Platforming and flying fish collide on the PSP in Umihara Kawase

By Spencer . December 14, 2007 . 3:09pm

umihara.jpgOut of the blue, Marvelous is reviving the odd Umihara Kawase franchise with a new PSP game next year. I remember playing Umihara Kawase on the Super Famicom and it handles like Bionic Commando in fish land. You jump around, swing from an elastic fishing line and catch fish. Umihara Kawase sounds unusual because it is and it looks like the PSP game is set in the same strange universe. The first screenshots also show Umihara Kawase PSP is in 2.5D! This is a fitting game design choice because the heart of Umihara Kawase is tight 2D leaps.

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  • Oh wow! I did not expect this but this is definitely a pleasant surprise! I remember playing and beating this game in one sitting at 3 in the morning. Soooo good.

    Is this a remake of the original game — the same levels? Or completely new levels?

  • ECM

    I hope this game’s control is *a lot* tighter than the PS One version–“tight” doesn’t even begin to describe how little room for error there was in that game.

  • Call me crazy but I wish all games were like this. and i don’t mean platformers.

  • Holy crap, awesome. This game had some unreal physics. I never was able to beat that whale boss in the screenshot, though. :/

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