Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! Logo
Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! Icon
Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!

Developer: SUCCESS

Publisher: ININ Games

  • Price: $29.99
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1 - 4
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  • ESRB Rating: E10+ [Everyone 10+]
  • Credit where it is due, I can’t say I’ve ever played anything quite like this game. Mixing elements of an action platformer, a bit of an odd shooter, and I suppose ideally a fighting game it actually took a little while to take it all in. If you’re playing solo you’re likely going to hit the Challenge mode, which mostly consists of you trying your best to “hook” an enemy with your fishing reel, get them pulled in, and then knock out as many of their friends as possible by using that former enemy (or object) as your bazooka shot. Of course, some enemies aren’t as easy to deal with, it was ones you needed to do a “jump attack” to knock out that I found annoying though since you couldn’t simply jump and land on them, you’d instead double jump close enough to them and your character would then attack them that way. Weird and didn’t work very well. With some friends around, or if you’re thinking you’ll find someone to play with online (no dig on this title specifically, online communities for indie games are typically short-lived at best), you can also hit the game’s battle mode which really ends up being an odd and far more limited version of a game like Smash. I suppose if you’ve got a connection to this license the roster of 22 characters (who, in my eyes, mostly look only minorly different) may be exciting but if you’re someone like me just seeing a bunch of anime characters in an unusual action game it may be tougher to generate much enthusiasm.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.3]

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