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Review: Kyotokei (WiiWare)

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Kyotokei is a shmup that plays similarly to Ikaruga but with a fantasy setting,so is Kyotokei good enough to be considered a WiiWare gem or a Dirt Clod you wish you'd never purchased? Keep reading to find out!



Gameplay/Story

You take on the role of two youths who are trying to take down an evil sorceress and must fly across more then 5 levels defeating hordes of regular enemies,then facing off against each stage's massive boss!

An interesting feature of Kyotokei is you can change you shield color from blue to red with rather interesting results,you see each enemy shoots either red or blue shots depending on what color the enemy is and your shield protects you from all shots that are the same color as your shield is at the time!
Be careful though as bosses shoot both red and blue shots!
This game is also fairly hard so you'll likely have to play several times to reach the end since you only have 3 continues on the easiest difficulty level.



Graphics/Sound
The graphics in Kyotokei are quite beautiful,however seeing flying priests,floating witches among other weird enemies makes the game seem a little more like a Kirby game in terms of being overly cute,strangly however it seems to work!
The background graphics are really nicely detailed and have an animé feel to them.

The music is basic fantasy style music that may not be memorable but still works perfectly with the game's fantasy theme!



Bottom line

Kyotokei is a great shmup for the WiiWare that has great gameplay that will be challenging,terrific graphics,and fitting music,and best of all is only 500 points!
I would suggest this game to any shmup fan,and though it may be somewhat difficult to those new to shmups it is one of the best games to start out with,as the easy mode is definitely manageable for those new to the genre!

Price-500 Points

Score ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 8/10

8- Great This is a great game that might have a few flaws or could have been better, but is still a game we highly recommend!


Last edited by Reanfan on October 22nd 2018, 1:31 pm; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : Pics added !)

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on September 15th 2011, 2:49 pmReanfan
Finished Wink
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on September 15th 2011, 3:39 pmNavi
Good idea placing the new reviews on the portal.....Your review is really good,but when will the pics be added Question
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on September 15th 2011, 4:21 pmKrazyredd
This sounds like my cup of joe Surprised
Krazy good review man Wink
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on September 15th 2011, 4:58 pmOddyWorld
An 8/10 Surprised
I must admit it sounds much better then I thought it would Surprised
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on September 15th 2011, 5:05 pmJnes5
Message reputation : 100% (1 vote)
WOW Rukiafan ! your way of reviewing has improved a little ! nice job ! Smile

The game sound very good ! so I'll see what I'll do to get it ! Very Happy
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on September 15th 2011, 5:15 pmMegatron2000
This is a great review,maybe even better than your SMG 2,and DKCR reviews |D
I posted an impressions topic at Nintendo Life a while back and am amazed that such a good game would be 500 points |D
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on September 15th 2011, 5:31 pmReanfan
Thank you all for your compliments,I'm working hard to become a better reviewer Very Happy
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on September 15th 2011, 7:42 pmYusei Fudo
I have this game so I can say this review is very accurate though I would have given Kyotokei a 7/10 in any event good job with your review Rukiafan Wink
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Now THIS is what I call a good review Surprised
I was on the fence but since I still have 500 points left after motoheroz I think I'll give this game a try Cool
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