Ministry once declared that the mind is a terrible thing to taste.
They obviously hadn’t chowed down upon the multicoloured matter
inside the bonce of Keita Takahashi, for it tastes of
strawberry-filled yum-yum cake and candies!
If you’ve no idea about Katamari, prepare ye to have your
mind fizzleated. At its simplest, you roll a small ball of crap
around various worlds, collecting more crap, which makes your ball
of crap bigger. Once said ball of crap gets bigger then it can
accumulate larger crap… and so on. There’s strategy involved though,
for certain types of crap are targets for each level, as well as
size. You may make a ball of crap that’s big enough, but it may not
be thematically desirable enough.
It also involves the King of All Cosmos, a trippy rainbow-digging
dude who could only be played by Noel Fielding should a Katamari
movie ever be blorped out of some filmmaker’s mind. He’s kind of let
things slide a bit, though. The Cosmic Belly has become flabby and
his awesomeness has been questioned, causing a spiral into
dereliction until a helpful gamer slacker helps restore him to
If you’ve NFI what we’re on about don’t worry, it’s all part of the
day-glo barmy fun of Katamari. Except now, of course, it’s
been Vitamacised, so that’s where the ‘Touch’ comes in that’s there
in the game’s titular thingy.
As such, you can roll your Katamari about by smudging the touch
screen. Even fondling the Vita’s backside causes stuff to happen,
like Katamari stretchination. Naturally, if you’ve not got the touch
then you can resort to classic analogue controllingness, despite it
disappointing Stan Bush.
Existing fans may find things rather too familiar. However,
open-minded funsters who’ve yet to be blessed by the King are sure
to have a ball rolling with it.