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  • Summary: A modern shoot’em up set in a retro futuristic sci-fi universe. You’ll take control of the almighty ship Chukaru and its three unique weapons. Shoot wisely to either do double damage, heal yourself, or charge your super attack as you dispatch a enormous number of foes.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jul 26, 2019
    83
    Rather short, but captivating shoot-em-up with a clever color-coordinated scoring system.
  2. Jul 22, 2019
    80
    Pawarumi does a lot to satisfy shoot 'em up fans while also offering a gimmick that makes it more exciting than the average shmup.
  3. Jul 24, 2019
    80
    Pawarumi might not change the face of videogaming or set a new trend, it’s just a damn good shoot ‘em up, just like they made them back in the day. If you’re an avid arcade game fan, make no mistake and add it to your library!
  4. Jul 23, 2019
    70
    If all you want is a fast-paced shoot ’em up and its scarcity of content doesn’t deter you, then Pawarumi will provide a good few hours of hectic action.
  5. Jul 25, 2019
    70
    Ultimately then, unless you’re a score chaser, your fun with Pawarumi is likely to be a short-lived affair. It’s an exciting game that feels surprisingly unique, but there just isn’t much to it. Depending on your skill level, you might be done with it in just a matter of hours. Though chances are you’ll return to it in the future for a quick blast of futuristic Aztec shoot ’em up fun.
  6. Jul 26, 2019
    69
    Pawarumi isn’t going to change the game industry, but it will be there to set a president for other top-down shooters, with its complex and appealing style and great controls this game may be short in longevity but it could last a while for true fans of the genre.
  7. Aug 2, 2019
    40
    It’s just too basic and doesn’t live up to a lot of things being released these days. I understand it’s more of a throwback to the old school arcade shooters, but even they seem to offer more. The story itself is a bit confusing and a bit hard to follow. It’s not a bad game by all means although it’s nothing that should be on your radar.

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  1. Jul 30, 2019
    8
    Pwawrumi is a vertical scrolling arcade shooter with a twist and an Epic Soundtrack! You are Axo, pilot of the Chukaru ship, on a mission ofPwawrumi is a vertical scrolling arcade shooter with a twist and an Epic Soundtrack! You are Axo, pilot of the Chukaru ship, on a mission of vengeance. The game plays like most any other game of it's genre, shoot the enemies, dodge the bullets, with a twist. The Trinity mechanic gives you 3 weapons, each mapped to the matching color button on your controller. Green (A) is the Serpent missiles, a twisting column of small missiles that fire straight forward from your ship. Blue (X) gives you the Condor Laser, firing a beam in front of your ship that passes through enemies. Last is Red (B) the Jaguar missiles, they arc forward from the sides of your ship and lock onto enemies in a cone in front of the ship. All of your enemies are imbued with the same spirits (colors) and react differently to each attack. Hitting an enemy with the same color charges your shields, allowing you to take more hits. The opposing color deals double damage, and the adjacent color charges your special. (Y) Activates your special, launching hundreds of homing missiles, and activates a temporary shield. These mechanics are crucial to victory! The soundtrack is incredible and fits the mood of each situation. Pawarumi features three difficulties, each with their own ending. A fast Paced Shoot"Em Up I recommend to almost anyone! Expand