A downloadable game for Windows

BUMPERS & BROADSWORDS: TOURNAMENT is a Yu-Gi-Oh!-style tournament-based RPG - explore the open-world-ish city, collect roughly 60 different types of Warriors/Magicians/Beasts/Machines/Etc... to slam against each other and win the Championship!

Each Bumper has its own special effect, so choosing 4 that have a powerful synergy is vital. Per-Bumper HP is displayed on its Bottom-LeftAttack on its Bottom-Right, and STATUS (if applicable) on its Top-Right.


  • A modern city environment to explore more and more as you make progress
  • Over 60 unique Bumpers with varied stats and special effects
  • Cute Gameboy Color aesthetics
  • In-battle AI that will try to capitalise on the effects of its Bumpers and make smart plays
  • 'Humour' and anime references
  • Postgame opponent with good Bumpers just for a nice challenge


  • Z Key / A Button: Interact / Confirm / Hold and release to launch Bumper
  • X Key / B Button: Cancel
  • ESC / Start Button: Bumper configuration
  • Arrow Keys / D-Pad: Move / Scroll / Adjust launch direction

Updated 27 days ago
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
Made withAdobe Photoshop, Audacity, GameMaker: Studio
TagsAnime, Boss battle, Deck Building, Dragons, Life Simulation, Nonlinear, Open World, Parody, Retro, Turn-Based Combat
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller

Install instructions

  • Download .ZIP
  • Extract all
  • Run .EXE


BnBT_release.zip 5 MB
BnBT_32bit.zip 5 MB


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Had a fun time, was wondering if it is possible to acquire gilgamesh? I have acquired all other bumpers and beaten all opponents and scoured the map, with no results.

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You should be able to get 2 of the 3 God Bumpers in any playthrough (Museum after beating all Gauntlets & beating Champion). The 3rd doesn't appear ingame, much like how YuGiOh Sacred Cards (gba) never actually lets the player use The Winged Dragon of Ra (and I never found a good place to put the last God)

Glad you had fun :) What was your team for beating the Champ?


Good to know! Thanks for the timely reply :D

Champ defeat was(if my memory serves me):

Slot 1: Vampire Siren

Slot 2: Backdoor Spider

Slot 3: Soul-Stealing Edge

Slot 4: Avenging Ronin


you didn't


make a 32 bit operating system version PLS

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Done! :)

disclaimer: the music might not be working - had a v strange issue after opening the project in GMS and now the game's music system just does not work, for seemingly no reason


that's strange but still really thank you man. Your games are top tier

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bumpers & broadswords' battle system reminded me of metal walker, except it's more strategic and fun.


Metal Walker was one of the inspirations for this :) so that's good to hear


the other thing it reminds me of is capsule monster chess from yu-gi-oh!


Made a video


I couldn't dream of a sequel to bumpers & broadswords, yet here it is :')


As a fellow Yu-Gi-Oh fan, I was over the moon to see so many cool references! (I especially liked the "digital dummy" line.)

And that battle with the Champ had no right to be this epic. What an awesome game.


what was your squad for beating the Champ?

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Hard Core, Sturdy General, Model 9, and Greater Paladin. I had Magic Mirror for a long while before swapping it with Greater Paladin, though. Also, during the final battle, I was literally one hit away from losing. As I said, extremely epic.