• Publisher: Natsume
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2014
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. May 26, 2014
    90
    This game does, indeed, require mastery and skill to even be completed, and this might take a lot of training before this can be achieved.
  2. Mar 29, 2014
    90
    Aptly named and well worth the wait, Yumi's Odd Odyssey is an absolute joy.
  3. May 8, 2014
    80
    Like its predecessors, this is most definitely an under-the-radar, cult title which is unlikely to be troubling the charts – which is a damn shame as it features a fresh take on how a platform game can be played, something that almost becomes an art-form in the right hands.
  4. Apr 7, 2014
    80
    As challenging as it is strange, Yumi's Odd Odyssey seems doomed to obscurity thanks both to its aesthetics and its quiet release onto eShop. It deserves notice, though. It's the first U.S. release of a long-running cult series from Japan, and – more importantly – it's loads of challenging fun.
  5. Mar 29, 2014
    80
    I'd only recommend Yumi's Odd Odyssey to the most dedicated platforming fans out there. Purists will love it, but the $30 price tag is going to be too rich for nearly everyone's blood. In a sale though, you can't go wrong picking this one up if you have an affinity towards the tried-and-true grappling hook.
  6. May 16, 2014
    70
    Some expensive, state of the art equipment may help to catch several fishes, but a delicate control of the line is enough to hook the tastiest.
  7. May 14, 2014
    70
    Sayonara Umihara Kawase is weird, slow and quite frustrating but it's also a true display of smart level design and physics. Too bad it's short and quite expensive as well.
  8. May 8, 2014
    70
    It's an old-school platformer, where those who look for a challenge will find a great but repetitive experience.
  9. Apr 11, 2014
    70
    Light on story but heavy on gameplay, Yumi's Odd Odyssey will as surely delight platformer connoisseurs as it will confound casual players.
  10. Mar 31, 2014
    70
    If you’re a fan of old-school platformers, however, Yumi’s Odd Odyssey is a comprehensive collection of puzzles that will serve your palate well and well worth checking out on the eShop.
  11. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Jun 29, 2014
    69
    It's a genuine opinion-splitter. [July 2014, p.80]
  12. May 27, 2014
    60
    Sayonara Umihara Kawase is one of those titles that has the potential to captivate one segment of the audience while leaving the other mostly indifferent to it. It does press several right buttons, such as its style and mechanics but overall the experience is somehow limited and it doesn't stand out as much as it could.
  13. 60
    Yumi’s Odd Odyssey is worth looking into mostly as a puzzle platforming curio, especially if you crave a challenge born more out of mechanics than level design and enemies.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. Apr 11, 2014
    10
    If you enjoy 2D platform games, this is a must-own.

    A young girl, equipped with nothing but a fishing line and lure, somehow ends up in a
    If you enjoy 2D platform games, this is a must-own.

    A young girl, equipped with nothing but a fishing line and lure, somehow ends up in a dream-like world of mutated salt-water and fresh-water creatures. In other words, it's a 2D platformer with a grappling-hook mechanic. Sounds ridiculous right? Well there's a reason this series is so good, and it mostly has to do with how well designed the grappling mechanic is.

    You're basically free to do whatever you want with the hook, as it can attach to walls, ceilings, and floors. You can retract it, loosen it, swing, rappel -- anything you've done before in a grappling game, you can do it here. For instance, you can attach the line to the ground, jump off a ledge, and use the anchor point to slowly descend safely down to another ledge below. The movement mechanics allow you to really get creative.

    The game world of Yumi's Odd Oddysey is constructed from a set of interconnected levels known as fields. Each field connects to one or more fields deeper within the game via doors, and each field has several secrets to uncover. Combine that with completing with others to complete levels quickly and for score, and you have a ton of replay value.

    The controls are incredibly tight and the music is excellent, the backgrounds and aesthetics are good looking too. The only flaw I can find with the game are some of the 3D graphics, for example when exiting a level through a door, you'll notice some clipping. That and I much prefer the 2D graphics of the originals.
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  2. Apr 11, 2014
    8
    Good platforming, better **** 8/10. What else do you want? A good challenge? It's there. Tomboy shenanigans? You bet your ass this game hasGood platforming, better **** 8/10. What else do you want? A good challenge? It's there. Tomboy shenanigans? You bet your ass this game has it. Digital only sucks but that's as far as my complaints go. Full Review »
  3. Apr 11, 2014
    2
    ... It took me a day to complete it and I have 4 hours of 3DS playtime. The experience was shoddy and did not offer anything truly unique to... It took me a day to complete it and I have 4 hours of 3DS playtime. The experience was shoddy and did not offer anything truly unique to be worth anything. It's very forgettable and the music is so...Blah. It's designed for 3 year olds and it's signature spider-man rip off swing mechanic was so glitchy and didn't even work for half the time!

    The main character is a cute tomboy though haha

    Do not get this game for it's current price! It's a $5 game at the very MOST!
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