Niche Spotlight – The Legend of Bum-Bo

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Today’s Spotlight is The Legend of Bum-Bo, the latest game by Edmund McMillen and James Interactive.

The Legend of Bum-Bo is a deckbuilding puzzle roguelite set in a cardboard world that serves as a prequel to The Binding of Isaac. Bum-Bo’s only coin has been stolen by a mysterious entity in the sewers, spurring Bum-Bo to face his fears and horrific monsters to reclaim it.

Collect stockpiles of upgradable items as one of several playable Bum-Bos, each with their own playstyle and abilities. Find unique trinkets on your quest to unlock a wide range of passive effects. You can check out a trailer above.

The Legend of Bum-Bo is available on Windows PC via Steam for $14.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

“This Bum-bo game! it about time Bum-bo got coin stoled by ugly thing… can you help Bum-bo bash?”
– Bum-bo the Brave.

When Bum-bo’s only coin is stolen by a mysterious entity and pulled down into the sewer, Bum-bo finds himself facing droves of deranged enemies, lost children, his fears, and eventually the beast that stole his beloved coin.

The Legend of Bum-bo is a puzzle based “deckbuilding roguelike” by Edmund McMillen (The Binding of isaac, Super Meat Boy) and James Interactive, where players collect hordes of items that can be modified, upgraded and comboed with others in many interesting ways. Play as one of many Bum-bo, each with its own unique abilities, as they smash, bash and splash their way through a variety of cardboard monstrosities, giant bosses and dark personal urges…

oh also its the prequel to The Binding of Isaac!

– 100+ unique items that can be modified and upgraded. – 80+ unique trinkets that give neato passive abilities.
– 4+ playable characters each with their own unique abilities.
– 10 ugly, yet cute bosses.
– 30 enemies
– Amazing music by Ridiculon!
– loads of unlockables!
– Animated cut scenes that will make you feel bad!
– Poop!

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.