Bone Marrow Review (PlayStation 5)

This Bone Marrow Review introduces you to this game in the genre of role-playing board logic puzzles. During a certain time, combine the figures, increase your characteristics and do away with evil but consider the wrong step can lead to irreversible consequences!

Bone Marrow Review

Bone Marrow Review Pros:

  • Nice pixel art graphics.
  • 138.1MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • 3 characters – Agyid (female) and Bernard (male). The third character has to be unlocked.
  • Sliding tiles action puzzle gameplay.
  • Uses the mechanics of games like 3s and 2048. You slide tiles around and when they match they combine to get better.
  • Day/night cycle works as during one you can move pieces around and the other you can move your character over pieces and collect them.
  • Collect food for health, shield for defense, and weapons for attack strength.
  • Hitting into the enemy character does both yours and his attacks at the same time.
  • A clever spin on the genre.
  • One life.
  • Simple controls.
  • Good medieval soundtrack.
  • Two-player local support.
  • Your character sheet shows current gear equipped and stats. Your gear and stats change after the day/night changes.
  • The day and night cycle has a bar that shows the current time of day.
  • You move your opponents as you move and they collect what they stand on.
  • Difficult.
  • Four locations to unlock.

Bone Marrow Review

Bone Marrow Review Cons:

  • Rubbish brief tutorial.
  • Takes a lot of getting used to.
  • No settings for controls or making it easier to read the numbers on tiles.
  • Difficult.
  • Very repetitive.
  • No online play.

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Bone Marrow:

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Developer: Huge Pixel

Publisher: Ratalaika Games

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Bone Marrow doesn’t sound like a puzzle game but I can assure you it is. Bone Marrow takes the tile sliding genre and adds in a combat element. In games like 3s and 2048 you match numbers to increase the number, over the years we had it where it would be civilizations that go through evolution as they match. Bone Marrow you match food to gain health, match shields to get defense, and match weapons to increase your attack. Each tile has a number so it follows the traditional mechanics. The game does a brief and unhelpful tutorial so you are learning as you go but luckily it doesn’t take long. I should mention that all the stats building is for the reason of combat. Enemies will spawn and you move to them to attack and kill them, as you move the enemy moves and collects the items so you need to be clever. To help the pace of the game it uses a day and night cycle. During the day you move tiles and combine them and during the night you collect tiles you move into and can attack enemies. It all sounds chaotic and kind of exhausting but it is actually very accessible and one of the best puzzle games I have played this year. It’s a simple twist but executed so well it’s brilliant fun if only for a few hours.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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