Indie Game Showcase: Katana Land

Hello everybody, welcome to a long overdue installment of the Indie Game Showcase. If you are unfamiliar with what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles for more information. The game we are going to talk about today is called Katana Land, a platforming adventure title made by Kablammo Games. While it may look a little bit on the simple side, trust me, there is definitely more going on here than meets the eye. Enough small talk, let’s dive right and find out what this game is all about.

The world of Katana Land has undergone an invasion of epic proportions. Hordes of undead monsters and evil ninjas have set up camp there, and the only person who can stop them is the Katana Kid. In order to save his home, our hero must defeat every enemy he can, and that’s no easy task. Gameplay tends to center around platforming, destroying enemies, and performing specific tasks in order to complete each stage.

Quite possibly my favorite thing about this game is how varied and challenging the overall gameplay is. No two stages are ever the same, and each one always throws new obstacles at you to keep you on your toes. Most of the time this will consist of ninjas with different attack ranges and abilities, but sometimes the tasks that the main character has to complete changes as well. While the boss fights weren’t epic by any means, they were still very fun to play. As far as visual presentation goes, the simple 2D art style has alot of charm to it that plenty of old school gamers will definitely appreciate.

My only gripe with it, and with almost every other game I play on this service, is the fact that the title only took about an hour for me to complete. As upsetting as that fact is, there are medals and new playable characters to unlock, so there is more than enough of an incentive for me to play through the game more than once. At the price of only one dollar (80 MSP), this title is definitely worth your time.

For more suggestions on games that we could include in this feature, please leave a comment below this post.

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