Inbento Review (Xbox Series S)

This Inbento Review highlights this food-themed puzzle game about arranging food in bento boxes! Play with snacks, solve hand-crafted recipes and enjoy a cute story in this culinary brain-teaser from the creators of Golf Peaks.

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Inbento Review Pros:

  • Hand-drawn style graphics.
  • 644MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • Goal – match the design on the right with the pieces you have in front of you.
  • You can rotate and spin pieces.
  • Images are used for cutscenes.
  • Chilled soundtrack.
  • Very simple controls.
  • Basic tutorial.
  • Can instantly restart a puzzle.
  • 14 sets of levels totaling 127 puzzles.
  • Each set of levels adds a new mechanic like switching blocks diagonally, vertically, etc.
  • Can replay levels.

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Inbento Cons:

  • No replay value.
  • There is no reason to replay a level.
  • Doesn’t have any scoring mechanic.
  • No way to skip puzzles.
  • It’s quite short.

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Inbento:

Official website.

Developer: Afterburn

Publisher: Afterburn

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Afterburn is a tiny, 4-person student team based in Lodz, Poland, and our specialty is crafting small, worthwhile experiences with interesting mechanics and pleasant visuals. Our first release, Golf Peaks was just that – a compact puzzle game that didn’t over-promise anything and delivered a couple of hours of solid puzzling for a reasonable price. With inbento we’re planning to see how much we’ve grown as a team. While retaining the same principles (solid puzzle gameplay, minimal art style, no IAP/ads), we’re also adding a simple story to the mix in order to push the game a bit further. The inspiration for the game came from bento cuisine, which we’ve been practicing in for a couple of years as a healthy, convenient way of preparing meals for school and work; parenting, which is something that’s been weighing on our minds since two of the team’s founders have recently been married; and cats, as evidenced by Golf Peaks’ separate credits section.

  • 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

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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