Umihara Kawase (SNES)

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Umihara Kawase is an unusual platformer featuring a girl that is captured in a bizarre dream world full of walking fish. Equipped with a fishing line, she can swing and abseil from platform to platform using it as a grappling hook. The game's specialty is the detailed physics system that allows Kawase to perform various tricks using the elastic and length variable rope to move around the levels. There are almost 50 fields (levels) but most have multiple exits that allow you to play through the game on different paths without playing every single field in order. You can also record a good game and save it to watch it again at a later time.


Umihara Kawase SNES Hmm, now what.
Umihara Kawase SNES Enemy attacks will stun you.
Umihara Kawase SNES Kawase mixes up grappling with platforming.
Umihara Kawase SNES Your fishing rod is your main way of navigating levels.

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Alternate Titles

  • "海腹川背" -- Japanese spelling

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Excellent, if not obscure, platformer wildweasel (37) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Video Game Den May 09, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Freaks 365 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
Realm of Gaming Dec 19, 2012 8 out of 10 80


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Lumpi (206) added Umihara Kawase (SNES) on Oct 30, 2005
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