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  • Summary: Unleash the skills of the Wild Masks to get powers from the tiger, eagle, lizard and shark. Uncover the secrets of the Crystal Islands in 30+ levels with over 50 bonus levels. Relive your childhood memories of classic platformer with high quality frame by frame pixel art. Pave your wayUnleash the skills of the Wild Masks to get powers from the tiger, eagle, lizard and shark. Uncover the secrets of the Crystal Islands in 30+ levels with over 50 bonus levels. Relive your childhood memories of classic platformer with high quality frame by frame pixel art. Pave your way through a satisfyingly smooth, but challenging platformer.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mar 20, 2021
    86
    2D platformers simply don't get much better than Kaze and the Wild Masks. Between its top-notch presentation and its tight and challenging gameplay, any genre fan would be a goof for not giving it a go.
  2. Mar 19, 2021
    85
    It may wear its influences on its sleeve, but Kaze and the Wild Masks is still an effortlessly delightful romp with its tight gameplay, beautiful worlds, and enjoyable platforming action.
  3. Mar 26, 2021
    85
    If you enjoy 2D platformers, you will like Kaze and the Wild Masks. It probably won't become your new favorite, but it will scratch the platformer itch. It's charming, fun, and well designed. The worst thing I can say about it is that it feels too familiar at points. Kaze is a must-have for anyone who appreciates 2D platformers, and even if you're only mildly fond of them, you'll still have a great time with Kaze.
  4. Mar 19, 2021
    80
    Kaze and the Wild Masks is an unashamed blast from the past, for better or worse. PixelHive's love letter to 16-bit gaming surmounts budgetary and design shortcomings with a compelling challenge, luscious visuals, and an evocative soundtrack, all punctuated by a solid underdog spirit. Kaze's polished but formulaic gameplay will not be to everyone's taste, but for those who long for the halcyon days when the platformer was king, it's most definitely wabbit season.
  5. Mar 29, 2021
    78
    Kaze and the Wild Masks starts off as an innocent platformer from the 90s but goes from first to fifth gear quickly in difficulty. Ramping up to large amounts of difficulty and enjoying the scenery is what made platformers in the 90s good. With Kaze, the difficulty is such a dramatic shift that you’re stuck not having the ability to stop and smell the flowers that PixelHive has worked so hard to grow.
  6. 70
    Kaze and the Wild Masks is a cleverly executed effort that leans perhaps a little too heavily on time-pressured challenges. The controls are responsive and precise which leads to a very tricky game across some diverse stages. With a colourful aesthetic and some charming character designs, it's a shame the ramp up in difficulty comes so soon but it is satisfying to overcome.
  7. 60
    Kaze and the Wild Masks is a competently made, and mostly enjoyable addition to the platformer pantheon. However, its over-reliance on gimmicks from the past only calls to mind stronger efforts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 18, 2021
    10
    An excellent game inspired by classic platformer Donkey Kong Country (especially 1 & 2, for me the best). I hope they do well, we could useAn excellent game inspired by classic platformer Donkey Kong Country (especially 1 & 2, for me the best). I hope they do well, we could use more games like this again. Pure fun, satisfying to complete 100%! Expand
  2. May 8, 2021
    10
    It's a great 2d platformer! It's like Donkey Kong Country, but on Playstation! Masterful
  3. Jun 1, 2021
    9
    For 1/3 the price of donkey kong its is a 9/10 review. I hate when reviews hold games to AAA standards when they dont charge AAA prices. IfFor 1/3 the price of donkey kong its is a 9/10 review. I hate when reviews hold games to AAA standards when they dont charge AAA prices. If this was 60 dol then it would be a 7/10. Still the best 2d platformer ive played in years Expand
  4. Mar 27, 2021
    9
    Do you like Donkey Kong? If your answer is Yes, I do, buy this game. It’s clearly inspired by the classic nintendo game, but somehow it stillDo you like Donkey Kong? If your answer is Yes, I do, buy this game. It’s clearly inspired by the classic nintendo game, but somehow it still very original. Very well designed, beautiful graphics, spot on gameplay, and what I mean by that is that when you die it isn’t because of the game not responding to your controller, it’s just because you failed. Nice story, with beautiful drawings.
    Very happy for what I pay and for what I have got. Very well talented people creating Kaze and the Wild Masks. I think they are a Brazilian developer.
    9/10. I just not going to give a 10, because there is always room to improvement, and I was missing that command of run, but it’s not big deal, not even close to a problem. I hope everyone enjoy it, because it can be very big on the future.
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  5. May 2, 2021
    7
    Starts out great 8/10 becomes needlessly difficult and repetitive 7/10 :)))))