Penny-Punching Princess Reviews

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2018

Penny-Punching Princess is equally off the wall and ridiculously fun at the same time. The visuals will no doubt put a smile on the faces of regular NIS game fans, but the grind can be an annoyance. The story is a little lacking, but what there is of it is enough to keep you entertained throughout.

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4.5 / 5.0
Apr 4, 2018

Penny-Punching Princess provides a great amount of replayability, as each mission can be replayed any number of times to capture more monsters, find a missed treasure, or to get a better grade. Backtracking and replaying previous missions is required to create stronger armor to proceed, so be prepared for a bit of grinding to capture enough monsters. The music fits each environment and scene well, from the melodic piano to hard guitar riffs perfectly matches each setting of this game. While some may be turned off by the amount of grinding and somewhat repetitive gameplay, a story this hilarious, gameplay very tight, and the difficulty curve puuuurfect, Penny-Punching Princess is very worthy of a 4.5 out of 5.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2018

So yea, Penny Punching Princess is a pretty neat game. I really like the aesthetic and the music is great too. It has some clunky gameplay but it’s also so crunchy and satisfying I keep coming back for more. The story is fairly boring and I kinda couldn’t care less about it but hey at least it’s there. The characters are cute, the gameplay is unique enough I’d say and overall it’s a fun time. You’ll be spending a whole lotta time with this game since it’s got a good amount of missions for you to play.

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7 / 10
Aug 10, 2018

Long after money has exchanged hands, Penny-Punching Princess will be remembered for the pun-packed, zany adventure that it casts you out on. The game’s inherently repetitive nature will mean it’s best chipped away at over time, but, while some imbalance with the difficulty can irritate, bribing everything in sight with the magical calculator allows it to leave a lasting impression than others on the portable home console.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2018

If you’re a fan of brawlers, there’s no reason I can think of that you should pass up Penny-Punching Princess.

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2 / 5.0
Jun 6, 2018

Instead of cashing in on its unique premise, the game’s one-note execution, paper-thin story, and frustrating difficulty drive its fun quotient into the red.

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May 15, 2018

Penny-Punching Princess brings an interesting slant to the brawler genre, one that sadly can become fiddly and repetitive over time. As a fairly expensive eShop title (physical release plans were scrapped at the last minute), it’s difficult to recommend a purchase here, given what you could get for your money instead. Penny-Punching Princess is certainly not a bad game, but it’s not a great one either. One to look for in the sales then, where your calculator allows.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2018

Penny-Punching Princess has a lot of charm. The pixel art of the characters look good. The music is good. The gameplay is addicting. Anyone looking for mindless fun will get something out of this. Anyone who wants a little more than that and enjoys the visual flare of earning experience points on the fly (in this case coins flying out of enemies) will surely get a kick (and punch) out of it. The bribing element of gameplay is uniquely implemented, but it could be improved. The entire charade of capitalism is a bonus. Certainly a beat-'em-up with style.

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Recommended
Apr 2, 2018

If you are a fan of cash and bribery mixed with chaotic battles against hordes of enemies, traps and maze-like dungeons, then keep reading.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2018

Penny-Punching Princess won’t appeal to everyone. It has a unique story, some wacky gameplay mechanics, and difficulty spikes that some will enjoy and others (like me) will find annoying. The brawler aspect of the action really calls out for co-op, but sadly it’s a single player affair.

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8 / 10
Apr 22, 2018

But this doesn’t detract from the game’s good qualities, and soon you’ll be beating your way through all manner of foes and enjoying yourself immensely. That is what Penny Punching Princess does well, making you enjoy your small jaunts with it. It is definitely a game I will be recommending on Switch, and one I think anybody who buys it will have an enjoyable time with and get their money’s worth.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2018

Each battle in every mission is equal parts challenging and annoying, which ends up being a surprisingly potent mix to keep you coming back. Penny-Punching Princess may have its quirks but it won’t waver in keeping your attention.

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7.8 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2018

Penny-Punching Princes is an interesting game which combines various gameplay mechanics in order to deliver a unique gaming experience. Embracing the bribery mechanic, you can spend hours searching for the creatures you need for your armour and convincing them to come with you on your journey whilst also ensuring you obtain the correct traps to help you wipe out the others. The only let-down is having to repeat previous levels due to the 'you die, you lose everything' mentality of the death mechanic, this made some levels boring and monotonous due to their length and you usually being OP when you are replaying levels.

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May 14, 2018

Penny-Punching Princess has pretty pixel art, but plenty of problems. While perfectly playable, the game reveals itself to be predictable and punishing, preventing progress with painful pitfalls and pure repetition.

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5.5 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2018

If the price drops to around the $20 mark, this title would be a quirky gem. As it stands, the cost of entry and the lack of true depth to Penny-Punching Princess make it a hard game to recommend to anyone. As it stands, it’s just not a very good time to be had. The price, combined with the repetitive nature and lack of level design make it a resounding “meh” of a game. It feels like it was meant for the 3DS, and was quickly ported to the Switch to cash in, and that’s not a good thing.

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Unscored
Apr 16, 2018

In all Penny Punching Princess is a promising title with a unique idea that is let down by a wonky control scheme. If the devs could somehow improve that through patching I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this as a great $20-ish title for the Switch. As it is however, the general clunkiness is likely to put just about everyone off.

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6 / 10
Apr 4, 2018

Fortunately, the typical NIS charm and tight, top down dungeon battling are enough to carry Penny Punching Princess, despite the drawbacks with its greatest feature. If you’ve got slender, nimble fingers, you might get a lot more out of this title that I but even with those issues, there’s more good than bad with this cash guzzling revenge trip.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2018

Penny-Punching Princess continues NIS America’s trend of offering unconventional RPGs that blend together a quirky setup with unique gameplay mechanics, but it really does make for a good time. It has its fair share of flaws, with the repetitive drag of forced-grinding proving to be the most severe, but I can’t deny that I had a ton of fun with the game – each frustration is outweighed by the satisfaction of the entertaining brawling with your gold-hungry ‘allies’ by your side. It’s far from perfect, but anyone who enjoys an RPG that genuinely does something a little different will want to give Penny-Punching Princess a try.

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7.6 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2018

With an arcade-style gameplay and RPG elements, Penny-Punching Princess is quite an original title. While not as easy as it seems, the game is still a fair challenge, but might be a niche game that fans of the genre will appreciate.

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75%
Mar 29, 2018

Overall, Penny-Punching Princess is a quirky Switch game from a reliable publisher. Sometimes you can get games of pure genius, sometimes you’ll get a solid effort. Sadly Penny-Punching Princess is more towards the latter but that is not to say it’s not an enjoyable game, because it is. I think the price will do it an injustice though as I do think it’s too expensive for what it is and will put off a lot of potential customers who are on the fence. It’s mindless action that holds on to the money concept for dear life and it works well, if a little clunky at times, and the brawling isn’t particularly as deep as it could have been. It’s still an enjoyable romp though for those wanting a bit of chaotic action with a twist.

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