Kawaii Girl is a top-down shooter.


At-a-glance


(Adult) Content?
(F) Sexual content.

Censorship?
No. Woot! Woot!

Hours of Gameplay?
Three hours.

Modding Support?
No.

Patch Available?
Download as DLC.



Foreword

I originally published a review for Kawaii Girl on April 26th, 2020. I have updated that review, to reflect my thoughts on this game as of September, 2020.

Gameplay

There are nine stages total. The goal of each stage is to survive (for an allocated time) and to escape (once time’s up). When the timer runs out, you best find the magic escape hatch — ‘cus if you don’t, you die. Until the timer runs dry, enemies will infinitely spawn, and shopkeepers will sometimes crop up. Enemies and destructible objects drop gold pieces, which can be used to purchase new weapons. Ammo is infinite, so fire away! You have a limited number of hit points, which when depleted will result in a game over. At first, enemies will deal paltry damage. During later stages, you can expect to face enemies that will destroy you (and lots of ’em!) From time to time, you may encounter expendable items. These items can be used to recover lost hit points and damage enemies.

Story

Uh. . . there isn’t a story. Each stage revolves around a different kawaii girl, and she’s under fire. Apparently, someone (or everybody) wants her dead. After escaping death, the kawaii girls can’t help but get saucy with themselves, ‘cus killin’ people is enough to get anyone hot ‘n steamy.

Visuals

The titlescreen looks okay, though the user-interface could use a little polish. Audio and display preferences can be adjusted from the “gearbox” button on the main menu. The audio cannot be muted — after muting the game, a select few sound effects continued to play. The in-game visuals are a delight to see, between the flashy lights and pixelated artwork. When viewing CGs in the gallery, the user-interface cannot be hidden (which is really a shame).

The Goods

There are a total of nine CGs, each with three variants (depicting stages of undress). The animation is okay, and so is the artwork. I wasn’t fond of the stock backgrounds and lack of interactivity.

Verdict

While I do recommend this game, I don’t recommend that you purchase it. Kawaii Girl 2 is nearly the exact same game, but with more levels and lewd CGs. Because Kawaii Girl 2 exists, there is almost no reason at all to purchase this game. Regardless, the gameplay is fun and engaging, and difficult enough to keep you on the edge. The adult content leaves something to be desired, but it’s otherwise serviceable.