Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Review (Xbox Series S)

For this Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Review we go back to a game that was originally released in 1997 by Namco, Klonoa is a side-scrolling platformer featuring a colorful character roster and vibrant game world, it’s up to you as Klonoa to embark on a journey to save Phantomile.

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 10.2GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Action-platformer gameplay.
  • Two games – Klonoa Door To Phantomile and Klonoa 2 Lunateas Veil.
  • 3 control settings – 2 types and custom.
  • Game settings – Auto save tutorials, pixel filter, display your clear time, and select costume.
  • 3 save slots per game.
  • Two difficulties – Easy and normal.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Can skip and fast forward cutscenes.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Drop-in and out local co-op.
  • Dream stones – collect these in a level; every 100 gives you an extra life.
  • Ngapoko eggs can be broken open with enemies and contain random rewards.
  • Phantomiles – six of them are hidden in levels and you need to rescue them.
  • Clocks can be hit and act like checkpoints.
  • 2.5D perspective.
  • World map level select.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Levels will show how many Phantomiles and dream stones you have left to collect.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Moos are the enemies of the game and come in many shapes and sizes. You can pick them up and throw them or you can use them to flutter jump higher or do double jumps.
  • Can return to the title page and swap games.
  • All levels will have multiple routes to take.
  • Hidden eggs can be found.
  • Easy mode gives you infinite lives.
  • Very accessible.
  • Enemies respawn back almost instantly.
  • Has on-rails sections.
  • Unlock and equip different costumes.

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Review Cons:

  • The slight learning curve with the mechanics.
  • Checkpoints are far apart.
  • Can sometimes feel a bit lost with where to go.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • jumping feels a bit spongey.
  • Few performance hits.
  • If you die and respawn at a checkpoint it doesn’t save any collectibles you gathered.

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Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series:

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Developer: Bandai Namco

Publisher:  Bandai Namco

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


Brilliant games, it’s as simple as that! OK so a bit more clarity is needed I get it, I never really gave the games any time back in the day so it was awesome to go back and try again. This time it has mod cons and it made it a lot more accessible but also a solid action platformer came along at the right time. It’s funny though as it has two games and yet I found myself enjoying the first older game a lot more than the newer more modern one? I can’t quite put my finger on it but the visuals are slightly different and I did go with the oldest first. Any way you cut it the game has an ever so slight learning curve as it goes away from the traditional platforming actions like jumping on enemies or punching them, no this time you grab them and then throw them at other enemies, eggs, and blocks. Like I say it’s a slight thing as every now and then a cheap death is had because you forget the new approach to it all. Play on easy and you will get infinite lives and a bigger health bar so even the crappest player can get enjoyment and the normal difficulty allows Pros to go and play it as intended. I just fell in love with the beautiful integration of 2D and 3D elements, the characters, and solid gameplay. It is just a proper feel-good kinda game.

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!