Hello to everyone! Thank you for joining us, on our cuppa filled gaming journey.
Last week we went retro with Pokemon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow. If you missed it and want to check it out: Game Soundtracks We Love: Pokemon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow
This time we’re going with a more recent title; it has a bit of a retro feel to it without actually being retro – which I love!
Game of Choice
So this week’s choice is an indie title that came out on the Nintendo Switch’s eshop last year: Kamiko.
The game is inspired by the Japanese Shinto beliefs. It has the player control shrine maidens, that have been chosen by the Gods to fight demons/monsters, unseal Torii gateways, solve puzzles and avoid hazardous environments along the way – all to save mankind from destruction!
Kamiko is a pretty short game, but you have three different characters to choose from (giving you three very different ways to play) and the game tells you how long you took to do each level (adding some replay for speed runners).
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a video of (only) the opening to the game. To give you an idea of what the game is like; I went with the game’s trailer.
Kamiko’s soundtrack I think is great! Works brilliantly with it’s pixel graphics (keeping the retro feel going), while also adding energy and atmosphere to the levels. The creators could of chosen to go in a different direction for the soundtrack – I am so glad they didn’t. For me; being reminded of old games I enjoyed playing on the NES,etc brings another layer of enjoyment to the game 😀
A few questions for you:
- Did you enjoy the soundtrack?
- Are there any game soundtracks that remind you of other games?
- What do you think about games (and their soundtracks) being made in the style of “retro” games?
Would love to read your thoughts 😀 – Thanks for reading!