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  • Summary: Wield your weapon bestowed by the gods, and open the gates between worlds. KAMIKO is a game styled around Japanese Shinto beliefs. Fight as priestesses called "KAMIKO" and battle against demons while solving puzzles to make your way through the stages. Look no further if you are looking forWield your weapon bestowed by the gods, and open the gates between worlds. KAMIKO is a game styled around Japanese Shinto beliefs. Fight as priestesses called "KAMIKO" and battle against demons while solving puzzles to make your way through the stages. Look no further if you are looking for an arcade action game with a twist. Each stage has several Torii (gates) which are magically sealed. Find a way to break all the seals to make your way to the stage boss. [Nintendo.com] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Apr 28, 2017
    90
    Stunningly stylish and with an irresistibly kinetic sense of motion, Kamiko is a true gem. It's a quick ride, to be sure, but gorgeous pixel-art visuals, a lush soundtrack and three very different characters with plenty of speedrunning potential make it well worth coming back to. A uniquely appealing, action-packed package for less than the price of a prayer plaque, this is an easy recommendation for any Switch owner.
  2. Apr 21, 2017
    88
    A charming little game that melds action and puzzle elements together quite nicely, Kamiko is a pleasure to play and experience. It doesn't last too long, and some of the enemies are rather easy to dispatch - but the different characters and their unique weapons make it a good game to replay, and the speedrun elements add to the fun. Overall it's a great way to spend a few hours, and that cheap launch price definitely doesn't hurt its value any.
  3. Apr 21, 2017
    80
    I absolutely love the colorful art style that makes up the set pieces that themselves tell a story of a forgotten post-apocalyptic world, and the soundtrack is composed of retro-inspired chiptunes.
  4. Jul 21, 2017
    80
    Kamiko's quaint, pick-up-and-play nature makes it a fantastic fit on Nintendo's versatile console.
  5. May 4, 2017
    75
    Kakimo is arguably a stunning game with its own personality and sense of joy, surprising with that pixel-art visuals. Easy to recommend for any Nintendo Switch owner as its prize is really fair, but we would have liked to have more difficulty and length in the whole adventure.
  6. May 17, 2017
    70
    Kamiko is an accessible and well-designed experience that will put its players frantically trying new tactics in order to finish the game as quickly as possible. This might not sound very groundbreaking but Kamiko certainly provides incentives to its players to try to complete it in a shorter time and its challenging nature means that those who pick it up will have something they can spend some fun hours with.
  7. May 3, 2017
    40
    Kamiko costs about $4.99 and can be beaten in under an hour. Visually, it is nothing impressive or interesting... There are far better looking pixel art games out there on the Switch, such as Blaster Master Zero. The core mechanics aren't broken or anything, it is completely serviceable, but it just lacks anything of interest to make Kamiko worth any time at all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. Apr 29, 2017
    10
    Imagine 2D Zelda with the polish of Shovel Knight, and you get a fun, magical game that is totally worth $5. Heck, I spent 1 hour on firstImagine 2D Zelda with the polish of Shovel Knight, and you get a fun, magical game that is totally worth $5. Heck, I spent 1 hour on first level alone (which had a clever boss, might I add!)

    Dont list to the person below who said it's not worth $5. I think it's worth $10, and, I hope the expand and offer us more great levels. If they do, Im buying!
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  2. Jun 16, 2017
    9
    $5 for about 3 hours of a slash and dash puzzle game? TAKE MY MONEY. each level is fleshed out and features a new mechanic and the game never$5 for about 3 hours of a slash and dash puzzle game? TAKE MY MONEY. each level is fleshed out and features a new mechanic and the game never felt like it was repeating itself. each boss is amazing, except for the final boss'es 2nd form, which was just okay. the game also adds a bit of replay value with the other characters. Expand
  3. Jun 27, 2018
    8
    Short, fast, cheap, beautiful, and with a wonderful music, Kamiko is puzzle adventure game divided in 4 stages. In each stage we have toShort, fast, cheap, beautiful, and with a wonderful music, Kamiko is puzzle adventure game divided in 4 stages. In each stage we have to activate 4 statues and we'll be able to go to the next stage. The first time, I completed it in about 1 or 2 hours. But don't worry, it's extremely re-playable, in fact in each stage we have a chronometer so our goal is to finish the game in the minimum possible time.
    Definitely, it's a game focused on speedruns, but everyone might enjoy it. Very recommended.
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  4. May 25, 2017
    7
    Este juego es como un Mini Zelda de nes. Cierto que es un juego corto pero te das cuenta al terminarlo pq te entretiene tanto que te detienesEste juego es como un Mini Zelda de nes. Cierto que es un juego corto pero te das cuenta al terminarlo pq te entretiene tanto que te detienes hasta ver los creditos. Denle una checada ya que esta a un precio bastante accecible. @Meroleek Expand
  5. Aug 1, 2018
    7
    Don't go into this thinking it will be astounding, amazing, spectacular, or mind - blowing. Kamiko is simply really fun, with some niceDon't go into this thinking it will be astounding, amazing, spectacular, or mind - blowing. Kamiko is simply really fun, with some nice graphics, catchy soundtrack and throw in some good bosses and puzzles and we have Kamiko. The game is worth the money, and speedrunners need this game. It's a small eShop title that everyone should get, but don't compare it to the likes of Modern Zelda. That is unfair. Expand
  6. Sep 12, 2017
    7
    kamiko is a good game that reminds of the era of the nes, good arstic style, good levels, good bosses (the final battle is my favorite bykamiko is a good game that reminds of the era of the nes, good arstic style, good levels, good bosses (the final battle is my favorite by much)

    but it is really short as history, in levels also and at certain points seems somewhat repetative

    however it has a great gameplay that feels fluid and ready from the first moment

    a very rhythmic soundtrack but none in particular impacted me so much

    a difficulty somewhat up in some points but stable between light and easy

    art: 9/10

    history: 6.5 / 10

    Music: 7.5 / 10

    gameplay: 8/10

    difficulty: 7.5 / 10

    Final verdict: 7.7

    short game but with great content compralo if you are fond of retro games with excellent gameplay

    price: 5,00
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  7. May 2, 2017
    4
    The combat and puzzles are very simple and repetitive which making a average player to beat this game in 1 hr.Although there are 3 characterThe combat and puzzles are very simple and repetitive which making a average player to beat this game in 1 hr.Although there are 3 character to choose from,they are not so different which making replay value near zero.
    Overall a average game seriously lacking content to justify the price.
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