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  • Summary: Navigate your narwhal to tag your opponent’s heart and protect your own. The narwhals themselves wiggle all over the place in spastic fits of salty marine protest.

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Starwhal: Just the Tip - PS4 Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 90
    If you game in groups, pull the trigger on this one. It’s absolutely nuts, but it’s easy learning curve, wealth of content and humor make Starwhal a blast for group play.
  2. 80
    Offers up some fantastic multiplayer action for those not looking for a serious endeavor. If you can't get four players together though it loses most of its luster.
  3. Mar 4, 2015
    80
    Because of the mechanics and varied modes, you're not going to run out of those awkward funny moments. Whether it be spearing a player in their narwhal ass or dry humping in space for an entire round, Starwhal will provide the thrills -- so long as you're willing to take the ride.
  4. Mar 4, 2015
    80
    Silly and colourful, Starwhal: Just the Tip makes a great first impression. At first you'll fall for the title's fun-loving attitude, but beyond that, it has some of the most entertaining competitive multiplayer that we've seen in a while.
  5. Apr 10, 2015
    74
    As a multiplayer-focused free-for-all, Starwhal is a lot of fun in short doses. Sadly, the game is too repetitive and the extra modes are bafflingly unbalanced. I can imagine this being a hit with large parties, but solo players need not apply.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 20, 2015
    70
    Always brilliant. [May 2015, p.87]
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Feb 18, 2017
    7
    This game is "too french", but is okay
    local multiplayer is nice, if you want to have have diversity on you couch games - here you are
    This game is "too french", but is okay
    local multiplayer is nice, if you want to have have diversity on you couch games - here you are
    singleplayer is hard. platinum is hard and also boring.
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  2. Mar 12, 2016
    7
    Where to start! a wonderful 4 player mania. im a personal fan of local multiplayer games, and will be ignoring the lack /downsides of singleWhere to start! a wonderful 4 player mania. im a personal fan of local multiplayer games, and will be ignoring the lack /downsides of single player; and reviewing it for the purposes it was indented.
    Starwhal provides local-co-op entertainment on a fantastic, and long term scale; providing that you play for only a few hours at a time; and even then it may be a bit of a push. Starwhal's fantastic in short and often bursts, and does provide plenty of content, but the mechanics get tiresome after a short time. However, give yourself a quick refresh and you'll be good to play again.
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  3. Jan 4, 2016
    5
    Multiplayer focused game that I played single player. No fun with singleplayer as the objective based game was boring of getting to objects inMultiplayer focused game that I played single player. No fun with singleplayer as the objective based game was boring of getting to objects in a certain time. Playing against the AI in the multiplayer game and was not fun either. Found the controls frustrating. Nope. Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2018
    5
    Starwhal is a multiplayer focused game in which players control narwhal’s in space and try to stab each other until just one player is leftStarwhal is a multiplayer focused game in which players control narwhal’s in space and try to stab each other until just one player is left “standing”.

    The single player modes against bots are rather dull so, with no online multiplayer, Starwhal is pretty much a complete waste of time unless you can get three friends sitting around the same console. Should you be able to do so there is some short term fun to be had despite the (intentionally?) awkward controls and repetitive nature of the gameplay.
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  5. Mar 13, 2017
    4
    Ragazzi questo gioco fa veramente puzza.
    brutto e noioso. frustrante. single player veramente brutto.
    raramente ho giocato un gioco cosí
    Ragazzi questo gioco fa veramente puzza.
    brutto e noioso. frustrante. single player veramente brutto.
    raramente ho giocato un gioco cosí brutto. multiplayer quasi accettabile per giocarci 10 minuti... non di piú.
    voto 38/40.
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  6. Nel
    Aug 7, 2017
    2
    Game has bad graphics, and feels very clunky to play, and on top of that there is very little content on it. The game is just very repetitive,Game has bad graphics, and feels very clunky to play, and on top of that there is very little content on it. The game is just very repetitive, and the joy will die down fast. Expand