- System: PlayStation 4, PC (Steam)
- Publisher: Marvelous USA, Inc., XSEED Games
- Developer: Honey ∞ Parade Games, SHADE, Inc.
- Release Date: Aug 25, 2020
- Pricing: $49.99
- Rating: T
- Genre: Racing, Visual Novel
- Players: 1
- Official Website: http://kandagawajetgirls.com/
Kandagawa Jet Girls - Launch Trailer [PLAYSTATION 4 | WINDOWS PC]
Who it Caters to
If you enjoyed the anime or you just happen to like beautiful anime girls in summery clothes, how about giving this title a try?
What to Expect
Simply put, Kandagawa Jet Girls is a racing game. Full of cute anime ladies in skimpy clothes, but still a racing game. Just look at those curves!!
Sadly, loading times are a problem when you browse the menu and go from one mode to the other, but as we just mentioned, at least they look really good, featuring simple yet appealing animations and many cool images of the girls.
Back to the dialogues, we love that all lines are fully voiced, something that's always a plus in our books when it comes to visual novels. Not only that, but the girls talk to each other during the races too! This is just a gimmick, but it helps a little with immersion. In fact, other games would be happy with just these sound effects, but we also have an English translation on screen. Who can complain about a little more insight while we race?
In every race, your main objective is to finish in the first position, otherwise, you won't be able to advance to the next race. If you want to unlock a special item to customize your favorite character, however, you must complete 3 objectives, which involve using your weapons (or not using them at all), reaching a specific speed, or performing a set number of trick jumps.
You can earn points to buy stuff by playing these story arcs, but it would be easier to go for the minigames listed as Extracurriculars in the Clubroom. If you ask us, Jet Machine Cleaning (something like a rhythm game that tests your reflexes) is both the easiest and the most fun, but there are other 3 options. Once you have enough money, head to the Clubroom's Shop to customize all characters and jet machines available!
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
For what it's worth, Kandagawa Jet Girls plays like old jet ski games like Wave Rally or Splashdown, and it's a much better option than Aqua Moto Racing Utopia (also available for the PS4) if you only care about anime waifus and not so much about jet skiing.
As of now, there are 7 teams from Kandagawa Jet Girls and another one from Senran Kagura—the Shinovi team, composed of twin sisters Ryona and Ryobi. In the near future, they will include more teams from the SK series, so look forward to it if you're a fan of the saga!
- If you like Kandagawa Jet Girls, Senran Kagura, or both, you'll definitely enjoy spending time with these girls.
- You can customize your waifus, which seems to be the ultimate objective of this game.
- More censorship than its anime counterpart, so you won't see that much skin...
- Too easy to be considered a real racing game.
- No offline versus mode!
Honey's Final Verdict:
If you were looking for a realistic take on jet skiing or a rather complex anime game, keep looking! This is a pretty straight forward game about winning jet ski races to dress your virtual darling.