Dogurai Review (Xbox Series S)

For our Dogurai Review, we are in a dystopian future, where Armies and the Police were replaced by robots and machines, and their creator decided to take over the world. Now, it’s up to Bones, a retired dog samurai from the Special Forces, to fight against the robot menace alone. You will face several robot leaders in an action-packed platforming throughout the city, fighting in urban sewers, military facilities, factories, and even in sky-high structures. Each level features several gimmicks and different challenges inspired by classic platformers from the past decades, as well as various enemies and memorable boss encounters.

Dogurai Review Pros:

  • Decent 8 Bit graphics.
  • 672.6MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Two difficulties – normal (infinite lives) and hard (6 lives and infinite continues).
  • 3 save slots.
  • Ten color palettes including dynamic.
  • Frame – default (borders) and stretched (fullscreen).
  • 2D action-platformer gameplay.
  • Gameboy aesthetic from the off with green screen colors but as said you can change the color and tone.
  • You can jump off the wall to act like a double jump.
  • Excellent Chiptune soundtrack.
  • Simple controls.
  • The special combo is charged up and once Unleashed starts a mini-game input to do major damage.
  • Double jump and slide moves.
  • Hack and slash combat.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Checkpoints system.
  • Pick up health packs.

Dogurai Review Cons:

  • No tutorials.
  • Difficult.
  • You have to work everything out yourself.
  • Checkpoints are far apart.
  • Never sure when it’s saved.
  • Don’t know when you hit a checkpoint.
  • No replay value.

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Developer: Hungry Bear Games

Publisher: QUByte Interactive

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


An excellent little game with a lot of heart. It has the appearance of a retro game and it’s difficult to match, it was fun to swear and slice up dudes as a dog ninja, and I like that it has many color palettes so you can customize the game to your liking. Though I doubt I would ever replay it, it was a good ride and had some of the tightest controls in a 2D action platformer. If you are looking for some modern retro gaming then this is a good shout, be warned though as the game is difficult and you need to learn everything from moves to boss patterns on your own.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!