|Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling|
|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows |
|Release||Microsoft Windows |
November 21, 2019
Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
May 28, 2020
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling is a role-playing video game developed by Moonsprout Games and published by DANGEN Entertainment. It was released on November 21, 2019 for Microsoft Windows], and on May 28, 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Taking inspiration in art and gameplay from the Paper Mario series, the game's plot centers around three bugs — Vi, Kabbu, and Leif — as they search the mythical land of Bugaria in pursuit of vast treasures and eternal life.
The gameplay of Bug Fables is heavily inspired by that of Paper Mario and its sequel, The Thousand-Year Door.
The player controls three characters: Vi the bee, Kabbu the beetle, and Leif the moth. When exploring the overworld, these characters can use their unique abilities to traverse the environment, solve puzzles, and find secrets, and as the game progresses, more abilities are unlocked.
Enemies are visible on the overworld and can be either engaged or avoided. Combat is played in a turn-based format which makes use of small minigames similar to Paper Mario, as the player must time button presses to maximize the efficacy of their moves, or to take less damage from enemy attacks.
The party also shares Teamwork Points (TP}, which are used for special attacks, as well as Medal Points (MP), which are used for equipable medals that can either enhance certain attributes, grant resistance to status debuffs, or unlock special moves. Upon winning a battle, the party is awarded Exploration Points (EP); earning enough EP will increase the party's level, where the player can choose to increase their HP, TP, or MP.