|AAaahhhhhhhhhaaaahhhhhhhhwwwwaaaahhhhh! - Tarzan|
This is also one of those games where it is easy to learn but difficult to master, so you are bound to hit a snag (no pun intended) trying to progress though the very tall levels. Some levels will have some schoolbags that you can pick up, collecting the schoolbags will unlock stuff like: art, music, and even more characters to play as. The other characters in this game are not just a simple change of the skin, the other characters also have some unique abilities of their own. The abilities include being able to slow down time in order to make precise jumps, and one character has the ability to have an automatic retry for if they get hit or fall to their death.
|Umihara and her lovely stats.|
The controls in this game do take some time getting used to as this game is all about timing your swinging and jumping correctly. The way you launch is by attaching your lure onto a wall or platform, hold up or down on the joystick to stretch or tighten your fishing line, then detach your lure from that wall or platform and just pray that you got the timing just right. You don't have to put in much effort in your timing until you've reached the secret levels as they can get very frustrating to get though. You will see some scary looking enemies while on your journy, although they aren't that bad to deal with, so you can attack them with your rod. Once you've hit an enemy with your rod, it'll stun them and then you'll have to reel them in order to fully defeat them.
|Crrraaaabbb people, crrraaaabbbb people.|
This game does have an incredibly nice bonus feature included with this game and the bonus is noneother that the original Super Famicom game from 1994. This is a very nice feature as it helps get a classic game that was unavailable outside of Japan for a very long time and help expose it to a new fan base that deserve to play this title. The original game is worth playing as it is very fun to where I enjoyed playing it a lot more than Saynonara Umihara Kawase +, that says a lot as I did enjoy Saynonara Umihara Kawase + a fair amount.
|Super Ninja Fishing, coming soon to Atari 7800, November 5th 1990.|
The graphics in this game are very simple and cute but this game also looks a little dated and looks like a game that was meant for the Playstation 2 or for the Playstation Portable. The character designs are very cute and adorable and will put a smile on your face. The graphic models for the stages are a bit on the ugly side as while colorful, they did look a little dull to where the platforms look liked that they were made from nothing but random pieces of cardboard. The animation is very lively and charming and adds to the cuteness and effect of the characters. Music in this game is very cute and gives off a very warm vibe and added a weird sense of irony to all of the stages. The music itself also sounded very good and I wouldn't mind owning the soundtrack to this one.
Overall, this game has some problems but it ended up being a very decent game that is worth playing. If you don't want to get this for the main game, the addition of the Super Famicom game is enough to make you buy this on its own as it is a great game. Decent game(s).
*Note: Rough English translation by me and not by Google Translate... For once.
Game: Sayonara Umihara Kawase +
System: PlayStation Vita
Publisher: Agatsuma Entertainment Co. LTD
Price: $19.99/ 15.99 Euro (PSN)