Just by the name of it, you’d think this is nothing but an indie game trying to cash-in thanks to the use of anime pixel art and a title that would make any weeaboo feel proud… but there’s more than meets the eye. Kawaii Deathu Desu is a fun-to-play button-masher by all means, and we think it needs way more recognition. Let's break some JoyCons together!
What is Kawaii Deathu Desu About Anyways?
Kawaii Deathu Desu is a game about being a super popular idol and dealing with your fans. But not just any idol; being a demon, you're as kawaii as deadly. And by 'dealing with your fans', we mean butchering them before they touch you.
You'll be traveling the world, performing in several stages from Brazil to China. No matter where you are, though, you only have one goal: using your supernatural powers to kill every one of your fans on sight, using your L/ZL and R/ZR buttons to move from one side of the stage to the other. That's all you need to know, and that's all you need to do!
A Great Game to Play If You Have Any Spare Drifting JoyCons
Since all you need are the shoulder buttons, we found Kawaii Deathu Desu to be the answer to all our prayers. After all, we just needed a game that’s simple yet challenging enough to breathe new life into our old drifting JoyCons... and mashing buttons with a rather broken controller makes you feel better if you happen to also break the shoulder buttons.
While it's harder than it sounds, playing KDD is also repetitive, and there's nothing you can do about it. Using the souls you reap, you can also buy new clothes for your favorite idol or upgrade her stats, something that will prove beneficial once you start facing more challenging fanatics. You could also buy new characters that play slightly different than the initial Death-chan, and you can unlock new modes for each stage once you beat these for the first time, but that's pretty much it.
And although the menus could be easier to navigate and the UI is nothing otherworldly, we have to say that the character sprites and animations are quite good. After all, isn't that the reason why a lot of people paid attention to Kawaii Death Desu in the first place?
If you want to give Kawaii Death Desu a try, you only need 5 dollars. If you don’t own a Switch, remember there’s also a PC version over Steam—and it’s 1 dollar cheaper!