Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!

Success, ININ Games, Studio Saizensen

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
58
Top Critic Average
27%
Critics Recommend
Based on 11 critic reviews
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Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

58

Top Critic Average

27%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 30, 2020
PCMay 28, 2020
Nintendo SwitchOct 30, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developers: Success, Studio Saizensen

Publisher: ININ Games

Genres: Arcade, Action

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! is a fast-paced action game where the players goal is to clear the screen of enemies by performing skillful combos with their Bazooka and an extraordinary fishing rod. Choose your fighter out of 22 iconic characters and complete the Challenge Mode with 40 stages! The stages feature moving platforms, perilous obstacles and quirky enemy sea life. Not forgetting the other players, of course! Expect multiplayer action at its very best, either in versus mode or as party fun for up to 4 players online and offline! - Fast-paced Battle Action for 1-4 players - Online & couch multiplayer on 40 stages - Strong competitive gameplay - Online leaderboard ranking - 22 beloved characters to choose from - Each character has a different special move - Classic 2D single screen platform action - Find opponents from different countries for a quick match

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! Critic Reviews

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Nintendo Life

Stuart Gipp
4 / 10
Nintendo Life

Is Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! fun to play? Sure, a little. It's inoffensive, but it never grabbed us. Even though it's a short game, we never felt that burning desire to get to the end that is typically present in other titles. There are many characters, but none of them was really interesting. Cute, yeah. But not enough to mitigate the central problem that this isn't an interesting game. We're not sure why this is the direction the series has gone in, but could it go back to the lovingly-crafted, intricate rope courses, please? Far be it for us to call for a regression, but sometimes going back to the well is a good idea.

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Umihara Kawase BaZooka! is an arcade fighting game that's best to play with friends. The enemies and levels are diverse enough, but the overall gameplay falls short.

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A fun arcade-like party game in the Umihara Kawase series, the fishing rod and lure are back, but crazy knockback animations and underwhelming boss battles make the game drag in parts.

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Umihara Kawase Bazooka! is a niche title in a niche genre featuring a niche franchise. As arcade-style single-screen action-platformers go, this is a good one with a unique gameplay so fans of that sort of thing should go for it if they can swallow the steep launch price. Anyone else though, including fans of said franchise may have reason enough to be on the fence as this is definitely way different from the rest of the series. This is a rather unique game that will appeal most to score chasers and not the core speedrunning fanbase of the series, although one could imagine speedrunning this all the same of course. There is a demo available but, at time of writing, only on the Japanese eShop for some reason. Players still on the fence with a Japanese eShop account may check it out and decide for themselves.

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