Developer: Sokaikan ltd
PublisherPIXELHEART
Platforms: PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 28/10/2021
Price£17.99/$19.99
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.

For a fighting side scrolling game, does the story matter, or is it all about the combat? Okinawa Rush goes headlong in to the fighting, while the story is, not even worth mentioning.

The story is laid out in full at the start of the game. You play as one of three characters who wants to take revenge on the Black Mantis Clan, and what better way to do this than kill them all.

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Gameplay

The gameplay is the highlight of Okinawa Rush, consecrating on cool looking martial arts move and combos, juggles and stun locks. Everything that you would expect in a fighting game. However, here you will need to have some skill as the game its self is hard, but moves are based on specific inputs. You can get so far with button mashing, but very quickly you will die. The game is tough.

Not to mention that a multitude of Ninja and other monstrous being will swarm you. Then we have the bosses (sigh). These things will test your skills to the limits and beyond. But never did I want to throw down the controller and give up (cry a little maybe). With each attempt, I felt myself getting better. In the end, I was feeling like a true warrior.

A Slight Problem

There is one slightly annoying problem, this is that I felt there is input lag. Nothing egregious, but enough to make a hard fight that much harder. When this happens, I was annoyed. But the game is so fun I went back and tried again.

Overall, Okinawa Rush is a great fighting game, with lots to offer and a skill floor that will have you felling like Bruce Lee. If you can put up with the occasional input lag, Okinawa Rush will entertain you.

If you are looking for a challenge and some out-and-out revenge, then Okinawa Rush is worth a look see.

7-10
GOOD

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