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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.3
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.2
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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91 (Jul, 2012)
The little quibbles, such as the kiwi’s poor jumping skills, are overshadowed by the amount of creativity and sweetness that went into this game. Score one for the island country that could.
1UP! (Nov 09, 2007)
Le gameplay achève l'opération de séduction. On retrouve les bonnes idées de Taito, par exemple les warp zones et les ennemis qui n'infligent de dommages que par leurs projectiles uniquement, rehaussées par la précision des réglages de Software Creations. La seule vraie faiblesse du jeu, car il y en a bien une, n'est pas à blamer sur les programmeurs anglais mais sur le concept original. The New Zealand Story est un titre modeste, un type de jeux de plates-formes arcade démodé avec ses niveaux angulaires et austères, où le plaisir de jeu n'est pas très affiné. La durée de vie est moins un souci que le caractère trop feutré des sensations qu'il procure.
The best thing about New Zealand Story (as with the Mario games) is the sheer number of things to discover - finding weapons, vehicles and hidden levels has you playing into the wee small hours. NES owners have the best platform games of all time in the Mario series, but buying this pretty damn good arcade conversion won't do you any harm at all!
Despite the cuteness of the action and the inviting nature of the up-tempo music, the shooting is rapid-fire, and the game is a challenge to beat; enemies are plentiful, levels are timed, bosses fire in spread patterns, and continues are limited. Despite missing certain features, such as the animated introductory screen, the UFO vehicle, and the Heaven levels, this is a fine port of Taito’s delightful 1988 arcade game, The NewZealand Story, and a substantive platformer you should thoroughly enjoy.
70 (Nov 09, 2020)
Kiwi Kraze is a great port of an excellent arcade game. Kiwi Kraze is rather unassuming in the NES library but don’t let that fool you. It has a lot to offer, from large levels to great music but most importantly, fun.
Retro Archives (Oct 27, 2018)
The New Zealand Story sur NES manque un peu de couleurs et les sprites sont un peu petits, mais ce sont là les deux seuls reproches qu’on puisse faire à l’encontre d’une version qui reproduit fidèlement les sensations de l’arcade. Quelques minuscules soucis techniques (clignotements, ralentissements) empêchent ce portage de toucher à l’excellence, mais les amateurs ne devraient pas être déçus. À essayer.
While action fans of all ages will enjoy this light-hearted romp through puzzle-like sections of New Zealand, it seem especially geared for younger players.
Kiwi Kraze is one of those games you shouldn’t pick up if the price is over five dollars. Nintendo collectors like myself might have a hard time finding this one, but that might be for the best.