Kokoro Clover Season 1 Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For our Kokoro Clover Season 1 Review, we play this 2D platform series based on the theme of “a Japanese Sunday morning anime”. Transformations, cards, dancing, and robots! Enjoy the exciting and wonder-filled world.

Kokoro Clover Season 1 Review Pros:

  • Cutesy pixel art graphics.
  • 509MB download size.
  • Japanese and English options.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Three game modes – Story, Adventure, and Boss Rush.
  • Library showcasing characters, monsters, Galleries, and cards.
  • Border art can be customized.
  • Music player for all unlocked tracks.
  • Mini-games allow you to replay the games at your leisure.
  • Adventure mode has 12 stages, a Gacha mini-game, and 8 EX stages.
  • Story mode has 12 episodes, a tutorial, and the Gacha mini-game.
  • Actions – you can jump, call forth a summon, dance (become Invincible on the spot), shoot magic, and transform into a different character.
  • Hidden Collectibles to unlock new entries in the library.
  • Coins are found in the stages and from enemies and you use these in the shop.
  • You can set up a group of actions and bind them to the trigger buttons.
  • Power up your cards (abilities) to do a mega damage attack.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Cool animations and transitions.
  • Play the adventure mode to unlock new items in the store.
  • Competent platformer.
  • Before a stage, you can set up a load out for your card, assist and dance.
  • Difficult game.

Kokoro Clover Season 1 Review Cons:

  • Long initial load time.
  • No touchscreen support.
  • Controls take some getting used to.
  • Menus are d-pad only.
  • Not the best loading times overall.
  • Even in English, the in-game text is Japanese with English subtitles. (more an FYI)
  • Difficult game and boss battles are particularly hard with long restart times.
  • Cluttered Ui.
  • Doesn’t support the stick only the d-pad.
  • The tutorial is only for button knowledge and not the whole setup and how to play other game modes.
  • The performance is generally not that great with a lot of stuttering.

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Kokoro Clover Season 1:

Official website.

Developer: GotchaGotchaGames

Publisher: GotchaGotchaGames

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


Kokoro is a platformer that has never before been seen outside of Japan and this is a Japanese ass game, by that I mean the bright colors, the colorful in-your-face characters, cool art, and Cutesy graphics. Yes, the game is full of charm you know from Japan and it never ever shies away from it. But the major issue here is the game is just a slog to play, the tutorial is so basic it might as well not bother existing, the performance is choppy and slow, the controls are weird and it all makes for a confusing and frustrating experience. Shame really as the platforming might be basic but it looks cool and it’s a game you could easily have fun with just because of the bat shittery that goes on and the presentation of it all. I wanted to like the game more but it kept putting up roadblocks and forced me off the road eventually. Kokoro is a game that requires a lot of time to get into it and once there the challenge level is high. But it has that charm that makes you want to keep trying to play, To just push past.

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!