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Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! Review

By Andrew Nesvadba, on September 15, 2011


Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack!
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PROS

  • Clever, humorous lines and small touches to accentuate the 'whacky' factor.
  • Boss battles add a neat twist to the gameplay.
  • Objectives motivate players to play around, risking death via suicide.

CONS

  • The art direction, although pretty, can lead to some visual confusion.
  • Relatively short-lived experience; endless modes don't quite reach the same pitch of the story missions.

VERDICT

Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! is a celebration of the unbridled fun and silliness that makes the series so enjoyable to play while adding some neat touches to the endless platforming formula.


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You have to admire a developer that can create a character so fearsome that it only takes a distant whisper of its tireless scream to send a shudder down your spine. Which, according to Croteam themselves, is kinda weird considering the Beheaded Kamikaze of Serious Sam fame has no head to scream with. Thankfully in the iOS outing of Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! by Devolver Digital you get to control a Kamikaze instead of being its intended victim, just don't get too excited because you may just blow your load too early.

No really, I mean it - if you go around kicking things too often with your whirling bicycle kick of doom you'll start to generate 'rage', which when maxed out will cause you to explode. Thankfully each level provides you with several Kamikaze's to work with, though you're prone to lose a handful of them just trying to pull off the additional stunt objectives (such as kicking turtles or round-housing missiles) before giving Sam an explosive hug.

Visually the game is stunning as well - taking things from the usual slick 3D world of Serious Sam and in to a funky hand-drawn world that looks more suited to a cutesy world filled with doe-eyed animals than murderous torsos. The addition of 'witty' lines from Sam and the occasional text-based ribbing from the developer keeps the mood light no matter how often you fail and before you know it you'll have finished the game.

Sadly all that remains after completion is the ability to complete missing objectives or a handful of endless variations of the main game, but these pale to the frantic pace of the main game.

Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! is a perfect companion to a game world that already prides itself on cranking the challenge to 11. A fun pick up if you love the series or you're after a quirky new distraction.

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