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  • Summary: Launch price: USD 0.99You can see a gameplay trailer on the Support link (or http://is.gd/jwerewolftrailer)===Every platformer on the App Store claims to have the best controls to ever hit a touch screen. But do they REALLY try to do anything different from each other? Mystery of the J-Werewolf does. A flying saucer landed on Earth and it's enigmatic pilot asks for help. Ghosts and monsters lurk inside his awesome custom painted flying saucer, but Eileen, the new ninja in town, is at the right place at the right time and so she gets the chance to go on an adventure that is as nostalgic as it is NEW. Inspired by really good classic games like Ninja Gaiden, Super Mario, Mega Man and Metroid, Mystery of the J-Werewolf was designed to be as confortable as holding an old NES controller, but also to use the modern features of the iOS devices in unique ways. A classic platformer made by someone who played lots of them. The old meets the new in this new spin on 2D sidescrollers. If you like Super Mario, Metroid, Ninja Gaiden or Mega Man, this is the 2D game for you. If you are completely tired of collecting stars and repeating the same stages over and over again for better scores, this is the 2D game for you.===UPDATE 2011-12-21I'm from Brazil, so my english is not that great. Found some broken english? Forward it to me on Twitter on @DanielNovais and I'll be glad to correct it.If after trying you still don't like my control setup, drop me a line and I promise my best to add a second control setup option. But I really hope you like it! Expand
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  1. May 7, 2012
    Repetition with Mystery of the Japanese Werewolf is pretty much the only issue. The witty meta-referential lines start to get old after they're repeated. The new abilities wind up just being the same as the old ones, just with the ability to destroy new blocks. Even the boss enemy recurs with similar ways to defeat him.
  2. Jan 30, 2012
    Dinosaurs, spaceships, and hero-girls: Three great tastes that were obviously meant to go together.
  3. 70
    Mystery of the Japanese Werewolf is one of those indie titles that deserves all the attention it can get. Quality is good, the entertainment value is high, and the price is ridiculously low. Pick this up the next time your iGadget hungers.
  4. Feb 17, 2012
    A side-scroller with labyrinth areas, upgrades earned off bosses, chip tune music, pixel art, and a talking dinosaur. Far from polished but its charm should delight a few.