Kalimba

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IGN

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7.4 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2014

Kaimba isn't much to look at, but the clever puzzle-platforming is charming all its own.

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81 / 100
May 19, 2015

Kalimba is a beautiful, cheerful platformer that finds a neat middle ground between reflex-oriented running and taxing puzzle solving.

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7 / 10
Jan 5, 2015

Kalimba's multitasking isn't as gimmicky as its two-character gameplay premise implies.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2014

Kalimba is an enjoyable solo romp, but to get the full experience you're going to need a local co-op partner; trust me, the juice is worth the squeeze if a couch friend is hard to come by. That inherently limits the game, but since both adventures are worth playing through fully, there's a lot of meat here for a seemingly small puzzle title. I hope it gets more traction despite the fact that it's limited to the Xbox One at the moment.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2014

Kalimba is a fantastic, colourful little game with a unique mechanic, but it's no pushover.

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Unscored
Apr 28, 2015

Kalimba is relatively short if you're looking to just rattle through the story mode – I got through the it in a couple of hours – but the longevity comes from the repetition and the desire for that perfect run. I am now going back through the levels trying to get gold on all of them and make my totem pole glorious.

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80 / 100
Jan 11, 2015

If you're looking for a difficult yet incredibly fun platformer, look no further. While some of the game mechanics will leave you somewhat weary, overcoming the puzzles is very rewarding, especially when doing so with a friend. Kalimba offers a fresh new take on the traditional platformer, one that will cause both fits of rage and laughter.

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Ray Carsillo

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9 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2015

I only wish Kalimba were a bit longer, because its inventive puzzles, charming art style, and tight controls equal a winning combination for this quaint puzzle-platformer.

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Dec 29, 2014

While it could have used a handful of additional levels, Kalimba's challenging gameplay, humorous story and colorful visuals help it stand out from the crowd.

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80%
Dec 16, 2014

A bold and smart Xbox One indie platformer, Kalimba takes a simple and clever idea, transforming it into something that's equal parts tough and rewarding. Totem-ally worth a look.

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