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  • Summary: In Touch My Katamari, the ever-growing ball of bits and bobs is controlled by touching the screen to roll it in any direction. A completely new Katamari gameplay feature allows players to use the rear touch pad of the PlayStation Vita to stretch the ball either horizontally or vertically toIn Touch My Katamari, the ever-growing ball of bits and bobs is controlled by touching the screen to roll it in any direction. A completely new Katamari gameplay feature allows players to use the rear touch pad of the PlayStation Vita to stretch the ball either horizontally or vertically to pick up more objects at once or squeeze through a narrow gap. Players will once again step into the shoes of the tireless Prince, tasked by the King of All Cosmos with rolling up ever more enormous balls of weird and wonderful junk. As the Prince travels through the varied levels of gentle lunacy, he will find himself amassing all manner of items large and small, inanimate and very much alive, from humble little ants to the volcanic grandeur of Mount Fuji. [Sony] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. Feb 28, 2012
    90
    Touch My Katamari is FUN - fast-paced, zany fun.
  2. Feb 25, 2012
    80
    We're having a ball with this sticky-ball game that really sticks to you.
  3. Feb 20, 2012
    75
    it's a nifty trick when you need to fit your big blob through tight spaces or want to cut a wide, steamroller-like swath. But it's also a bit erratic, and players may find themselves invoking the feature accidentally, when their insolent fingers drift from the slivers of non-touchpad space that the Vita so generously provides on its rear end.
  4. Feb 17, 2012
    70
    Touch my Katamari offers a slightly low amount of amusing levels to roll through and with the addition of ball-morphing, it's more fun than ever. The weirdness also makes a triumphant return, though it is starting to show its age.
  5. Mar 8, 2012
    70
    It still has that Katamari Damacy charm, but if you've played one Katamari game you've played them all. The game uses the Vita's capabilities in a competent fashion, but I'd much rather use the joysticks to control the ball instead of the touch screen.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 29, 2012
    60
    It's also overly familiar, too short and full of irritating load times. [Apr 2012, p.113]
  7. Mar 5, 2012
    33
    In the end this is not much more than a demoversion with a hefty pricetag, a slap in the face of the devoted fan.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 5, 2012
    10
    A fresh story that is actually fairly easy to understand, at least compared to past titles in the series. While short, it definitely hasA fresh story that is actually fairly easy to understand, at least compared to past titles in the series. While short, it definitely has replay value in the trophies. I spent a good six hours with it every day for a week and a half. I still haven't gotten the last trophy. The controls are perfect, the integration with Vita's touch screens is perfect, and the load times are very very short. I honestly don't have a single gripe about this game. For $30, it's a must-own for anyone who likes fun...especially when you can take that fun anywhere! Expand
  2. Mar 19, 2012
    10
    I really think katamari titles are self explanatory. You roll stuff up, inflict terror upon worlds, while single handedly humiliating deitiesI really think katamari titles are self explanatory. You roll stuff up, inflict terror upon worlds, while single handedly humiliating deities and getting the shaft from your ambiguously homosexual father who just so happens to be the ruler. Of everything. This game adds a few new features, familiar environments, a great soundtrack, and SLIGHTLY updated graphics. A must have for fanboys/girls or someone looking for an addictive pick up n play handheld title. Instant classic :) Expand
  3. Apr 2, 2012
    10
    Although, if you had all previous games of Katamari, this one might be not so good choice, it's still very good game with katamari feel.Although, if you had all previous games of Katamari, this one might be not so good choice, it's still very good game with katamari feel. "Stretching" feature is awesome and refreshes gameplay, the story is quite simple but good and fun at the same time. I enjoyed this game end still enjoying it, thanks to the free DLC! Expand
  4. Apr 2, 2012
    9
    This game is small, but it is fun. There's some repetitiveness in it as it could use some additional stages, but overall it incorporates theThis game is small, but it is fun. There's some repetitiveness in it as it could use some additional stages, but overall it incorporates the vita's touch screens very effectively. Expand
  5. Jul 15, 2017
    8
    I LOVE Katamari Damacy, it was the only PlayStation 2 game I played besides Tomb Raider. I got this because it was a $5 download and I figuredI LOVE Katamari Damacy, it was the only PlayStation 2 game I played besides Tomb Raider. I got this because it was a $5 download and I figured hey, a remake of Katamari Damacy but portable? Take my money! Sadly, though, this game isn't as great as it could be.

    I will always laugh at The King Of All Cosmos' one-sided dialogue with The Prince, and his appearance in this game is...frightening, but in a good way. The reason this game frustrates me so much, though, is how hard it is! I've been playing Katamari Damacy forever but it's not enough - even with the "Classic Controls" setting! That's the only thing that really bothers me.

    I don't mind that it is very similar to Katamari Damacy, I was mostly drawn the the portable element. However, I suddenly get frustrated when I never really got frustrated with the original.

    The King Of All Cosmos still has me laughing out loud, though, so despite the difficulty, I won't be putting this game down any time soon - that is, until I get access to my PlayStation 2 again.
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  6. Feb 25, 2012
    8
    Decent graphics, slight replayablilty, frustrating controls. If you're a fan of the game, pick it up. Otherwise pass on it. Many of theDecent graphics, slight replayablilty, frustrating controls. If you're a fan of the game, pick it up. Otherwise pass on it. Many of the levels feel like rehashed versions of the older games, too. Expand
  7. Oct 3, 2012
    7
    Being a Katamari fan, this was a no-brainer purchase for me. However, after the the initial story playthrough (which was fast), I don't haveBeing a Katamari fan, this was a no-brainer purchase for me. However, after the the initial story playthrough (which was fast), I don't have much reason to go back to it. Definitely could have been done better, but I'm not sorry that I bought it. Expand

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