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  • Summary: A classically-styled 2D side scrolling action game packed with adventure. You are a bipedal frog and a master of the Custodial Sciences, charged with the unenviable task of ridding your company's teleporters of strange black creatures. Fight for your life through a menagerie of unique monsters while getting your hands on exciting new tools of the trade. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. May 28, 2014
    90
    Kero Blaster shows once again the enormous talent of Daisuke Amaya as a designer. It has so much to offer that you'll find impossible to forget its great world.
  2. May 19, 2014
    90
    If Cave Story was Amaya's answer to Super Metroid, Kero Blaster is his Mega Man X. It's dense and perfectly paced, just begging to be replayed over and over. If I were to have to introduce someone to the genre of 2D action/platformers, it is probably the game that I'd give them, as it starts off easy-yet-engaging, and ends with giant bosses, swarms of enemies on screen, and everything else you could want in the genre. It's a game you may beat in a day, but will be playing off and on for a lifetime.
  3. May 28, 2014
    90
    Those who never experienced this type of game in the past won’t acclimate as quickly as veterans, but it’s still an easy to pick up and play game. It just isn’t easy to win. There’s even a surprise ending and plenty of hidden secrets for those seeking something more than just intense action. Kero Blaster is a nice throwback to the older days of gaming that delivers a short but sweet side-scrolling shooter that hits most of the right notes.
  4. May 16, 2014
    80
    Kero Blaster is a magnificent run and gun, colorful, well-designed, offering a great curve of progression. Even if it can be considered a bit short, it can be played again and again with the same pleasure and some personal challenges in mind.
  5. Jun 2, 2014
    80
    While research shows that the majority of games remain unfinished by their players, Kero Blaster draws you steadily through to its conclusion, a three-hour trip that demands to be finished. Amaya's singular vision is beguiling and, while this game is a more straightforward proposition than the enchanting crisscross complexity of Cave Story, it's no less delightful.
  6. May 19, 2014
    80
    It's short. Very short. But it's also a great game that those looking for a retro-looking action game should definitely consider.
  7. May 20, 2014
    49
    I’m relieved to get to the end of it not because I’m looking forward to playing all of the bosses again in one try, but because it means that if I fail—if I die to a boss repeatedly and run out of lives—I don’t have to go back through the exact same level full of the tedious, non-threatening enemies again, and again, and again; I can just play the bosses, which is what this game should have been about from the beginning.

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  1. May 31, 2014
    10
    It has the very platform video game playability from the old games... not only pixels and chip tunes... 100% recommended for any retro-aficionado, and the soundtrack included is really cool Expand