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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Wildbus (2021) is a retro fighting adventure game where you brawl and jump your customisable bus through mutant monsters and bandits in search of a happier land. To play you explore the levels and take on enemies with the various bus attachments to gain the upper hand.

You roll into the world after the great war between corporations and the government. The world is now shrouded in dark clouds of despair as mutant monsters and bandits control the population. As the driver of the bus, you represent the last hope of finding Promised Land.

Although at heart a brawling game, you need to explore the open world and talk to the people you meet to discover what's going on and how to help. Although quite a lot to get your head around to start with, it's not as complex as it seems and things soon start falling into place.

As you progress you can take on side quests for rewards. This enables you to customise the bus with engines and weapons - giant punch glove, mega drill, megaphone cannon or even dragons. You can also take on passengers with special abilities - like being able to slow down time.

The result is a quirky and welcoming game. It needs some patience to get to grips with getting around the bizarre world, but when it clicks it offers a unique combination of exploration, conversation and brawling.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Wildbus 9 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Fighting and Traversal game with Collecting and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 2 and a half hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Use of Alcohol/Tobacco.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Crude Humor, Use of Tobacco, Suggestive Themes, Language, Fantasy Violence.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to persevere at exploring and the slightly fiddly controls (particularly going up and down ladders).

CostsCosts

Wildbus usually costs £4.49 to £5.89.
 

Wildbus

Switch Store Switch £4.49
Steam Store PC £5.89
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/08/2021

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Fighting, Traversal (Collecting and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented

Components: 2D Side-On, Open World and Pixels


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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