Anonymous 08/30/12 (Thu) 07:30:34 No. 1421
Umihara Kawase is a platforming game with a unique premise; you have a springy fishing line that's also a grappling hook, and you can propel yourself with it. You can fling yourself pretty far if you get enough momentum, think of it like a rubber band.
The game is huge. There's about fifty levels that are all spread out in kind of a tree-like pattern, you won't see every level in one playthrough. The game is hard. Expect to see the game over screen a dozen times before you even catch a glimpse of the final boss, and a dozen times more when you do. The game is fun! I've never played anything like it. It's for SNES, and there's also a sequel on Playstation. And a port of both games on the DS.
Anonymous 08/30/12 (Thu) 23:13:20 No. 1423
Yes, the sequel is Umihara Kawase Shun. There's two versions of it, the superior updated version has "Second Edition" in the title.
I really want this game. Someday I want to have the world speed record.
Anonymous 08/31/12 (Fri) 02:15:29 No. 1425
Pretty good, but obviously not meant to be a speedrun. I mean he collects extra lives, that's a huge red flag of "not a speedrun."
Anonymous 09/02/12 (Sun) 21:52:33 No. 1428
Argh… I've been trying to record my own run, trying to show off how speedy I can be, but it's always when you're on camera that you start making the stupidest mistakes…
Anonymous 09/08/12 (Sat) 05:45:10 No. 1446
Track 7 is god tier, it has this relaxing slowness that's so different from the rest of the soundtrack.
I really don't care much for Shun's soundtrack. It's so half-assed, there's only four stage BGM's and they all sound pretty similar. The original had six stage BGM's that all sound different.
Anonymous 04/12/13 (Fri) 10:28:01 No. 2197
So, apparently, we're getting a new one this summer:
Polygonal Umi looks a little strange to me, but the game looks fantastic. It looks like they've made the line springier.
Anonymous 04/12/13 (Fri) 11:15:12 No. 2198
Some cool techniques he has
Never heard of this game before, looks like a trip