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Fossil Hunters' casual co-op is perfect for parties

March 10, 2018 1 min read

The cornucopia of games making up the show floor of EGLX is a mix of old and new, with arcade classic rubbing shoulders with the indie hits of tomorrow. There are a lot of inventive ideas here, but what I'm looking for are games I can play with my family and friends right on the couch. And when I get bored of beating them at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I may have to boot up Fossil Hunters.

From developer Reptoid Games, Fossil Hunters is a co-op action title that's all about assembling dinosaur bones for big profits. Up to four players can work together to unearth fossils, combine them into crazy skeletons, cash them in for money, and more. Each stage is presented as another floor in a massive cavern. The action is easy to pick up with contextual buttons. A single button chips away at the rock and sand to reveal the fossil then wipes the bones clean which helps bring in those bigger cash rewards. When a fossil is clean, all I need to do is put it in the correct position and link it up with other fossils.

While there is a specific fossil shape I have to complete on each stage to advance, it's up to the players to decide what the other assembled skeletons look like. So long as they're complete with no open joints, we can sell them for cash. The more elaborate and clean the subject, the more the game makes it rain with those sweet ass gold coins.

Fossil Hunters' casual co-op is perfect for parties screenshot