Ninja. Monkey. Action.
Edo Superstar is an action-packed beat-em-up set in old Japan, featuring a colorful cast of animal characters. Guide Masaru, an energetic monkey with lofty ambitions to be the most popular fighter in the land, as he battles his way to Edo City and competes in the prestigious Zodiac Tournament.
Along the way our hero sharpens his skill and avoids his former ninja clan who hunt him for forsaking their order in his pursuit of fame.
Players control Masaru using a gesture-based control scheme that uses intuitive swipes and taps instead of cluttering the screen with virtual buttons. Slide under punches, uppercut massive foes in slow motion, parry incoming attacks, string together epic combos, and unlock even more abilities along the way.
As Masaru defeats his enemies, his fame rises allowing our hero to increase his strength, defense, speed and special stats. Money collected from bested foes can purchase special items, like stat altering amulets, giving our hero an even greater edge in combat. Performing well in a level will also yield special stars, which upgrades Masaru’s equipment.
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Ratings and Reviews
Get your monkey's worth
A charming simian smackdown well worth the simoleons. Don't be put off by the initial difficulty—the curve will flatten as you accumulate skills and gear. (Spring for the big coin package after netting a superstar or two: you'll be rewarding these wonderful creators and enabling yourself to buy some snazzy and useful equipment, which I found took the imposing edge off the early game.) Having now finished, I can say I already miss this floating world of wistful horizons, kimono-clad cats, star-secreting coffers, and cudgel-brandishing porcine thugs in pink gis—not to mention the quippy, trash-talking dialogue, which had me consistently macaque-eling. In short, I want more! I can imagine an old-school fighting game from these forces (and with these characters!) could be brilliant. Until then, I'm off to superstar everything and indulge in just a little more four-fisted pugilism in old Edo with Masaru and friends.
Beautiful Art / Challenging Game
I found this game because I dig the artwork of Jed Henry. Been waiting for it to come out for quite sometime, and hoping that the game itself was good as well. It is. From a design standpoint, it's really beautiful. The characters are original and engaging (giant pigs, samurai wolves etc).
Edo Superstar's gameplay is also both classic and original. From a classic aspect, it builds on the basis of many past side scrollers. Each village you set out to save has mini levels within it (like the world system from Super Mario). There are quirky fights and boss battles that also remind me of "the classics". The difficulty level is also very enjoyable. You won't be rushing this entire game in one sitting, and that's something to be glad for.
Thanks a ton for putting so much energy into such an awesome product! Edo Superstar is a thrilling platform fighter the likes of Marvel V Capcom or Streetfighter but set in its own unique world.
Oh and the story's cool too. I like how your character is sortof just in it for his own personal fame at first. Kindof a cheeky little monkey who just wants to be an awesome fighter. On this note, the "fame currency" is a fun mechanic. Totally hoping for more games from the team in the future! Other playable characters perhaps 😮
What can I say more?
So good, with none of the greediness, 3.99 in app at most that I can see. Will likely contribute to see more apps like this! Controller support might be fun if it isn't already implemented.
- CleaverSoft, LLC
- 387.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2013 Hi-Tops LLC
- In-App Purchases
- 40,000 Coins $4.99
- 5,000 Coins $0.99
- 12,000 Coins $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.