Kunai

Rating Summary

Based on 47 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

64%

Critics Recommend

Based on 47 critic reviews
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Feb 6, 2020

While it lacks the visual flair and storytelling of genre hits like Hollow Knight, Kunai is undoubtedly among my list of top games for 2020. It's polished, it's funny, and best of all, it's a great time for hours on end.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2020

From the opening moments to the end credits, everything about Kunai just oozes charm and its movement mechanics make it a joy to play. An absolute must-play.

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Feb 6, 2020

Kunai is a cutesy Metroidvania title with lots of action, enjoyable gameplay and is a hell of a fun time. Sadly, the game ends way too soon, as I found myself lusting for more. A solid attempt by Turtleblaze and I'll be looking forward to their next project.

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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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9 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2020

Kunai is the next great Metroidvania on Switch. It could easily stand toe-to-toe with the likes of Ori and the Blind Forest and The Messenger, especially in how effortless moving around and traversing the world is. This is as close to a must-play as I can recommend. You're a tablet who plays like Spider-Man, and everything looks beautiful. Kunai is excellent.

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Noisy Pixel
Ian Goudelock
9 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2020

Kunai is a thoroughly fantastic game, taking some of the best elements of the genre and putting them into one parkouring package. It’s apparent that a lot of care went into fine-tuning weapons and Kunai to make your actions feel as instinctual as they are fun.

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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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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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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2020

Kunai is a blast to play, and TurtleBlaze smartly set it apart from its competition thanks to a fairly unique art style and an interesting world.

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83 / 100
Feb 5, 2020

As the name suggests, 'Kunai' is a wire-action game using the item of the same name. Fast-paced movement, crazy explosives, spectacular combat system are all in the right balance for the gamer to carry on the thrill until the end. While it's described as another Metro-Vania type of genre, the action packed gameplay is as close to be an action genre, without the boring character leveling process. Various boss-fights, storyline and the pixel art style adds up as a positive value to the game.

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