When it comes to bizarre gaming experiences from the last decade, it would be hard to not mention the joyfully growing ball of garbage that is the Katamari series. Originally released as Katamari Damacy on the PlayStation 2 back in 2004, the brand has now become synonymous with ridiculous music, insane visuals and an insane color scheme that would make Stevie Wonder squint. The game was a surprise runaway hit that caught North American audiences completely off-guard. One thing was without a doubt: it was Japanese to the core.
After several successful spin-offs over the few years, the absurd world of Katamari finally made its way to iOS, in the form of i Love Katamari. Not only was the title fairly successful on the platform, but it also managed to snag four and a half stars in its official 148Apps Review. Not too shabby for a puzzle game that revolves around the concept of, well, revolving! Virtually every aspect of the game was looked upon positively then, so just imagine what a Katamari game would be like with the advances in technology over the past two and a half years.
Don’t fret though, because a new iOS installment in the franchise is coming sooner rather than later. In fact, the release date of the new Katamari Amore is just around the corner. Starting today, hardcore rollers should be able to get their mitts on twenty four new missions of brain racking craziness, all for the low price of $3.99, which is much cheaper than the original’s $6.99 sticker price.
There will be four different single player modes to enjoy, so it is safe to say that it should keep players busy for quite a while. Plus, I hear a certain pellet and ghost munching icon makes a secret cameo in the game, so keep an eye out!
Released: 2011-09-30 :: Category: Games
Tagged with: $3.99, i Love Katamari, katamari, preview