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  • Summary: Sky Racket is the world’s first Shmup Breaker, mixing the classic genres of shoot ’em ups and block breakers. Blast bullets back at baddies while flying over whimsical worlds filled with vivid, kooky colors! Grab your laser tennis racket, a stylish scarf and your best buddies to battle aSky Racket is the world’s first Shmup Breaker, mixing the classic genres of shoot ’em ups and block breakers. Blast bullets back at baddies while flying over whimsical worlds filled with vivid, kooky colors! Grab your laser tennis racket, a stylish scarf and your best buddies to battle a horde of fluffy enemies trying to blow you up back to the ground.

    Play as RacketBoy or RacketGirl, guardians chosen by the Capybara Goddess to save your galaxy from the paws of a destructive tyrant genius, Korrg! Unable to attack by yourself, you must strike enemies’ attacks back at them, turning the battlefield into an explosive space tennis battle. Rain tennis-devastation down on hordes of ducks, cat-sandwiches, fluffy bunnies, space-tennis-robots and actual BANANAS in this unique and totally realistic adventure to save the galaxy!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 9, 2020
    80
    Sky Racket is an excitingly fun love letter to retro gaming. Double Dash manages to marry two genres in such a way that makes it feel like they should’ve been together all along. The game suffers from an overall lack in content, but just about everything there is terrific. Now hitting the Switch, Sky Racket is a great addition to the eShop.
  2. Apr 4, 2020
    80
    With a lovely presentation and unique gameplay that you can enjoy with a friend, Sky Racket is a must-have indie for any retro lover.
  3. 75
    Rolling credits on Sky Racket left me feeling a little ambivalent. It’s a decidedly enjoyable experience from beginning to end, and it feels like an excellent co-op game if you have a partner to join you. That said, it’s definitely on the shorter side, and having more stages before the boss fights would have made getting to them more rewarding. The variety present here is great, but I can’t help but feel like this main course is leaving me a little hungry. If you don’t mind running through stages multiple times to achieve all of the objectives, or you’re looking for a fresh and compact co-op game, Sky Racket is certainly worth a look. The amount of content and the controls do leave something to be desired, though.
  4. May 31, 2020
    75
    Sky Racket offers a new subgenre, mixing shoot'em up with arkanoid or pinball mechanics, and this union works very well. Its good gameplay stands out on Nintendo Switch and its levels are similar to those that we can find in classic games.
  5. May 28, 2020
    70
    The most difficult part of reviewing Sky Racket is knowing which audience is going to be the most interested in the game. As mentioned before, while the boss fights are fun and full of stuff to dodge, the block sections of the game may be too slow-paced for the more dedicated shmup fans. With that being said, it is also possible that the people looking for a relaxing experience of Tennis and Break-Out might be taken off guard by the more demanding boss fights. Perhaps the safest conclusion, then, is that the game should appeal to an audience that has an overlapping interest in the diverse game-styles that Sky Racket skillfully mixes together.
  6. Apr 8, 2020
    50
    In trying to combine shoot-em-ups and brick breakers, Sky Racket misses the point of both genres.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Mar 27, 2021
    4
    Very bad.
    Bad music, bad art, bad gameplay, bad story.
    It doesn't excel at anything. Although the core gameplay idea sound fantastic on
    Very bad.
    Bad music, bad art, bad gameplay, bad story.
    It doesn't excel at anything. Although the core gameplay idea sound fantastic on paper, it's very poorly executed here
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