Instant Replay – Episode 7: Bombastic

Bombastic

Roll the Dice!

Sometimes, amid blockbuster action games and the year’s big online fragfest shooters, it’s easy to forget about the little guy, that humble game that doesn’t get a lot of press or attention. Whether it’s because it doesn’t feature jaw-droppingly real graphics or is more cerebral than visceral. The strategy/puzzle genre is one that, while having its dedicated followers, doesn’t necessarily appeal to the stereotypical “twitch” gamer of today. However, as a casual pick-up-and-play genre, it cannot be so easily dismissed. Where would we be without greats like Tetris, Professor Layton, or Bejeweled?

In this installment of Instant Replay, Pascal takes a look at a PS2-era puzzler that has sat dormant in his gaming collection for years. Bombastic takes the old matching-style gameplay and stands it on its head with enemies, explosions, and difficult-to-master dice mechanics. Underneath this game’s charmingly cartoonish presentation lies a devilishly intricate puzzler that kept those who knew about it in a frenzied rush to match up dice in the right patterns.

So join Pascal as he checks this old disc for scratches and gives Bombastic an Instant Replay.

<—  Episode 6: Kabuki Quantum Fighter

Episode 8: Indigo Prophecy —>

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