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Manufacture 43
Jan 30, 2018 - Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S

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Critics Recommend

9 / 10
Hobby Consolas
78 / 100
IGN Italy
8 / 10
God is a Geek
8 / 10
8 / 10
4 / 5
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
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Pawarumi Launch Trailer : January 30th, 2018!

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Critic Reviews for PAWARUMI

Pawarumi is a vital, beautiful and utterly enthralling entry in the Shmup genre. Its trifecta of concepts might seem daunting at first, but this is an instinctual shooter that will blow fans of the genre away.

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Pawarumi takes the idea behind the classic Ikaruga and tries to exploit it even further... buf without the refinement of the Treasure gem. It has great ideas, good graphic design, personality... but often you won't know what you are doing because it's a little bit confusing. Even worst it's that it lack content (only 5 levels).

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Pawarumi is a smart and intoxicating shoot'em up that will surely delight old school gamers.

Review in Italian | Read full review

How this hadn't been done before I will never know, but Pawarumi's melding of rock, paper, scissors to a shooter is quite frankly, a blast.

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Pawarumi lands in a busy field amidst any 2D shoot'em ups on the Nintendo Switch catalogue but it does a very good job at standing out. Thanks to its 'rock, paper, scissors' system which makes the gameplay more involving and challenging, Pawarumi is also a game with a strong personality and it's certain to appeal to fans of 2D shooters.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

Pawarumi shows the shoot ’em up genre has new directions to go besides just improving the visuals with each passing decade.

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Pawarumi is a tough-as-nails shmup with a unique central mechanic that takes time to master. Stick with it though and you'll be rewarded with a slick, fast-paced shooter that looks and sounds amazing and will test your skills to the max. There's really nothing else like it out there right now and, even with slight reservations over the difficulty, a lacklustre story and paucity of game modes, this is an easy recommend for fans of the genre looking for a proper challenge.

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Pawarumi is a solid shoot 'em up in both challenge and its creative design.

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