Pocky And Rocky Reshrined Review (PlayStation 4)

Our Pocky And Rocky Reshrined Review have us revisit the legendary adventures of Pocky and Rocky – also known to some by the original Japanese name Kiki Kaikai – the player controls the young shrine maiden Pocky and her raccoon companion, Rocky, on their adventures. The shooting game series, with roots going back to the original Taito-released ‘80s arcade game, has delighted many generations of gamers. Now, the brand-new Pocky & Rocky Reshrined developed under license from TAITO Corporation, finally brings the iconic duo back.

Pocky And Rocky Reshrined Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 510.2MB download size.
  • 18 Trophies.
  • Can be played on PlayStation 5.
  • Graphics settings – aspect ratio percentage slider, aspect scale percentage slider, and scan line effects.
  • Shooter gameplay.
  • Can rebind controls for both player 1 and player 2 individually.
  • Game stats show total coins, total playtime, and the best high score.
  • Online rankings support.
  • Two game modes – story and free mode.
  • The free mode has to be unlocked by either finishing story mode or by collecting 10,000 coins.
  • 3 difficulties – extra easy, normal and hard.
  • Actions – you have projectiles, a slide button, a special move and deflect to send projectiles back at the enemy.
  • Mid and end-of-level boss fights.
  • Coins and power-ups drop from enemies and crates.
  • 3 hits then you die, 3 lives then you start the level again.
  • Earn more hearts as you play and beat bosses.
  • In-game cutscenes can be skipped.
  • Full eight-direction shooting.
  • As you power up you get different shots like flames, ninja stars, and spread shots.

Pocky And Rocky Reshrined Review Cons:

  • No Platinum trophy.
  • Extra easy difficulty has to be unlocked, get 3,000 coins.
  • Doesn’t have any tutorials.
  • Difficult.

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Pocky And Rocky Reshrined:

Official website.

Developer: Taito

Publisher: ININ Games

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Pocky and Rocky is a game I can’t say I have heard of before but nevertheless, it’s a shooter game at its core but you can fully move around and collect power-ups, etc. It is a game that looks 16-bit in graphic style and has the atmosphere of a game like Goeman the mystical ninja. As I say it’s a shooter and one where power-ups will change how you shoot so it could turn projectiles into flames or give you a spread shot for example. It plays well but it is difficult and when the easy difficulty is locked behind collecting coins which in itself is a huge ask. The shooting is fine and you have a stick or sword that can deflect projectiles back but the game never felt particularly fun, it would add in little parts that cause undue stress, they made boss battles big which is good for the spectacle of it but bad for the moving around and shooting. It looks good but it plays like an old game and is hard to go back to and enjoy.

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!