[Beyond PlayStation] Claws of Furry Review
Claws of Furry is a cat-starring 2D sidescrolling beat ’em up on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Claws of Furry review!
The game starts at the dojo where you are training under your sensei when a dog in a robotic suit dives in and kidnaps your master. The game will then throw you into a short tutorial in which you will learn the basics before the dog escapes with your Sensei. As you can probably guess, you will need to go out on a quest to save your master before it is too late. Or not. What’s the worse that could happen? You having to go out to avenge his death? Still works as a classic setup for this one!
You will move around with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, and can jump with the B button – press the button again and you will do a second jump. The R button is for dodging, and it will allow you to avoid enemy attacks with ease. Your light attacks are set to the Y button, while your uppercut and bullet attack are set to the X button. If you uppercut an enemy, you can jump and press the X button to hit then again with a more powerful attack. As you damage enemies you will build up your stamina bar that, when full, will allow you to unleash a special attack. The A button is used for unleashing a rather weak ranged attack, but at least it allows you to damage enemies from a safe distance.
There are three available modes in Claws of Furry. The first one is Rogue Mode in which you only get one life and if you die you are sent back to the start of the game, which is the main mode and how the developers intend all players to play the game. In Arena Mode you will be fighting against waves of enemies while the game counts the overall time you manage to survive. The final one is called Pussycat Mode in which dying is not the end and you will be able to continue and carry on with your quest.
As you play the game you will unlock new costumes for your ninja cat that will change itâ€™s look while also giving you access to some bonuses. For example, unlocking and equipping the Lucky Slash costume at the lockers on the right side of the dojo will reward you with an extra 20% chance of doing x3 damage. The more costumes you unlock, the more you can customize your team of cats for a better chance of success.
Claws of Furry is a fast-paced and fun beat ’em up on Nintendo Switch. Roguelikes are certainly not for everyone, which is why the team has included a mode without that element so that players of all skill levels can get a chance to play the game from start to finish.
This Claws of Flurry review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Terahard Studios.