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Dec 17, 2014 - Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S

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81 / 100
7.4 / 10
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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10
God is a Geek
9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Kalimba

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

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7.4 / 10.0

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

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

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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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Careful, extremely nice in the design of the characters, with a captivating personality, Kalimba is a game perhaps a little short, but fun and capable of making many expletives to those who decide to complete it in every aspect.

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

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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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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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