While it’s possible that this style of arcade action puzzling this title represents may bring to mind more seedy offerings from Japan my first introduction to it was in the classic arcade game Qix. You’ll control a pointer and your goal is to slowly chip away at an open space while avoiding enemies, trying to uncover the majority of the play field before moving on. For obvious reasons this applied well to games that would expose more inappropriate material bit by bit but beneath it all the gameplay never lost its element of strategy and challenge as you’d try to uncover the board. With experience you’ll find certain tactics can be very effective to help clear large areas safely, but the trick is always having some patience to go with a smart plan. In this case the anime characters being revealed are much more clothed and generally appropriate, possibly disappointing some, but that leaves what’s actually some respectable arcade-style play as the main draw.
Justin Nation, Score: