About this game
Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Content Rating: Everyone
The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to REROLL! When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure to restore the stars at home or on the go - now in full HD!
Gamer Reviews54 Reviews
Critic Reviews19 Reviews
Mollie L Patterson — Dec 21, 2018
Katamari Damacy Reroll brings the original Katamari Damacy back for a new generation, and all of its fantastic gameplay and heart is now combined with beautiful high-definition visuals. There’s almost nothing new here save for mediocre motion controls, but then again, nothing needed to be added to make this quirky classic worth playing again (or for the first time).
A.J. Maciejewski — Dec 23, 2018
Katamari Damacy Reroll is basically the same game that came out in 2004 but it looks a lot better and can be played portably. So, if you've never played it before and you want to experience something truly off-the-wall then it's a must-buy game.
Jason Coles — Dec 10, 2018
All in all, it is so good to have a Katamari game on Nintendo Switch. Katamari Damacy Reroll is a brilliant game and is one for anyone who wants something truly unique, the weird gameplay and wonderful sense of humour combine to make a game that will have you quizzically smiling throughout, then promptly jumping back in to see if you can beat your last scores. You’ll have a hard time stopping once you start rolling.
Zack Potter — Dec 28, 2018
Though the game comes at a price of $30, which seems like a hard sell for a game with technically five hours of gameplay; I would still recommend buying this game. Katamari Damacy was one of those games from the PS2 I was always hoping for an official remake of on this generation of consoles. And with a Switch port nonetheless, Katamari Damacy Reroll is probably the best case scenario for making such a special and niche series so accessible.
W.B. Mason — Dec 13, 2018
Katamari Damacy REROLL is a flashback to a time when a simple experiment became a sleeper hit. Katamari Damacy isn’t perfect, but it is a fun game that is full of joy. Those who love weird, experimental games will love Katamari Damacy REROLL. Katamari Damacy is a strange beast, the sort of game that makes you wonder how anyone came up with it in the first place.
Chris Shive — Dec 17, 2018
Katamari Damacy Reroll is just as fun today as it was fourteen years ago. The game can be completed in around six hours but offers a lot of replay in trying to capture all the different items hidden throughout the world. There aren’t any noticeable upgrades or new features included, but honestly it doesn’t really need any.
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Mitchell Parton — Dec 19, 2018
If you’ve never played Katamari before, there’s no reason not to pick this up over the original release on the PS2. The game is still a delight, and while it may make you dizzy, picking up objects and watching your katamari grow with all sorts of random objects will always be a delight. If you’ve played this before, though, there’s really nothing new here that’s worth trying out.
Trevor Gould — Dec 31, 2018
I found Katamari Damacy REROLL to be much more frustrating than fun. It lacks modern fundamentals like a good camera and intuitive control, made worse by ill-fitting time restrictions. It’s a very repetitive game too, one that I really couldn’t play for more than two levels at any given time. A minor HD coat of paint can’t compensate here. I suspect Katamari Damacy, though a hit with most critics, will remain a sleeper of a game amongst players, even on Nintendo Switch.
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln — Dec 12, 2018
In a cynical era where nostalgia is pumped for all its worth with endless soulless remasters, Katamari Damacy Reroll serves up an engaging and rewarding game that hasn’t let any of its original charm or personality be lost in the transition from one platform to another. With support for gyro controls and multiplayer – not to mention a degree of performance that sees it run smoothly in both handheld and docked mode – this Switch edition is easily the best way to play it outside of blowing the dust off your old PS2.
Scott Sullivan — Dec 20, 2018
Katamari Damacy Reroll doesn’t really add much in regards to new content, which is disappointing, but not a dealbreaker by any stretch. Unlike other remasters, Monkeycraft went for the “optimize the crap out of it and make it look pretty” approach and instead gave us a visually updated version of what is already a very complete game with a surprising amount of replayability that is as immensely fun as it was back in the day.
Bengt Lemne — Dec 15, 2018
Overall, Katamari Damacy Reroll is a great remaster of a game that has aged really well and feels as vibrant today as it did back when it first released. The amount of work that has gone into the quirky presentation, the strange and wonderful menus, is something you rarely if ever see in modern titles where these things have been done away with for the sake of streamlining and standardising the experience.
Emily Sowden — Dec 18, 2018
Katamari Damacy Reroll is an excellent and faithful remaster of an utterly mad game, and it's a ball to play. Not everyone will get on with it, especially if you don't have the patience for getting the hang of its controls, but it's good fun and hasn't left anything behind in the process.
Max Williams — Dec 19, 2018
It’s really satisfying once you get the hang of it and only becomes more so as you plough through the levels. It’s not long before you’re gleefully rolling up animals and even people as an all-consuming ball of junk. All in all, Katamari Damacy REROLL is as super fab as the katamaris the King expects from you each level. Its impish fun gives it an appeal for all ages and it’s an addition to the Switch catalogue I recommend to all Switch owners.
GameCentral — Dec 10, 2018
The gameplay in Katamari Damacy is fairly shallow, it’s quite short, and as perfectly as the graphics fit the tone they’re very low tech. But none of that is even close to being a problem. Katamari Damacy’s goal is to entertain… but not at any cost. It does so while maintaining a life-affirmingly cheerful demeanour and refusing to act like a normal video game. No matter its origins, it’s a perfect encapsulation of the indie spirt and one of our favourite video games ever.
Joel Couture — Dec 17, 2018
Few titles seem to capture the timelessness that Katamari Damacy Reroll does. It’s bright visuals and silly play style are just as fun and unique now as they were years ago. Rolling to see how big you can get and whose lives you can interfere with is still a blast. While its new control scheme and play modes add very little, they don’t take away from how good it is to see this game in vibrant HD color.
Sergio Martín — Dec 10, 2018
Diversión y locura en un título sencillo pero realmente curioso que puede llegar a ser muy absorbente.
Fabio Palmisano — Dec 11, 2018
Pur non potendo contare su contenuti aggiuntivi rispetto all'originale del 2004, il titolo Bandai Namco è un assoluto piacere da giocare su Switch, sia per il suo gameplay immortale permeato da una follia irresistibile, sia per la portabilità concessa dalla console Nintendo, elemento che rende Katamari Damacy Reroll non solo una graditissima remastered ma anche al tempo stesso il miglior capitolo "tascabile" della serie.
Fabio Bortolotti — Dec 12, 2018
Il genio e lo stile non invecchiano. Katamari Damacy REROLL è lo stesso grande gioco che ha illuminato PS2 nel 2004, ma senza i limiti tecnici dell'epoca. La direzione artistica è perfettamente intatta, e cambiano solo piccoli dettagli tecnici come la risoluzione e i tempi di caricamento. REROLL è fresco e inebriante come all'epoca, sia per chi se lo ricorda, sia per chi ha la fortuna di poterlo vivere per la prima volta.
Nikorin — Dec 19, 2018
Jeśli chcecie zagrać w coś, co jest tak absurdalne, że aż genialne i tak japońskie, że... no dalej japońskie, to musicie przetestować Katamari Damacy Reroll - grę, która starzeje się lepiej od niejednej Azjatki (w końcu ma odpowiednie geny!) z muzyką, którą będziecie nucili w tramwaju ku zdziwieniu współpasażerów. Motyw przewodni? "WTF".