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  • Summary: Let 90's inspired platformer Kaze and the Wild Masks take you on a trip down memory lane as you side-scroll your way through the Crystal Islands. In the colorful world of Kaze, you face enraged living vegetables in a variety of ways thanks to the powers of the Wild Masks. Pounce ferociouslyLet 90's inspired platformer Kaze and the Wild Masks take you on a trip down memory lane as you side-scroll your way through the Crystal Islands. In the colorful world of Kaze, you face enraged living vegetables in a variety of ways thanks to the powers of the Wild Masks. Pounce ferociously like a tiger, soar through the sky like an eagle, sprint fiercely like a lizard, and rule the sea like a shark.

    Kaze and the Wild Masks embraces all the classic 90's platformer elements and gives it a personal touch with modern-looking pixel art graphics. With simple and intuitive mechanics, difficult challenges, iconic bosses, and the satisfyingly smooth platforming and speed of the game, you will find yourself hooked to accomplish everything.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 90
    I had so much fun playing Kaze and the Wild Makes. Fast, colorful, easy to play if you just want to see the end, and absolutely challenging if you try to fully complete it unlocking every secret. The gameplay is not that innovative, and sometimes borrows heavily from the classics, but the result is an undeniably competent game. If you like platformers, there is no reason in the world not to try it. Highly recommended.
  2. Mar 19, 2021
    85
    While on the short side and not particularly original, Kaze and the Wild Masks is an exceptional 2D platformer filled with well designed, engaging levels and tight, responsive controls.
  3. Mar 19, 2021
    83
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Apr 2, 2021
    80
    Kaze and the Wild Masks is 10% a nostalgic trip to platformers of the 16-bit era and 90% an ode to Donkey Kong Country from the SNES. It is full of charm, with a vibrant and detailed pixel art and with simplistic, albeit satisfying gameplay. Fans of linear 2D platformers that focus on platforming could not find a safer option for their next purchase.
  5. Apr 19, 2021
    80
    Kaze and the Wild Masks is an excellent old school platform which does everything in the right way. It might not be strikingly original or full of wacky, strange mechanics but it's definitely fun and rich of well thought out ideas blending with a wonderful pixel art and solid gameplay and level design.
  6. Apr 6, 2021
    80
    Kaze and the Wild Masks is exceptionally average in every way, and never fails to impress. It excels at its goal to create a clean, enjoyable, and nostalgic '90s platforming experience, while simultaneously providing just enough of a fresh take to keep things exciting.
  7. Mar 21, 2021
    79
    Kaze and the Wild Masks draws heavy inspirations from 90's platform games and especially the Donkey Kong Country trilogy. Even though it does not capture that same feeling of bliss its romping simian predecessors have, it is still a fun title to play if you are a fan of the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. May 8, 2021
    10
    It's by far the best Donkey Kong game (that is not called Donkey Kong) I've ever played. It's a blast. Masterful.
  2. Apr 3, 2021
    10
    Jogo muito bonito, jogabilidade perfeita e nostalgia pura. Pra quem tem saudades dos jogos de plataforma e antigamente tem um prato cheio, comJogo muito bonito, jogabilidade perfeita e nostalgia pura. Pra quem tem saudades dos jogos de plataforma e antigamente tem um prato cheio, com um plus do time trial pra competir com a Internet Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2021
    10
    Excelente jogo! Me surpreendeu desde o primeiro momento. Meu único contato anterior com o jogo ocorreu através da revista oficial Playstation,Excelente jogo! Me surpreendeu desde o primeiro momento. Meu único contato anterior com o jogo ocorreu através da revista oficial Playstation, a princípio não acreditei que um outro estúdio que não fosse a Rareware ou a Nintendo fosse capaz de desempenhar uma jogabilidade tão incrível como nos tempos em que a Rareware ainda fazia jogos (se é que ela ainda existe atualmente). Felizmente estava enganado e SIM o jogo é realmente muito semelhante ao saudoso Donkey Kong, cenários criativos e bem desenhados, os clássicos Bônus estão presentes, a trilha sonora é muito competente, os inimigos com destaque para os chefes são muito criativos e bem animados. E para finalizar como em todo bom Donkey Kong Country as montarias em animais foram substituídas por máscaras que proporcionam habilidades especiais a protagonista, sendo elas fundamentais para o êxito nas fases. O fator Replay vem muito bem representados, sendo extremamente viciante coletar os 100+ cristais durante cada fase, localizar os 2 bônus e como não poderia faltar as letras da palavra KONG... ops KAZE. Para quem gosta de um desafio a mais pode também encarar superar todos os estágios (incluindo os chefes finais de cada ilha) sem levar dano, bem como tentar conquistar a medalha de ouro, prata ou bronze no desafio de tempo (ambos desafios necessários para os caçadores de platina). Enfim é um excelente jogo de plataforma 2D que vai agradar muitos aos retro gamers, se mostrou muito competente no que se propôs a entregar. Minha experiência ocorreu na Plataforma Playstation 4 (Slim). Expand
  4. Apr 13, 2021
    9
    Very beautiful and well done game. It is a 2D game with great challenges, not an easy game. There are difficult puzzles, demanding the maximumVery beautiful and well done game. It is a 2D game with great challenges, not an easy game. There are difficult puzzles, demanding the maximum from the player. Great game that is not inferior in quality to the famous games of the 90s. Expand
  5. Aug 3, 2021
    9
    Wow!

    What a fantastic game! If you love platformers you have to play this. It clearly wears its inspirations on sleeve and there isn't
    Wow!

    What a fantastic game! If you love platformers you have to play this.
    It clearly wears its inspirations on sleeve and there isn't much that is "new" here but its a fantastic love letter to old skool platform games.
    It eases you in, but the difficulty does ramp up pretty fast and there are some really challenging levels later on. A lot of the letters recreated the joy and frustration of Mario World, Special Levels such as Gnarly and Tubular
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  6. Mar 28, 2021
    8
    Just great and clever 2D platformer with delightful pixel-art graphics. This is one of these games that are so good, that there's nothing moreJust great and clever 2D platformer with delightful pixel-art graphics. This is one of these games that are so good, that there's nothing more to say. Just go and play it Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2021
    0
    Way too hard way too fast even on casual mode.

    Literally trying to 100% the game and about to just give up. So many cheap deaths and cheap
    Way too hard way too fast even on casual mode.

    Literally trying to 100% the game and about to just give up.

    So many cheap deaths and cheap deaths in the bonus levels.

    As the game goes on it seems like you literally have to die just to find where a lot of the gold letters and bonus levels are.

    So glad I rented.
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