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Generally favorable reviews- based on 84 Ratings

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  • Summary: A traumatic event has shaken the balance of the world. Human life has been almost wiped out by the evil A.I. Lemonkus. Robots roam free across the earth. You take control of Tabby, a killer robot infused with the soul of an ancient warrior. A NINJA METROIDVANIA. Start out with nothing,A traumatic event has shaken the balance of the world. Human life has been almost wiped out by the evil A.I. Lemonkus. Robots roam free across the earth. You take control of Tabby, a killer robot infused with the soul of an ancient warrior. A NINJA METROIDVANIA. Start out with nothing, progress and increase in strength by killing enemy robots to unlock abilities, weapons and ninja tricks. Explore a world filled with secrets, hidden passages and mysterious characters. KUNAI is all about movement and agility. Use your ninja mobility to reach places where no normal robot could ever go. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Feb 6, 2020
    100
    Kunai bears the classic signs of a metroidvania with a ninja, retro-futuristic flair. Find upgrades and secret treasure stashes, fight robots, and well-designed bosses, all while having a ton of fun doing so.
  2. Feb 7, 2020
    91
    Yes! This! I love it so much! It’s fun, cute, fast, with utterly perfect controls. And hang on both grapples at the same time and you can kwaping yourself upward as if on bungee cords! I can think of no higher recommendation.
  3. Feb 13, 2020
    90
    Kunai is a fantastic experience. It delights us with a charming main character and an action challenge that is always adding something new to keep us hooked. Undoubtedly, one of the best games of 2020 so far.
  4. 80
    Kunai balances a gorgeous style in everything it does. Gameplay, graphics, and sound design mesh excellently into a wonderful Metroidvania that’ll have you hooked from start to finish. It’s not perfect, the combat could be a bit harder, but it’s fun at every turn, and that’s always worth applauding. If you’re looking for something to jump into ahead of the chaos of the upcoming months and you love a good bit of exploration and platforming, then you’d be missing out if you didn’t check out Kunai.
  5. Feb 17, 2020
    70
    Follow Tabby, a ninja tablet, against evil robots in a post apocalyptic world. Kunai is an interesting metroidvania game with a great untapped potential.
  6. Feb 10, 2020
    70
    Kunai is an impressive 2D action game. It follows the classic Metroidvania design, which offers a great adventure of exploration. But this is just a taste that won't last long.
  7. Feb 20, 2020
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Feb 10, 2020
    10
    One of the most fun platformers I have played in a very long time. Tabby is great, and I love his mode when you duck, the smile is justOne of the most fun platformers I have played in a very long time. Tabby is great, and I love his mode when you duck, the smile is just amazing. The different boss themes are great. No, I won't spoil! Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2020
    10
    Not worthy of that bomb - bought to show support and am actually loving it. More metroid than vania, inspiration from Hollow Knight. Humor isNot worthy of that bomb - bought to show support and am actually loving it. More metroid than vania, inspiration from Hollow Knight. Humor is on point, doesn't take itself too seriously. Great movement mechanics and great first level that shows the game rather than tells with a tutorial screen. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2020
    10
    Wonderful design, great sense of humor, delightful movement and controls: Kunai is my game of the year!
  4. Feb 20, 2020
    10
    Warning,An absolute idiot has tried to review bomb this game,it's doesn't even deserve a 6.0 out of ten,let alone 1.7,this is a solidWarning,An absolute idiot has tried to review bomb this game,it's doesn't even deserve a 6.0 out of ten,let alone 1.7,this is a solid metroidvania and if you are a fan of this genre,buy it. Expand
  5. Feb 19, 2020
    9
    I'm in awe of the music. Got that retro feel but still carries depth. I do enjoy a bit of making things blow up as well. Those graphicI'm in awe of the music. Got that retro feel but still carries depth. I do enjoy a bit of making things blow up as well. Those graphic explosions give me good feelings. The characters are cute too, I like that I'm a cute computer. The brown/beige gets a bit tiring after a while, but seeing how they've made it fit so many different environments tells me how creative the developers are, so I'm good. Expand
  6. Feb 17, 2020
    9
    This is one of my favourite games of the year. Moving around with the kunai (and other tools, but I won't spoil) is so much fun and the fightsThis is one of my favourite games of the year. Moving around with the kunai (and other tools, but I won't spoil) is so much fun and the fights and bosses a challenge without being frustrating. Tabby's facial expressions are hilarious and the music and graphics very fitting.

    Would definitely recommend!
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  7. Feb 16, 2020
    0
    Bad controls, bad graphics, and terrible humor, all make for a really bad game.

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