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7 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2021

However, while the Kunai do add a lot of depth to your movement, I didn’t really find much else that made this game stick out, and the lackluster checkpoints do make certain parts more frustrating than they need to be. Still, if you love the genre, KUNAI is still worth a playthrough.

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7.8 / 10.0
May 21, 2020

Kunai is a solid game. The genre formula sticks to the blueprint well enough to not mess it up. The game is of a decent length, and it has the right amount of difficulty most of the time, but the kunai movement sells you on what makes the game enjoyable. For genre fans, this is well worth checking out.

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4 / 5.0
Mar 14, 2020

Overall Kunai is a very capable Metroidvania clone that can easily stand up with the rest. It also offers its own unique charm and style to make it a game really worth spending your time and money on.

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Feb 27, 2020

From its charming visuals to its smooth action-packed gameplay, Kunai is a fittingly sharp and enjoyable experience.

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Feb 24, 2020

The Arcade Crew/Turtleblaze's Kunai is a masterclass in 2D action, and will be catnip to metroidvania platformer fans looking for their next fix.

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6 / 10
Feb 24, 2020

The game holds itself well and is great fun, even if it lacks any real innovation. The unique weapon combinations can make each run different and interesting, but the repetitive nature of each level means that Kunai's replayability could be in doubt.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2020

Kunai is an adorable experience that presents some enjoyable mechanics to the Metroidvania genre and keeps things varied and fun until the very end.

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Feb 21, 2020

Even with its steep difficulty curves, KUNAI is a charismatic and rewarding experience but some of its core mechanics doesn't work as well as the studio think, specially if you look at some well received games of the genre that came out this generation.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2020

Kunai does so much with so little. From the minimalist art style to the polished grappling mechanic, it's hard not to recommend this entry to fans of the metroidvania genre, or anyone looking for a fresh offering on the Nintendo Switch.

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8.7 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2020

A great metroidvania game amazingly combining exploration and combat, with frenetic action, original graphics and compelling sounds.

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