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J-Werewolf: EP1

By Daniel Novais

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


A flying saucer landed on Earth; its enigmatic pilot asks for help. Ghosts and monsters lurk inside his magnificent custom painted flying saucer, but Eileen, the new ninja in town, is at the right place at the right time and so she gets to go on an adventure that is as nostalgic as it is NEW.

Inspired by really good classic games like Ninja Gaiden, Super Mario and Metroid, Mystery of the J-Werewolf was designed to be as comfortable as holding an old NES controller, but also to use the modern features of iOS devices in unique ways.

A classic platformer made by someone who played lots of them. The old meets the new in this new spin on 2D sidescrollers!

What people are saying? Do you really want to know? Yes? YES YOU DO!

"a great job at feeling modern while still being very retro" - 148Apps (4 stars out of 5!)

"it looks good, the sound is a treat for anyone who gets off on nostalgia, it's fun to play, and it has a talking dinosaur" - Slide to Play (3 stars out of 4!)

"music to the ears of anyone who’s been waiting for a retro iOS game that actually captures the spirit of retro game design rather than plopping pixelated graphics over bare-bones gameplay" - iFanzine

"its often hilarious writing makes it worth a download even without the deliciously classic gameplay" - Appolicious

You can see a gameplay trailer on the Support link (or


This game is Retina Ready for iPhone/iPod and iPad. Sure, since it's pixel art, all you get will be larger pixels. But, hey: at least we're safe from horrible, blurry interpolation!


As of 1.06, J-Werewolf has 3 touch-screen control options and supports Joypad and some other popular joystick hardware. One of these options should really fit your needs. PLEASE, try them all before writing a review. The controls in J-Werewolf are fine!

What's New in Version 1.13

- Support for the new iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th generation! 4-inch screen madness;
- iOS 6 compatible;
- Bug fix for iOS 4.3 players - no more crashes!;
- 60beat GamePad support;


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Customer Reviews

Japanese Werewolf: EP1

I'm re-reviewing this one because I wound up reinstalling it on my 6S with iOS 9.3, and it worked. Without being updated since 2012... I was kind of surprised. Anyway... this is one of my absolute favorite metroidvania titles availabe in the AppStore. It's crazy that this was made by one guy. ONE GUY. He was also very responsive back when he first released it, it went through a few updates tweaking and changing some things... It's a shame it didn't sell well, because seeing an Episode 2 would have been AWESOME. But... I do want to say that even though this is just 'Episode 1' - you could very well spend over a couple hours completing it, especially if you want to find all 5 secret rooms. It usually takes me about 4 hours to run through it all. No IAP, MFI support... it's incredibly easy to recommend this one to fans of the genre.

A Love of classic games and it shows

I was lucky to get the game at reduced price but would gladly pay full price for it. The dialogue has references that the majority of 8 bit gamers should know if not than they should at least seem familiar. Self Referential humor, metroid style exploration, and decent length make this worthy of consideration. Touch controls are at least as responsive if not a little more so than the majority of virtual game pad style games. If you like metroid or robot wants kitty you should buy this game. Thank me later

I got my 99 cents worth in the first 10 minutes

Fun game. Would be great on a NES console. It's better than most of the "real" NES games back in the day. I hate touch controls but this is better than most. I think you need to be at least 35 years old to get most of the in game jokes. Unfortunately that might alienate some of the newer gamers out there. Overall, good, fun game. We'll worth the price point.

J-Werewolf: EP1
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.13
  • Size: 11.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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