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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 Going up the slow way.
Umihara Kawase SNES Your fishing rod is your main way of navigating levels.
Umihara Kawase SNES Title Screen
Umihara Kawase SNES Tutorial screen - learn how to control Kawase.

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Umihara Kawase Screenshot
Umihara Kawase Screenshot
Umihara Kawase Screenshot
Umihara Kawase Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "海腹川背" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Excellent, if not obscure, platformer SNES wildweasel (37)

Critic Reviews

Video Game Den SNES May 09, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Freaks 365 SNES 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
Realm of Gaming SNES Dec 19, 2012 8 out of 10 80
DarkZero Windows Nov 10, 2015 7 out of 10 70


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