Umihara Kawase (SNES)

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Written by  :  wildweasel (37)
Written on  :  Jan 15, 2006
Platform  :  SNES
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Excellent, if not obscure, platformer

The Good

The game is extraordinarily easy to pick up, thanks to the various demo reels that are played between levels. There is also next to no Japanese text in the game, so you won't need a patch or Japanese skills to play it. The physics of the grappling hook are very well-done and fun to play with.

The Bad

It can get quite difficult at times. Since there's no password system, losing all your lives means starting the game from the beginning - but there are hidden warps, so all is not lost.

The Bottom Line

A pleasant romp through many different levels, dodging large evil fish and swinging through levels with an elastic fish hook. Yeah, I know - sounds crazy, huh? But that's the beauty of it - the concept is so absurd, that you can't help but like it.