Umihara Kawase is a girl who uses a fishing hook as a grappling hook. You’ll need quick reflexes to swing your way through the branching surreal environments. Use your brains to figure out the best way through. They say fish is brain food—you’re going to need it!Read full description
Note!: This is Umihara Kawase, one game in the Umihara Kawase Trilogy. It is based on the original SNES game. Below is a description of the entire trilogy.
Easy to play, difficult to master, the Umihara Kawase Trilogy is a collection of three physics-based puzzle/platformer games with over 20 years of gaming history. Developed by the creators of the original game (Kiyoshi Sakai and Toshinobu Kondo), this cult classic was a Japanese indie smash hit!
Umihara Kawase is the name of our backpacking, Japanese, sushi chef heroine armed with a fishing rod, elastic fishing line, and a fishing hook. Face fish-like enemies, conveyor belts, spikes, watery pits, time travel and more. Collect items, and find your way to the end of each level. The deeper into this dream-like world that you venture, the more challenging the solutions and the greater the time pressure becomes. Along the way, look out for shortcuts and secret exits, and unlock bonus levels.
The elasticity of Umihara’s fishing line sets the Umihara Kawase Trilogy apart from other games, giving unprecedented levels of mobility and discovery. Tightening the line or giving lots of slack can be the difference between success or failure. The elastic nature of the fishing line allows the player to stretch down to otherwise unreachable areas or be catapulted upwards.
Some japanese games are strange. Well, UmiharaKawase is very strange even for japanese standards, but it doesn't make it a bad game. Actually it's quite opposite :) While not best game ever, it's at least intriguing. Your protagonist is a young female sushi chef. Using magical fishing rod you fight off giant crabs, fish and other see life in retro-style platformer. As strange as it sounds - that's the best thing about this game., Without it's strange and crazy setting it would be just another mediocre platformer (gameplay is average, graphics looks not too good, even for retro-style standards, only level design is actually very good), but thanks to all the weird stuff the game is memorable and will keep you going just so you can see what crazy stuff awaits you in the next level. Long story short - if you want to see what other strange things can japanese propose you - check it out. If you're just looking for good platformer - think about something else - there are loads of better ones with usual setting to chose from.
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