Oodles of promising Wii U indie titles are on the horizon, but arguably Dakko Dakkoâ€™s Scram Kitty And His Buddy on Rails is the most promising of all.
The anticipated on-rails platform shooter – with its eye-catching Army of Trolls artwork – leads the way in ONMâ€™s review section this month. A four page review, no less, resulting in a whopping 90%.
If you haven’t been keeping tabs on the shooter, itâ€™s of the top-down ‘bullet hell’ variety, magnificently described by ONMâ€™s Joe Skrebels as â€œSpace Invaders with its tiny horizontal train track replaced by swooping, interlocking rollercoaster linesâ€.
The review explains that although tough, itâ€™s a game thatâ€™s all the better for a having a challenging difficulty level, constantly keeping you coming back for more.
If youâ€™re worried that youâ€™ll find yourself slinging the GamePad across the room in frustration, worry not as ONM also claims that â€œScram Kitty never stops feeling lovable, even in its toughest momentsâ€.
The magazine’s final verdict was as follows:
â€œAs fun as it is tough and cute to boot, thereâ€™s nothing else quite like Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails on Wii U, or anywhere else, for that matterâ€
Sales of indie games on Nintendoâ€™s formats have been surprisingly strong – Wii U 2D castle explorer Unepic was apparently profitable after just two days, while Retro City Rampage on 3DS is on track to outsell the XBLA version.
From the sound of things, Scram Kitty – expected later this month on the eShop – deserves to set the proverbial tills ringing too.
This is one itch we’re looking forward to scratching.