Another Abstract Japanese Game – Odama


Like the (similarly named) Okami I discussed yesterday, Odama is another somewhat abstract Japanese game. However, it has almost nothing in common with yesterday’s cell-shaded flower-power wolf. Odama, you see, is a real-time strategy pinball game. That’s a weird mix of genres you don’t see… ever, and frankly aren’t too likely to ever see again. The game is the brainchild of Yoot Saito, the guy behind Sega’s brilliantly bizarre Seaman (better known as “That Weird Game Where a Fish Turns Into Leonard Nimoy”).

Eurogamer has a somewhat unflattering review that still makes this particular weird game sound rather intriguing. It ships on 4/10 here in the US.


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