Kudzu Reviews

Kudzu is ranked in the -1th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Apr 19, 2024

Kudzu is a good adventure, and we're sure we would have loved it back in the day. We can even imagine kids at primary school asserting that, in some ways, Kudzu is better than Link's Awakening. This is in part because young kids are often deliberately contrarian, but also because Kudzu's character and game world are genuinely noteworthy. This comes through in some tight writing and an enjoyable gameplay experience. Its slight lack of polish might knock a point off, but the Switch pricing is reasonable. We're confident that fans of retro games will find a lot to love, and playing Kudzu on an actual Game Boy would be a genuine treat.

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5.5 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2024

It’s not a terrifically long title, but it’s got heart and a proud showing of individuality in both concept and execution. But having the game become so difficult, not because it’s intended to be, but because it’s performing poorly, reminded me less of Goodboy Galaxy and more of Faceball 2000. If there becomes a more economic way to get the straight Gameboy version, I highly recommend that and think it could be exciting for retro enthusiasts and modern players.

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Apr 16, 2024

Kudzu takes place in a fun, creative world that plays, looks, and sounds just like a 90s Game Boy classic. It's a great adventure that will appeal to any retro gamer looking for an authentic old-school experience!

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4 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2024

Ultimately, Kudzu’s reliance on charm and nostalgia fails to conceal its greater failings. Attempting to bring back the gameplay and broader stylings of classic titles can be a tall task, but we can’t lower our standards the way we may have during the actual Game Boy era. Kudzu serves as an uncomfortable reminder that maybe some things deserve to stay in the past.

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8.2 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2024
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