Boomerangs are cool, right? Over the last few decades, we’ve seen a number of bonkers-looking video game weapons such as Cloud Strife’s Buster Sword, Samus’ hand cannon, and even Mario’s very own F.L.U.D.D device. But when it comes to real-life weapons, nothing quite screams cool like a deadly, razor sharp boomerang. It’s a good job, then, that Boomerang X centres its entire gameplay around that rather unique weapon.
Developed by DANG! and published by Devolver Digital, Boomerang X takes place across a multitude of arenas with impressive verticality. You face off against wave after wave of various enemies with just a boomerang at your disposal. The game spends a bit of time introducing you to the basic controls before gradually adding in extra abilities; over the course of the initial group of arenas, you’re taught to simply throw your boomerang and call it back; nice and easy.
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