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  • Summary: Dogurai is a retro-styled platformer with animal-like characters, graphics, and soundtrack designed with old portable games in mind - down to the limited color ranges and sprite sizes!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 24, 2020
    80
    Dogurai is truly a hidden gem on the Switch eShop. Challenging, engaging and memorable despite its short length, it’s a steal at its current eShop price. It may not reinvent the wheel, but it’s a great budget platformer.
  2. Apr 17, 2020
    75
    Dogurai is an homage to retro platformers like Mega Man, with the inspirations being very clear. Simple controls and infinite lives make it easy to pick up and play, although it only takes a couple hours to complete. Some sections can be a bit tough, but overall it's a good time.
  3. Jul 14, 2020
    75
    In the end, Dogurai makes for a nice enough retro throwback that can act as a snack between meatier titles. The game isn't too difficult, but it is simple to understand, and it apes the mechanics of older games well enough to earn that challenge. The length of the game is buoyed by the presence of two endings and a new character, while the aesthetic fits perfectly for those who want to treat the Switch as a portable rather than a home console. At $5, Dogurai is certainly worth it for those who want to scratch that retro action platforming itch.
  4. 65
    Despite in-universe explanations being practically nonexistent, there's a lot to love about Dogurai, from the retro graphics and soundtrack to tight controls. It's not necessarily a game you'll ever come back to, but it's not out of the question if you're just looking to kill an hour or two.
  5. Apr 11, 2020
    60
    If you have a fondness for classic Game Boy games then you'll have a nostalgia-fueled good time with the fun yet simplistic Dogurai.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Oct 10, 2020
    10
    Good graphics, challenging gameplay, charming easter eggs, and nostalgic sound effects.
  2. Apr 17, 2020
    10
    It is a real tribute to the classic Game Boy games. I loved going back to the time when we were happy. Thanks for this excellent indie game.
  3. Apr 17, 2020
    10
    Simple and easy to learn controls
    Retro aesthetic is charming and cool to see
    Challenging game that honors the GameBoy
  4. Feb 28, 2022
    8
    Positive Erinnerungen werden wach; Dogurai ist bewegt und bissig, hat einfach Charme. Ein Perlchen auf der Switch.
  5. Mar 27, 2020
    8
    A short but great action platformer in the vains of old Gameboy games. I reallly did enjoy the soundscore and the bossfights. Also quiteA short but great action platformer in the vains of old Gameboy games. I reallly did enjoy the soundscore and the bossfights. Also quite challenging. Recomended for friday night entertainment. Expand
  6. Apr 19, 2020
    7
    This is a halfway decent action-platformer that is inspired by, and pays tribute to, the Gameboy. There's a couple hours of solid gameplayThis is a halfway decent action-platformer that is inspired by, and pays tribute to, the Gameboy. There's a couple hours of solid gameplay here, along with a decent number of 8-bit Nintendo-inspired boss battles. The difficulty is average, but it does get a bit more challenging toward the end. The graphics and music are below average, but since it intentionally has a Gameboy presentation, this should be expected. Overall, decent, but I wouldn't recommend paying more than $5 for it. Expand
  7. Mar 27, 2020
    0
    Rubbish. I love 2d games, also I love retro styled games with pixel art. I enjoy Mario Maker 2, Super Mario World with all big coins andRubbish. I love 2d games, also I love retro styled games with pixel art. I enjoy Mario Maker 2, Super Mario World with all big coins and secrets, Broforce, Guacamelee 1 & 2 with its secret screens, Rayman with all its 826 rescued guys, Ori and the Blind Forest, Owlboy, Gato Roboto, Celeste, Cuphead completed 100%, etc. Those are good games with excellent and responsive controls (besides many more remarkable features). This game "Dogurai" has an ugly, lazy design, and the worst of all are the controls, which don't respond properly at all. You can't attack and run at the same time, double jump fails many times, and you die constantly, it is so frustrating. Music is annoying as hell, level design is very poor, both boring and frustrating. I wasted 2 euros on this, thank god it was not more. Expand

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