Lost love can have some very big consequences, especially when the person being dumped is an evil magician, bent on revenge.
In Skellboy, you play as an ancient hero, hoping to save the land from a magician who should be hanging with friends, eating some ice cream, and finding themselves after being dumped.
Skippy is your name, and you’re a dead hero summoned along with all of the evil spirits that have been resurrected to destroy the Cubold Kingdom. Sounds like a bad deal, but being one of the undead means that your body can be replaced. You have a torso, arms, legs, and a head that can just be swapped out. The enemies you are destroying occasionally drop an unbroken part of their body, which you can just pick up and trade out for whatever you currently are made of. Want zombies to stop attacking you? Well, collect their entire body and become one of them! They don’t attack their own, but you will have way less health points than a more-alive person.
It’s not just enemies that you can become – I swapped my torso out for hay, which gave me more health then a zombie torso. At some point, I took on a huge enemy, destroyed them, and then put on their head to gain some of their sinister look (and better stats). You can also pick up various weapons and use them to go further.
Skellboy does have a really cute story where you end up interacting with various people of the land of Cubold, learning about the kingdom and the magician’s relationship. I was able to play just a bit of a demo for the Nintendo Switch at The Mix, but the game really caught my eye. Between the cute visuals, unique body parts, and fun within the game, I’m hooked and can’t wait for the game to be out.
Skellboy is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch in mid 2019, but in the meantime, you can sign up for the developer’s newsletter on the game’s site.