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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.7
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
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. 3.4
Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Video Game Den (May 09, 2010)
Umihara Kawase is brilliant and is the perfect example of a game that's more that the sum of its parts. I really recommended it - It may not look that sophisticated at first glance but you will get hooked to it (sorry for the pun, I couldn't pass this one up).
All in all Umihara Kawase is a fun and different game of great quality. I was surprised to find something as innovative as this on the SNES. Play this game! There is a successor available for the PlayStation that has slightly better graphics so you might like to check that one out too.
Realm of Gaming (Dec 19, 2012)
With tons of alternate routes, charming, if unimpressive graphics, and a unique physics engine that rewards skillful play over anything else, Umihara Kawase is a great title that's far more addictive than its simple premise has any right to be. The learning curve serves as a giant hurdle, but should you brave the jump, you'll find a diamond in the rough.