• Publisher: Fabraz
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2020
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Life was peaceful in the Cubold Kingdom until the king's evil court magician got dumped by the princess. With his heart broken and his rage fueled, he called upon the evil spirits to resurrect the dead and the kingdom's long forgotten monstrosities. What he doesn't realize in his fury isLife was peaceful in the Cubold Kingdom until the king's evil court magician got dumped by the princess. With his heart broken and his rage fueled, he called upon the evil spirits to resurrect the dead and the kingdom's long forgotten monstrosities. What he doesn't realize in his fury is that he accidentally summoned an ancient hero as well... Skippy! Travel across the beautifully rendered kingdom of Cubold and take full advantage of your resurrected, skeletal body! Swap out body parts to acquire new abilities during your adventure or pick up a new weapon to vanquish the evil magician's lackeys. Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Feb 13, 2020
    70
    If you put Zelda’s action-RPG system, Paper Mario’s platforming, and a heavy dash of voxel graphics into a blender, you’d likely get something resembling Skellboy. At times, admittedly, the game lacks polish and can drag quite a bit, especially in the beginning. Nevertheless, it brings new ideas to the platforming and RPG genres, while looking pretty stellar to boot.
  2. 70
    Skellboy has a duality to it that makes it a harder game to quantify. The visuals are adorable and fun, but technical issues muddle gameplay. The back half features more exploration and enjoyable side quests, but the first part is slow-paced and straightforward. If you think the charm of the aesthetic can carry you through the low points, it’s worth reaching the highs, but if not, Skippy might be better left in the ground.
  3. Feb 10, 2020
    70
    Skellboy is an exceptional indie title that, unfortunately, suffers from some pretty severe performance issues. Unique mechanics, stunning visuals, and enjoyable gameplay are held back by this one asterisk, but if you can fight through it, there are so many positives.
  4. Jan 31, 2020
    60
    Players shouldn’t expect too much from Skellboy, but it does what it sets out to do and provides some good sessions of entertainment. Its length hits a good balance for what the gameplay has to offer and the steps of progress come along frequently enough that even when some annoyance does occur, players can be confident it won’t last very long. The game offers enough humourous charm and strong enough gameplay to make it an enjoyable experience.
  5. 60
    While Skellboy is pretty rough ‘n’ ready, it’s still generally playable, and its charm manages to shine through. The writing is playful and doesn’t take itself seriously at all, giving the experience a shot of personality. For a monster of a game formed from a mass of ill-fitting parts, they at least didn’t forget the heart.
  6. Feb 12, 2020
    55
    Despite the lovely voxel visuals and cute animations, Skellboy doesn't quite hit the mark. Uninspired combat, slow movement and poor objective signposting make it a little bland.
  7. Feb 2, 2020
    40
    Unfortunately, while Skellboy has its enjoyable moments, there is simply too much going against it to make the game worthwhile. If the game were more focused in its design, either towards exploration or linear gameplay, and if the system of taking the power of opponents were more thoroughly developed, and if the technical issues were non-existent, then Skellboy would be great. As it stands, it’s simply alright, lacking in areas that cannot be tolerated in today’s market with so many high-quality titles available.

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  1. Feb 18, 2020
    7
    This game is very short. You get through 97% of world for 30 or 40 mins, okay may be bit an hour. There are times you just don't know what toThis game is very short. You get through 97% of world for 30 or 40 mins, okay may be bit an hour. There are times you just don't know what to do sometimes. boss or mini boss fight lags. Checkpoints are terrible in some area because if you die you've have to walk long away again and defeat annoying enemies like the crows and the green monster with a crude club. Some things don't work right like the king not talking. Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2020
    3
    The game is not worth its price.
    Visually, its nice, but it gets laggy super easily. Sound is, at most, annoying. Story is...is there a
    The game is not worth its price.
    Visually, its nice, but it gets laggy super easily. Sound is, at most, annoying. Story is...is there a story? I would have enjoyed it for 5$, but 25$ (CAD) is very expensive for such an unpolished game.
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  3. Oct 11, 2020
    0
    Runs like an asthmatic hippo, shocking performance.
    Gameplay is simple, repetitive, boring and has absolutely no substance to it.
    Wouldn't
    Runs like an asthmatic hippo, shocking performance.
    Gameplay is simple, repetitive, boring and has absolutely no substance to it.
    Wouldn't recommend for FREE, developers should be ashamed for selling such an unpolished piece or rubbish!
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