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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: 13 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 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. Sep 7, 2017
    8
    Bon joc, amb la possibilitat de jugar els mateixos escenaris però amb fins a 3 personatges diferents amb habilitats diferents... No és elBon joc, amb la possibilitat de jugar els mateixos escenaris però amb fins a 3 personatges diferents amb habilitats diferents... No és el millor joc del món, però trobo que és una idea bastant interessant i amb un preu ultra correcte!! Expand
  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. Jul 24, 2017
    7
    Un juego divertido con buena música y una jugabilidad sencilla pero entretenida. Pese a eso, Kamiko se he hizo algo corto, lo que es malo paraUn juego divertido con buena música y una jugabilidad sencilla pero entretenida. Pese a eso, Kamiko se he hizo algo corto, lo que es malo para un juego con mucho potencial. Aún así, lo recomiendo si te sobran $5 USD para jugar algo. Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2018
    7
    It's not a masterpiece but not bad either, It's ok!
    this game is very repetitive and all.
    good for wasting time when you don't wanna play
    It's not a masterpiece but not bad either, It's ok!
    this game is very repetitive and all.
    good for wasting time when you don't wanna play anythings serious or want a 2d game cause you need that extra battery life! it's not bad, it's more of a mobile game if you ask me, or a mini-game! Maybe it'd be worth it at 3$~ but at 5$? eeeeh! if you have the money why not. but if you're tight on budget after spending every last penny of your savings on a switch and a few games I'd rather not buy it :P (totally not me)
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  6. Apr 6, 2018
    6
    La experiencia Kamiko es grata en la primera vuelta, sobre todo si has jugado algún Zelda en 2D, en cuanto al desarrollo de puzzles y laLa experiencia Kamiko es grata en la primera vuelta, sobre todo si has jugado algún Zelda en 2D, en cuanto al desarrollo de puzzles y la interconexión del escenario. Sin embargo no hay aquí una exploración de mundo, nos teletransportaremos entre calabozos a medida que avancemos, por lo que una vez vistos el juego sorprende poco. Mucho del gameplay tiene que ver con la fragilidad del jugador, los enemigos no son difíciles pero si numerosos y reviven a los pocos minutos de matarlos. Cuestion importante pues pasamos por los mismos segmentos varias veces para poder terminar el calabozo. Aún así la dificultad es bastante agradable, para calabozos enemigos y jefes.

    El gran problema de este juego es que es poco variado, hay tres personajes a elegir, que funcionan de manera distinta, pero los calabozos son los mismos. Y una vez ya conocidos los puzzles (que tampoco cambian) terminas todo el juego en 40 minutos. Eso lo hace poco rejugable una vez lo has terminado con cada personaje. Aún así no dudo en recomendar el juego si te gustan los calabozos en 2D, y por 5 dolares no puedo poner pegas en el precio. Ahora si lo pillas en una rebaja no hay dudas, es un juego divertido que te servirá para entretenerte una tarde.
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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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