By Josh Speer / April 1st, 2020
I never thought this day would come. As a fan of WayForward and quirky games in general, I was instantly captivated by what I saw in Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche. But it was originally only available as part of Humble Bundle. And while I do like bargains, I prefer owning games that I personally find and purchase individually, not in aggregate. Well, my patience has finally paid off, since WayForward’s craziest title (yes, crazier than Vitamin Connection) finally came to Switch today!
You may be asking what Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche is, and I wish I could tell you. All I can clearly tell after watching the trailer below is that it’s a SHMUP and it’s on many, many drugs. In a good way. The game apparently began life as an April Fool’s joke, then actually got developed as a PC game, and now here we are. You play as the mighty Kebako, who along with her companion Squiddie, sets forth on a quest of space vengeance. Or something. I’m sure there’s a plot in there somewhere in between all the multiphase boss fights.
If you love crazy and creative games, you definitely should check out Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche. More details can be found below, and stay tuned for more hands-on coverage of the game!
WayForward is pleased to announce that the ultimate April Fool’s joke is once again ridiculous reality with today’s surprise launch of Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche on Nintendo Switch. Originally shown in 2013 as a hyperbolic, over-the-top, genre-blending April Fool’s gag, the game was later brought to life on PC. Now, the journey of Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche comes full circle as it makes its console debut today at the price of $7.99.
Described in the initial April Fool’s joke as a chaotic, category-defying ubergame that could be all things to all players, Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche is a side-scrolling 2D shoot-’em-up featuring weapon power-ups inspired by various game genres — including puzzle, sports, platformer, rhythm, and RPG. Wielding this unconventional arsenal is Kebako, an intergalactic cat-eared bounty hunter, who’s accompanied by her faithful companion, Squiddie, as she flies and blasts her way through wave after wave of quirky enemies. The absurd, fully voiced story unfolds alongside the action, which culminates in epic, multiphase boss battles against the galaxy’s most implausible criminals, such as pyromaniac rockstar Gunnar Crossbones, insane cook Chefinoff, and vengeful Uramiko (AKA Cat Grill)!
Rated E10+, Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche is available now as a digital download via the Nintendo Switch eShop.
- Nonstop side-scrolling action starring an adorable, bounty-hunting cat girl!
- Collect game cartridges to wield insane weapons inspired by various game genres: puzzle, sports, platformer, rhythm, arcade, and RPG!
- A wide variety of outrageous enemies including highly requested palette-swapped variants!
- Multiphase boss battles against the universe’s most preposterous criminals!
- Ludicrous, non-interruptive character banter!
- Available for the first time on console!
- Space cow!!
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