OmniBus is next-to-last gen physics game about the most powerful bus in the universe that can’t stop or even slow down for reasons incomprehensible to the simple human mind.
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Very Positive (82 reviews) - 86% of the 82 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 26, 2016

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June 14

6/14 Updates

We updated the game to also use the new controller system introduced in the multiplayer to be used in the single player as well.

Also fixed a problem related to free play with a particular secret bus starting out spinning wildly.

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June 6

6/6 Update

Alright, we're switching over the control system on the main version of the game. Make sure to leave the "controltest" beta branch! It will be going away shortly. We're eventually going to integrate the new controller system into the one-player modes so people can easily use alternate controllers throughout the game.

Also the bronze/silver/gold achievements should actually be obtainable instead of capping off at 36/37 progress.

And here's our support form again, naturally.

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Special Edition

The OmniBus Ultimate Bus Driver Edition is real and is limited to one. Get OmniBus: Game of the Year Edition, the OmniBus original soundtrack, and a 1977 MCI Charter Bus all for the low price of $7500. Serious inquiries only, must be picked up in Austin, TX. Beep, beep.

About This Game

OmniBus is next-to-last gen physics game about the most powerful bus in the universe that can’t stop or even slow down for reasons incomprehensible to the simple human mind. OmniBus must complete missions at the behest of citizens as its speed increases to unsafe speeds and without landing on its head or sides. OmniBus drivers will choose from the bizarre mission mode, thrilling trick mode and versus multiplayer mode for up to four players to achieve goals, set high scores, and receive total enlightenment.

Deep Emotional Narrative: Throughout history man has looked to the noble bus in times of chaos and turmoil to bring peace, prosperity, and a lift to those that it serves during hours of operation. Slay demon buses, harvest space corn, and transport astronauts to a wedding as the legend foretold to become the one true OmniBus. There’s also a pretty cool level with a football field on the top of a skyscraper.

Multiplayer Derby Mode: Jump into the chaotic free-for-all multiplayer versus mode where drivers are pitted against each other in a high score trick mode or the visceral deathmatch mode sure to raise tensions down at the bus depot.

Free Play Trick Mode: Choose your favorite bus and pull off unbelievable jumps, flips and twists to hit incredible high scores and impress friends, family, and other OmniBus drivers on the leaderboards.

Cutting Edge Everything: OmniBus has the best of everything from graphics and sound effects to physics and an options menu. This is the future. This is OmniBus.

System Requirements

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SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista or Later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A government issued license to drive an out of control bus.
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or later
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A government issued license to drive an out of control bus.
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A government issued license to drive an out of control bus.
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36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Frustratingly fun old school gameplay + physics. The maps are pretty simple and offer a variety of different tasks and minigames, however beating the Gold times and collecting all the hats are challenging and offer a bit of replayability.
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
As a sarcastic anti-game, OmniBus is a masterpiece in its own right, arguably the best of its kind since landmark cult hit Goat Simulator arrived some years back.

Viewed as any other release? Positive-leaning mixed feelings.

The concept of a vehicular platformer is a an exceedingly rare novelty in itself. I struggle to think of any other game that defines itself as such, much less so in the way OmniBus dares to present itself. To consider this anything less than commendable would be a disservice.

Mind you, that's not to say OmniBus doesn't have its shortcomings; the lack of a camera control makes certain actions harder than they really need need to be, the physics are often far more unpredictable than reasonably anticipated and while the humor works for me, others are likely to put off -- dry sarcasm is very much a love it or hate it sort of thing.

The same could also be said for the game's aesthetics; early 90s throwback visuals and bouncy chiptune are right up my alley, but for those unaccustomed to a period when the average game looked and felt no different? Further disappointment.

To put it simply: OmniBus isn't a game for everyone. Then again, it isn't trying to be, and maybe that's really what I like about it best, anyway.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
This game is absolutely nowhere near perfect, but I'm finding it to be very entertaining.

Basically the premise is that you're Omnibus, a bus that endlessly accelerates with no brakes that must travel the world, completing challenges and helping people along the way. Yeah, everything about this game is kinda ridiculous but it's actually incredibly funny and charming as a result.

Here's the deal though, if you're not into the whole "whacky physics challenge" games like Surgeon Simulator or QWOP where part of the entire challenge is just fighting against the game, then you probably won't enjoy this much. Your bus can go flying at the drop of a hat and there's a lot of wrestling with physics and trying to keep your bus under control which can quickly go from funny to maddening. I've gotten stuck on a couple levels and felt quite frustrated, but in the end they don't take too much of your time to play and when you beat them it feels very satisfying, as a challenging game should.

Now what's crazy is how incredibly creative the devs got - so far every single level has presented a new, unique challenge from anything before it that is still very fun and interesting, whether that be driving in a top-heavy tour bus trying not to tip over and lose your passengers or driving up the side of a building to knock King Kong off the top. It's very hard but addictive, and the ridiculous stupidity of it all just makes it that much better.

With the fact that each level has a gold medal that you can shoot for and there's a local multiplayer mode that looks kinda fun, I can see this game having a ton of replay value, and I'm definitely happy with my purchase. If it looks interesting to you, I say go for it, you'll get a sense of the game pretty quick and you can easily refund if it's not your thing!
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
I was able to salvage a version of this game for the Atari Jaguar. It wasn't easy getting my hands on it but.. here is my review of it.

OmniBus is a simple, fun, challenging, quirky physics game that lets you drive an unstoppable bus. There are three modes currently for the game:

First is Story Mode which features unique worlds with levels/missions that are very different from each other to complete. There are hidden levels to be found in each world, hidden hats that you can acquire in each level to customize your bus and lastly there are giant evil bosses. Each mission will sometimes provide you with a different bus to use with a unique ability for example a hovering mechanic or a jumping ability to jump across platforms. Each mission also has a ranking system. Finish a mission with the least amount of time to earn the best medal, but let me tell you, it is very challenging and will keep you on your toes trying to go for the gold.

The second mode is Freeplay mode. this is essentially the sandbox version of the game which lets you choose any world you currently have unlocked as well as the many different unique buses with abilities you can use. You drive colliding with anything in your path while doing stunts and tricks to get a high score. There are also hidden hats to be acquired in this mode as well.

Lastly there’s Versus mode . This mode is up to 2-4 players. Players get to choose any bus that has been unlocked in story mode along with any hat that has been acquired. Once players have chosen their powerful bus of choice, they are able to select any level to be put up against each other. The objective is simple, to be the last bus standing.. on their wheels of course. It’s up to you if you want to ram other players to make them have a bad day, use the unique ability your bus has to get you back on your wheels or lead them to a bumper and launch them off the stage. The choice is yours.

This as well as finding the hidden worlds and getting every hat in story mode and freeplay mode gives this game a good amount of replayability.

I will definitely try to 100% OmniBus in completion, but in the end I had to end up getting the Steam version of this game. My Atari Jaguar bit the dust and ended up dying on me.. see?
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
It's been a while since I've played a game with as much charm and creativity as this one. Though the story mode might be on the short side, every level offers something different. I was surprised by just how much variety there was, with some game mechanics being created for one level only. The dialogue given to you before and after each level is very enjoyable, and the whole game has a great goofy tone to it. Nothing quite like using a propeller, a firework, a jet engine, and a soda bottle to shoot yourself to the moon.

It's not a very easy game, often taking one good hit to force you to restart a level. Fortunately, the stages are short enough and restart quick enough that this isn't really an issue. Though I must admit, having my bus almost jump up and spin around after hitting a tiny snag was frustrating on occasion. Omnibus isn't perfect, but it does have a great feel, especially when your bus of choice reaches over 100 mph.

Though it may be short, there is a lot of replay value here. Each level hides a hat to collect, and there are target scores/times to beat in each stage. Not to mention secret areas to find. Plus, free-play mode is great fun - feeling a bit like a Pro Skater game in a bus. You can even challenge up to 4 people to a split-screen bus deathmatch.

In short, if you're looking for a few solid hours of silly fun, I'd totally recommend this one.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
It's difficult, but not frustrating. The levels are challenging enough to make you want to beat them, without being unfair or seemingly impossible. Well worth the money, it's a lot of fun. Each level is entirely different from the rest, and gameplay never gets boring.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
How to play:

>Open game
>Select a level
>Think it's easy
>It's really not
>Think suicidal thoughts
>Beat the level
>Yay this game is easy d-(^_^)z
>Play the next level
>Realize the game isn't easy
>You realize you still have 50 suicidal thought-inducing levels to go
>Exit game
>Cry in corner

420/69 Game of the year all year every year
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Omnibus... is a game. It's a somewhat obnoxious, but endearing game. I know this may seem like an odd start to a review, but it's genuinely the most straightforward description I can give.

Graphically it isn't anything special. It looks almost like something you'd see on the N64 or maybe the Jaguar, everything is rather blocky and very simply textured. Fortunately however, everything MATCHES this style, and it does blend together fairly cohesively, if only seeming like it's trying a bit too hard to look "retro" at times. This is probably most notable with the text boxes, more specifically with the pictures of the people talking; they're often just standard pictures, just incredibly shrunken, and with the whole "90's Mouth" thing going on; just flapping while they talk.

Soundwise it's fairly basic. The music is just a small selection of chiptunes that match the current environment (IE; In the Space Levels it's rather 80's/90's Sci-Fi sounding, while in the Wild Wild West levels it's rather... well, American Western sounding.) They get repetitive after a while, but they do their job well enough, and there's enough variety to keep you from noticing how repetitive they are until around the 4th world or so. Luckily, if it isn't your cup of tea, you can just mute the music in the options menu and run some other music in the background if you want. The Bus you're driving makes engine noises(?) as it drives, and most hazards make a fitting noise. Bumpers make a pinball bumper noise, TNT/TNT Barrels make an explosion noise, that sort of thing.

Gameplay wise? You're a bus. There are no brakes, so you're constantly speeding up. You try to accomplish your goal for the stage with those limitations in mind. Oh and physics. You want to know how i'd describe the physics? Imagine someone trying to put realistic physics on the N64. That's this game's physics. Mind you, that's part of the joke/challenge, and it works at first. The first world, other than the first stage (which is surprisingly harder than the rest of world 1) is fairly easy. It eases you into the physics being like they are, it teaches you some important mechanics (such as the fact that you can use a different bus on some stages! And that different bus can do different things!) It has a fairly easily obtained secret star to show you how unlocking secret levels works. And it even has a fairly easy bossfight, to show you that the game's bossfights are a bit less than bog standard. World 2 is fairly similar in that regard; still not ridiculously hard, but amping it up just a little. World 3, however, is where the joke starts wearing thin. Instakill glass walls (that are fortunately absent from the later worlds, other than one instance in World 5) surround every level, and bumpers start being more frequent. Still, you're introduced to one of the most fun alternate buses in the game, and it's genuinely still fun. World 4 is where the joke grinds to a halt in favor of frustration. You used to the weird physics yet? No? Have fun robbing a train that has some of the worst, most glitchy physics in the entire game, on a VERY strict time limit. Enjoy that? No? Well, what about having to VERY CAREFULLY grab Barrels that look the EXTREMELY SIMILAR to TNT Barrels? That are SURROUNDED by TNT Barrels? No? Have fun. World 5 is more of a "look back", in that it gives you one level that's basically just a rather hard level using the mechanics from a previous world, but it IS less obnoxious for the most part than World 4. Then, you have the final boss, and the game is over. Oh, and there's hats, because... all buses wear hats? IDK, since it's published by Devolver Digital they could add a Shotgun-Kin hat from Enter The Gungeon, so that's cool i guess.

Overall, Omnibus is a rather frustrating but enjoyable game. It certainly isn't for everybody, that's for sure. However, if you can tolerate the bad physics and the somewhat repetitive nature of it, there's honestly a lot of heart and soul put into it. This is one of those moments i wish steam reviews had a Neutral option; while I really enjoyed it, that doesn't necessarily mean everyone will, it's definitely a game only for those who can tolerate the physics and look past them.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Super fun physics game with a cool PS1/N64ish art style!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 1
Fun game. Surprisingly large number of different play styles & objectives to keep it interesting.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: September 14
for what this game is, I find it really frusterating to play, the game gives off a very fun quirky vibe and has a good sense of humour, but I feel a game like this should at the best least be fun and feel good to play, and this is just real frusterating. often it feels like failing is 100% out of your control with mission feeling impossible due to no fault on your own. I can commend it for its humour and visuals but this game is just not fun.
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9.6 hrs
Posted: September 12
This is the greatest game of all time
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14.0 hrs
Posted: September 5
Entertaining party game if your drunk enough that pretending to be a turtle sounds interesting to you.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 1
I really like games with megaman legends graphics, but I don't understand why it lags so much.
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Bumpy Chungus
5.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
As a physics-defying bus with no brakes, accomplish a variety of tasks that generally involve either crashing into or avoiding crashing into things.

The physics are wonky by design, which can be a lot of fun in the early levels, and I'm sure is a blast in the multiplayer that I've yet to try, but can be a bit frustrating in the later levels where you're likely to have more than a few retries because the bus decided to spaz out and do a triple-flip instead of driving however you needed it to to clear the level.

If you don't mind that bit of random luck factor in your physics/obstacle course type games, or if you're just looking for a fun time-waster to play on the big screen with some friends, you'll definitely enjoy it.

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brocc lesnar
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
A bad physics game with bad physics. It's as simple as that.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
It's selling on novelty. Simple yet horrendous controls. No tutorial or equivalent. The cheap style of the art and overall experience is somewhat endearing but it does actually represent the slapped-together nature of the game. The music was promising, though, before I binned it. I bought this on the back of Giant Bomb's 'quick look' but it's even rougher to play than watch.
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2.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
The game's quite nice, can be tricky at times though.
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3.8 hrs
Posted: August 22
I drive buses for a living and this is a 100% accurate simulation of driving a bus.

10/10 would buy again.
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6.7 hrs
Posted: August 18
this game is basically Dark Souls of the bus genre. After 5 minutes you'll be frustrated as heck as you repeatedly lose over and over as the game punishes Omnibus... but then an hour later you'll find yourself mastering the mechanics and feeling good about your bus-driving skills.... only to advance to the next level, get a new bus and have to re-learn everything from scratch. You'll swear and curse and throw your hands up- you may even smash your keyboard - but when you go to bed that night and are on the way to sleep.... that bumping soundtrack, those endlessly turning wheels on the bus, those hilarious problems people keep asking Omnibus to solve... this will play in your head as you drift off. When you wake up in the morning you will know, there is only love for Omnibus.
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