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AMAZING katamari damacy
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Roll your Katamari into a ball of galactic proportions in this cosmic endless runner. Help the Prince in this amazing adventure, collect thousands of objects, and team up with your royal cousins on a mission to restore the galaxy. Rush through lovely levels and help the King of All Cosmos to win back the Queen’s heart. Oh, and save the universe from impending doom! COMPLETE YOUR COSMIC COLLECTION Collect unique objects, rainbow curios and golden gizmos to put back the stars on the night sky. Every completed constellation grants extra bonuses. GALACTIC HIGHSCORES Roll as far as you can while collecting valuable items. Run down the endless cosmic rainbow and get the biggest highscore the galaxy has ever seen! CALL YOUR COUSINS Your royal relatives Foomin, Marny, Fujio, Macho, Opeo and Nik are ready to rumble. Upgrade each and every one of them to unleash their full potential. AVOID TREACHEROUS HAZARDS Jump over all-devouring black holes and avoid hazards including cats on skateboards, charging cows and a parade of zoo animals. *Minimum Requirements: iPhone 5s or higher and IOS 10 Have any problems or suggestions? You can reach us at https://service.bandainamcoent.eu/app/list/p/7531
This game has a RESTART bug!
by 7896544 on 2019/11/17 13:26
Love the game, but it has reset on me 3x in the 2 weeks or so I’ve been playing it.
Don’t waste your money
by avedastylistnc on 2019/11/12 01:00
DO NOT MAKE IN APP PURCHASES FOR MORE COINS OR RUBIES. There’s a glitch or something and when you log back in, they are all gone. There’s no trying to get a refund with this company. Impossible to reach and when you do is via email and there’s no response. Game could be so much better if it was more like the PlayStation version I loved so much back in the day. Too many glitches and repetitiveness.
Where is the original Katamari Damancy game for iOS?
by yopyopyop on 2019/11/10 22:57
It uses to exist. In fact, I have it on an old obsolete iPhone 3 that I have in a drawer. It was taken off the app store so can’t download for any new phone, and now this “endless runner” garbage? Just bring back the old one!
Would be fun if i didn’t lose my progress twice...
by asspomqux on 2019/11/09 20:30
So I loved Katamari Damacy on playstation and this is cute and fun. The issue is that there’s no way to save the game. I had my progress randomly restart from the very beginning TWICE with no way to get my progress back. Disappointing.
Please leave Facebook out!
by staranais on 2019/11/07 16:51
I LOVE this game BUT - 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. PLEASE DON’T MAKE THE FACEBOOK FEATURE MANDATORY!!! - I made a Facebook account for Katamari and it wouldn’t even work anyway - it lags to the point where it majorly affects control - it hasn’t been updated in a year - the ads are long and often don’t even work. It won’t let me continue gameplay even if I watch an ad
Roam Free Please!
by MryWhite on 2019/11/06 06:40
This game is of course amazing because I have been a fan for over a decade. However, I can’t have too much fun with this. What was magical and satisfying in gameplay was the freedom. I can barely get anywhere here before I am trapped just moments after starting. (I know I’m not the best at it but bear with me.) please add a function of roaming free. Stop giving us deadly obstacles. Back in the day it was if you ran out of time or didn’t make the goal. This is like any other driving app except even those will let you play for more than like a minute. Anyway, that’s my review! Fix the game to maintain the Katamari name.
Need bugs fixed
by Jpear033 on 2019/10/29 15:52
Fun game, but I played it for a few weeks got some coins and rubies then it restarted from the beginning one day. So I started over then the same thing happened a week later.
Amazing buggy Katamari
by Jared a2 on 2019/10/22 11:34
Very buggy. I've had it reset the entire game 3-4 times already in just 2 days of play losing all progress. The ads are very intrusive as well and it's really a sad state of the game. I'm glad I didn't purchase any in app items as they would be wiped out. Contacted support and they said the game isn't on the store anymore but it's clearly here.
App keeps resetting itself
by L.Tay96 on 2019/10/22 01:05
I’ve had the game two days, super fun to play but it has now reset itself for a third time and I loose all my progress and have to start at the beginning with the tutorial. Very frustrating
A horrible cash grab for a great franchise
by Brutus2600 on 2019/10/21 14:36
I would pay for a version of this app that wasn’t plagued by buggy ads and forced “gem” purchase deals down your throat. It’s a fun little phone version of the game, but not worth the hassle. I’d say they need to re-release the original game for $5 or $10 on the phone and it’ll sell great. This version? Not so much.
I knew what I got myself into, Still...
by Horrible_Stoic on 2019/10/21 10:08
I knew that this was going to be advertisement game. They were going to sell me this and that. Still, I played because I love Katamari. After six months of playing it, I can’t defend it. The six plus months of playing it they are suddenly erased and there’s no recovering it. I would give it more stars, but deleting my stuff and no way recovering dictates my perspective of the game. Sorry.
Help please
by cat~lady_420 on 2019/10/20 23:03
I love the game and the concept. It’s so much like the original game but also how most mobile games are today. I would love to keep playing it but for some reason every few days when I turn the game on it restarts everything I’ve done. I really want to keep playing but it’s hard when it keeps resetting the game on me
Buggy
by rin_lynn on 2019/10/20 03:11
I enjoyed it up until the day it ate all my progress and started me over from scratch :)
So Much Nostalgia
by Derek75294511 on 2019/10/19 19:01
Not 100% of the game, but an enjoyable Endless Runner version of it. I am a little frustrated that it requires a Facebook account to progress through the game. What are those of us without one supposed to do to get past that?
Good game but we need more cousins
by jaykothegamer on 2019/10/18 20:29
Well we only have a few cousins but I wish it had all the cousins
Eh
by Sparrowgirl57 on 2019/10/15 03:36
I really enjoy this game it’s wonderful, but there is an issue. I exited out of the game to open a new app and when I went to open the game again all my progress was lost. I love the game but I hate restarting.
Dont invest your time
by krb312 on 2019/10/04 15:14
I was really excited to play this game and I played it for months. One day I was playing, set my phone down, and when I came back, the opening sequence played and it forced me to go through a tutorial! All of my progress- scores, all the coins and rubies I’d collected and used- all gone. I emailed the company- surely there was something they could do! Nope. Just a “too bad so sad” condescending email. I would have even taken restoring my coins to where they were- my high score is still saved in Game Center. I can redo that, but I can’t get back the months it took to earn all I worked on. I don’t know if they’re just trying to force me to buy replacement coins, but that’s really crappy. Deleting this app. Incredibly disappointed in this company.
Thanks for ruining my favorite game with ads
by Charles104 on 2019/10/01 04:58
Hey guys - What is it going to take? $100? I am happy to pay it to buy the app but the constant death spirals that encourage me to watch an ad or pay 5 bucks is nothing like the original game or the older iPhone version. I loved this game for years. You completely ruined it with the pauses and ads and constant shakedown for money. Please publish a version that I can just buy and enjoy like I used to on my PlayStation. You got too greedy here and it shows. Super disappointed and honestly you should be ashamed of yourselves for ruining this otherwise amazing game.
Fun at first
by RoRoDollar on 2019/09/28 22:03
It’s fun. At first. The music takes you back. The king of the cosmos takes you back. The whole idea of Katamari takes you back. Then you play a run. It’s fun. You want to play again and do better. So you do. Then again. Then you’re asked to spend money? Spend more money. Spend all the money. For what!? The map is the same. It’s on some weird location time where 8 pm (est) is reset!? Just spend money. I would have paid 19.99$ for a real Katamari game on my phone. I’m glad this is free. I’ll keep it. Play it once and a while. Not totally hate it. But never ever love it.
Loses saved data
by CraftyOrchid006 on 2019/09/27 01:07
This game is constantly losing my saved data after an update to iOS 13.1. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app doesn't seem to make any difference. I log in with my FB login and it recognizes me, but has none of my data...
Fun, but resets
by Scoweyjoh on 2019/09/27 01:00
Fun game to play. I’ve enjoyed it for a while now, however, it has rebooted/reset on me red times now. I get a lot of rockets and starts then I’ll open the app one day and it has started completely at the beginning without saving my accomplishments. Happened three times. Guess I’ll have to wait for a future update before playing again...
Autoplays un-muted ads
by yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee on 2019/09/26 17:28
Even when my phone is set to silent and the volume is down
Good but loading screen never comes off
by Ba$her on 2019/09/26 03:06
When I first did this game the thing I saw was the loading screen so I waited but it never finished
Deleted My Save Data
by KoopaTroopa82 on 2019/09/25 01:33
I’ve had this game for a while now, and I was enjoying it very much until today. Today I loaded up the game and it showed me the opening cutscene and tutorial again. After completing the tutorial again, it seems as if all my high scores, coins, rubies, etc. were deleted. This is inexcusable. I will not play a game that randomly deletes save data. Luckily I have not spent any money on this game, and I hope anybody who did spend money doesn’t encounter the same problem.
Unworthy of the Katamari Name
by Projekt R on 2019/09/24 16:32
This is an incredibly poorly designed game with less than manageable gameplay mechanics. Everything is set up around forcing micro transactions down your throat, similar to any crappy phone game. If you’re to pick up specific cousins, or even grow in size, it is possible and more than likely that you will be thrown into obstacles, potentially ending your game by loss. The joystick & gyroscope controls are both too weak and lethargic to stay in flow with the speed of the game. My last straw with the game was “watching an ad to continue” (which I don’t like giving companies pointless ad revenue to begin with), just to sit here monotonously for 30 seconds for my game to end regardless. If there was any way to actually build up skill in this game format, I’d understand, but unfortunately all runs play out according to chance. It is highly disappointing to see one of my favorite game’s namesake plastered on cheap piece of plastic, and even more so that they allow this to be any sort of representation of Katamari. It honestly puts a damper on the brand in general, for those actions represent no company I would ever want to support. The best suggestion I can make is to remove it from the market before more Katamari veterans grow disdain for something they love.
Playable but there’s bugs
by Nalasleafheart on 2019/09/11 02:41
There’s quite a few bugs but it’s not extremely unplayable, just don’t watch videos for longer life since it’s bugged and don’t do new game right after you die because it’ll put you in a blank screen
Please oh please fix the Fujio problem!!!!
by Motherofrascals on 2019/08/27 21:33
Seriously so frustrating. 😭😭😭😭
2 1/2 stars
by BlueJello13 on 2019/08/20 23:35
Game is a five star game. I love and have loved every Katamari game. I love the music and the cousins and the King. Game deserves zero stars. Having to have Facebook friends to get pass a King mission is absolutely terrible. Many other games allow you to forfeit rewards from skipping missions like this. This breaks the game. I’d put up with the ridiculously long rocket times. But the fact you can’t even buy your way past this stupid roadblock is just lame. Even if you were to sink real money into it there is no way past. There is really no point in playing the game once you hit this level. Emailed the developer and was told “sorry you’re having issues”. It seems I’m not alone in these issues. I’ll average it and say the games worth 2.5 for the music alone. But to have it so hobbled by a bad design choice is terrible.
BAD GAME DONT WASTE TIME ON IT
by wotalert on 2019/08/14 18:03
Ok where to begin. I hate this game and it’s stripped the fun out of the game. 1- you can only fill one rocket per run. And they take hours to open??? 2- there is no difference in each run it is the same map but the items are still in the same spots 3- pay to play? Yea pay me to play that price of crap game how about that 4- you need a FACEBOOK FRIEND to complete a Kings quest and you cannot progress without it. Let me tell you one thing. None of my friends will download this freely and play with me haha it’s that bad. 5- no free roam. This isn’t like our fun childhood game with the fun missions the purposeful background missions and the wholesome story line. This is a cheap, lame, and a knock of of temple run game.
The best game ever
by mdkeokdjcjkdod on 2019/07/28 17:52
Katamari damacy is a very fun game and I watch people play it all the time on YouTube.It is one funnest games I’ve ever play
update update update and add more
by Kalihoesrdabest on 2019/07/26 21:34
cannot stand the endless rainbow no other options same level over and over i would gladly pay for a real versions not this endless runner version cmon developers dont be this boring
Lots of broken details
by mixxie143 on 2019/07/21 10:43
A few days after installing the music stopped working, and the Facebook connection was broken so I couldn’t get past one of the missions requiring that cousin. I tried to uninstall/reinstall and it wiped out all of my star progress, though at least I could restore the in app purchase I made. The app was great when it was functional.
cousins!
by chadtropix on 2019/07/11 04:32
i just want more cousins
You get too big for the level...
by Joshzzzy on 2019/07/08 00:35
This game is amazing and deserves a 5 star rating, but some of these levels are just impossible to beat because your ball gets too large for the level itself. I think they should really get rid of the black holes and just stick with the items blocking your way. It would make things more fun. Also free roam mode would be sweet.
Game is in dire need of an update
by BlastEm69 on 2019/07/05 02:16
I have been playing the game for a few months. It’s fun, but it needs an update. I already have all the stars, so that’s no fun. I also have an issue with the Kings Missions. They are broken since playing with friends is hit or miss and that’s required to complete the mission I am on. If you look at the versioning history, there has only been 2 in over a year. If you played this game in the past on the Play Station you’ll get a kick out of it, but don’t expect it to last long. TBH if they don’t update it before I upgrade a few of the cousins to max level then I’m going to deep 6 this one.
Needs updating.
by Sissausbug on 2019/06/25 19:20
It is a fun game, but as it hasn’t been updated, the Facebook connection does not work. Therefore, you cannot progress in the mission that requires friends.
Wooow
by sclurpclassic on 2019/06/19 17:01
This game is really good and as I was reading through the reviews all of those bugs from before have been fixed and I really enjoy this game. It’s super cute and actually fun. It’s not like those other games where you have to wait really long and you forget about it after a while. Also there are barely any ads which is amazing! Love this game so far 10/10
Its ok
by tdevon19 on 2019/06/11 19:47
Difficult to control character, going left and right is very difficult. So let me get this straight i have to collect stuff like usual but now. I have a skinny trail to maneuver a growing ball around plus i have to dodge very close items that if you hit them it pisses the king off and kills you, annd i have to dodge and jump over black ink holes thats everywhere that one hit kills you. Sorry i rage quit this to much where is the difficulties setting when you need it. Ya’ll really did bad on this game its just not the same
Lack of imagination
by Bryan checo on 2019/06/11 16:28
This game back in the days was soooooo good but when you download this one is the same over and over again so disappointed 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
Fun but wares off quick
by CptStanley on 2019/06/09 23:47
Loved Katamari on PS2 and PS3 so I had to get this game. And it is indeed fun. For a few days. It is basically the same course everytime and you are just trying to collect coins and get the highest score possible. After a week and a half I have found myself only logging in to cash my rockets in for bonus points. I can't see myself playing for much longer. And for whatever reason the game doesn't remember your login and you must re-log in Everytime to open the app which is frustrating.
Fair, Needs Improvement
by VTranslanka on 2019/05/29 18:06
I love the series and the game IS fun, but it needs work. For one, jumping should just be a tap rather than a swipe (I’ve swiped a number of times only to have it not respond). There are a number of areas where stuff coming into the foreground blocks your entire sightline, making it impossible to avoid collisions or the run-ending black holes. Ads. Ads everywhere. And they’re really just too long, some going well over 30 seconds. Some make me just close the game entirely (I’m looking at you ads for when you send up a rocket). I also can’t seem to get beyond the quest that requires the use of the Facebook bonus I guess because no one on my friends list plays? I connected but it says 0 so he just doesn’t show up in runs. Overall a decent fresh take on the infinite runner genre, but it just makes me wish it were a bit more Katamari...
Nothing like the original
by QNIBEE FARMS LLC on 2019/05/28 23:14
Its ok 👌🏿! Its not fun and fancy free like the original game. Its made in the format or other basic game apps, buy now, watch ads. I use to like this game for its stress free factor but thats gone. Reminds me of temple run and all the other running games except you get to see what you accumulate. You do get unlimited lives, Enjoy 😉
Do not uninstall
by Derpanatornora on 2019/05/22 03:20
I lost my save file even though it was connected to my Facebook :( else this would have 5 stars
REQUIRES Facebook sharing to beat challenges
by Doting Icarus on 2019/05/22 03:11
The game is great but eventually your missions become hated by requiring you to unlock the Fujio cousin, which can only be done by sharing the game on Facebook. If the game respected people who don’t have Facebook or don’t want to pester their friends with game posts I’d have given it five stars
Was hoping for more like the real game
by MagnusApollo on 2019/05/15 04:16
Played it for about 5 minutes. It’s more of a temple run vibe about it. Still had a lot of the nostalgia and done well, but I was hoping for a large world to roll around in. Not a narrow hallway to avoid incoming items. At least I got to hear the song once more.
Fun game but needs more
by MonaDJ98 on 2019/05/03 00:29
Can’t get past the Fujio, no one I know plays and have been stuck on this mission since 2017. Different levels, missions and please please please fix the glitch where if you want to continue you watch an ad. It never works. I watch the stupid ad then it ends the game anyway. So much potential but yet leaves you wishing for more.
Requires Facebook & many ads
by nickname 4 reviews on 2019/04/24 03:19
Fun game, but I deleted it because not very long after beginning the game it prevents progress unless you give your privacy up by linking to FB. And the ads get longer and more intrusive. Also, too many bugs. Watching an ad doesn’t guarantee you get the reward for watching it.
Please make a real one
by Anon99999999999 on 2019/04/23 22:00
Lol
I want updates
by NonnyJonny on 2019/04/11 20:49
The game needs more levels and powerups. Plus you need to fix the bugs.
Rigged cash-grab
by EscapeGarrison on 2019/04/10 23:40
Aside from a few sudden jumps or lags in frame rate that can make you fail a run, the core gameplay is good. Great music and visuals, like the Katamari I loved. I would have much preferred a sandbox to an endless runner, but it’s fine. Sadly, the game is ruined by excessive ads, rigged gameplay, and a predatory gem system. Doing better than usual on a run? New obstacles and more difficult tasks will suddenly appear, making the purchase of gems practically required the more skilled you become (the opposite of what you’d think it should be). They’ll also change the difficulty of the run if you make a gem purchase, increasing the need to use them. The sensitivity of controls will suddenly change, or your inputs will randomly not register. Oh, and despite paying money you’ll still see constant ads. They’re long ads too. Worse, ads can cause the game to crash (2017 iPad, only 3 months old) making you fail the run and lose any gems you spent on the run, thereby losing your real money! I’ve requested a refund of my gem purchase and will be deleting the app. Such promise, but the ads system and underhanded tricks used to get you to spend more money are so infuriating as to make the game unplayable. If they just made a sandbox with a variety of levels I’d pay $10 easy, probably even $15 or $20. But I guess people will continue to throw money at sad cash-grabs like this, so I’m afraid they’re not going anywhere. :(
Katamari Damacy AKA best Namco game
by Ethan Bustos on 2019/03/24 17:41
When I was looking at the related games of Galaga wars,I saw Katamari Damacy and it's on the Nintendo Switch and when I got this App Store game I just loved and the game is so addicting! but 1 problem. The Katamari the random person is rolling is going too slow but the faster
Free roam
by ELDER KING COSMOS on 2019/03/22 00:50
If free roam was available the amount of money Time and promotion this would get would be astronomical
The King is Displeased
by mk chicago on 2019/03/19 12:29
This ad-filled heap should be flung into a pit of fire. Why waste the unique gameplay, physics, music and brand on a dumb endless runner? The King is All Cosmos disapproves. He deserves a real game!
Good, but difficult to play alone.
by Nashnx92 on 2019/03/11 22:40
I’m giving it two stars because it constantly lags out on my device, I can’t change the quality setting to help the lag, and unless you have a bunch of friends that play, you’ll be stuck. There needs to be an option to skip a quest if it uses Fujio.
Great game, but could use improvement!
by DancingBacon on 2019/03/02 07:02
This is a good, easy to jump into game in the spirit of the original console games. It does fall short in key areas that made the console games so addicting—different environments with different themed items. Starting in the same place and progressing through the same course and collecting the same items gets boring. There’s also a bug with the “watch an ad” to continue, where it doesn’t work. I would gladly watch ads if it meant being able to continue, but alas the feature doesn’t work.
Shows facebook login window every start
by Voyga on 2019/02/24 16:50
and how do I do the "use fujio" mission? Cannot find it anywhere
Wiped out all progress after playing for 2 years
by Compulsivegambler on 2019/02/20 03:37
I’ve been playing for two years and was getting close to my “Goal” high score. Today I turned on the game and it has wiped out my progress. Can’t explain how upset I am
Please make freeroam
by Akmomma25 on 2019/02/11 21:34
This game is awesome and its really fun and kind of hard but can you please!!!!! Make freeroam it would be much better with freeroam thank you that’s all.
Lovely game, ruined by ads
by kc! Bradshaw on 2019/02/10 18:06
So very many ads. At every turn, full-screen video ads ruining what otherwise would be a great mobile interpretation of the original. I wish they offered a way to pay a one-time fee and be done with the ads completely.
controls
by ............6728291901 on 2019/01/30 21:23
the controls are awful. i can’t move fast enough and whenever i upgrade to a bigger size it puts me all over the place causing me to run into everything. it goes too fast on some parts. the worse part is though is how tiny your surrounding are that make you run into EVERYTHING and die. if i use a ruby to revive myself there should be a protection for ten seconds because when i revive i run right back into the thing that make me die in the first place. and you can’t even change characters what’s that about?????
It’s alright...
by Xenogenesisss on 2019/01/28 08:53
It’s basically a Subway Surfer game with a Katamari Damacy skin. It gets boring quickly.
Limited without Facebook
by parchedmagenta on 2019/01/22 22:02
It’s a step down from iLoveKatamari. This runs on the annoying casual game model (grind it out, pay real money, or give them your personal information). If you don’t have Facebook or don’t want to connect it, you are essentially punished by the game.
Cheap, deceptive - DO NOT PAY
by DrDweezle on 2019/01/21 16:29
I love the co sole games and was genuinely looking forward to this game. Why I found after playing is that the game cheats you. Watching ads does not always extend your session. Instead it just exits to the after action report with no explanation. This happens almost 50% of the time, so don’t waste your time doing it. The rockets do not always give you the rewards they say they will. I got a Gold rocket and while I was told that I got 2 gems, they did not enter my inventory. While rockets don’t cost anything to launch, you have to watch an ad to do it so again, the dev gets paid for deceptive practices. Don’t bother with rockets. If the devs don’t fix these issues, I won’t be playing any more.
Terrible game
by Shortbluecircle on 2019/01/21 00:29
I watched a ad to revive and I lost
Good but....
by Sean Barenz on 2019/01/20 03:10
Don’t like the fact that you are forced into being a Facebook user AND have friends who also has the game just to complete the kings quests. Don’t like the fact that it’s the exact same track every time. Other runners at least vary it up some
Most forgiving runner
by EliteDeltaTeam on 2019/01/16 14:21
The game’s difficulty is pretty much just like the originals: it’s forgiving.
Major bugs
by the fun😢😢😢 on 2019/01/11 00:16
Sometimes it plays the game under the table. Sometimes it goes first person mode inside the ball
Crappy iOS close
by Scotty2haughty on 2019/01/04 22:20
This is not katamari. This is an iOS close of every other “running” game in existence. Nothing about this game is fun or unique or reminiscent of katamari games at all. I hate that every mobile game is now just a skin of whatever garbage is out there. What’s next, katamari farming game? Sim katamari? Kill me please.
Buggy and designed to extract money
by DisappointedCoder on 2019/01/02 06:10
This game is a lot less fun to play, because the game currency is very slow to replace, is expensive to purchase, and watching ads to bypass spending currency will fail to work correctly about 75% of the time. Why watch an ad if it doesn't let you continue? Ads are very intrusive, showing up at all times before and after game play. It's a shame, because the graphics are pretty decent and the game is fun. The publishers are greedy though, and have put out a bug-filled product. 👎
A small taste of the Katamari greatness
by vrileyrose on 2018/12/31 02:57
First some positives: -super nostalgic -simple controls -cool stuff to pick up -cousins are cool to pick up -OG music with new flair Cons: -Sometimes you have to watch an ad and you still can’t continue on. It’s feels like you get cheated out of a run 50% of the time -Currency to continue runs is hard to come by and if you don’t pay to play you can really only run 1x per day and after that you play until you mess up -Only one course I LOVED original Katamari Damacy and really want a reboot and I was hoping mobile would cash out on the following but it’s really a half-assed attempt that is eager to take your money. :(
Great game but....
by QuietFox13 on 2018/12/28 00:43
For some reason there’s a glitch or a bug or something where the camera view goes into the Katamari and for some reason whenever I click on the watch video button to revive myself the game just ends. It is a great game either way though just with these few bugs that need to be fixed.
Not a real katamari game
by Meudak on 2018/12/24 06:01
Not a real Katamari game. It’s a bad temple run clone with the katamari ball growth principle.
Not what I expected from Katamari
by Hdulnmrcxz55; on 2018/12/21 18:56
This app serves as a good time waster and mobile app, but it’s not Katamari Damacy. Takahashi said he didn’t want goals and power ups in his game while this game make that the whole point. It could have simply used touch controls to make it resemble the original Katamari.
Just a money grab
by Ruby Con on 2018/12/20 03:21
I loved the original Katamari so much so I was elated when I heard about this but it costs almost all of your rubies immediately to continue. At first it’s fair 1 or 4 to continue but then quickly 34. I should have to spend more than a few dollars the first night.
Boo
by poohbear8809 on 2018/12/17 23:15
I want the old katamari back!!! This game is ok but it’s not the ORIGINAL that was available a few years back. 😞 where did that one go? I’ll pay money for the old one this one is just so similar to tomb runner and such.
This isn't katamari
by CollectiveThought on 2018/12/14 16:03
I want the real katamari damaci! Boo! Booo to the king of the cosmos for making this pathetic version of the greatest game of all time and space! Seriously, we had the real game on Android and iPhone 10 years ago, surely we can have it back, no?!
Needs a bit of polish.
by Dohdoh98 on 2018/12/14 02:12
For the most part, I’m having a lot of fun with this app. The gameplay feels very authentic from the original titles. My issue is that the game constantly asks to login to Facebook when you should already be logged in. There should, also, be an option to either opt out or skip certain missions in order to receive rubies.
No offense, but your have to many ads
by TheSilverWhale on 2018/12/10 06:35
Look. I love the game, and it is really fun. The only problem I have is the ads. There are way to many of them, and half of the time I will click the <X> and it will take me to the App Store. It really is an annoyance.
Too many adds, no way to get rid of them.
by CIII78 on 2018/12/09 10:46
Make a paid version with no adds.
You didn't fix the mission.
by Jonathan Levitz on 2018/12/05 17:51
I told you to update the game and fix the bug but you did not listen, so I got rid of the game. I will reinstall when i see that you have updated.
Disappointing
by Stevedaculedood on 2018/12/01 04:25
I was really loving this game, but the game eventually requires you to connect to facebook, yet makes it impossible to actually connect your friends to this game. The game has bugs, it sometimes doesn’t continue your game after watching an app, there are no multiple levels. There is so much here to fix that you just abandoned, and I’m so irritated by it.
Bad controls ruins the experience.
by mermaid on 2018/11/28 22:13
It was fun for five minutes, then I deleted it. Why? Absolutely horrible controls is why. When I would try to turn my ball, the game wouldn’t react well enough, and I would bump into walls and items bigger than me. I ALWAYS ended up losing after getting not that many items picked up, and it got downright annoying after not very long. Either change the controls to where you can choose to tilt, or fix the reaction time, then I might redownload.
Facebook required ??
by reviewthisnickname on 2018/11/14 08:00
I don’t have a Facebook nor am I willing to make one just to use a cousin, which you apparently need to get a challenge done or you’re stuck on the challenge, that’s garbage. Other than that I love the app, it plays well and I have a good time trying to get past where I previously left off. Would give it 5 stars if it didn’t force you to have a Facebook.
Great except for two things
by Mr CookieCat on 2018/11/09 16:35
I love this game and play it daily, but there’s two issues I can’t stand. When I watch a video to continue my run, it will sometimes go to the title screen without letting me go on. The other is having to connect to facebook to continue the Kinds challenge. If there was a way to make progress without connecting this game to my facebook that’d be awesome
Glitchy :(
by ChrissyKR on 2018/11/06 04:23
This game was insanely fun, until I ran into a major problem: it will not stay connected to Facebook. This may not seem like a big problem, but one of the cousins REQUIRES you to be connected to Facebook. And some of the Kong’s missions require that cousin. I contacted support, and they told me to uninstall and reinstall: this deleted all my progress and didn’t solve the issue. Now I’m back at the beginning, knowing that I’ll inevitably make it to that mission again, and once again be unable to beat it. I also can’t view highscores, because it gives me an error every time. It seems the app has crippling connection issues that seriously effect gameplay.
It’s OK but there isn’t enough content
by Gamer6302👾 on 2018/10/28 23:29
I got this game less than a week ago and got to the end of it already. I was shocked to see that there was nothing more after I beat what seemed like just the first level. I didn’t even play it very much and I already ran out of things to do. It’s a little glitchy and it’s annoying that I can’t do anymore kings missions because I need a Facebook account. Gems are only good for second lives and you get them like 20 at a time so if you abuse them you could beat the game in an afternoon, the mechanics are good and I likes the idea but I was disappointed at the game for lack of content.
Really fun but too limited
by solarwings141 on 2018/10/28 03:25
Katamarai is kindof addictive, I find myself opening this game over and over rather than all the other games on my phone so I have to say that overall it’s an awesome app and well worth the download. The time spent watching ads is close to perfect for a free game. The biggest problem I have is with the Fujio mission. At a time when ppl are actively deleting their Facebook accounts it’s not cool to require connecting to Facebook to move forward. Not cool at all!!!
Stop relying on Facebook
by NetProphet1976 on 2018/10/22 15:56
A big pet peeve of mine is when a game has something you can’t unlock without a Facebook account. I do not have, not have I ever had, a Facebook account. I’m completely stuck on a mission because I can’t fulfill this requirement.
Childhood memories relived
by LeLeeveryday on 2018/10/20 01:13
Katamari Damacy was one of my favorite ps2 games. I can’t believed I just found this game. Similar model to subway surfer or temple run but with all the charm of the original katamari game. The graphics are gorgeous and that great Japanese music makes it so fun. I only wish there was more music from the original game and had to option to skip missions
Game is ruined by attempts to over monetize it
by donttalkplay on 2018/10/19 21:50
Just when you start having fun the game demands money. It would be fine to pay a fair price like $9 but it’s setup by idiots to pull hundreds on dollars from gamers.
I Love it
by |ine p|ayer on 2018/10/18 21:28
Even know I’m a bit too young to write a report the game is great it’s can de-stress ya a bit and plus I am a lover of this game
PLEASE revive Katamari Amore
by HerbSmokerMDG on 2018/10/17 10:43
I paid for it and now it’s not compatible with newer iOS versions 😢 This isn’t real Katamari, it’s a skinned temple run and a complete disappointment to all fans of the real game. Luckily I have a switch (collecting dust until Reroll is released), would be great to at least see a PS4 or XB1 version if a real iOS version is off the table. I love Katamari but I HATE THIS GAME. Please, PLEASE take the initiative to turn this franchise into what it has always had the potential to become.
Remove connect to FB mission
by Mooziclova on 2018/10/13 04:05
Since I don’t have a Facebook and don’t intend to make one now I am stuck on the stupid mission that REQUIRES you to connect to Facebook. I don’t want a stupid mug book page if I wanted to see people from high school I would go to my reunion... if it weren’t for this mission I would rate this game much higher. This is an unfair requirement and makes me angry because my progress has been stagnated since I got to this mission
Like it
by johnnakay0g on 2018/10/09 20:10
I think it’s a great phone app. I used to play this on my PS as a kid also and there’s only so much we can ask from an app. I think the reason they sing “compilation” throughout the game is because it’s a compilation lol. Not the original.. anyway I like a challenge and I keep playing. However I grew up playing real Atari games and Nintendo so I think it’s unfair to expect so much from an app.
Different changes
by Robert Dupree on 2018/10/08 19:22
This ps2 classic is updated! How come this game is endless instead of goal for the levels?
Missions based on Facebook
by RandoCrissian on 2018/09/18 16:59
Can’t beat certain mission if you don’t have Facebook. Skip this game if that’s the case.
Game play not good
by Genesis_O_ on 2018/09/15 16:18
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
by anon69-420 on 2018/09/12 23:38
im a huge katamari fan, but this is disappointing garbage. uninstalling it now...
WOW
by Faked up on 2018/09/12 00:09
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75% Amazing
by briana95220 on 2018/03/22 20:41
Beautiful Katamari was my childhood. Absolutely loved it. This app is pretty great but needs work... 1) The issue with Marny. The trail of coins seems to always lead me to certain death as I can’t move out of the way fast enough. I try to avoid being on the path as it wears off but still have trouble avoiding hazards as I un-shrink. Maybe make it slow motion for a few seconds as it wears off? Or clear immediate hazards for a second? 2) The game is always the same. There needs to be more randomization, different objects and PLEASE different settings. I will gladly pay for the game to be more like the PS2 games where you’re in a restaurant, farm, candy store, etc. I saw the 1.99 themes but I want entirely different settings, not just decor. 3) Needs actual missions like “roll up sharp things”. Those were fun. 4) The city is really bland compared to everything else. Kind of seems like it was thrown together last minute. More color? 5) More music would be nice. The song is REALLY catchy though! 6) Would love to customize my “cousin”. Choose color/features/accessories and use it in game. Miss those gift boxes on PS2 with the accessories inside. I understand there might be limitations about the “free roam” mentioned in another review. I think the track is good enough and probably much easier to play. I would be willing to spend money on this game if some of the things I mentioned are added. Love love love Katamari! 🌈
So Close To Being Amazing
by NuclearNecrosis on 2018/02/20 05:15
I really love Katamari and I feel like this game only needs a few minor changes to properly capture the feel of the original game while still being a free mobile game. 1) Add more music from the games. There are so many good ones that I would love to hear, but there’s only the one in this game and it can get repetitive. 2) Make the continue button after you die skippable so you don’t have to wait the entire time just to play the next game. 3) Marny is for the most part a death sentence. This is because at a certain part (like when picking up shoes or handbags) where black holes span the entire hallway and have to be jumped over. This wouldn’t be an issue, but as Marny you can’t jump over black holes because you’re so small. There are a few different ways that this could be solved such as being invincible during Marny’s thing or making it so that when you hit a black hole you exit out of the mini game thing early. 4) The message saying “All the rockets are full, play anyway?” Is just plain annoying. I do know that the rockets are full, just let me play Katamari y’know? 5) This one is just an optional idea that would be fun. I would really enjoy it if it were possible to get the gifts from the original game. Perhaps maybe during gameplay or from the rockets or something. It would be cute do be able to dress the prince up a bit.
Bugs and a free roam
by SunnySideEggs on 2017/12/10 18:10
I when I was young loved the game on the ps2 probably because I loved to destroy stuff when I was young, I loved hearing the music and seeing the same little man pushing the ball around, but I have only two problems, 1: I started to launch one of my rockets in the middle platform and when I closed the game and then came back it said 0 rubies to launch, so being a person I pressed it, then I played after getting my “free” reward and though nothing of the glitch, but then after reopening the game and after doing the tutorial again, it tried to make me launch a rocket in the first platform, “Ok, guess I launch it” but one thing was wrong, I couldn’t tap anything, o thing worked and still doesn’t work, if it is possible this should really be fixed, as I am writing this I reinstalled the game. 2: What happened to the free roam the game had when it was out for the ps2? I can only remember three of the levels which where some kind candy land, something that I think was a summer camp, and the one that was of a person’s bedroom which is the one level I remember enjoying the most. So if it is also possible, could you guys maybe bring back the free roam? Still though love this game and I will keep it forever because it was part of my childhood! :D
Great but A Couple of Issues
by Aus-Sum iPod on 2017/12/21 16:45
I love this game because it reminds me so much of the series I love but this game just set me off. The rocket function is a little cumbersome. It feels like progress is painstakingly slow because you can only activate one rocket at a time and rubies are so scarce. A lot of games on iOS with this function are more lenient about this kind of thing which keeps it moving and keeps it fun. Also, if you complete a rocket and start one before you OPEN that rocket, you will reset the completed rocket and have no option to open it. That’s a serious glitch for people who don’t know or expect that to be the case. Now let’s move on from the rockets. Missions are the only other way to get rubies and coins. This problem is a bit more personal, but no one I know has this game on their phone or wants to get it, so as a result I can’t progress past the mission which requires Fujio to be used because I can’t access one. This is also a problem. It should NOT be mandatory. Things like that should never be mandatory because it could freeze progress and make someone stop playing. Missions should either be skippable or Fujio should never be a mandatory use as a mission aspect. Other than these minute things, I truly enjoy this game!
Good but why?
by The Real Jzon on 2017/12/17 01:52
I like this game; it’s a good fit for a simple endless runner. However, it still has some major flaws. One problem is the inconsistent framerate. Quite often the game will hitch, which is bad when the game throws many obstacles at you which can end a run. The bigger problem is the amount of ads. It feels like every other thing you do outside of gameplay triggers an ad pop up. One when the game ends I can understand, but do you really need one when I send a rocket for a reward I already have to wait 3 hours for? It even popped one up just for going back to the main menu once. There’s one particular ad that has played half the time that lasts 45 seconds, which kills any momentum you had enjoying the game. Worst of all I had an ad pop up freeze my game once. I’ve only played three times and I’m already thoroughly sick of the amount of ads. I want to like this game more, but I need to be able to play the game more rather than be stopped by an ad for everything I do. Edit: I went back to play more of the game immediately after my review, tried to use an ad to continue after losing a run, and after the ad ended it stopped my run anyway and didn’t let me continue. Lost another star, considering simply uninstalling this mess.
Unworthy of the Katamari Name
by Projekt R on 2019/09/24 16:32
This is an incredibly poorly designed game with less than manageable gameplay mechanics. Everything is set up around forcing micro transactions down your throat, similar to any crappy phone game. If you’re to pick up specific cousins, or even grow in size, it is possible and more than likely that you will be thrown into obstacles, potentially ending your game by loss. The joystick & gyroscope controls are both too weak and lethargic to stay in flow with the speed of the game. My last straw with the game was “watching an ad to continue” (which I don’t like giving companies pointless ad revenue to begin with), just to sit here monotonously for 30 seconds for my game to end regardless. If there was any way to actually build up skill in this game format, I’d understand, but unfortunately all runs play out according to chance. It is highly disappointing to see one of my favorite game’s namesake plastered on cheap piece of plastic, and even more so that they allow this to be any sort of representation of Katamari. It honestly puts a damper on the brand in general, for those actions represent no company I would ever want to support. The best suggestion I can make is to remove it from the market before more Katamari veterans grow disdain for something they love.
Nothing like the real thing
by NYCNicolas on 2017/12/14 04:07
The original Katamari Damacy was a brilliant game because there wasn’t really any way to lose... just explore and find stranger and weirder stuff all around and listen to the wonderful music. There was also an awesome two player mode that was phenomenal. This iPad version is so boring. They have tried to skin a standard runner game of which there are hundreds with Katamari Damacy music and graphics and an honest effort was made to bring some of the quirkiness. But it is such a disappointment... there is no exploration or mystery or wonder. It’s just the same thing over and over again. And there are unstoppable 30 second video ads that are mind numbing and make you want to cry. I am sad to say but I will likely be deleting this very soon. However- and please read this developers! I would gladly pay for an authentic port or new version of the original game to this iOS platform. Sadly this crapppy runner is a brazen attempt to cash in on nostalgia and will turn off fans everywhere. Minion rush is more fun if only because you aren’t expecting better - and the ads aren’t as obtrusive.
A perfectly fine MOBILE game, with a few bugs to swat..
by Tech_Guy36 on 2017/12/11 04:37
If you are coming in looked for a replica of the original, you will not find it here. This version is an endless runner which uses the mechanics of Katamari Damacy. This won’t be something to play heavily, but it’s a game that’s fun to pick up every so often. My biggest complaint would be some really annoying bugs in the game. One such bug is where instead of the camera turning on top of the table (where you normally run) it goes down through the table, leaving you to run across an endless abyss. This can be fixed by restarting the game, but it’s annoying. One other much more annoying bug I’ve experienced is that sometimes when you watch an ad to continue playing, your game ends once the ad is over. This isn’t a huge deal, but it is very annoying to watch some stupid minute long ad only to realize you didn’t get anything for it.
I love this game, but the bugs are very frustrating
by MillieCavy on 2017/12/19 19:05
I personally really enjoy this endless runner, even if it’s more of an accessory to the original Katamari games. But the bugs in it are becoming insufferable as more and more pop up. Here are some major ones I can find: 1) The game will seriously glitch and the Prince will usually phase through the floor if you play again while a rocket is in the process of being put together. 2) The ability to watch an ad to revive is not always an option even if you are connected to the internet. And there’s a good chance that even watching the whole 30 second unskippable ad won’t revive you and you’ll be met with the game-over screen. 3) Marny is seriously glitched. If you revive while using his power up, you’ll stay the same shrunken size with the Marny power up gone throughout the rest of the game run. 4) There is an annoying lag in receiving any rewards. 5) There is a chance where if you revive with any of the cousins’ power ups, you’ll only get the cousin that you were previously using before the revive option for the rest of the game run. And I’m sure there’ll be plenty more that will pop up if this game doesn’t receive a correctional update anytime soon. Like I said, I find this game really fun to play. But the various bugs are a massive problem that needs to be addressed urgently.
Rigged cash-grab
by EscapeGarrison on 2019/04/10 23:40
Aside from a few sudden jumps or lags in frame rate that can make you fail a run, the core gameplay is good. Great music and visuals, like the Katamari I loved. I would have much preferred a sandbox to an endless runner, but it’s fine. Sadly, the game is ruined by excessive ads, rigged gameplay, and a predatory gem system. Doing better than usual on a run? New obstacles and more difficult tasks will suddenly appear, making the purchase of gems practically required the more skilled you become (the opposite of what you’d think it should be). They’ll also change the difficulty of the run if you make a gem purchase, increasing the need to use them. The sensitivity of controls will suddenly change, or your inputs will randomly not register. Oh, and despite paying money you’ll still see constant ads. They’re long ads too. Worse, ads can cause the game to crash (2017 iPad, only 3 months old) making you fail the run and lose any gems you spent on the run, thereby losing your real money! I’ve requested a refund of my gem purchase and will be deleting the app. Such promise, but the ads system and underhanded tricks used to get you to spend more money are so infuriating as to make the game unplayable. If they just made a sandbox with a variety of levels I’d pay $10 easy, probably even $15 or $20. But I guess people will continue to throw money at sad cash-grabs like this, so I’m afraid they’re not going anywhere. :(
Want to love it, but it has some MAJOR QOL issues
by Callmesteam on 2017/12/07 16:12
The core gameplay is fun and compelling, sound is great, mood is great but there are a few ‘quality of life’ issues that drag it down. Automatic ads should be disabled with any purchase. FULL STOP. Annoying to spend $2 or $5 and have ads pop up constantly. Also, OPEN YOUR ROCKETS FIRST. If you start a timer on a rocket before opening a complete rocket, you cannot open it until the other timer is done! This makes no sense! I’m guessing this is a hard lesson every player will learn early on. And only three slots for rockets? They become full almost immediately, and the incentive to keep playing evaporates. Pocket Mine 3 was in a similar boat so they upped the slots to 10 with any purchase. AND it redirects to ANOTHER Facebook log-in every time the app is opened, even after connecting and allowing permissions. Super irritating. Can’t believe this was in beta so long with these jarring and annoying issues. Hope they get fixed ASAP.
Bugs and other small things
by AgentsLeague on 2018/02/11 16:02
There are some small things and some bigger things wrong with this game. I found a bug where as soon as you respawn from reviving yourself on the rainbow road you don’t even reappear you just instantly die and it takes your rubies. Sometimes you grow too big for the part you are on because of the magnet cousin but you still can destroy things in the level so you are kinda screwed with your size (this makes the black holes much harder cause they are still small and you can’t really move around them). The rainbow road design in general throws me off because somethings are over your head but they still look exactly the same as things that are in front of you so you can’t tell if it doesn’t matter or if you need to dodge it. The camera on the rainbow road is also wonky. Overall I still like this game and will continue to play it.
Fair, Needs Improvement
by VTranslanka on 2019/05/29 18:06
I love the series and the game IS fun, but it needs work. For one, jumping should just be a tap rather than a swipe (I’ve swiped a number of times only to have it not respond). There are a number of areas where stuff coming into the foreground blocks your entire sightline, making it impossible to avoid collisions or the run-ending black holes. Ads. Ads everywhere. And they’re really just too long, some going well over 30 seconds. Some make me just close the game entirely (I’m looking at you ads for when you send up a rocket). I also can’t seem to get beyond the quest that requires the use of the Facebook bonus I guess because no one on my friends list plays? I connected but it says 0 so he just doesn’t show up in runs. Overall a decent fresh take on the infinite runner genre, but it just makes me wish it were a bit more Katamari...
Fun, insanely glitchy
by arid_dinosaur on 2017/12/21 04:05
If you’re a fan of classic Katamari you will likely enjoy this game on some level. It’s no substitution for the classic, wacky Japanese video game but it retains the same feel. However, this game is currently absurdly glitchy and unstable—something I find absolutely unacceptable coming from a classic gaming company like Namco. My wife’s game has erased itself and her progress twice now. Every dozen or so games it experiences a visual glitch where you cannot see the game board and an app restart is required. When you die, you are intermittently offered an opportunity to watch an ad and continue where you left off; so far this feature has worked exactly 1 time out of over a dozen attempts. Every other time it has shown the ad and then continued on to the game over screen. As with all freemium games it offers option of connecting your Facebook account in exchange for power ups. More friends that have connected to Facebook, the more power ups. Currently this system does not work at all. Worse yet, one of the gameplay goals REQUIRES you to take advantage of these Facebook bonuses— no opportunity to skip. When the game works it is fun. However, as it stands this is nearly a completely broken game. No updates have been released as long as I have been playing it (approx 2 weeks). This is unacceptable from any developer, much less a reputable game company like Namco with a long history in the industry.
Almost there
by Politard on 2018/04/06 22:30
The game itself is fun for awhile but I find the rainbow level to be extremely difficult. I know it’s later in the run but after playing through the same settings over and over I always wonder what’s after it. Seems like it’s inevitable that you’d fall off and have to use gems or watch a video to keep going. The fact you have to jump over the black holes but there is something in the air that knocks you off course to fall of the rainbow every time is extremely unfair. Not to mention the GIANT chess piece that moves in the middle of the course and is near impossible to get around without falling off. I’m all for difficulty in games but to go from the city to the rainbow level is a huge jump in difficulty. Impossible to beat. Please make changes to the gameplay so there is more fun in the long run.
Amazing Katamari
by tttrrriiinnniiitttyyy on 2017/12/17 18:51
I love the look and the idea of the game, it’s so cute to see Katamari be made into a mobile runner. However, there are a few things I don’t like about it. One, if you don’t have a Facebook account or don’t want to pester your friends into playing the game so you can use a particular Cousin (basically a powerup), you can’t get any more King’s Challenges. Another thing is that the Queen’s Challenges don’t start over at 12:00 AM every day so you’re given all day to do them and I don’t want to wait until 8:00 at night to do the challenge. By then, I have better things to be doing at home rather than being out and needing something to do on my phone. Otherwise, the game runs pretty smooth and is very cool to look at. I’m sure that once they fix these problems, the game will be perfect!
Cannot move on with quests
by emilpee on 2018/03/27 17:59
Love this game, love the music and the play but there is one massive issue. The king will give you a quest where you have to use a cousin called Fujio , well Fujio only works if your friends also play and connect through Facebook. If they don’t, you STILL get this quest and can never ever complete it. I’m not even sure the Facebook connection is working properly as I have friends who say they play but they’re not showing up on the game. So I’m stuck not completing this quest and therefore have to depend on rockets and daily quests from the queen to get rubies. It’s sad, because the king quests are the ones that matter. Real bummer they didn’t think that one through. Also the coin cousin is terrible, consistently leads you to certain death with a vortex.
Awesome endless runner ... a couple small issues
by Tom "slowbro" on 2017/12/08 14:52
I am a fan of endless runners and a longtime katamari guy, so it is not too surprising I like it. :) This game is fun to play, and it is fun to try to make it all the way to the last area, and it is cool that the game adds more kinds of objects through rockets. Don't expect free-roaming katamari ... it's an endless runner. It is unfortunate that you get to an unskippable objective Use a Fujio. I never intend to connect a game to Facebook, so that's as far as I can go into the King's challenges. Also, it would be really nice if purchases would remove the forced ads. But I do enjoy the game. :) But Bandai Namco Europe, if you release a full-on katamari game with exploration like Katamari Amore, you'll make a lot of long-time katamari fans happy. :)
I love my Katamari
by SHARKBOY611 on 2018/02/03 21:13
I really like Katamari. I’ve played most the games, was never a fan boy or anything, but I always really enjoyed it. I kinda like that they’re bringing Katamari back the way they are, arguably to a wider audience, because I don’t know how well a console version would do these days. If you have to choose between this and Tap My Katamari, choose this. I’ve got a weak spot for the infinite runners that do something different with their games, and this is definitely one. If there are any developers reading this, my only real complaint, if you can call it that, is that you’re not told how BIG your Katamari is at the end of your runs, only how many objects you picked up. I’d love to finish a run and see something like “361 objects, 6 foot 7 inches” or something.
BAD BAD BAD
by Noah Goask on 2018/03/29 03:49
I've had the game for one week and a half and I have lost my progress twice already. I don't know what happens but when i close the app and reopen it, it glitches and starts all over again from the beginning erasing ALL my progress. And there's no way to back it up as in a cloud or something. So bad quality. Also, it's so hard to connect to Facebook. It will ask me EVERY SINGLE TIME I open the app if I want to connect, and even when I do connect it, it won't connect, and I have to do it manually from the settings for a second time. This is an awesome game, but it's so poorly made and full of glitches. All of this without talking about the ads. There's WAY too many adds. Even just to finish a run, you'll get an add. It also glitches and freezes when I get some adds. It's such an annoying app. I hope the make a patch for SO MANY errors. It's truly horrible and just painful to play it
I want to give it more stars but
by Nickname8754389 on 2018/01/25 04:19
This game is pretty fun at first when you get the routine down and you can maneuver things quickly. But then you start realizing the annoyances. The waiting for rockets for three hours when you only get ONE ruby is ridiculous. On a side note about rubies, charging the price that this game charges for rubies is CRAZY! Especially when the amount of rubies you have to spend to get out of the run ending doubles every time. The ads and glitches are irritating however my biggest grievance is the fact that after you get so far in the game you actually HAVE TO use Facebook and annoy people to “help you”. Shouldn’t have to do that to move past a challenge. I literally haven’t played since I got to that challenge because I’m not going to get past it. Very annoying. The creators almost seem to like snubbing the player
Fun game, pretty glitchy
by VTtrekker on 2018/04/15 12:16
I like the game, but it needs work. Can’t go more than two stars because as much as I like to play, because there’s good potential, the faults make it not worth it. It’s pretty fun, but I can only play for 15 minutes until the glitchiness overwhelms me. Bumping into things that aren’t there and then getting smashed for it. Bumping into things and getting bounced across the entire screen into a blade. Trails of coins that lead you into blades, or in a space you can’t fit between an object and the blades. By the time you hit the rainbow road you’re so big you can’t fit down the road without hitting the floating pieces on the sides, which push you into blades of course. Be prepared to use gems...which you can buy for real money. Hopefully they read the reviews and fix it or I think they’ll lose people in the long run.
Requires you to spam your Facebook friends
by JimJohnMarks on 2018/01/06 01:50
One of the earliest missions, needed to progress in the game, not only requires you to connect to Facebook but also to then have at least one friend also playing the game you can hassle (spam) to cooperate - if not, you can never access one of the “cousins” and never progress to later missions. [UPDATE] - I got my wife to add it and Facebook connect together just to see what would happen or if the game got less repetitive if you could advance the missions... IT DOESN'T WORK! We both added the game, we both connected to Facebook, and the game kept insisting we had zero friends connected and couldn’t get the required “cousin” to complete the relevant mission. Otherwise this might be a four star game - but it should be less linear. I realize the original fully open map is unrealistic on a phone but this is too far the other way.
It’s fun
by How is cow420 already taken on 2017/12/21 15:05
It’s really fun but there are some minor problems i wish would be addressed. One of these flaws are the obstacles as well as the black holes. Sometimes you’ll be bigger than an obstacle and it still wont let you pick it up like the backpacks. Also near the rainbow area where you are in space, the obstacles are so big and in the way and nearly impossible to dodge which can bounce you right into a black hole. Also with Fujio, I am not sure how to invite friends to help me there is no in game option and I have no idea how to do it. Also, my friends have noted that it gets really repetitive with the same soundtrack and same environments I kind of wish it was like a thing where you could pick the world or environment you wanted to be in but its alright.
Could be better
by TheStrickers on 2018/01/22 14:36
It’s very light on content and riddled with ad watching... I would have much rather payed a single price for a more fleshed out ad free Katamari game. Update on my review: I’ve continued to play this game and have just recently collected every constellation in the game. I am currently stuck on a quest that requires me to play with my Facebook friends (no thank you). It’s not a bad game, but it’s very disappointing to see ads, forced Facebook usage, and a push toward IAP in a video game series I’ve been playing since the PS2. I have hope this game will turn around, but until it gets a few balancing updates and quality of life fixes, it’s a 3 Star game for me.
Good reinterpretation
by Morning_Star_42 on 2018/05/03 20:23
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.
Good, still needs work
by TheMeowbot on 2018/03/07 16:10
The game is fun, though the map is extremely repetitive. It would be nice to be able to play in different arenas rather than the same one over and over. The challenges are easy, though I wish you could skip certain ones (for example you have to have a Facebook friend who also plays the game to get through one that requires Fujio) so you can complete others. The gameplay can be buggy, such as falling through the map at the very beginning or being super tiny (Marny-sized) until you actually hit a Marny. But, if you’re a fan of the Katamari series then this is a nice little diverting game.
Bring back the old Katamari of 4 or 5 years ago!
by Empire312 on 2017/12/12 21:15
I really had high hope that Namco with get together after the last disaster of Katamari they released within the last year but no, they sunk to a new low. The only praise I can give to this Katamari is that is not a mindless numb-tapping game, but a 🤬 “mine-runner” game; oh joy😑 This game is a notorious pay-per-play with never ending ads even even after to buy everything. Don’t waste your time downloading this game🤦‍♂️ Do yourself a favor, dust off your old ps2 and play Katamari that way. To Namco: bring back the Katamari that you released 4 or 5 yrs ago that was worth of playing, and get rid of this 🤬. You were once a great company and other game makers wish they could be like and now🤔🤔🤔 I challenge your developers to do better but I doubt you guys have the🤬 to step up to the plate.
Great homage to the original, for a newbie
by Fjking on 2018/03/23 03:27
This needs definite polishing. The game sometimes wont even start a roll right, the prince just rolls in blue nothingness. I literally can not get off of the cosmic rainbow now. Its just impossible with the size of the Katamari and the obstacles they throw at you with no borders. Then the animation for gaining mass just bugs up everything. Oh my gosh the lagging is so frustrating. That and the cosmic rainbow are just woof. I’m on a 5S and I’m truly wondering if I actually upgrade will the whole shebang some how function correctly. I wish you guys would bring back katamari2. Ugh I’d buy all the premium content for that. That was an excellent rendition
Fun While it Lasted...
by Mileena gomez on 2018/02/20 13:36
I really loved this game when I was younger finding out there was something like it in the App Store made me so nostalgic. When I first played to my surprise it was an endless runner, but it had some quests and missions which made the game very fulfilling. I had made my goal to fill up all the constellations. I just needed 3 more constellations but when I opened the app back up again to open my rocket it had restarted. Restarted as in taking me back to the beginning cutscene and to the tutorial completely starting all over again. I just deleted the app after that all my work and time invested was gone. I don’t know if it’s a glitch or something that just happens but it really kills your playing.
Dont invest your time
by krb312 on 2019/10/04 15:14
I was really excited to play this game and I played it for months. One day I was playing, set my phone down, and when I came back, the opening sequence played and it forced me to go through a tutorial! All of my progress- scores, all the coins and rubies I’d collected and used- all gone. I emailed the company- surely there was something they could do! Nope. Just a “too bad so sad” condescending email. I would have even taken restoring my coins to where they were- my high score is still saved in Game Center. I can redo that, but I can’t get back the months it took to earn all I worked on. I don’t know if they’re just trying to force me to buy replacement coins, but that’s really crappy. Deleting this app. Incredibly disappointed in this company.
Wow! I am AMAZED!!!!!
by reviewer tips on 2017/12/10 16:25
Well, I just downloaded this game because I was really bored and I am amazed. I love it! I might not know the history behind it or why it was taken away, but this is a really cool game. I love the art style because it is really cute and I haven’t had any problems with it so far. I love endless games because you keep going and going. This is not like mobile ROBLOX which lags and is really pointless and takes up your battery, it is not laggy my battery life is not drained and this actually is really interesting. Thank you! A new favorite game!
I don’t have Facebook
by Dragonite86 on 2018/07/09 01:15
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.
Needs update
by conner228 on 2018/03/14 06:18
I too had this game on PS2 and enjoyed it. Runner style definitely isn’t the same but it exceeded my expectation for a mobile game. However I wish there were more worlds to roll through, it gets old to roll through the same objects and scenery each time. Also, I’d like to see more after the city. Rainbow road comes too soon. Additionally, after you fill all the constellations there isn’t much to motivate you to play. Would like to see more and longer worlds and more constellations. Plus, I’ve tried to unlock fujio a million times and can’t figure out how. Fixing that alone would up my review to 4 stars.
Almost prefect until...
by JackArcavi on 2017/12/20 05:48
I honestly want to rate this five stars... unfortunately, the devs went so far as to prevent players from reaching higher missions unless they have, and allow access to, their Facebook accounts (use Fujio cousin requirement, which requires signing in with Facebook). While the game can still be played and enjoyed (and it is a fun endless runner by any means), that kind of block is prohibitive to even the most forgiving player. I’ve always been a fan of the Katamari Damacy series, but this just seems almost discriminatory. I’m pretty ashamed I dropped cash on this game. Giving it two stars just because it IS a lot of fun, and will update the rating to five should they ever get rid of that requirement.
Fun but glitchy
by JamieNH on 2018/03/25 06:44
This game is fun to play, but it has some issues. The main thing is that it has erased my progress three times so far in the roughly one week since I have installed it, which makes stuff like upgrading the Cousins and collecting rockets useless. To be clear, I would open the app and the opening cutscene and tutorial would play again, and my high scores and upgrades etc. will be gone. Also, one time I started a game and my guy was running below the floor, aka off the track and in a light blue void with no items to collect, making it impossible to gain any points until I exited to the main menu.
Nest-algae
by TwoPlayz on 2017/12/11 07:35
I enjoy both of there games on the Playstation 2&3 including the soundtrack which is in this game would of never thought they make a app based on the game. People need to stop complaining they made Katimari game on PS2 & 3 so if you want to play the original so bad play it! At least they made a Katimari mobile game hasn't been a Katimari game in a long in general. Maybe they'll make another that's more like the PS ones but there only so little mobile device can handle especially those that have older devices.
Frustrating
by LynieRae on 2018/03/09 16:22
So I absolutely love the Katamari games! I wish they would make more for the new consoles! My only frustration with this mobile version, which is by far better than the first mobile version btw, is I cannot complete the main mission because I do not have a friend playing with me. So this entire time I have a mission that I will never get passed. It’s really frustrating, I don’t think I should have to make my friends play a game just so I can get past missions. If you won’t get rid of the mission then you could at least make it so that those of us who play can just friend each other.
Good game but it’s has some glitches and needs a free roaming mode!!
by megmori on 2017/12/13 20:18
Okay so I really do love this game but there’s a few things that bother me. It’s not free roaming but it’s still a really fun game. When I’m at the part with all the airplanes and I get the power up that makes you little and use gems to save me the game glitches every time and I’m stuck little and can’t see. It also makes it impossible to jump over the black holes. I also lost all my progress and I have no idea why and I just got this game like a week ago. It’s a really great game with a lot of potential but there’s definitely some improvements needed to be made.
Good if it wasn’t so bad
by Firevereverever on 2017/12/13 17:08
The katamari is so bouncy that I find myself being thrown into the black holes, there are so many ads that I just get demotivated to even play this because of how long I have to wait to play again. This game also lags at the worst times, like when u get a massive speed boost when u grow bigger, or when entering a new area, all of which contribute to knocking me or making me drive straight into a black hole. I wish you guys would just make a new original Katamari game than half-hazardously reanimating it’s corpse. Also the controls are abysmal, the tilt is to slow and curvy to have precise movement and the drag doesn’t ever fully make it to where u need it to be. Please fix this game, because with all of its flaws, it has potential.
Great... but far from perfect
by WhydoIneedauniquenamehere? on 2018/04/09 23:24
First and foremost, don’t lock me out of achievement progressions for not using Facebook. Keep him in as a cousin, that’s fine for those that use it, but never make it a part of the king or queen’s quests. I’ve brickwalled here, and there’s no real point in playing if I have no goals. There’s also the issue of the shrinking. The timing of the end is weird and it’s bizarrely difficult to control while you’re small if you don’t use tilt controls, which I don’t really care for. Add in a few new courses or something, maybe? It doesn’t really have any variety to it. Challenges as to what to pick up sound oddly difficult on an infinite runner setup, especially for a smaller screen, but some goal on an individual run basis could be neat. The song is amazing, in typical Katamari fashion, but we could definitely use more than just the one. That really becomes an obvious one when you add new courses though. All in all, great game if they'd pull the Facebook wall, but there is certainly room for improvement.
Roam Free Please!
by MryWhite on 2019/11/06 06:40
This game is of course amazing because I have been a fan for over a decade. However, I can’t have too much fun with this. What was magical and satisfying in gameplay was the freedom. I can barely get anywhere here before I am trapped just moments after starting. (I know I’m not the best at it but bear with me.) please add a function of roaming free. Stop giving us deadly obstacles. Back in the day it was if you ran out of time or didn’t make the goal. This is like any other driving app except even those will let you play for more than like a minute. Anyway, that’s my review! Fix the game to maintain the Katamari name.
Too many ads - watching ads for bonuses doesn’t work
by Ty0414 on 2017/12/16 00:07
The app is littered with ads... basically any time you click something or go back to the game’s home screen, an ad pops up. It’s absolutely ridiculous how many ads there are. Not only that, if you choose to watch an ad to either keep rolling or get bonus coins, the bonus is only applied around 50% of the time. Why am I wasting my time watching an ad for another game I would never consider purchasing to not have the bonus be applied? I love this game and franchise so much, but this is seriously making me reconsider being a fan.
Fun but buggy experience
by MERCURIUS FM on 2018/07/15 13:13
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.
Fun, but...
by gwenners on 2017/12/19 05:59
This is a fun endless runner that does a good job of keeping the experience by unlocking content via loot rockets. Unfortunately, you will quickly find the limitations of the game. For one, if you are unwilling to allow the game unfettered access to your Facebook friends’ list, you’ll not be able to unlock a cousin — and this will prevent you from ever completing a king’s quest. There’s no option to skip quests. What’s more, the game is inundated with ads, requiring you to vote then to unlock loot, to continue play, and sometimes just because it wanted to serve an ad. I get they need to make bank somehow, but I would have paid for an ad (and Facebook) free experience.
It keeps restating my game every day
by AttackingJJ on 2017/12/16 02:47
I want to give this game 5 stars, I really do, but it's just too buggy to praise it. Don't get me wrong, I love the katamari series and adored them for years, and this game was a blast to play. But as soon as I open the game on a new day, no matter if I played it just a second ago, the game restarts, making me lose ALL of my progress. I don't know if this is intended, but if it is, please remove it. Also, watching an ad to get a continue rarely works. I watch the ad, then it just brings me back to the main menu. This game is fun to play, but it's just not build well enough to give it 5 stars.
More glitches than gameplay
by SuperBaz420 on 2018/05/31 13:08
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.
I really want to love this game...
by Tinyphonereviewer on 2017/12/18 17:21
The idea of this game is so great! And it’s done really well! But I have a mission from the King to use the boost that requires me to link to Facebook and bug my friends until they also download the game. This is a problem because I don’t use Facebook. And I can’t skip the quest by using gems or coins. So now I can’t progress anymore.. and that’s incredibly frustrating. PLEASE DO NOT FORCE PEOPLE TO USE FACEBOOK IN ORDER TO PROGRESS IN YOUR GAME. Seriously, this is a five star game if you add the simple ability to allow me to skip parts of the mission for coins or gems. I will happily tell my friends and family about your game because it’s fun. Please don’t force me to do it though. That just results in it getting deleted.
Lost all my progress
by Blackleg eastward on 2017/12/12 17:21
(Dec 12 edit): I have connected my Facebook since it literally prompted me every freaking time and I thought it would be nice to get the Fujio cousin. But then I realize you need friends who play to get this. This wasn’t a big deal, but now I have a mission that is not skippable where one of the 3 challenges is “use 1 Fujio” and I will not spam friends to join the game. It’s not really worth that. I lost 2 rockets from inventory and my first rocket that I had waited for and opened was just sitting there. I lost 2 full missions and it reset progress on the daily mission. I also lost 3 upgrades to cousins. I’m not going to play this game if it just forgets to do saves more often than once an hour or something.
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AMAZING katamari damacy
説明文
Roll your Katamari into a ball of galactic proportions in this cosmic endless runner. Help the Prince in this amazing adventure, collect thousands of objects, and team up with your royal cousins on a mission to restore the galaxy. Rush through lovely levels and help the King of All Cosmos to win back the Queen’s heart. Oh, and save the universe from impending doom! COMPLETE YOUR COSMIC COLLECTION Collect unique objects, rainbow curios and golden gizmos to put back the stars on the night sky. Every completed constellation grants extra bonuses. GALACTIC HIGHSCORES Roll as far as you can while collecting valuable items. Run down the endless cosmic rainbow and get the biggest highscore the galaxy has ever seen! CALL YOUR COUSINS Your royal relatives Foomin, Marny, Fujio, Macho, Opeo and Nik are ready to rumble. Upgrade each and every one of them to unleash their full potential. AVOID TREACHEROUS HAZARDS Jump over all-devouring black holes and avoid hazards including cats on skateboards, charging cows and a parade of zoo animals. *Minimum Requirements: iPhone 5s or higher and IOS 10 Have any problems or suggestions? You can reach us at https://service.bandainamcoent.eu/app/list/p/7531
This game has a RESTART bug!
by 7896544 on 2019/11/17 13:26
Love the game, but it has reset on me 3x in the 2 weeks or so I’ve been playing it.
Don’t waste your money
by avedastylistnc on 2019/11/12 01:00
DO NOT MAKE IN APP PURCHASES FOR MORE COINS OR RUBIES. There’s a glitch or something and when you log back in, they are all gone. There’s no trying to get a refund with this company. Impossible to reach and when you do is via email and there’s no response. Game could be so much better if it was more like the PlayStation version I loved so much back in the day. Too many glitches and repetitiveness.
Where is the original Katamari Damancy game for iOS?
by yopyopyop on 2019/11/10 22:57
It uses to exist. In fact, I have it on an old obsolete iPhone 3 that I have in a drawer. It was taken off the app store so can’t download for any new phone, and now this “endless runner” garbage? Just bring back the old one!
Would be fun if i didn’t lose my progress twice...
by asspomqux on 2019/11/09 20:30
So I loved Katamari Damacy on playstation and this is cute and fun. The issue is that there’s no way to save the game. I had my progress randomly restart from the very beginning TWICE with no way to get my progress back. Disappointing.
Please leave Facebook out!
by staranais on 2019/11/07 16:51
I LOVE this game BUT - 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. PLEASE DON’T MAKE THE FACEBOOK FEATURE MANDATORY!!! - I made a Facebook account for Katamari and it wouldn’t even work anyway - it lags to the point where it majorly affects control - it hasn’t been updated in a year - the ads are long and often don’t even work. It won’t let me continue gameplay even if I watch an ad
Roam Free Please!
by MryWhite on 2019/11/06 06:40
This game is of course amazing because I have been a fan for over a decade. However, I can’t have too much fun with this. What was magical and satisfying in gameplay was the freedom. I can barely get anywhere here before I am trapped just moments after starting. (I know I’m not the best at it but bear with me.) please add a function of roaming free. Stop giving us deadly obstacles. Back in the day it was if you ran out of time or didn’t make the goal. This is like any other driving app except even those will let you play for more than like a minute. Anyway, that’s my review! Fix the game to maintain the Katamari name.
Need bugs fixed
by Jpear033 on 2019/10/29 15:52
Fun game, but I played it for a few weeks got some coins and rubies then it restarted from the beginning one day. So I started over then the same thing happened a week later.
Amazing buggy Katamari
by Jared a2 on 2019/10/22 11:34
Very buggy. I've had it reset the entire game 3-4 times already in just 2 days of play losing all progress. The ads are very intrusive as well and it's really a sad state of the game. I'm glad I didn't purchase any in app items as they would be wiped out. Contacted support and they said the game isn't on the store anymore but it's clearly here.
App keeps resetting itself
by L.Tay96 on 2019/10/22 01:05
I’ve had the game two days, super fun to play but it has now reset itself for a third time and I loose all my progress and have to start at the beginning with the tutorial. Very frustrating
A horrible cash grab for a great franchise
by Brutus2600 on 2019/10/21 14:36
I would pay for a version of this app that wasn’t plagued by buggy ads and forced “gem” purchase deals down your throat. It’s a fun little phone version of the game, but not worth the hassle. I’d say they need to re-release the original game for $5 or $10 on the phone and it’ll sell great. This version? Not so much.
I knew what I got myself into, Still...
by Horrible_Stoic on 2019/10/21 10:08
I knew that this was going to be advertisement game. They were going to sell me this and that. Still, I played because I love Katamari. After six months of playing it, I can’t defend it. The six plus months of playing it they are suddenly erased and there’s no recovering it. I would give it more stars, but deleting my stuff and no way recovering dictates my perspective of the game. Sorry.
Help please
by cat~lady_420 on 2019/10/20 23:03
I love the game and the concept. It’s so much like the original game but also how most mobile games are today. I would love to keep playing it but for some reason every few days when I turn the game on it restarts everything I’ve done. I really want to keep playing but it’s hard when it keeps resetting the game on me
Buggy
by rin_lynn on 2019/10/20 03:11
I enjoyed it up until the day it ate all my progress and started me over from scratch :)
So Much Nostalgia
by Derek75294511 on 2019/10/19 19:01
Not 100% of the game, but an enjoyable Endless Runner version of it. I am a little frustrated that it requires a Facebook account to progress through the game. What are those of us without one supposed to do to get past that?
Good game but we need more cousins
by jaykothegamer on 2019/10/18 20:29
Well we only have a few cousins but I wish it had all the cousins
Eh
by Sparrowgirl57 on 2019/10/15 03:36
I really enjoy this game it’s wonderful, but there is an issue. I exited out of the game to open a new app and when I went to open the game again all my progress was lost. I love the game but I hate restarting.
Dont invest your time
by krb312 on 2019/10/04 15:14
I was really excited to play this game and I played it for months. One day I was playing, set my phone down, and when I came back, the opening sequence played and it forced me to go through a tutorial! All of my progress- scores, all the coins and rubies I’d collected and used- all gone. I emailed the company- surely there was something they could do! Nope. Just a “too bad so sad” condescending email. I would have even taken restoring my coins to where they were- my high score is still saved in Game Center. I can redo that, but I can’t get back the months it took to earn all I worked on. I don’t know if they’re just trying to force me to buy replacement coins, but that’s really crappy. Deleting this app. Incredibly disappointed in this company.
Thanks for ruining my favorite game with ads
by Charles104 on 2019/10/01 04:58
Hey guys - What is it going to take? $100? I am happy to pay it to buy the app but the constant death spirals that encourage me to watch an ad or pay 5 bucks is nothing like the original game or the older iPhone version. I loved this game for years. You completely ruined it with the pauses and ads and constant shakedown for money. Please publish a version that I can just buy and enjoy like I used to on my PlayStation. You got too greedy here and it shows. Super disappointed and honestly you should be ashamed of yourselves for ruining this otherwise amazing game.
Fun at first
by RoRoDollar on 2019/09/28 22:03
It’s fun. At first. The music takes you back. The king of the cosmos takes you back. The whole idea of Katamari takes you back. Then you play a run. It’s fun. You want to play again and do better. So you do. Then again. Then you’re asked to spend money? Spend more money. Spend all the money. For what!? The map is the same. It’s on some weird location time where 8 pm (est) is reset!? Just spend money. I would have paid 19.99$ for a real Katamari game on my phone. I’m glad this is free. I’ll keep it. Play it once and a while. Not totally hate it. But never ever love it.
Loses saved data
by CraftyOrchid006 on 2019/09/27 01:07
This game is constantly losing my saved data after an update to iOS 13.1. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app doesn't seem to make any difference. I log in with my FB login and it recognizes me, but has none of my data...
Fun, but resets
by Scoweyjoh on 2019/09/27 01:00
Fun game to play. I’ve enjoyed it for a while now, however, it has rebooted/reset on me red times now. I get a lot of rockets and starts then I’ll open the app one day and it has started completely at the beginning without saving my accomplishments. Happened three times. Guess I’ll have to wait for a future update before playing again...
Autoplays un-muted ads
by yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee on 2019/09/26 17:28
Even when my phone is set to silent and the volume is down
Good but loading screen never comes off
by Ba$her on 2019/09/26 03:06
When I first did this game the thing I saw was the loading screen so I waited but it never finished
Deleted My Save Data
by KoopaTroopa82 on 2019/09/25 01:33
I’ve had this game for a while now, and I was enjoying it very much until today. Today I loaded up the game and it showed me the opening cutscene and tutorial again. After completing the tutorial again, it seems as if all my high scores, coins, rubies, etc. were deleted. This is inexcusable. I will not play a game that randomly deletes save data. Luckily I have not spent any money on this game, and I hope anybody who did spend money doesn’t encounter the same problem.
Unworthy of the Katamari Name
by Projekt R on 2019/09/24 16:32
This is an incredibly poorly designed game with less than manageable gameplay mechanics. Everything is set up around forcing micro transactions down your throat, similar to any crappy phone game. If you’re to pick up specific cousins, or even grow in size, it is possible and more than likely that you will be thrown into obstacles, potentially ending your game by loss. The joystick & gyroscope controls are both too weak and lethargic to stay in flow with the speed of the game. My last straw with the game was “watching an ad to continue” (which I don’t like giving companies pointless ad revenue to begin with), just to sit here monotonously for 30 seconds for my game to end regardless. If there was any way to actually build up skill in this game format, I’d understand, but unfortunately all runs play out according to chance. It is highly disappointing to see one of my favorite game’s namesake plastered on cheap piece of plastic, and even more so that they allow this to be any sort of representation of Katamari. It honestly puts a damper on the brand in general, for those actions represent no company I would ever want to support. The best suggestion I can make is to remove it from the market before more Katamari veterans grow disdain for something they love.
Playable but there’s bugs
by Nalasleafheart on 2019/09/11 02:41
There’s quite a few bugs but it’s not extremely unplayable, just don’t watch videos for longer life since it’s bugged and don’t do new game right after you die because it’ll put you in a blank screen
Please oh please fix the Fujio problem!!!!
by Motherofrascals on 2019/08/27 21:33
Seriously so frustrating. 😭😭😭😭
2 1/2 stars
by BlueJello13 on 2019/08/20 23:35
Game is a five star game. I love and have loved every Katamari game. I love the music and the cousins and the King. Game deserves zero stars. Having to have Facebook friends to get pass a King mission is absolutely terrible. Many other games allow you to forfeit rewards from skipping missions like this. This breaks the game. I’d put up with the ridiculously long rocket times. But the fact you can’t even buy your way past this stupid roadblock is just lame. Even if you were to sink real money into it there is no way past. There is really no point in playing the game once you hit this level. Emailed the developer and was told “sorry you’re having issues”. It seems I’m not alone in these issues. I’ll average it and say the games worth 2.5 for the music alone. But to have it so hobbled by a bad design choice is terrible.
BAD GAME DONT WASTE TIME ON IT
by wotalert on 2019/08/14 18:03
Ok where to begin. I hate this game and it’s stripped the fun out of the game. 1- you can only fill one rocket per run. And they take hours to open??? 2- there is no difference in each run it is the same map but the items are still in the same spots 3- pay to play? Yea pay me to play that price of crap game how about that 4- you need a FACEBOOK FRIEND to complete a Kings quest and you cannot progress without it. Let me tell you one thing. None of my friends will download this freely and play with me haha it’s that bad. 5- no free roam. This isn’t like our fun childhood game with the fun missions the purposeful background missions and the wholesome story line. This is a cheap, lame, and a knock of of temple run game.
The best game ever
by mdkeokdjcjkdod on 2019/07/28 17:52
Katamari damacy is a very fun game and I watch people play it all the time on YouTube.It is one funnest games I’ve ever play
update update update and add more
by Kalihoesrdabest on 2019/07/26 21:34
cannot stand the endless rainbow no other options same level over and over i would gladly pay for a real versions not this endless runner version cmon developers dont be this boring
Lots of broken details
by mixxie143 on 2019/07/21 10:43
A few days after installing the music stopped working, and the Facebook connection was broken so I couldn’t get past one of the missions requiring that cousin. I tried to uninstall/reinstall and it wiped out all of my star progress, though at least I could restore the in app purchase I made. The app was great when it was functional.
cousins!
by chadtropix on 2019/07/11 04:32
i just want more cousins
You get too big for the level...
by Joshzzzy on 2019/07/08 00:35
This game is amazing and deserves a 5 star rating, but some of these levels are just impossible to beat because your ball gets too large for the level itself. I think they should really get rid of the black holes and just stick with the items blocking your way. It would make things more fun. Also free roam mode would be sweet.
Game is in dire need of an update
by BlastEm69 on 2019/07/05 02:16
I have been playing the game for a few months. It’s fun, but it needs an update. I already have all the stars, so that’s no fun. I also have an issue with the Kings Missions. They are broken since playing with friends is hit or miss and that’s required to complete the mission I am on. If you look at the versioning history, there has only been 2 in over a year. If you played this game in the past on the Play Station you’ll get a kick out of it, but don’t expect it to last long. TBH if they don’t update it before I upgrade a few of the cousins to max level then I’m going to deep 6 this one.
Needs updating.
by Sissausbug on 2019/06/25 19:20
It is a fun game, but as it hasn’t been updated, the Facebook connection does not work. Therefore, you cannot progress in the mission that requires friends.
Wooow
by sclurpclassic on 2019/06/19 17:01
This game is really good and as I was reading through the reviews all of those bugs from before have been fixed and I really enjoy this game. It’s super cute and actually fun. It’s not like those other games where you have to wait really long and you forget about it after a while. Also there are barely any ads which is amazing! Love this game so far 10/10
Its ok
by tdevon19 on 2019/06/11 19:47
Difficult to control character, going left and right is very difficult. So let me get this straight i have to collect stuff like usual but now. I have a skinny trail to maneuver a growing ball around plus i have to dodge very close items that if you hit them it pisses the king off and kills you, annd i have to dodge and jump over black ink holes thats everywhere that one hit kills you. Sorry i rage quit this to much where is the difficulties setting when you need it. Ya’ll really did bad on this game its just not the same
Lack of imagination
by Bryan checo on 2019/06/11 16:28
This game back in the days was soooooo good but when you download this one is the same over and over again so disappointed 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
Fun but wares off quick
by CptStanley on 2019/06/09 23:47
Loved Katamari on PS2 and PS3 so I had to get this game. And it is indeed fun. For a few days. It is basically the same course everytime and you are just trying to collect coins and get the highest score possible. After a week and a half I have found myself only logging in to cash my rockets in for bonus points. I can't see myself playing for much longer. And for whatever reason the game doesn't remember your login and you must re-log in Everytime to open the app which is frustrating.
Fair, Needs Improvement
by VTranslanka on 2019/05/29 18:06
I love the series and the game IS fun, but it needs work. For one, jumping should just be a tap rather than a swipe (I’ve swiped a number of times only to have it not respond). There are a number of areas where stuff coming into the foreground blocks your entire sightline, making it impossible to avoid collisions or the run-ending black holes. Ads. Ads everywhere. And they’re really just too long, some going well over 30 seconds. Some make me just close the game entirely (I’m looking at you ads for when you send up a rocket). I also can’t seem to get beyond the quest that requires the use of the Facebook bonus I guess because no one on my friends list plays? I connected but it says 0 so he just doesn’t show up in runs. Overall a decent fresh take on the infinite runner genre, but it just makes me wish it were a bit more Katamari...
Nothing like the original
by QNIBEE FARMS LLC on 2019/05/28 23:14
Its ok 👌🏿! Its not fun and fancy free like the original game. Its made in the format or other basic game apps, buy now, watch ads. I use to like this game for its stress free factor but thats gone. Reminds me of temple run and all the other running games except you get to see what you accumulate. You do get unlimited lives, Enjoy 😉
Do not uninstall
by Derpanatornora on 2019/05/22 03:20
I lost my save file even though it was connected to my Facebook :( else this would have 5 stars
REQUIRES Facebook sharing to beat challenges
by Doting Icarus on 2019/05/22 03:11
The game is great but eventually your missions become hated by requiring you to unlock the Fujio cousin, which can only be done by sharing the game on Facebook. If the game respected people who don’t have Facebook or don’t want to pester their friends with game posts I’d have given it five stars
Was hoping for more like the real game
by MagnusApollo on 2019/05/15 04:16
Played it for about 5 minutes. It’s more of a temple run vibe about it. Still had a lot of the nostalgia and done well, but I was hoping for a large world to roll around in. Not a narrow hallway to avoid incoming items. At least I got to hear the song once more.
Fun game but needs more
by MonaDJ98 on 2019/05/03 00:29
Can’t get past the Fujio, no one I know plays and have been stuck on this mission since 2017. Different levels, missions and please please please fix the glitch where if you want to continue you watch an ad. It never works. I watch the stupid ad then it ends the game anyway. So much potential but yet leaves you wishing for more.
Requires Facebook & many ads
by nickname 4 reviews on 2019/04/24 03:19
Fun game, but I deleted it because not very long after beginning the game it prevents progress unless you give your privacy up by linking to FB. And the ads get longer and more intrusive. Also, too many bugs. Watching an ad doesn’t guarantee you get the reward for watching it.
Please make a real one
by Anon99999999999 on 2019/04/23 22:00
Lol
I want updates
by NonnyJonny on 2019/04/11 20:49
The game needs more levels and powerups. Plus you need to fix the bugs.
Rigged cash-grab
by EscapeGarrison on 2019/04/10 23:40
Aside from a few sudden jumps or lags in frame rate that can make you fail a run, the core gameplay is good. Great music and visuals, like the Katamari I loved. I would have much preferred a sandbox to an endless runner, but it’s fine. Sadly, the game is ruined by excessive ads, rigged gameplay, and a predatory gem system. Doing better than usual on a run? New obstacles and more difficult tasks will suddenly appear, making the purchase of gems practically required the more skilled you become (the opposite of what you’d think it should be). They’ll also change the difficulty of the run if you make a gem purchase, increasing the need to use them. The sensitivity of controls will suddenly change, or your inputs will randomly not register. Oh, and despite paying money you’ll still see constant ads. They’re long ads too. Worse, ads can cause the game to crash (2017 iPad, only 3 months old) making you fail the run and lose any gems you spent on the run, thereby losing your real money! I’ve requested a refund of my gem purchase and will be deleting the app. Such promise, but the ads system and underhanded tricks used to get you to spend more money are so infuriating as to make the game unplayable. If they just made a sandbox with a variety of levels I’d pay $10 easy, probably even $15 or $20. But I guess people will continue to throw money at sad cash-grabs like this, so I’m afraid they’re not going anywhere. :(
Katamari Damacy AKA best Namco game
by Ethan Bustos on 2019/03/24 17:41
When I was looking at the related games of Galaga wars,I saw Katamari Damacy and it's on the Nintendo Switch and when I got this App Store game I just loved and the game is so addicting! but 1 problem. The Katamari the random person is rolling is going too slow but the faster
Free roam
by ELDER KING COSMOS on 2019/03/22 00:50
If free roam was available the amount of money Time and promotion this would get would be astronomical
The King is Displeased
by mk chicago on 2019/03/19 12:29
This ad-filled heap should be flung into a pit of fire. Why waste the unique gameplay, physics, music and brand on a dumb endless runner? The King is All Cosmos disapproves. He deserves a real game!
Good, but difficult to play alone.
by Nashnx92 on 2019/03/11 22:40
I’m giving it two stars because it constantly lags out on my device, I can’t change the quality setting to help the lag, and unless you have a bunch of friends that play, you’ll be stuck. There needs to be an option to skip a quest if it uses Fujio.
Great game, but could use improvement!
by DancingBacon on 2019/03/02 07:02
This is a good, easy to jump into game in the spirit of the original console games. It does fall short in key areas that made the console games so addicting—different environments with different themed items. Starting in the same place and progressing through the same course and collecting the same items gets boring. There’s also a bug with the “watch an ad” to continue, where it doesn’t work. I would gladly watch ads if it meant being able to continue, but alas the feature doesn’t work.
Shows facebook login window every start
by Voyga on 2019/02/24 16:50
and how do I do the "use fujio" mission? Cannot find it anywhere
Wiped out all progress after playing for 2 years
by Compulsivegambler on 2019/02/20 03:37
I’ve been playing for two years and was getting close to my “Goal” high score. Today I turned on the game and it has wiped out my progress. Can’t explain how upset I am
Please make freeroam
by Akmomma25 on 2019/02/11 21:34
This game is awesome and its really fun and kind of hard but can you please!!!!! Make freeroam it would be much better with freeroam thank you that’s all.
Lovely game, ruined by ads
by kc! Bradshaw on 2019/02/10 18:06
So very many ads. At every turn, full-screen video ads ruining what otherwise would be a great mobile interpretation of the original. I wish they offered a way to pay a one-time fee and be done with the ads completely.
controls
by ............6728291901 on 2019/01/30 21:23
the controls are awful. i can’t move fast enough and whenever i upgrade to a bigger size it puts me all over the place causing me to run into everything. it goes too fast on some parts. the worse part is though is how tiny your surrounding are that make you run into EVERYTHING and die. if i use a ruby to revive myself there should be a protection for ten seconds because when i revive i run right back into the thing that make me die in the first place. and you can’t even change characters what’s that about?????
It’s alright...
by Xenogenesisss on 2019/01/28 08:53
It’s basically a Subway Surfer game with a Katamari Damacy skin. It gets boring quickly.
Limited without Facebook
by parchedmagenta on 2019/01/22 22:02
It’s a step down from iLoveKatamari. This runs on the annoying casual game model (grind it out, pay real money, or give them your personal information). If you don’t have Facebook or don’t want to connect it, you are essentially punished by the game.
Cheap, deceptive - DO NOT PAY
by DrDweezle on 2019/01/21 16:29
I love the co sole games and was genuinely looking forward to this game. Why I found after playing is that the game cheats you. Watching ads does not always extend your session. Instead it just exits to the after action report with no explanation. This happens almost 50% of the time, so don’t waste your time doing it. The rockets do not always give you the rewards they say they will. I got a Gold rocket and while I was told that I got 2 gems, they did not enter my inventory. While rockets don’t cost anything to launch, you have to watch an ad to do it so again, the dev gets paid for deceptive practices. Don’t bother with rockets. If the devs don’t fix these issues, I won’t be playing any more.
Terrible game
by Shortbluecircle on 2019/01/21 00:29
I watched a ad to revive and I lost
Good but....
by Sean Barenz on 2019/01/20 03:10
Don’t like the fact that you are forced into being a Facebook user AND have friends who also has the game just to complete the kings quests. Don’t like the fact that it’s the exact same track every time. Other runners at least vary it up some
Most forgiving runner
by EliteDeltaTeam on 2019/01/16 14:21
The game’s difficulty is pretty much just like the originals: it’s forgiving.
Major bugs
by the fun😢😢😢 on 2019/01/11 00:16
Sometimes it plays the game under the table. Sometimes it goes first person mode inside the ball
Crappy iOS close
by Scotty2haughty on 2019/01/04 22:20
This is not katamari. This is an iOS close of every other “running” game in existence. Nothing about this game is fun or unique or reminiscent of katamari games at all. I hate that every mobile game is now just a skin of whatever garbage is out there. What’s next, katamari farming game? Sim katamari? Kill me please.
Buggy and designed to extract money
by DisappointedCoder on 2019/01/02 06:10
This game is a lot less fun to play, because the game currency is very slow to replace, is expensive to purchase, and watching ads to bypass spending currency will fail to work correctly about 75% of the time. Why watch an ad if it doesn't let you continue? Ads are very intrusive, showing up at all times before and after game play. It's a shame, because the graphics are pretty decent and the game is fun. The publishers are greedy though, and have put out a bug-filled product. 👎
A small taste of the Katamari greatness
by vrileyrose on 2018/12/31 02:57
First some positives: -super nostalgic -simple controls -cool stuff to pick up -cousins are cool to pick up -OG music with new flair Cons: -Sometimes you have to watch an ad and you still can’t continue on. It’s feels like you get cheated out of a run 50% of the time -Currency to continue runs is hard to come by and if you don’t pay to play you can really only run 1x per day and after that you play until you mess up -Only one course I LOVED original Katamari Damacy and really want a reboot and I was hoping mobile would cash out on the following but it’s really a half-assed attempt that is eager to take your money. :(
Great game but....
by QuietFox13 on 2018/12/28 00:43
For some reason there’s a glitch or a bug or something where the camera view goes into the Katamari and for some reason whenever I click on the watch video button to revive myself the game just ends. It is a great game either way though just with these few bugs that need to be fixed.
Not a real katamari game
by Meudak on 2018/12/24 06:01
Not a real Katamari game. It’s a bad temple run clone with the katamari ball growth principle.
Not what I expected from Katamari
by Hdulnmrcxz55; on 2018/12/21 18:56
This app serves as a good time waster and mobile app, but it’s not Katamari Damacy. Takahashi said he didn’t want goals and power ups in his game while this game make that the whole point. It could have simply used touch controls to make it resemble the original Katamari.
Just a money grab
by Ruby Con on 2018/12/20 03:21
I loved the original Katamari so much so I was elated when I heard about this but it costs almost all of your rubies immediately to continue. At first it’s fair 1 or 4 to continue but then quickly 34. I should have to spend more than a few dollars the first night.
Boo
by poohbear8809 on 2018/12/17 23:15
I want the old katamari back!!! This game is ok but it’s not the ORIGINAL that was available a few years back. 😞 where did that one go? I’ll pay money for the old one this one is just so similar to tomb runner and such.
This isn't katamari
by CollectiveThought on 2018/12/14 16:03
I want the real katamari damaci! Boo! Booo to the king of the cosmos for making this pathetic version of the greatest game of all time and space! Seriously, we had the real game on Android and iPhone 10 years ago, surely we can have it back, no?!
Needs a bit of polish.
by Dohdoh98 on 2018/12/14 02:12
For the most part, I’m having a lot of fun with this app. The gameplay feels very authentic from the original titles. My issue is that the game constantly asks to login to Facebook when you should already be logged in. There should, also, be an option to either opt out or skip certain missions in order to receive rubies.
No offense, but your have to many ads
by TheSilverWhale on 2018/12/10 06:35
Look. I love the game, and it is really fun. The only problem I have is the ads. There are way to many of them, and half of the time I will click the <X> and it will take me to the App Store. It really is an annoyance.
Too many adds, no way to get rid of them.
by CIII78 on 2018/12/09 10:46
Make a paid version with no adds.
You didn't fix the mission.
by Jonathan Levitz on 2018/12/05 17:51
I told you to update the game and fix the bug but you did not listen, so I got rid of the game. I will reinstall when i see that you have updated.
Disappointing
by Stevedaculedood on 2018/12/01 04:25
I was really loving this game, but the game eventually requires you to connect to facebook, yet makes it impossible to actually connect your friends to this game. The game has bugs, it sometimes doesn’t continue your game after watching an app, there are no multiple levels. There is so much here to fix that you just abandoned, and I’m so irritated by it.
Bad controls ruins the experience.
by mermaid on 2018/11/28 22:13
It was fun for five minutes, then I deleted it. Why? Absolutely horrible controls is why. When I would try to turn my ball, the game wouldn’t react well enough, and I would bump into walls and items bigger than me. I ALWAYS ended up losing after getting not that many items picked up, and it got downright annoying after not very long. Either change the controls to where you can choose to tilt, or fix the reaction time, then I might redownload.
Facebook required ??
by reviewthisnickname on 2018/11/14 08:00
I don’t have a Facebook nor am I willing to make one just to use a cousin, which you apparently need to get a challenge done or you’re stuck on the challenge, that’s garbage. Other than that I love the app, it plays well and I have a good time trying to get past where I previously left off. Would give it 5 stars if it didn’t force you to have a Facebook.
Great except for two things
by Mr CookieCat on 2018/11/09 16:35
I love this game and play it daily, but there’s two issues I can’t stand. When I watch a video to continue my run, it will sometimes go to the title screen without letting me go on. The other is having to connect to facebook to continue the Kinds challenge. If there was a way to make progress without connecting this game to my facebook that’d be awesome
Glitchy :(
by ChrissyKR on 2018/11/06 04:23
This game was insanely fun, until I ran into a major problem: it will not stay connected to Facebook. This may not seem like a big problem, but one of the cousins REQUIRES you to be connected to Facebook. And some of the Kong’s missions require that cousin. I contacted support, and they told me to uninstall and reinstall: this deleted all my progress and didn’t solve the issue. Now I’m back at the beginning, knowing that I’ll inevitably make it to that mission again, and once again be unable to beat it. I also can’t view highscores, because it gives me an error every time. It seems the app has crippling connection issues that seriously effect gameplay.
It’s OK but there isn’t enough content
by Gamer6302👾 on 2018/10/28 23:29
I got this game less than a week ago and got to the end of it already. I was shocked to see that there was nothing more after I beat what seemed like just the first level. I didn’t even play it very much and I already ran out of things to do. It’s a little glitchy and it’s annoying that I can’t do anymore kings missions because I need a Facebook account. Gems are only good for second lives and you get them like 20 at a time so if you abuse them you could beat the game in an afternoon, the mechanics are good and I likes the idea but I was disappointed at the game for lack of content.
Really fun but too limited
by solarwings141 on 2018/10/28 03:25
Katamarai is kindof addictive, I find myself opening this game over and over rather than all the other games on my phone so I have to say that overall it’s an awesome app and well worth the download. The time spent watching ads is close to perfect for a free game. The biggest problem I have is with the Fujio mission. At a time when ppl are actively deleting their Facebook accounts it’s not cool to require connecting to Facebook to move forward. Not cool at all!!!
Stop relying on Facebook
by NetProphet1976 on 2018/10/22 15:56
A big pet peeve of mine is when a game has something you can’t unlock without a Facebook account. I do not have, not have I ever had, a Facebook account. I’m completely stuck on a mission because I can’t fulfill this requirement.
Childhood memories relived
by LeLeeveryday on 2018/10/20 01:13
Katamari Damacy was one of my favorite ps2 games. I can’t believed I just found this game. Similar model to subway surfer or temple run but with all the charm of the original katamari game. The graphics are gorgeous and that great Japanese music makes it so fun. I only wish there was more music from the original game and had to option to skip missions
Game is ruined by attempts to over monetize it
by donttalkplay on 2018/10/19 21:50
Just when you start having fun the game demands money. It would be fine to pay a fair price like $9 but it’s setup by idiots to pull hundreds on dollars from gamers.
I Love it
by |ine p|ayer on 2018/10/18 21:28
Even know I’m a bit too young to write a report the game is great it’s can de-stress ya a bit and plus I am a lover of this game
PLEASE revive Katamari Amore
by HerbSmokerMDG on 2018/10/17 10:43
I paid for it and now it’s not compatible with newer iOS versions 😢 This isn’t real Katamari, it’s a skinned temple run and a complete disappointment to all fans of the real game. Luckily I have a switch (collecting dust until Reroll is released), would be great to at least see a PS4 or XB1 version if a real iOS version is off the table. I love Katamari but I HATE THIS GAME. Please, PLEASE take the initiative to turn this franchise into what it has always had the potential to become.
Remove connect to FB mission
by Mooziclova on 2018/10/13 04:05
Since I don’t have a Facebook and don’t intend to make one now I am stuck on the stupid mission that REQUIRES you to connect to Facebook. I don’t want a stupid mug book page if I wanted to see people from high school I would go to my reunion... if it weren’t for this mission I would rate this game much higher. This is an unfair requirement and makes me angry because my progress has been stagnated since I got to this mission
Like it
by johnnakay0g on 2018/10/09 20:10
I think it’s a great phone app. I used to play this on my PS as a kid also and there’s only so much we can ask from an app. I think the reason they sing “compilation” throughout the game is because it’s a compilation lol. Not the original.. anyway I like a challenge and I keep playing. However I grew up playing real Atari games and Nintendo so I think it’s unfair to expect so much from an app.
Different changes
by Robert Dupree on 2018/10/08 19:22
This ps2 classic is updated! How come this game is endless instead of goal for the levels?
Missions based on Facebook
by RandoCrissian on 2018/09/18 16:59
Can’t beat certain mission if you don’t have Facebook. Skip this game if that’s the case.
Game play not good
by Genesis_O_ on 2018/09/15 16:18
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
by anon69-420 on 2018/09/12 23:38
im a huge katamari fan, but this is disappointing garbage. uninstalling it now...
WOW
by Faked up on 2018/09/12 00:09
The Pastamari democracy AMAZIG is a good ggamey? Yuos!!!! You should because of the pick up with PASTA!!
75% Amazing
by briana95220 on 2018/03/22 20:41
Beautiful Katamari was my childhood. Absolutely loved it. This app is pretty great but needs work... 1) The issue with Marny. The trail of coins seems to always lead me to certain death as I can’t move out of the way fast enough. I try to avoid being on the path as it wears off but still have trouble avoiding hazards as I un-shrink. Maybe make it slow motion for a few seconds as it wears off? Or clear immediate hazards for a second? 2) The game is always the same. There needs to be more randomization, different objects and PLEASE different settings. I will gladly pay for the game to be more like the PS2 games where you’re in a restaurant, farm, candy store, etc. I saw the 1.99 themes but I want entirely different settings, not just decor. 3) Needs actual missions like “roll up sharp things”. Those were fun. 4) The city is really bland compared to everything else. Kind of seems like it was thrown together last minute. More color? 5) More music would be nice. The song is REALLY catchy though! 6) Would love to customize my “cousin”. Choose color/features/accessories and use it in game. Miss those gift boxes on PS2 with the accessories inside. I understand there might be limitations about the “free roam” mentioned in another review. I think the track is good enough and probably much easier to play. I would be willing to spend money on this game if some of the things I mentioned are added. Love love love Katamari! 🌈
So Close To Being Amazing
by NuclearNecrosis on 2018/02/20 05:15
I really love Katamari and I feel like this game only needs a few minor changes to properly capture the feel of the original game while still being a free mobile game. 1) Add more music from the games. There are so many good ones that I would love to hear, but there’s only the one in this game and it can get repetitive. 2) Make the continue button after you die skippable so you don’t have to wait the entire time just to play the next game. 3) Marny is for the most part a death sentence. This is because at a certain part (like when picking up shoes or handbags) where black holes span the entire hallway and have to be jumped over. This wouldn’t be an issue, but as Marny you can’t jump over black holes because you’re so small. There are a few different ways that this could be solved such as being invincible during Marny’s thing or making it so that when you hit a black hole you exit out of the mini game thing early. 4) The message saying “All the rockets are full, play anyway?” Is just plain annoying. I do know that the rockets are full, just let me play Katamari y’know? 5) This one is just an optional idea that would be fun. I would really enjoy it if it were possible to get the gifts from the original game. Perhaps maybe during gameplay or from the rockets or something. It would be cute do be able to dress the prince up a bit.
Bugs and a free roam
by SunnySideEggs on 2017/12/10 18:10
I when I was young loved the game on the ps2 probably because I loved to destroy stuff when I was young, I loved hearing the music and seeing the same little man pushing the ball around, but I have only two problems, 1: I started to launch one of my rockets in the middle platform and when I closed the game and then came back it said 0 rubies to launch, so being a person I pressed it, then I played after getting my “free” reward and though nothing of the glitch, but then after reopening the game and after doing the tutorial again, it tried to make me launch a rocket in the first platform, “Ok, guess I launch it” but one thing was wrong, I couldn’t tap anything, o thing worked and still doesn’t work, if it is possible this should really be fixed, as I am writing this I reinstalled the game. 2: What happened to the free roam the game had when it was out for the ps2? I can only remember three of the levels which where some kind candy land, something that I think was a summer camp, and the one that was of a person’s bedroom which is the one level I remember enjoying the most. So if it is also possible, could you guys maybe bring back the free roam? Still though love this game and I will keep it forever because it was part of my childhood! :D
Great but A Couple of Issues
by Aus-Sum iPod on 2017/12/21 16:45
I love this game because it reminds me so much of the series I love but this game just set me off. The rocket function is a little cumbersome. It feels like progress is painstakingly slow because you can only activate one rocket at a time and rubies are so scarce. A lot of games on iOS with this function are more lenient about this kind of thing which keeps it moving and keeps it fun. Also, if you complete a rocket and start one before you OPEN that rocket, you will reset the completed rocket and have no option to open it. That’s a serious glitch for people who don’t know or expect that to be the case. Now let’s move on from the rockets. Missions are the only other way to get rubies and coins. This problem is a bit more personal, but no one I know has this game on their phone or wants to get it, so as a result I can’t progress past the mission which requires Fujio to be used because I can’t access one. This is also a problem. It should NOT be mandatory. Things like that should never be mandatory because it could freeze progress and make someone stop playing. Missions should either be skippable or Fujio should never be a mandatory use as a mission aspect. Other than these minute things, I truly enjoy this game!
Good but why?
by The Real Jzon on 2017/12/17 01:52
I like this game; it’s a good fit for a simple endless runner. However, it still has some major flaws. One problem is the inconsistent framerate. Quite often the game will hitch, which is bad when the game throws many obstacles at you which can end a run. The bigger problem is the amount of ads. It feels like every other thing you do outside of gameplay triggers an ad pop up. One when the game ends I can understand, but do you really need one when I send a rocket for a reward I already have to wait 3 hours for? It even popped one up just for going back to the main menu once. There’s one particular ad that has played half the time that lasts 45 seconds, which kills any momentum you had enjoying the game. Worst of all I had an ad pop up freeze my game once. I’ve only played three times and I’m already thoroughly sick of the amount of ads. I want to like this game more, but I need to be able to play the game more rather than be stopped by an ad for everything I do. Edit: I went back to play more of the game immediately after my review, tried to use an ad to continue after losing a run, and after the ad ended it stopped my run anyway and didn’t let me continue. Lost another star, considering simply uninstalling this mess.
Unworthy of the Katamari Name
by Projekt R on 2019/09/24 16:32
This is an incredibly poorly designed game with less than manageable gameplay mechanics. Everything is set up around forcing micro transactions down your throat, similar to any crappy phone game. If you’re to pick up specific cousins, or even grow in size, it is possible and more than likely that you will be thrown into obstacles, potentially ending your game by loss. The joystick & gyroscope controls are both too weak and lethargic to stay in flow with the speed of the game. My last straw with the game was “watching an ad to continue” (which I don’t like giving companies pointless ad revenue to begin with), just to sit here monotonously for 30 seconds for my game to end regardless. If there was any way to actually build up skill in this game format, I’d understand, but unfortunately all runs play out according to chance. It is highly disappointing to see one of my favorite game’s namesake plastered on cheap piece of plastic, and even more so that they allow this to be any sort of representation of Katamari. It honestly puts a damper on the brand in general, for those actions represent no company I would ever want to support. The best suggestion I can make is to remove it from the market before more Katamari veterans grow disdain for something they love.
Nothing like the real thing
by NYCNicolas on 2017/12/14 04:07
The original Katamari Damacy was a brilliant game because there wasn’t really any way to lose... just explore and find stranger and weirder stuff all around and listen to the wonderful music. There was also an awesome two player mode that was phenomenal. This iPad version is so boring. They have tried to skin a standard runner game of which there are hundreds with Katamari Damacy music and graphics and an honest effort was made to bring some of the quirkiness. But it is such a disappointment... there is no exploration or mystery or wonder. It’s just the same thing over and over again. And there are unstoppable 30 second video ads that are mind numbing and make you want to cry. I am sad to say but I will likely be deleting this very soon. However- and please read this developers! I would gladly pay for an authentic port or new version of the original game to this iOS platform. Sadly this crapppy runner is a brazen attempt to cash in on nostalgia and will turn off fans everywhere. Minion rush is more fun if only because you aren’t expecting better - and the ads aren’t as obtrusive.
A perfectly fine MOBILE game, with a few bugs to swat..
by Tech_Guy36 on 2017/12/11 04:37
If you are coming in looked for a replica of the original, you will not find it here. This version is an endless runner which uses the mechanics of Katamari Damacy. This won’t be something to play heavily, but it’s a game that’s fun to pick up every so often. My biggest complaint would be some really annoying bugs in the game. One such bug is where instead of the camera turning on top of the table (where you normally run) it goes down through the table, leaving you to run across an endless abyss. This can be fixed by restarting the game, but it’s annoying. One other much more annoying bug I’ve experienced is that sometimes when you watch an ad to continue playing, your game ends once the ad is over. This isn’t a huge deal, but it is very annoying to watch some stupid minute long ad only to realize you didn’t get anything for it.
I love this game, but the bugs are very frustrating
by MillieCavy on 2017/12/19 19:05
I personally really enjoy this endless runner, even if it’s more of an accessory to the original Katamari games. But the bugs in it are becoming insufferable as more and more pop up. Here are some major ones I can find: 1) The game will seriously glitch and the Prince will usually phase through the floor if you play again while a rocket is in the process of being put together. 2) The ability to watch an ad to revive is not always an option even if you are connected to the internet. And there’s a good chance that even watching the whole 30 second unskippable ad won’t revive you and you’ll be met with the game-over screen. 3) Marny is seriously glitched. If you revive while using his power up, you’ll stay the same shrunken size with the Marny power up gone throughout the rest of the game run. 4) There is an annoying lag in receiving any rewards. 5) There is a chance where if you revive with any of the cousins’ power ups, you’ll only get the cousin that you were previously using before the revive option for the rest of the game run. And I’m sure there’ll be plenty more that will pop up if this game doesn’t receive a correctional update anytime soon. Like I said, I find this game really fun to play. But the various bugs are a massive problem that needs to be addressed urgently.
Rigged cash-grab
by EscapeGarrison on 2019/04/10 23:40
Aside from a few sudden jumps or lags in frame rate that can make you fail a run, the core gameplay is good. Great music and visuals, like the Katamari I loved. I would have much preferred a sandbox to an endless runner, but it’s fine. Sadly, the game is ruined by excessive ads, rigged gameplay, and a predatory gem system. Doing better than usual on a run? New obstacles and more difficult tasks will suddenly appear, making the purchase of gems practically required the more skilled you become (the opposite of what you’d think it should be). They’ll also change the difficulty of the run if you make a gem purchase, increasing the need to use them. The sensitivity of controls will suddenly change, or your inputs will randomly not register. Oh, and despite paying money you’ll still see constant ads. They’re long ads too. Worse, ads can cause the game to crash (2017 iPad, only 3 months old) making you fail the run and lose any gems you spent on the run, thereby losing your real money! I’ve requested a refund of my gem purchase and will be deleting the app. Such promise, but the ads system and underhanded tricks used to get you to spend more money are so infuriating as to make the game unplayable. If they just made a sandbox with a variety of levels I’d pay $10 easy, probably even $15 or $20. But I guess people will continue to throw money at sad cash-grabs like this, so I’m afraid they’re not going anywhere. :(
Want to love it, but it has some MAJOR QOL issues
by Callmesteam on 2017/12/07 16:12
The core gameplay is fun and compelling, sound is great, mood is great but there are a few ‘quality of life’ issues that drag it down. Automatic ads should be disabled with any purchase. FULL STOP. Annoying to spend $2 or $5 and have ads pop up constantly. Also, OPEN YOUR ROCKETS FIRST. If you start a timer on a rocket before opening a complete rocket, you cannot open it until the other timer is done! This makes no sense! I’m guessing this is a hard lesson every player will learn early on. And only three slots for rockets? They become full almost immediately, and the incentive to keep playing evaporates. Pocket Mine 3 was in a similar boat so they upped the slots to 10 with any purchase. AND it redirects to ANOTHER Facebook log-in every time the app is opened, even after connecting and allowing permissions. Super irritating. Can’t believe this was in beta so long with these jarring and annoying issues. Hope they get fixed ASAP.
Bugs and other small things
by AgentsLeague on 2018/02/11 16:02
There are some small things and some bigger things wrong with this game. I found a bug where as soon as you respawn from reviving yourself on the rainbow road you don’t even reappear you just instantly die and it takes your rubies. Sometimes you grow too big for the part you are on because of the magnet cousin but you still can destroy things in the level so you are kinda screwed with your size (this makes the black holes much harder cause they are still small and you can’t really move around them). The rainbow road design in general throws me off because somethings are over your head but they still look exactly the same as things that are in front of you so you can’t tell if it doesn’t matter or if you need to dodge it. The camera on the rainbow road is also wonky. Overall I still like this game and will continue to play it.
Fair, Needs Improvement
by VTranslanka on 2019/05/29 18:06
I love the series and the game IS fun, but it needs work. For one, jumping should just be a tap rather than a swipe (I’ve swiped a number of times only to have it not respond). There are a number of areas where stuff coming into the foreground blocks your entire sightline, making it impossible to avoid collisions or the run-ending black holes. Ads. Ads everywhere. And they’re really just too long, some going well over 30 seconds. Some make me just close the game entirely (I’m looking at you ads for when you send up a rocket). I also can’t seem to get beyond the quest that requires the use of the Facebook bonus I guess because no one on my friends list plays? I connected but it says 0 so he just doesn’t show up in runs. Overall a decent fresh take on the infinite runner genre, but it just makes me wish it were a bit more Katamari...
Fun, insanely glitchy
by arid_dinosaur on 2017/12/21 04:05
If you’re a fan of classic Katamari you will likely enjoy this game on some level. It’s no substitution for the classic, wacky Japanese video game but it retains the same feel. However, this game is currently absurdly glitchy and unstable—something I find absolutely unacceptable coming from a classic gaming company like Namco. My wife’s game has erased itself and her progress twice now. Every dozen or so games it experiences a visual glitch where you cannot see the game board and an app restart is required. When you die, you are intermittently offered an opportunity to watch an ad and continue where you left off; so far this feature has worked exactly 1 time out of over a dozen attempts. Every other time it has shown the ad and then continued on to the game over screen. As with all freemium games it offers option of connecting your Facebook account in exchange for power ups. More friends that have connected to Facebook, the more power ups. Currently this system does not work at all. Worse yet, one of the gameplay goals REQUIRES you to take advantage of these Facebook bonuses— no opportunity to skip. When the game works it is fun. However, as it stands this is nearly a completely broken game. No updates have been released as long as I have been playing it (approx 2 weeks). This is unacceptable from any developer, much less a reputable game company like Namco with a long history in the industry.
Almost there
by Politard on 2018/04/06 22:30
The game itself is fun for awhile but I find the rainbow level to be extremely difficult. I know it’s later in the run but after playing through the same settings over and over I always wonder what’s after it. Seems like it’s inevitable that you’d fall off and have to use gems or watch a video to keep going. The fact you have to jump over the black holes but there is something in the air that knocks you off course to fall of the rainbow every time is extremely unfair. Not to mention the GIANT chess piece that moves in the middle of the course and is near impossible to get around without falling off. I’m all for difficulty in games but to go from the city to the rainbow level is a huge jump in difficulty. Impossible to beat. Please make changes to the gameplay so there is more fun in the long run.
Amazing Katamari
by tttrrriiinnniiitttyyy on 2017/12/17 18:51
I love the look and the idea of the game, it’s so cute to see Katamari be made into a mobile runner. However, there are a few things I don’t like about it. One, if you don’t have a Facebook account or don’t want to pester your friends into playing the game so you can use a particular Cousin (basically a powerup), you can’t get any more King’s Challenges. Another thing is that the Queen’s Challenges don’t start over at 12:00 AM every day so you’re given all day to do them and I don’t want to wait until 8:00 at night to do the challenge. By then, I have better things to be doing at home rather than being out and needing something to do on my phone. Otherwise, the game runs pretty smooth and is very cool to look at. I’m sure that once they fix these problems, the game will be perfect!
Cannot move on with quests
by emilpee on 2018/03/27 17:59
Love this game, love the music and the play but there is one massive issue. The king will give you a quest where you have to use a cousin called Fujio , well Fujio only works if your friends also play and connect through Facebook. If they don’t, you STILL get this quest and can never ever complete it. I’m not even sure the Facebook connection is working properly as I have friends who say they play but they’re not showing up on the game. So I’m stuck not completing this quest and therefore have to depend on rockets and daily quests from the queen to get rubies. It’s sad, because the king quests are the ones that matter. Real bummer they didn’t think that one through. Also the coin cousin is terrible, consistently leads you to certain death with a vortex.
Awesome endless runner ... a couple small issues
by Tom "slowbro" on 2017/12/08 14:52
I am a fan of endless runners and a longtime katamari guy, so it is not too surprising I like it. :) This game is fun to play, and it is fun to try to make it all the way to the last area, and it is cool that the game adds more kinds of objects through rockets. Don't expect free-roaming katamari ... it's an endless runner. It is unfortunate that you get to an unskippable objective Use a Fujio. I never intend to connect a game to Facebook, so that's as far as I can go into the King's challenges. Also, it would be really nice if purchases would remove the forced ads. But I do enjoy the game. :) But Bandai Namco Europe, if you release a full-on katamari game with exploration like Katamari Amore, you'll make a lot of long-time katamari fans happy. :)
I love my Katamari
by SHARKBOY611 on 2018/02/03 21:13
I really like Katamari. I’ve played most the games, was never a fan boy or anything, but I always really enjoyed it. I kinda like that they’re bringing Katamari back the way they are, arguably to a wider audience, because I don’t know how well a console version would do these days. If you have to choose between this and Tap My Katamari, choose this. I’ve got a weak spot for the infinite runners that do something different with their games, and this is definitely one. If there are any developers reading this, my only real complaint, if you can call it that, is that you’re not told how BIG your Katamari is at the end of your runs, only how many objects you picked up. I’d love to finish a run and see something like “361 objects, 6 foot 7 inches” or something.
BAD BAD BAD
by Noah Goask on 2018/03/29 03:49
I've had the game for one week and a half and I have lost my progress twice already. I don't know what happens but when i close the app and reopen it, it glitches and starts all over again from the beginning erasing ALL my progress. And there's no way to back it up as in a cloud or something. So bad quality. Also, it's so hard to connect to Facebook. It will ask me EVERY SINGLE TIME I open the app if I want to connect, and even when I do connect it, it won't connect, and I have to do it manually from the settings for a second time. This is an awesome game, but it's so poorly made and full of glitches. All of this without talking about the ads. There's WAY too many adds. Even just to finish a run, you'll get an add. It also glitches and freezes when I get some adds. It's such an annoying app. I hope the make a patch for SO MANY errors. It's truly horrible and just painful to play it
I want to give it more stars but
by Nickname8754389 on 2018/01/25 04:19
This game is pretty fun at first when you get the routine down and you can maneuver things quickly. But then you start realizing the annoyances. The waiting for rockets for three hours when you only get ONE ruby is ridiculous. On a side note about rubies, charging the price that this game charges for rubies is CRAZY! Especially when the amount of rubies you have to spend to get out of the run ending doubles every time. The ads and glitches are irritating however my biggest grievance is the fact that after you get so far in the game you actually HAVE TO use Facebook and annoy people to “help you”. Shouldn’t have to do that to move past a challenge. I literally haven’t played since I got to that challenge because I’m not going to get past it. Very annoying. The creators almost seem to like snubbing the player
Fun game, pretty glitchy
by VTtrekker on 2018/04/15 12:16
I like the game, but it needs work. Can’t go more than two stars because as much as I like to play, because there’s good potential, the faults make it not worth it. It’s pretty fun, but I can only play for 15 minutes until the glitchiness overwhelms me. Bumping into things that aren’t there and then getting smashed for it. Bumping into things and getting bounced across the entire screen into a blade. Trails of coins that lead you into blades, or in a space you can’t fit between an object and the blades. By the time you hit the rainbow road you’re so big you can’t fit down the road without hitting the floating pieces on the sides, which push you into blades of course. Be prepared to use gems...which you can buy for real money. Hopefully they read the reviews and fix it or I think they’ll lose people in the long run.
Requires you to spam your Facebook friends
by JimJohnMarks on 2018/01/06 01:50
One of the earliest missions, needed to progress in the game, not only requires you to connect to Facebook but also to then have at least one friend also playing the game you can hassle (spam) to cooperate - if not, you can never access one of the “cousins” and never progress to later missions. [UPDATE] - I got my wife to add it and Facebook connect together just to see what would happen or if the game got less repetitive if you could advance the missions... IT DOESN'T WORK! We both added the game, we both connected to Facebook, and the game kept insisting we had zero friends connected and couldn’t get the required “cousin” to complete the relevant mission. Otherwise this might be a four star game - but it should be less linear. I realize the original fully open map is unrealistic on a phone but this is too far the other way.
It’s fun
by How is cow420 already taken on 2017/12/21 15:05
It’s really fun but there are some minor problems i wish would be addressed. One of these flaws are the obstacles as well as the black holes. Sometimes you’ll be bigger than an obstacle and it still wont let you pick it up like the backpacks. Also near the rainbow area where you are in space, the obstacles are so big and in the way and nearly impossible to dodge which can bounce you right into a black hole. Also with Fujio, I am not sure how to invite friends to help me there is no in game option and I have no idea how to do it. Also, my friends have noted that it gets really repetitive with the same soundtrack and same environments I kind of wish it was like a thing where you could pick the world or environment you wanted to be in but its alright.
Could be better
by TheStrickers on 2018/01/22 14:36
It’s very light on content and riddled with ad watching... I would have much rather payed a single price for a more fleshed out ad free Katamari game. Update on my review: I’ve continued to play this game and have just recently collected every constellation in the game. I am currently stuck on a quest that requires me to play with my Facebook friends (no thank you). It’s not a bad game, but it’s very disappointing to see ads, forced Facebook usage, and a push toward IAP in a video game series I’ve been playing since the PS2. I have hope this game will turn around, but until it gets a few balancing updates and quality of life fixes, it’s a 3 Star game for me.
Good reinterpretation
by Morning_Star_42 on 2018/05/03 20:23
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.
Good, still needs work
by TheMeowbot on 2018/03/07 16:10
The game is fun, though the map is extremely repetitive. It would be nice to be able to play in different arenas rather than the same one over and over. The challenges are easy, though I wish you could skip certain ones (for example you have to have a Facebook friend who also plays the game to get through one that requires Fujio) so you can complete others. The gameplay can be buggy, such as falling through the map at the very beginning or being super tiny (Marny-sized) until you actually hit a Marny. But, if you’re a fan of the Katamari series then this is a nice little diverting game.
Bring back the old Katamari of 4 or 5 years ago!
by Empire312 on 2017/12/12 21:15
I really had high hope that Namco with get together after the last disaster of Katamari they released within the last year but no, they sunk to a new low. The only praise I can give to this Katamari is that is not a mindless numb-tapping game, but a 🤬 “mine-runner” game; oh joy😑 This game is a notorious pay-per-play with never ending ads even even after to buy everything. Don’t waste your time downloading this game🤦‍♂️ Do yourself a favor, dust off your old ps2 and play Katamari that way. To Namco: bring back the Katamari that you released 4 or 5 yrs ago that was worth of playing, and get rid of this 🤬. You were once a great company and other game makers wish they could be like and now🤔🤔🤔 I challenge your developers to do better but I doubt you guys have the🤬 to step up to the plate.
Great homage to the original, for a newbie
by Fjking on 2018/03/23 03:27
This needs definite polishing. The game sometimes wont even start a roll right, the prince just rolls in blue nothingness. I literally can not get off of the cosmic rainbow now. Its just impossible with the size of the Katamari and the obstacles they throw at you with no borders. Then the animation for gaining mass just bugs up everything. Oh my gosh the lagging is so frustrating. That and the cosmic rainbow are just woof. I’m on a 5S and I’m truly wondering if I actually upgrade will the whole shebang some how function correctly. I wish you guys would bring back katamari2. Ugh I’d buy all the premium content for that. That was an excellent rendition
Fun While it Lasted...
by Mileena gomez on 2018/02/20 13:36
I really loved this game when I was younger finding out there was something like it in the App Store made me so nostalgic. When I first played to my surprise it was an endless runner, but it had some quests and missions which made the game very fulfilling. I had made my goal to fill up all the constellations. I just needed 3 more constellations but when I opened the app back up again to open my rocket it had restarted. Restarted as in taking me back to the beginning cutscene and to the tutorial completely starting all over again. I just deleted the app after that all my work and time invested was gone. I don’t know if it’s a glitch or something that just happens but it really kills your playing.
Dont invest your time
by krb312 on 2019/10/04 15:14
I was really excited to play this game and I played it for months. One day I was playing, set my phone down, and when I came back, the opening sequence played and it forced me to go through a tutorial! All of my progress- scores, all the coins and rubies I’d collected and used- all gone. I emailed the company- surely there was something they could do! Nope. Just a “too bad so sad” condescending email. I would have even taken restoring my coins to where they were- my high score is still saved in Game Center. I can redo that, but I can’t get back the months it took to earn all I worked on. I don’t know if they’re just trying to force me to buy replacement coins, but that’s really crappy. Deleting this app. Incredibly disappointed in this company.
Wow! I am AMAZED!!!!!
by reviewer tips on 2017/12/10 16:25
Well, I just downloaded this game because I was really bored and I am amazed. I love it! I might not know the history behind it or why it was taken away, but this is a really cool game. I love the art style because it is really cute and I haven’t had any problems with it so far. I love endless games because you keep going and going. This is not like mobile ROBLOX which lags and is really pointless and takes up your battery, it is not laggy my battery life is not drained and this actually is really interesting. Thank you! A new favorite game!
I don’t have Facebook
by Dragonite86 on 2018/07/09 01:15
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.
Needs update
by conner228 on 2018/03/14 06:18
I too had this game on PS2 and enjoyed it. Runner style definitely isn’t the same but it exceeded my expectation for a mobile game. However I wish there were more worlds to roll through, it gets old to roll through the same objects and scenery each time. Also, I’d like to see more after the city. Rainbow road comes too soon. Additionally, after you fill all the constellations there isn’t much to motivate you to play. Would like to see more and longer worlds and more constellations. Plus, I’ve tried to unlock fujio a million times and can’t figure out how. Fixing that alone would up my review to 4 stars.
Almost prefect until...
by JackArcavi on 2017/12/20 05:48
I honestly want to rate this five stars... unfortunately, the devs went so far as to prevent players from reaching higher missions unless they have, and allow access to, their Facebook accounts (use Fujio cousin requirement, which requires signing in with Facebook). While the game can still be played and enjoyed (and it is a fun endless runner by any means), that kind of block is prohibitive to even the most forgiving player. I’ve always been a fan of the Katamari Damacy series, but this just seems almost discriminatory. I’m pretty ashamed I dropped cash on this game. Giving it two stars just because it IS a lot of fun, and will update the rating to five should they ever get rid of that requirement.
Fun but glitchy
by JamieNH on 2018/03/25 06:44
This game is fun to play, but it has some issues. The main thing is that it has erased my progress three times so far in the roughly one week since I have installed it, which makes stuff like upgrading the Cousins and collecting rockets useless. To be clear, I would open the app and the opening cutscene and tutorial would play again, and my high scores and upgrades etc. will be gone. Also, one time I started a game and my guy was running below the floor, aka off the track and in a light blue void with no items to collect, making it impossible to gain any points until I exited to the main menu.
Nest-algae
by TwoPlayz on 2017/12/11 07:35
I enjoy both of there games on the Playstation 2&3 including the soundtrack which is in this game would of never thought they make a app based on the game. People need to stop complaining they made Katimari game on PS2 & 3 so if you want to play the original so bad play it! At least they made a Katimari mobile game hasn't been a Katimari game in a long in general. Maybe they'll make another that's more like the PS ones but there only so little mobile device can handle especially those that have older devices.
Frustrating
by LynieRae on 2018/03/09 16:22
So I absolutely love the Katamari games! I wish they would make more for the new consoles! My only frustration with this mobile version, which is by far better than the first mobile version btw, is I cannot complete the main mission because I do not have a friend playing with me. So this entire time I have a mission that I will never get passed. It’s really frustrating, I don’t think I should have to make my friends play a game just so I can get past missions. If you won’t get rid of the mission then you could at least make it so that those of us who play can just friend each other.
Good game but it’s has some glitches and needs a free roaming mode!!
by megmori on 2017/12/13 20:18
Okay so I really do love this game but there’s a few things that bother me. It’s not free roaming but it’s still a really fun game. When I’m at the part with all the airplanes and I get the power up that makes you little and use gems to save me the game glitches every time and I’m stuck little and can’t see. It also makes it impossible to jump over the black holes. I also lost all my progress and I have no idea why and I just got this game like a week ago. It’s a really great game with a lot of potential but there’s definitely some improvements needed to be made.
Good if it wasn’t so bad
by Firevereverever on 2017/12/13 17:08
The katamari is so bouncy that I find myself being thrown into the black holes, there are so many ads that I just get demotivated to even play this because of how long I have to wait to play again. This game also lags at the worst times, like when u get a massive speed boost when u grow bigger, or when entering a new area, all of which contribute to knocking me or making me drive straight into a black hole. I wish you guys would just make a new original Katamari game than half-hazardously reanimating it’s corpse. Also the controls are abysmal, the tilt is to slow and curvy to have precise movement and the drag doesn’t ever fully make it to where u need it to be. Please fix this game, because with all of its flaws, it has potential.
Great... but far from perfect
by WhydoIneedauniquenamehere? on 2018/04/09 23:24
First and foremost, don’t lock me out of achievement progressions for not using Facebook. Keep him in as a cousin, that’s fine for those that use it, but never make it a part of the king or queen’s quests. I’ve brickwalled here, and there’s no real point in playing if I have no goals. There’s also the issue of the shrinking. The timing of the end is weird and it’s bizarrely difficult to control while you’re small if you don’t use tilt controls, which I don’t really care for. Add in a few new courses or something, maybe? It doesn’t really have any variety to it. Challenges as to what to pick up sound oddly difficult on an infinite runner setup, especially for a smaller screen, but some goal on an individual run basis could be neat. The song is amazing, in typical Katamari fashion, but we could definitely use more than just the one. That really becomes an obvious one when you add new courses though. All in all, great game if they'd pull the Facebook wall, but there is certainly room for improvement.
Roam Free Please!
by MryWhite on 2019/11/06 06:40
This game is of course amazing because I have been a fan for over a decade. However, I can’t have too much fun with this. What was magical and satisfying in gameplay was the freedom. I can barely get anywhere here before I am trapped just moments after starting. (I know I’m not the best at it but bear with me.) please add a function of roaming free. Stop giving us deadly obstacles. Back in the day it was if you ran out of time or didn’t make the goal. This is like any other driving app except even those will let you play for more than like a minute. Anyway, that’s my review! Fix the game to maintain the Katamari name.
Too many ads - watching ads for bonuses doesn’t work
by Ty0414 on 2017/12/16 00:07
The app is littered with ads... basically any time you click something or go back to the game’s home screen, an ad pops up. It’s absolutely ridiculous how many ads there are. Not only that, if you choose to watch an ad to either keep rolling or get bonus coins, the bonus is only applied around 50% of the time. Why am I wasting my time watching an ad for another game I would never consider purchasing to not have the bonus be applied? I love this game and franchise so much, but this is seriously making me reconsider being a fan.
Fun but buggy experience
by MERCURIUS FM on 2018/07/15 13:13
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.
Fun, but...
by gwenners on 2017/12/19 05:59
This is a fun endless runner that does a good job of keeping the experience by unlocking content via loot rockets. Unfortunately, you will quickly find the limitations of the game. For one, if you are unwilling to allow the game unfettered access to your Facebook friends’ list, you’ll not be able to unlock a cousin — and this will prevent you from ever completing a king’s quest. There’s no option to skip quests. What’s more, the game is inundated with ads, requiring you to vote then to unlock loot, to continue play, and sometimes just because it wanted to serve an ad. I get they need to make bank somehow, but I would have paid for an ad (and Facebook) free experience.
It keeps restating my game every day
by AttackingJJ on 2017/12/16 02:47
I want to give this game 5 stars, I really do, but it's just too buggy to praise it. Don't get me wrong, I love the katamari series and adored them for years, and this game was a blast to play. But as soon as I open the game on a new day, no matter if I played it just a second ago, the game restarts, making me lose ALL of my progress. I don't know if this is intended, but if it is, please remove it. Also, watching an ad to get a continue rarely works. I watch the ad, then it just brings me back to the main menu. This game is fun to play, but it's just not build well enough to give it 5 stars.
More glitches than gameplay
by SuperBaz420 on 2018/05/31 13:08
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.
I really want to love this game...
by Tinyphonereviewer on 2017/12/18 17:21
The idea of this game is so great! And it’s done really well! But I have a mission from the King to use the boost that requires me to link to Facebook and bug my friends until they also download the game. This is a problem because I don’t use Facebook. And I can’t skip the quest by using gems or coins. So now I can’t progress anymore.. and that’s incredibly frustrating. PLEASE DO NOT FORCE PEOPLE TO USE FACEBOOK IN ORDER TO PROGRESS IN YOUR GAME. Seriously, this is a five star game if you add the simple ability to allow me to skip parts of the mission for coins or gems. I will happily tell my friends and family about your game because it’s fun. Please don’t force me to do it though. That just results in it getting deleted.
Lost all my progress
by Blackleg eastward on 2017/12/12 17:21
(Dec 12 edit): I have connected my Facebook since it literally prompted me every freaking time and I thought it would be nice to get the Fujio cousin. But then I realize you need friends who play to get this. This wasn’t a big deal, but now I have a mission that is not skippable where one of the 3 challenges is “use 1 Fujio” and I will not spam friends to join the game. It’s not really worth that. I lost 2 rockets from inventory and my first rocket that I had waited for and opened was just sitting there. I lost 2 full missions and it reset progress on the daily mission. I also lost 3 upgrades to cousins. I’m not going to play this game if it just forgets to do saves more often than once an hour or something.