AMAZING KATAMARI DAMACY App Reviews

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Missions based on Facebook

Can’t beat certain mission if you don’t have Facebook. Skip this game if that’s the case.

Game play not good

Significant difference from the console version. Don’t get the logistics. My ball gets so big there is no where to move about on the trail, so I just keep crashing into EVERYTHING, hence causing me to lose or I can proceed if I use rubies (in app currency), which I would mind purchasing; however, I do feel that to make the trail impossible, and I’m a veteran game player, that who wants to lose?! The coin bonus game, really badly done, b/c I miss opportunities for picking up other objects I pass by b/c of the coin bonus. It’s fun to roll around a bit, it’s boring real quick. The music is there and does have a charm I’ve come to love from Katamari, but a better job needs to done with the game play.

nope

im a huge katamari fan, but this is disappointing garbage. uninstalling it now...

WOW

The Pastamari democracy AMAZIG is a good ggamey? Yuos!!!! You should because of the pick up with PASTA!!

Wish it was more like the original

I love the game, but I hate the black holes that make you die. I just wanted to roll up stuff 😭

Coolamari!

I’ve been waiting for a game like this for a very long time, and I couldn’t get a PlayStation, so I figured that this was the solution! The art in this game is awesome, the music, atmosphere, just everything! I also love the quirky and outrageous world Katamari is set in! Although, it would be nice to see the Katamari explode into a star after you end the level, (and maybe have a free roam mode, where you can collect stuff without tight boundaries)

Half works

I love Katamari but the more I play this version, the more things go wrong. Won’t let my Facebook friends help me so I can’t get past that mission and keeps logging me out of FB. Doesn’t remember my recent high scores. Won’t let me collect and use the rubies I earn anymore. Very disappointing for a fan.

LOVE IT but please leave Facebook out!

I love this game and I am addicted! The music is also awesome. I run into a few problems, but the most frustrating is that in order to progress, I have to use a feature that allows me to play with Facebook friends (in order to use Fujio). I don’t have a Facebook and therefore I can’t get any further with the missions ☹️. I would highly appreciate it if this requirement was removed! Other than that, this game gets really challenging. I haven’t been able to make it to the end of the course yet. Hopefully soon though 🤞.

APP JUST NOW WILL NOT OPEN

been playing for a while and now app will not open. I think an update needs to be implemented

I just want to make a giant ball man...

I love this game, but I like Katamari Damacy better because of the freedom to roll around and make a large ball with my ONLY danger being objects larger than me. Being on a time constraint to get a certain meter sized ball was relaxing. Solution? Add a mode option that is like classic Katamari.

Disappointed

I wish it was more like the actual game rather than just a track you run down. Or there should be an open map mode. Also it makes me reconnect to my fb multiple times every time I open the app.

Not like original

“I love Katamari” for iOS was amazing, until it was removed from the App Store. Bring back the original!

No support

Game support doesn't work Facebook feature is broken on both Android and Apple versions of the game

Love Katamari, but too much social media interference

Really loved the Katamari franchise and this game works well enough for a linear scroller. The motions are a little imprecise, especially with jumps, which can end the game in frustration. The biggest irk for me was the need to connect to Facebook to continue to get missions from the king. There is no way to bypass it for those of us who got rid of Facebook and it removes any real achievement incentive from return visits. The stage is always the same, save for items you collect and goals to achieve, so it makes the game quite boring.

No app support

I have had a few bugs with connecting to Facebook and they do not have any support by clicking the app support on the App Store. The game is fun until you can’t do the objectives because you need a certain cousin which Facebook won’t allow you to have due to a bug. You try to access support, which as the title mentions, is nonexistent. So you end up writing a passive-aggressive review instead, hoping the one star will someone, anyone’s attention. Please fix this bug. Thanks.

Some issues

I can’t make use of my Facebook friends under any conditions. I’ve literally added people for that explicit purpose. Also logged in and out many, many times. The game still thinks I have zero friends connected, making one of the missions impossible. Either make missions skippable or make it possible to connect with friends. Also the battery drain is HUGE and I don’t really know why

Fun but buggy

My rewards from the rockets don’t work. They just disappear. 😢

Meh

It’s fine as far as an iPhone version of this game goes. But one of the missions from the king cannot be completed unless you rope one of your friends in. I don’t know anyone who wants to play. So I can never complete the mission? Deleting.

Bugs

Love Katamari but the game keeps crashing :/ Every time I start making progress it freezes and shuts down

I’ll pay, give me some different maps!!!!!!!

then I’ll never complain. plz take all my money and give me various maps. and songs. those are the essential aspects of this great game. give the whole complete ps2 version please. You are evil. now you made touch version of the game, which is extremely smooth and lovable, make it better. I WILL GIVE YOU ALL MY MONEY. 💋

Limited.

You cannot progress in the missions unless you have Facebook friends who play this game. There is no way around this.

Ok, but could be better

The game has potential but could use improvement. 1) A way to skip missions that you can’t complete, either using coins or rubies. 2) Make it more of a world, instead of being stuck down a “track”. 3) Running into bugs when it starts there is nothing but you and your ball with a green background. Have to close app and restart.

Deleted all my progress

Worked great until it deleted all my progress. Don’t think I’ll be starting over. Smh. Ridiculous. Sayonara

Pretty Cool

Gotta say, it’s really addicting. It’s just got something about it that makes you wanna try again, but it is definitely hard. The controls are too sensitive (the sensitivity bar doesn’t help at all, it doesn’t even pick up your finger) and the black holes have an insane hitbox. It’s ridiculous. The Royal Rainbow is absurd with the amount of stuff you can bump into and falling is an instant death. It sometimes seems unfair BUT still a solid mobile game nonetheless. I miss Katamari.

Good, but a few bugs

I really enjoy playing it, but recently it's making me redo the tutorial and stays on the screen where you launch the rockets. It prompts me to launch 2 rockets I had previously collected before it made me do the tutorial over again, and won't let me select the third rocket that's ready for collection. The game is unplayable now.

Love this game but...

I was playing this all day and got a score of 16,000 without using any rubies. I was proud. Until the next day came around. I turned on my phone and got on the game. None of my progress was saved! I even had to do the tutorial again. It may be a problem with my space, but I gave 2gb of space leftover so I don’t know the problem. If you can fix this, that would be greatly appreciated.

lost game progress!

i like this as far as runner games go and have always been a huge fan of the series, but after playing heavily for a few days i opened the app today and my progress was completely gone! i had even played earlier today with no lost progress. im quite disappointed and dont know if i'll continue playing.

Would recommended but....

I love Katamari and this game is alright but I think it would be better if Namco could just release a remaster for the original Katamari For mobile and Other consoles

Fun but buggy experience

The gameplay is fun and addictive. It takes the soul of Katamari Damacy and turns into a great endless runner. It does this wonderfully. The only problem is that it’s really buggy. Sometimes it doesn’t show the right high score. Sometimes when you start a new run, the level doesn’t load correctly and you just see blue. And the game crashes when you try to save your high score as an image. The game plays fine 95% of the time but these small issues make it feel like an unrefined experience.

Can’t play

So, I’m at a point, and have been for months, where I can’t play the game. I’m stuck at the rocket screen. And the only advice the devs has, which took a long time to get, was to “wait until the next version”. Not going to wait.

Not A Fan

I’m not a fan of this version of Katamari. I had thought this would’ve been much closer to the original version. But what I discovered was a mere infinite runner, with a dash of Katamari. Needless to say, I am very disappointed.

I don’t have Facebook

I was actually really enjoying the game it has a nice challenge to it that makes me want to keep playing... I also enjoy winning gems from the challenges, until now. I now I have a challenge that requires me to use one Fujio. The problem is that is the one cousin you get from logging into Facebook, and I do not have a Facebook. It’s frustrating that this game is so desperate to have people login to Facebook that even a mission requires it. (If your wondering if I’m salty about this, then I am) I’m not going to make a Facebook just so I can continue to complete missions on game. Some of you will say to just delete the game, which I probably will do but it’s sad because I was enjoying it.

It’s fun, but missions are frustrating.

The King’s missions require you to have Facebook friends playing. There is no way to skip his missions that require Fujio. I might be more inclined to invite Facebook friends to play if the app didn’t make me re-sign on to Facebook EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. IT. OPENS.

Spend more time watching ads than playing the game

Between levels? Watch an ad. Die? Watch an ad. Need an upgrade? Watch an ad. Want bonus coins? Watch an ad. I’m pretty sure that in the three days I’ve tried to play this game, I’ve spent more time watching ads than I’ve actually spent playing the actual game, so minus 3 stars for that Minus one more star for the EXTREMELY spammy way you’re prompted to connect your Facebook account. There’s a bonus that you can only achieve by connecting your Facebook account and opening up your friends list, effectively limiting the game until you give up your information.

Ruined by poor quality and ads

Bugs reported in December reviews still exist in July. Ads spoil gameplay and have bugs that break the game. Feels like a lame attempt to cash in, I thought they were better than that after the successful console games. Shame. It’s fun when it works, but I rarely play it for the issues and won’t recommend it. Certainly won’t spend any money on it.

I was brought by Michele Phan

Is a great and satisfying game

Why pay to play?

The previous version (which is no longer supported) let you play the game in a similar fashion to the PS2 Version. The interface here is different and counterintuitive. Levels are hard enough that users will be tempted to purchase in-app monies and boosters. Which is dumb. Actual Katamari fans, don't bother.

Facebook REQUIRED to Advance.

The game was a lot of fun for something to pick up, play and put down every once in a while. They have missions that give you something to do. My issue comes that one of the missions pretty much REQUIRES you to connect to Facebook to complete. Unacceptable to put a complete hold on your ability to advance for that.

Meh

A Katamari themed temple run. Not a big fan. I really thought I was going to play childhood katamari.

Excessive Ads

It’s really nostalgic and much more user friendly on the phone than the original Katamari app, but there are way too many ads and they’re all 30 seconds each. I would be willing to pay money if it meant removing the ads. It discourages me from wanting to play the game more.

Good base, but multiple problems

I really like this game, and an endless runner is a good way to adapt this for mobile. That said, I can’t give the base game the rating it deserves for a few reasons. One is the ads- they are pretty incessant. One ad in particular for the game Rise Up breaks the game for me, almost without fail. The option to exit the ad is misleading. There’s a tiny X in the top right, but the hit box for it is either too small or in the wrong place, causing you to tap the advertisement and forcing the game to load the App Store; this is a problem for me, as I have to then close the App Store to conserve memory. As someone else mentioned, the lack of skippability on certain missions can tank progress for anyone not willing or not able to surrender to the game’s social aspect (which I’m sure has less to do with creating a fun community, and more to do with accessing people’s social media data). Personally, I’ve always been a solo player, so this one will hurt me eventually. Finally, there’s a lag between my finger input and the prince following my commands. If I move my finger to the far left, the prince has to catch up with it. Sometimes he never does and I have to lift my finger and swipe to the left a second time to get him all the way where I want. If I lift my finger before he catches up, he stops right where he was when my finger lifted. This is ok at the beginning when things are slow and obstacles are pretty far apart relative to the katamari’s size, but becomes a problem later when I need to be able to act quickly or lift my finger to make a jump, or at moments when the game starts to lag and experiences framerate issues. I understand part of this is probably a result of my phone’s screen size, though (I’m still using a 5s). Other people’s mileage may vary on this one. As someone who grew up playing the original Katamari games, I’m glad to see some form of it out in the wild. But playing this just makes me wish I could have a full version of the game that I can play on my PS4 (they could even do lootboxes for cosmetic items your prince wears, which would slide right in to the gift mechanic that existed in the old games).

Waste of developer effort

You have a perfectly acceptable set of highly replayable games you could port. Why deliver watered down garbage like this that you actually had spend time and money developing from scratch? I played this for exactly long enough to figure out you’d just made another endless runner, and my excitement was gone. Time spent looking for a PS2 emulator would be more enjoyable than playing this game, and a bonus is you wouldn’t have to watch obtrusive ads.

More glitches than gameplay

This would be a mildly fun game if the gameplay wasn’t so hampered by constant glitches. You get offered a continue if you watch an ad, only this feature NEVER worked. The frame rates are never consistent, either slowing down or heaving you forward. The cousins are meant to be helpful upgrades, expect that Foomin, Macho and Marny all tend to kill you. Also there seems to be issues where depending on what objects are coming toward you, you will lose the ability to jump or steer (e.g. if you see 2 dragonflies in a row you will lose the ability to jump). This literally feels like the crooked carnival game version of Katamari Damacy where they give you zero chance to actually win.

Sick of logging into FB + fujio broken

Every time I play the game it makes me re-log-in. And I haven’t had a fujio to use since my first one. I’ve been stuck on a kings mission for weeks. Super buggy version, please update it!

Poor controls, not what fans want

The game looks nice but the controls are just too slow. Let’s not play around, give us a proper Katamari game. We have waited far too long for a proper installment of Katamari, this isn’t what we want.

Shouldn’t have gotten my hopes up.

I was really looking forward to a nice relaxing Katamari game, but this game has absolutely everything I hate about mobile games in it. From obnoxious ads, to restricting micro-transactions, to a single repetitious level, and even bothersome Facebook interactions that are REQUIRED in order to fulfill some missions in the game. All-in-all very disappointing. :(

Fun but gets old quick

Ads are annoying, can I just pay to have them gone. I deleted this game from my tablet because my son was forced to watch a game trailer the depicted people killing each other! NOT COOL!!!! The MSRB rating on this game does not apply to the game trailers apparently. In addition this is a game that focuses on endless play and micro transactions; with no really objectives (like real Katamari games) the point of playing becomes mute.

Please update!!

I’ve basically beat the game! Full multiplier! Need more! Love this game!!

Almost great

This game would be the best game on the App Store if and only if it didn’t have Fujio. I really hate how they added a Facebook feature to this game. Now I have to hound my friends to get the game and play it just so I can use fujio and level up. Other than that it’s a fun time waster

Good reinterpretation

Let’s be honest the console game cannot be followed up on in a handheld game, and I know this not because I played it on PS2 but because I played a Katamari game from the AppStore like 7 years ago and it was hysterically entertaining but at the exact same time INSANELY frustrating, because I did not have a joystick in my hands. Try hitting a target when you’re trying not to zoom all over the entire map whilst having zero control over the camera. The runner version makes it logical for a handheld tilt control. It’s still manic and bright and actually-makes-you-giggle fun so I’m quite impressed.