Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Nov 20, 2013
    85
    AquaPazza is a charming little fighter that should highly appeal to anime fans and the most hardcore of fighting denizens. Beautiful visuals, catchy music, and a fighting system that perfectly culminates everything Examu has done up to this point.
  2. Nov 19, 2013
    82
    At $30, it’s a great value and a fine example of a high-quality game being released late in a system’s lifespan.
  3. Nov 19, 2013
    80
    In the end, AquaPazza: AquaPlus Dream Match is a steal for its budget price.
  4. Nov 19, 2013
    80
    If you're an anime or Aquaplus fan, this game is pure fanservice on a disc -- but even if you're not, this is still an enjoyable and accessible fighting game, albeit one that lacks a good training mode to ease newcomers into its quirky ways of doing things.
  5. Nov 19, 2013
    78
    If you are able to look past this saccharine anime flavor, Aquapazza is certainly a well-balanced and interesting fighting game that has been a staple of Japanese arcades for some time now. It will likely have quite the lifetime in American fighting game communities as well.
  6. Nov 20, 2013
    75
    AquaPazza looks fantastic from a visual perspective, but aside from that it's overall an average fighter.
  7. Dec 5, 2013
    74
    While AquaPazza may not appeal to the masses right off the bat, if you are a fighting game fan it is certainly worth a try. And for fans of the AquaPlus titles, it should be a no brainer that this game is made just for you.
  8. Mar 4, 2014
    70
    Despite its quasi-anonymous, unknown status, AquaPazza is a surprisingly accomplished 2D brawler with a great mix of proficient fighting and fanservice. It’s more than worthy of consideration.
  9. Jan 16, 2014
    70
    As a cheap PSN download, this is a fairly solid addition to your fighting library. [Issue#239, p.72]
  10. Dec 17, 2013
    70
    While its graphics do little to excite the senses, there’s an interesting fighting game behind them - one that exhibits surprising creativity and variety despite its single-minded emphasis on offense.
  11. Nov 26, 2013
    70
    AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match is a fun but very flawed fighting game that resonates most with those who are already proficient in the genre.
  12. Nov 21, 2013
    70
    It's not the most immediately appealing of games, due to its uninteresting character lineup, but digging beneath the surface reveals a solid fighter that's fun to learn and play. It's unlikely to replace some of the bigger, more technical, and prettier fighters as your go-to versus game of choice, but it's a pleasant, enjoyable diversion when you need some airy, unfettered fun.
  13. Nov 21, 2013
    70
    Even though AquaPazza isn’t the best looking or best playing game on the 2D fighter market, it’s worth a look if you’re in the mood for a weird, albeit entertaining experience.

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