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[PlayStation 4] Bone Marrow Review

[PlayStation 4] Bone Marrow Review
  • On August 23, 2021

Bone Marrow from Ratalaika Games and HugePixel is a fun arcade-style tile-sliding puzzle RPG. Learn more in our Bone Marrow review!


Bone Marrow from Ratalaika Games and HugePixel is a fun arcade-style puzzle RPG on PlayStation. It’s a new take on 2048, a now-classic tile-sliding game that was released back in 2014 in which you slide tiles with numbers on them to combine them to create bigger numbers, eventually leading to a tile that has the number 2048 on it. For Bone Marrow, the twist is that you’ll be sliding around tiles on the playing area that use numbers and icons for swords, shields, and food. Combine tiles of the same icon and number to boost them to increase their effectiveness so that you can stand up to the enemies and bosses for each area.

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The game will be split into two segments for the day and night cycles that correspond to each day. Because of this, during one segment, you’ll be focusing on increasing the might of each of the aforementioned icons so that you can then collect them in the second phase to increase your attack and defense power, as well as to heal your wounds and recover from any damage dealt by your enemies. During this phase, you must also pay attention to how you’re sliding the tiles around the playing field since your enemies can also benefit from the attack, defense, and food tiles, so if you’re not careful, you could end up defeated!

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As you match items of the same type and number and increase their power, you will gain experience points. You’ll also gain experience points when damaging enemies – and after defeating them. Gain enough experience points, and you’ll level up, which will boost your total hit points and improve your stats so that you can take on the more powerful enemies that will start to pop up as you progress through each of the game’s stages.


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The trophy list for Bone Marrow has nothing but Gold trophies for you to earn before you can add a new Platinum trophy for your collection. The objectives include scoring 3,000, 5,000, 9,000, and 15,000 points, killing a rat, killing a snake, defeating the Skeleton King, defeating the King of the Dead, collecting a defense object of 16 value, getting an attack object of 16 value, and a food item of 16 value. Do all of this – which will be a bit luck-based and definitely skill-based – and you’ll have a new Platinum. Since the game is cross-buy, you will get the PS4 and PS5 versions with a single purchase, and each of them will have a separate trophy list, which means two Platinum trophies for a low price!


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Bone Marrow is a fun arcade-style puzzle RPG that is easy to pick up and will have you playing in no time since all you have to do is use the left analog stick or the D-Pad to slide the tiles around as you combine them during one segment, while you use them to attack your opponent,0 boost your defense and heal your wounds during the other segment, as you try to survive against the monsters you’ll battle. Bone Marrow is out on PlayStation 4 with a $4.99 asking price as a cross-buy release, granting you the PlayStation 5 version as well at no extra cost.

This Bone Marrow review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.

Review Overview

Fun arcade-style tile-sliding puzzle RRPG