scream4br... 4


Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me: Retired from review writing??? *I can't close a Question which I now know the answer to.*

Member since:18.08.2006


Members who trust:41


Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Show Anything Is Possible!


Colourful cartoon graphics, nice soundtrack, strong in all sections

Overly - tight level designs, slightly sluggish controls

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:


Value for Money


GraphicsOK graphics

SoundGood sound effects & music

Difficulty & ComplexityAverage - suitable for most


29 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (83%):
  1. Julieshobs
  2. hayer1
and 27 other members
helpful by (17%):
  1. Rampant_Ross
  2. pennywa
  3. mightymuffin
and 3 other members

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

Ami and Yumi are on a break following a world tour when Number One Fan Harmony pays them a visit. She requests they go on a tour together, but Ami and Yumi are not interested for they are too tired. There's no pleasing some fans - Harmony decides to go on her own tour and so kidnaps their manager Kaz and steals their instruments. In their chase of Harmony, Ami and Yumi go on a tour unlike any other they have ever taken.

I bought this title new for £3 (if I remember correctly) knowing nothing about Puffy AmiYumi. Based on the animated television series, the graphics in this game are colourful and are cartoon-like, however there is the rare occasion when it was tricky to distinguish whether something appears as part of the background or not. The animation is good, and there are different ones to go with a change in clothes which is neat, such as Ami and Yumi being close to dozing off when in their pyjamas! The soundtrack to Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Kaznapped is consistently strong, and features an instrumentation of the 'Hi Hi' song.

Anyone can play this game, and there is a tutorial which will help get started. There are both good and bad points to the controls, the good being that Ami and Yumi can make the transition into a run from some of their moves, and the bad being that their attacks are slightly sluggish. In rock fashion, Ami and Yumi destroy Kaz-Bots with their instruments, but they are not encouraged to hit fan boys and the paparazzi (they lose points) - instead playing them a power chord will have them star-struck in absolute awe for a while! The game has other nice touches - petting their cats Tekirai and Jang Keng brings them goodness.

Ami and Yumi have unique abilities, and by switching between them and working as a team only can they overcome the levels. Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is a platformer with plenty of puzzles, many of the pull/push blocks variety with occasional switches thrown in. In places the level designs are perhaps overly-tight as the puzzles are a tad long-winded and a passage or two is unnecessarily troublesome to get past - barring this the balance of difficulty of the game feels about right. There is a shoot-em-up mini-game as Ami and Yumi head for the next locale on their World Tour which is good fun - smart bomb and big bosses in check - even if the bus is a huge target! Of note, the only problem in performance comes in the true penultimate boss battle, where slowdown is particularly evident.

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Kaznapped is of a fair size and challenge, and luckily there are extras for unlocking which amplifies the play time. The pre-requisites involve collecting things - fortunately without the numbers being over-the-top - however, others require the time limits in Time Attack mode to be beaten which are tight and would make for a tough task for casual gamers. Still, if a mix of platforming action, puzzles and shooting sounds good, then give this a game a go - it might leave you wanting more. Encore!

  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+


Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 2p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 2p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

Rampant_Ross 12.11.2007 23:03

Nice review!

tom1clare 06.11.2007 18:00

Nice one, hadn't come across this till you brought it to my attention. Sounds like a cool game and if it's anything as addictive as the Hi Hi PuffyAmiYumi song then it's a sure winner lol! :) tom

tigerthecat 06.11.2007 10:48

Very good review.

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Compare prices »

1 to 3 out of 3 offers for Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Kaznapped! (GBA)   Sorted by: Price 
Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi: Kaznapped (GBA) - Game Boy Advance

Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi: Kaznapped (GBA) - Game Boy Advance

Platforms: Game Boy Advance

1 more offer (£21.95) from this merchant

amazon marketplace videogames

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace v...
Postage & Packaging£2.03
AvailabilityUsually dispatched within 1-2 business days...
amazon marketplace videogames

Product Information »

Product details

Publisher D3 Publisher
Release Year 2005
Genre Platformer
Platform Game Boy Advance

Show all Product Information

Review Ratings »

This review of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Kaznapped! (GBA) has been rated:

"very helpful" by (83%):

  1. Julieshobs
  2. hayer1

and 27 other members

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Kirby Nightmare in Dream Land (GBA)

Kirby Nightmare in Dream Land (GBA)

Genre: Platformer - Publisher: Nintendo - For: Game Boy Advance

Rate it now

Buy now for only £ 69.99

Pippa Funnell: Stable Adventure (GBA)

Pippa Funnell: Stable Adventure (GBA)

Genre: Simulation - Publisher: Ubisoft - For: Game Boy Advance

User reviews (1)

Buy now for only £ 7.76

Are you the manufacturer / provider of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Kaznapped! (GBA)? Click here