Explosives are fairly well-charted territory in video games. From the outrageously awesome displays in the Just Cause games to the heart-dropping horror of the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare nuke, games have practically run the gamut in its their exploration of explosives. Even the party game genre has the long-running Bomberman series. Despite all this though, it seems gamers haven’t yet seen everything that can be done with video game explosives.
Bombfests is a new party game built on a foundation of explosive fun. Like Bomberman, the object is to blow up all the other players until there are no others left standing. Unlike Bomberman, the goal is to knock them out of the ring with the force of explosions rather than getting them caught in the blasts themselves. The result is something that looks like a wonderfully chaotic time. Hopefully the reality lives up to the promise on display here.
Bombfest is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.