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3 cert, Dakko Dakko, Wii U

Some evil mice, a kid­napped cat and a buddy who is will­ing to step up and try to save him: good in­gre­di­ents that make an even bet­ter game. The shoot-’em-up is played on the rails, which lim­its ex­actly what you can do, but also forces you to be a more cre­ative in your think­ing. You play the buddy tasked with sav­ing the afore­men­tioned kitty while rid­ing some­thing called a spin­board. One thing to know: Scram Kitty is dif­fi­cult. You have think about your an­gles when try­ing to take out the mice, and the con­trols are on the com­plex side. It sud­denly seems to go from dif­fi­culty level to level at an alarm­ing pace. Al­though it never over­loads you with too many new items to get to grips with at once, you will find yourself curs­ing the game as you (yet again) lose a life. Over­all though, Scram Kitty is charm­ing, from the retro-in­spired graph­ics to the lim­i­ta­tions that the game forces you to work within. For pa­tient gamers.

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