Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 17, 2013
    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.
  2. Nov 21, 2013
    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.
  3. Nov 19, 2013
    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.
  4. Nov 26, 2013
    AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match is a fun but very flawed fighting game that resonates most with those who are already proficient in the genre.
  5. Nov 19, 2013
    At $30, it’s a great value and a fine example of a high-quality game being released late in a system’s lifespan.
  6. Nov 21, 2013
    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.
  7. Dec 5, 2013
    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. Nov 20, 2013
    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.
  9. Nov 20, 2013
    AquaPazza looks fantastic from a visual perspective, but aside from that it's overall an average fighter.
  10. Mar 4, 2014
    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.
  11. Jan 16, 2014
    As a cheap PSN download, this is a fairly solid addition to your fighting library. [Issue#239, p.72]
  12. Nov 19, 2013
    In the end, AquaPazza: AquaPlus Dream Match is a steal for its budget price.
  13. Nov 19, 2013
    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.

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