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Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

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  • Summary: Sayonara Wild Hearts is a dreamy arcade game about riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords, and breaking hearts at 200 mph. As the heart of a young woman breaks, the balance of the universe is disturbed. A diamond butterfly appears in her dreamsSayonara Wild Hearts is a dreamy arcade game about riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords, and breaking hearts at 200 mph. As the heart of a young woman breaks, the balance of the universe is disturbed. A diamond butterfly appears in her dreams and leads her through a highway in the sky, where she finds her other self: the masked biker called The Fool. Journey through a custom-written pop soundtrack, chase scores, and set out to find the harmony of the universe, hidden away in the hearts of Little Death and her star-crossed allies: Dancing Devils, Howling Moons, Stereo Lovers and Hermit 64. Expand

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Sayonara Wild Hearts - Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer | The Game Awards 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Oct 4, 2019
    100
    Ultimately Sayonara Wild Hearts will be a permanent fixture on my Switch console (as well as my iPhone, as this title is one of the launch titles for Apple’s Apple Arcade service). While the Fool’s journey is a relatively short one, it will be extremely revisitable as one can strive to get the gold rank scores as well as collect all the diamonds strewn across the levels. Why wouldn’t you, with an excellent soundtrack and superb visual design, I couldn’t find a better way to pass the time.
  2. Sep 17, 2019
    100
    Truly incredible, Sayonara Wild Hearts is a pop-culture gem that celebrates music and games in a passionately individual way. There has never been anything else quite like it, and if you have even a passing interest in gaming’s inherent value you need to play it. And then play it again.
  3. Oct 3, 2019
    90
    With a world of neon-clad cyberpunk aesthetics, fast-paced action and an enthralling soundtrack, Sayonara Wild Hearts delivers a riveting experience that will make the player want so much more, as the game's only frustration derives from the short length of each level. Sayonara Wild Hearts demonstrates how a remarkable game does not need to borrow from the AAA formula of colossal worlds and hundred-hour gameplay experiences when something so bright and enveloping is enough.
  4. Sep 17, 2019
    80
    Sayonara Wild Hearts is a quick but intense ride through a landscape that's been made dangerous and jagged by broken hearts and pop music. Its unusual style makes the road hard to see from time to time, but people who love Simogo's games will love riding with The Fool.
  5. Oct 10, 2019
    80
    Sayonara Wild Hearts is a remarkable arcade action and adventure game in which we will enjoy an excellent artistic and graphic section with its wonderful levels. Undoubtedly, one of the best indie games of 2019.
  6. Sep 23, 2019
    80
    Sayonara Wild Hearts is short, but also unique and intense. It’s something special aimed at people who want an experience they can’t find something else. And it’s also deeper than you might thing.
  7. Sep 25, 2019
    60
    Sayonara Wild Hearts’ is gorgeous and packs an incredible pop soundtrack, but the actual levels the music accompanies never feels as natural as its audiovisual splendor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Sep 23, 2019
    10
    Amazing game and genuine work of art! It’s a masterpiece! Please make more and make a VR version!
  2. Sep 23, 2019
    10
    Sayonara Wild Hearts is approximately one hour long and costs $15. Every minute of this game is absolutely worth the 25 cents you pay for it.Sayonara Wild Hearts is approximately one hour long and costs $15. Every minute of this game is absolutely worth the 25 cents you pay for it. The devs hit it out of the park. The visuals, the audio, the narrative were all just brilliant. I can see why this took them almost five years to make; the polish is astounding. This is absolutely my Game of the Year 2019, and I don't think anyone even anticipated its release. Expand
  3. Sep 19, 2019
    10
    Mesmerizing work! A whole buffet of comfort food gameplay that's like taking multi-vitamins for the third eye with its imagination and music.Mesmerizing work! A whole buffet of comfort food gameplay that's like taking multi-vitamins for the third eye with its imagination and music. What a wonderful debut from these developers. I'm excited to see what's next from them. Expand
  4. Sep 20, 2019
    9
    This game is amazing!!! It's very psychedelic and gives you an amazing natural high! But the damn game gives me coughing fits and cotton mouthThis game is amazing!!! It's very psychedelic and gives you an amazing natural high! But the damn game gives me coughing fits and cotton mouth so I'm going to have to dock it a point. Expand
  5. Oct 20, 2019
    8
    A playable pop album with ecstatic music. As a game, Sayonara Wild Hearts is simple to a default–but it's the exciting soundtrack that keepsA playable pop album with ecstatic music. As a game, Sayonara Wild Hearts is simple to a default–but it's the exciting soundtrack that keeps you going and injects emotion even in the most barebone levels. You'll breeze through all the very short levels in an hour or so, but that's the point of it: like a music album, this game is made to be played multiple times, every time you're looking for some aural delight.

    Sayonara Wild Hearts isn't for everybody, but people who like it will *really* like it.
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  6. Oct 4, 2019
    8
    It's exciting, dynamic, very different graphics, interesting mood. It's hard to explain what it is. Its an action dynamic game where you getIt's exciting, dynamic, very different graphics, interesting mood. It's hard to explain what it is. Its an action dynamic game where you get to basically move! Expand
  7. Sep 23, 2019
    3
    Super compelling visuals and sound...then boof, the game is over in around a hour with little post game play. That's actually fine as anSuper compelling visuals and sound...then boof, the game is over in around a hour with little post game play. That's actually fine as an experience for something like Apple arcade, but when paying $13 USD for it on Switch...the lack of replayability + time to completion has to be factored in. Expand

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