The Legend of Bum-bo

Release Dates
(PC) Worldwide
Nov 12 2019
(PS5, Xbox Series, Switch) Worldwide
Jun 29 2022

The Legend of Bum-bo is a puzzle / deckbuilder / roguelike video game developed and published by Edmund McMillen. The console versions are published by Nicalis.


When Bum-bo’s only coin is stolen by a mysterious entity and pulled down into the sewer, Bum-bo finds himself facing droves of deranged enemies, lost children, his fears and (eventually) the beast that stole his beloved coin.

The Legend of Bum-bo is a puzzle-based “deckbuilding roguelike” from Edmund McMillen (The Binding of Isaac, Super Meat Boy, The End is Nigh). Players collect hoards of items that can be modified, upgraded and combined with others in many interesting ways. Play as one of many Bum-bo, each with its own unique abilities, as they smash, bash and splash their way through a variety of cardboard monstrosities, giant bosses and dark personal urges… oh, and it’s also the prequel to The Binding of Isaac!

Key Features

  • Over 125 unique items that can be modified and upgraded.
  • Over 80 unique trinkets that give neato passive abilities.
  • Seven playable Bum-bos, each with their own unique abilities.
  • 13 ugly-yet-cute bosses.
  • Over 40 despicable enemy types.
  • Amazing music by Ridiculon.
  • Loads of unlockables.
  • Animated cutscenes that will make you feel bad.
  • Poop!

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