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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: 14 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  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. Mar 10, 2018
    8
    Éste pequeño gran indie es un buen juego de aventuras, es como el Zelda original pero cada escenario es un templo o calabozo. "Kamiko" es laÉste pequeño gran indie es un buen juego de aventuras, es como el Zelda original pero cada escenario es un templo o calabozo. "Kamiko" es la historia de tres elegidas que deben restaurar la armonía en la tierra.
    La jugabilidad varía según a quién escojas como personaje principal. La mecánica es sencilla vence enemigos y resuelve puzzles mientras te adentras en los niveles.
    En general es un juego que se siente muy corto, pero así también es el precio. Una opción económica que entretiene y esta bien programado, es muy recomendable.
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  3. Apr 28, 2017
    8
    This game is fun, simple, and short.

    The bright colors and pleasant music and cute enemies all make for a generally pleasant experience,
    This game is fun, simple, and short.

    The bright colors and pleasant music and cute enemies all make for a generally pleasant experience, but there's a limited number of mechanics, and you never unlock anything new or interesting -- it's simply a matter of applying the mechanics you have from the start of the game to solve a few puzzles and explore some cute maps.

    My first playthrough took me 1 hour and 35 minutes, and I was taking my time. There are three characters, leaving a novel experience of about five hours, tops.

    The replay value would be in speedrunning, if you're into that. If you're not, maybe you come back a few months later and play again. Up to you.

    Overall: A beautiful game that ended too soon.
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  4. Aug 30, 2017
    7
    Nice and very short game. worth the price. only 5 dollars. I wish it was much longer. it has a nice concept. the art is very good. veryNice and very short game. worth the price. only 5 dollars. I wish it was much longer. it has a nice concept. the art is very good. very Japanese. I like it. Expand
  5. Apr 19, 2018
    7
    Kamiko does nostalgia right, copying the classic games not the way they looked, but the way people remember them. The pixel art is Zelda-like,Kamiko does nostalgia right, copying the classic games not the way they looked, but the way people remember them. The pixel art is Zelda-like, but the scrolling is silky smooth; the simple combat looks at home in to the 80s, but it's tweaked with a modern attention to detail. It feels very japanese, and yet it comes to the market in English.

    This game is short and sweet. It's just four levels peppered with enemies and simple puzzles, with one boss at the end of each level, and one final boss. Then you can replay through with another character–there are three, and they all play very different. The game encourages you to speedrun it, which is a clever way to turn shortness into an advantage.

    It's perfect for the Switch, it's cute as hell, and it doesn't promise anything it can't deliver. Oh, and it's cheap. No wonder it's one of the highest selling games on the eShop. Great impulse buy.
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  6. May 5, 2018
    6
    OK game but playing on nostalgia to cover a simple short game that has nothing new under the belt.
  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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