates the usual running and jumping of platform games, but augments this with a flowing teleporting motion made possible by your weapon. Once you've thrown it, you can slingshot directly to it, preserving momentum and throwing yourself through the air. You can use the slow down time feature to hone well-aimed throws to get around, above, and behind your foes. As you progress you upgrade your boomerang with new and powers.

The result is a frantic skill-based game with b-movie aesthetics. From your mummified character to the bowels of ruined civilization you explore, it's a game with a strong sense of style. Something lurks deep underneath these ruined halls, spewing corruption, it's up to you to defeat whatever it is.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7+

Skill Rating: 10-15 year-olds

Release Date: 08/07/2021

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Genres: Action, Platform and Shooting

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: @VideoDang

CommitmentCommitment

Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Boomerang X usually costs £17.99.
 

Boomerang X

Switch £17.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 10-15 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.

AccessibilityAccessibility

One unique aspect of Boomerang X was its difficulty modes. There are 2 different modes, but not Normal and Hard. Instead, they have modes balanced toward keyboard/mouse, and controllers. Player invincibility can also be toggled at any time via the Gameplay Options menu. Flux (slow motion/bullet time) can be set to infinite, and can fully pause the player when used in Accessibility Options.

The game offers a full High Contrast mode, as well as the ability to only highlight required enemies in high contrast via Accessibility Options. The boomerang charge ability can be set to Hold or Toggle under Accessibility Options.

Shield, Required Enemy, and Weak Point colours can all be adjusted under Accessibility Options.
 
Our Boomerang X Accessibility Report details 22 accessibility features:


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