Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: NISAmerica
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBox One, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 13/10/2020
Price: Prinny 1: £17.99/$19.99
Prinny 2: £17.99/$19.99
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.

Prinny®: Can I Really Be the Hero?

Master Etna wants the Ultimate Desert and see tasked you to get it. Giving you 1000 lives to complete the task.

Prinny® 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood!

A Phantom Thief steals Master Etna’s panties, it’s up to the Prinny’s to get them back or else.


Both Prinny 1 & 2 play the same with one or two differences. The Prinny’s both have 1000 lives. That can be depleted fast, as these games are difficult. Especially if you are crazy enough to play on Hard mode. Easy mode, the Prinny has three hit points and gives you a chance to at least survive. On Hard it’s one hit, and it’s a life gone. Making a hard game even harder.

There is one massive problem I found while playing is with the double jump. After the second jump, the Prinny will be locked in the same direction, which will cause plenty of unnecessary deaths. It is hard enough without this problem.

There is one slight difference from the first and second games. In the second game is once the hunger meter is full, the Prinny will go in to a rage where attack power is increased for a short while. Whereas the first game it just increases the score.


I played both of these games on back in the day and it is still as hard as it was back then. However, nothing has really changed bar the graphics, still the game double jump problem.

It is a really good game, and loads of fun if you want to a challenge.