As you know, we here at Honey’s Anime do enjoy our indie games from time to time since they provide us with a fresh new experience. Oftentimes we get so preoccupied by all the shiny and flashy AAA titles that we overlook the more unique, and sometimes really fun indie games that exist out there. Copy Kitty is an indie game developed by Nuclear Strawberry and published by the good folks over at Degica Games. The game has been out since 2016 as early access, but now, the team feels more than confident to drop their full release as you’re probably reading this article. So who does Copy Kitty cater to? Well for the most part, it’s an action game that takes place in a futuristic world, and you’re a female protagonist kitty named Boki who just wants to kick ass and take names. You have the ability to copy the attacks of enemies you encounter and use it in various ways to unlock portions of a level, create new pathways to explore and of course, destroy everything that stands in your way. It’s a chaotic and full of nonstop action and so, if you’re into titles that aren’t all about the flash visuals but just stick to the script with pure fun, then Copy Kitty is up your alley.
What to Expect
Copy Kitty takes inspiration from a lot of the past iconic heroes, Kirby, for example, who has the ability to steal powers from the enemy and use it against them. What Copy Kitty does differently is it adds a lot more flare and creativity in terms of how to optimize the weapons you acquire. So for example, you can combine various power ups to create an even better one, which will allow you to defeat certain enemies without much harm or to blast through a wall to escape trouble. It’s a game that favors versatility and encourages players to just go wild with all the different power ups at their disposal. Of course, Copy Kitty will not be for everyone, but if you’re just looking for something to perhaps pass the time, let off some stress from those long working hours, then turning on Copy Kitty will certainly put your mind at ease. There are over 175 combinations to play around with, so the world is your playground! The story mode consists of 13 incredibly cool worlds, all of which come with their own distinctive missions and challenges that you’ll need to overcome. Each level is relatively short when compared to other action platformers, but it’s quick and fast-paced appeal is what provides a nice rewarding experience. There are only 2 difficulty settings to choose from but depending on which one you choose, the way enemies will behave will differ so despite the short play time for each stage, there’s always something new to discover. With all that being said let’s hop into more of the gameplay.
Copy Kitty is still very much a basic game in the sense that, while it does have plenty to offer in terms of replayability, it tends to end rather quickly as every stage is over before you can even blink. We’re not saying that’s a bad thing but it’s what makes the game feel basic in that respect. Perhaps simplified is a better way of expressing the gameplay mechanics of Copy Kitty because unlike other action titles that require you to do a lot of things and don’t reward you much for it, the gameplay is straight to the point and you’re rewarded with more upgrades to play around with. Once you’ve cleared the story mode, which honestly won’t take you very long, you can then challenge yourself with the Endless mode which we personally feel is the best feature of the game. With Endless mode, you have 37 environments that are filled with tough bosses who all attack you randomly, making the encounters quite satisfying. You’re always having to come up with some new strategy to take out the boss without running into their incoming attacks, and really coming to understand just how each power-up works.
This is where we spent most of our time with Copy Kitty because we were constantly being tested to see just how much we understood the mechanics, and if we were capable of withstanding all the wild and frantic action happening in front of us. It’s so easy to get distracted by all the vibrant colors and laser beams being thrown at you in rapid succession, but once you develop a trained eye and have patience, Copy Kitty becomes very entertaining. Once you’ve gone through the whole game with Boki, we really suggest trying it over with Savant, as he transforms the game into something totally unique. He has really stellar abilities along with 100 new weapons to choose from, making Copy Kitty well worth a second or third playthrough. Since everything is so fast, you’ll probably unlock Savant in no time and get the opportunity to put him to the test, so we highly encourage you to spend time playing.
Since the game is on Steam, you’ll also have the opportunity to create your own action packed levels with the in game level editor, which you can share with others via the Steam community. Copy Kitty is simple and yet there’s a lot to uncover the more you play through it all. It’s not hard to pick up and with the level editor, it just adds on more hours of fun to enjoy not only by yourself but with the community as well.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
We totally had fun with Copy Kitty, but it’s by no means a perfect game. We did experience some sound issues while booting the game up, where the music would just stop playing entirely, or the game would sometimes freeze during random moments, perhaps due to a lot going on screen. These don’t really break the game in any way but just a couple things worth mentioning to wrap things up. Overall, Copy Kitty is a fun game that can take you out of reality for a while and really provide a nice challenge to keep the brain busy.
Really vibrant colors.
Action packed and challenging.
A lot of levels to race through and complete which adds replay value.
The techno soundtrack is cool.
Sound issues interrupted the game at times.
Honey's Final Verdict:
We hope you found our review to be insightful and provided enough information for you to make a better purchase decision. While it may not be a blockbuster hit anytime soon, Copy Kitty is still a nice little indie game that will keep you occupied for some time. Be sure to catch more game related news on our Twitter page, and of course, follow us on Twitch to know when we go live with more games!
Author: Rob "NualphaJPN" B.
A passionate fan of gaming, writing, journalism, anime, and philosophy. I've lived in Japan for many years and consider this place to be my permanent home. I love to travel around Japan and learn about the history and culture! Leave a comment if you enjoy my articles and watch me play on twitch.tv/honeysgaming ! Take care!