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Xbox OneGarage Band Gamers (Oct 06, 2017)
With the exception of the bugs you will see in the background or interact with, Bulb Boy has been 100% glitch free. In this day and age, a game without issues is something we rarely see. I received my copy for review almost a week early, and without a single post launch update, this game ran seamlessly. In the age of day one updates, I tip my hat to Bulbware for releasing something finished and great from the start.
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Insider (Jul 24, 2014)
Bulb Boy excels in the horrifyingly twisted world that it inhabits, delivering an unworldly experience that will linger in your memory long after you see it through to completion. Illuminatingly unique, it proves to be yet another Nintendo eShop release that is not to be missed.
Nintendo SwitchWay Too Many Games (Jul 21, 2017)
I wasn’t even sure what to expect from Bulb Boy when I decided to grab it for my Switch, but I sure am glad I played it. I love the setting and twisted horror themes along with the competent puzzles that are presented. While some could have been a bit more challenging, there will be parts where you will die multiple times trying to figure out the exact actions to take and yes, the enemies do not hold back from destroying or mutilating poor Bulb Boy. My main gripe is that it is just too short. I wanted more, and without any difficulty settings or any other modes there really isn’t much replay value.
WindowsAdventure Gamers (Dec 07, 2015)
Physically fragile but heroic nevertheless, Bulb Boy is an endearing lead, and the awful odds stacked against him invest you in ensuring his success. The intelligent, frequently action-oriented game design maintains palpable urgency without ever being too physically demanding, and the repulsive, brutal monsters keep you entrenched deep in the nightmare. The stylistic choice of using monochromatic screens and cartoony art works fabulously due to the detailing and adept animation, and combined with the music and sound effects delivers an immersive sensory experience. Bulb Boy’s innocence and love for his family amid the mayhem is the crux of this story, a tale of good versus evil, the power of light against encroaching darkness. Bulb Boy is quite evidently as much a labour of love for its developers as the adventure is for its hero, and is easily one of those awesome games that leave you yearning for more.
WindowsSpazio Games (Oct 12, 2015)
Bulb Boy è un punta e clicca di altissima qualità, e nonostante la breve durata riuscirà sicuramente a coinvolgervi e a lasciare il segno nel vostro curriculum di giocatori. Una direzione artistica di ottimo livello che mescola un design quasi infantile dei personaggi con un'atmosfera horror decisamente inquietante spinge il titolo -almeno per chi scrive- tra la top 10 del genere. Se volete farvi un enorme favore, non lasciatevi scoraggiare dal prezzo forse un po' troppo alto e giocatelo, non ne rimarrete delusi.
WindowsGamingTrend (Dec 06, 2015)
It feels odd calling a point & click horror game adorable, but that’s what Bulb Boy is. Heartwarming moments are mixed with gross-out details without any friction. The surreal story has plenty of twists and turns, and the puzzles are enjoyable to work out. This little indie title is truly a gem in its own special way.
Nintendo SwitchNintendoWorldReport (Jul 06, 2017)
If you’re looking for a unique game experience on the Switch that isn’t terribly expensive and will provide you with a few hours of varying challenges and laughs, Bulb Boy delivers quite handsomely. Especially since, for the moment, it has nothing comparable to go up against on the console, it is a breath of fresh air as well. As long as you keep your expectations for its length in check, little holds me back from recommending Bulb Boy to people in search of a little adventuring.
Nintendo SwitchPocket Gamer UK (Jul 06, 2017)
Bulb Boy makes itself at home on the Switch to give us a spooky puzzler to play at home or on the go.
Nintendo SwitchDestructoid (Jul 09, 2017)
Impressive effort with a few noticeable problems holding it back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.
Nintendo (Jul 31, 2017)
Vom spielerischen Standpunkt her ist „Bulb Boy” ein recht einfaches Adventure, das durch kleine, minimal action-reiche Szenen aufgelockert wird. Was das Spiel trotz der kurzen Spielzeit dennoch im Hirn verankern wird sind die Szenen, die von abartig eklig bis hin zu einfach nur liebenswürdig schwanken. Im Ganzen ergibt sich ein stimmiges Gesamtbild, das Freunden des Abartigen sicher gefallen wird.
WindowsIGN Italia (Oct 31, 2015)
Col suo speciale mix di orrore cartoon e dolcezza kawaii, Bulb Boy si dimostra esattamente quello che ci si potrebbe attendere da un punta & clicca di stampo indie: toni strampalati, atmosfera azzeccatissima, stile a palate e qualche ingenuità. Un'avventura grafica non per tutti (più per le modalità espressive che non per l'effettivo gameplay), che con tutta probabilità si farà adorare dalla nicchia di pubblico nostalgico e scapigliato a cui è destinata.
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Life (Jul 06, 2017)
Bulb Boy won’t stay in your memories forever; it is a relatively small game that shouldn’t take too long to complete, but whilst it lasts it offers nicely designed puzzles and an underlying humour that offers a different experience. It is clearly lovingly put-together and refreshingly manages to make horror cute and fun, rather than taking itself seriously. Bulb Boy didn’t take our breath away and isn’t revolutionary, but its appeal comes in the form of its characters, craziness and toilet humour – a deadly combination that deserves to be played.
Nintendo SwitchSwitch Player (Jul 10, 2017)
Bulb Boy’s uniqueness is outstanding, offering a very stylish and charismatic game that blends creepiness and cuteness in a creative way. While it's also true that you won’t be in this bright little boy’s shoes for too long, the glimpse of his world will be more than worth the walk.
WindowsJust Adventure (Feb 06, 2016)
Bulb Boy is a bizarre adventure game that features a disturbing art style and creative puzzle solutions. It's simultaneously cute and gross, which makes for a unique playing experience unlike any seen in other adventure games. While it won’t provide much of a challenge, Bulb Boy’s strength lies in its clever use of its disturbing aesthetic to solve puzzles. It is a short game, but it’s a fun ride while it lasts. While certainly not the best game on the market, Bulb Boy has enough variety and style to warrant a playthrough.
Nintendo SwitchSwitchaboo (Feb 18, 2019)
Bulb Boy is a fantastic way to kill an afternoon. Despite some of its gameplay drawbacks, its personality and nonsensical charm spurs you on to keep playing. However as the game only lasts for a couple hours, we may recommend waiting for it to go on sale (which it often does).
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Enthusiast (Jul 19, 2017)
Overall, Bulb Boy is a solid title on Nintendo Switch. If you’re looking for a horror-based point and click adventure and are on a budget, definitely pick it up when you get the chance.
Xbox OneXBox Tavern (Oct 05, 2017)
Overall, I liked the designs of the characters, and some of the environments (if disturbing and creepy is your idea of good..), but the game is let down by sluggish controls and puzzles that require no more thought than finding every interact icon and using it in a certain order. Once beaten, which only takes around 3 hours, you can replay each scenario but other than mopping up the last couple of achievements, there really is no incentive to do so. More complex puzzles, smoother controls and a longer run time could have pushed this up to recommended, but as it is I’d say play it if you have nothing better to do, but don’t expect your gaming world to be lit up too brightly.
Xbox OneLife is Xbox (Oct 09, 2017)
A small game, but worth your time. An audiovisual package that many games aim for but never reach, Bulb Boy is a fine example for great creative talent. It is a shame that the game hurts itself a little by being a little light on content.