[Beyond PlayStation] Bulb Boy Review

by Tracey

Bulb Boy is an interesting point and click adventure game on Nintendo Switch where you play as a boy who, well, has a lightbulb for a head! Want to learn more? Then read our Bulb Boy review!

A boy with a lightbulb for a head wakes up after a pleasant evening with his dog and grandfather, to find his home has been taken over by dark forces. As Bulb Boy, you will explore the house and discover puzzles to solve. Thanks to his head, Bulb Boy will be able to make use of his unique abilities, such as using his head as a light source of being able to detach his head from his body, to solve some interesting puzzle in each short section. Your ultimate goal is to save your family and restore order and peace to your home, so you set out on a quest to find out what is going on.

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Every room in the house is kind of like a level of its own, with a few puzzles to solve with the items you find in the area. For example, to open a door, you need to get rid of the deadly giant spider that is guarding it. What can you do about it? The game will give you a clue or two if you need them, but if you pay attention to your environment, you’ll be able to find the solution. The puzzles are clever and fun.

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Bulb Boy can pick up items, and these will be placed in your inventory at the top of the screen. You can use the L and R buttons to cycle through them to find the one you need. If you try to use the wrong item, Bulb Boy will give you a sad look and shrug. There is no penalty for making mistakes, so if you are stuck just cycle through all your items. If none work, then you’re probably missing an item!

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No matter if you choose to play in Handheld Mode, TV Mode or in TableTop Mode, the experience is the same as there are no touchscreen gameplay mechanics. The game is presented with physical controllers in mind, which I think works great for this one. You can enjoy this short adventure game at home or on the go, and it will take you roughly two to three hours to see everything the game has to offer.

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Bulb Boy is a charming, dark and fun point and click adventure game on Nintendo Switch that is short and to the point without overstaying its welcome. If you’re a fan of the genre and dig the game’s cartoony graphics, which offer a nice contrast to what is actually going on, then I recommend you give this one a go. The one complain I might have is that everything is a hue of green with a ton of black (except for when you die, since everything will switch from green to red), but that’s about it. Bulb Boy is a game that is a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch, and I look forward to seeing what the team at Bulbware has to offer next.

This Bulb Boy review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Bulbware.

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