Tamiku Review (PlayStation 4)


Tamiku is an action and platform game in which you have to burst all the balloons of a level without being killed. To do this you will face different dangers, jump, run, and quickly inflate the red balloons.


  • Pixel art graphics almost 8 Bit in appearance.
  • 126.6mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • CRT filter-on/off.
  • Sidebar art-on/off.
  • Action-platformer gameplay.
  • Gimmick-go up and down levels popping balloons. Blue balloons pop on impact, red ones need a button mash to pop. Clear all balloons to finish the level.
  • Bonus level-fly around the level popping balloons that fly up.
  • Easy Platinum.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • The score gets reset when you get game over.
  • Chiptune soundtrack.
  • Easy to play.
  • Brief tutorial video.
  • Infinite lives for continuing.
  • 3 hearts then game over.
  • Fun to play.
  • Retro atmosphere.



  • No replay value.
  • Finish the game in under an hour.
  • One note gameplay.
  • The tutorial is way too brief.
  • Only one game mode.
  • Can’t change controls.


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


Tamiku is a simple game but it is executed so well that it is a joy to play. Initially, the graphics and overall style will envoke memories of Bubble Bobble or Balloon Fight, it’s a very Nes looking game. The gameplay is simple, go around the level and pop all the balloons. Enemies will go around the levels and try and stop you along with level unique twists like bombs or aliens shooting at you. It all makes fun if not criminally short experience. It won’t win any awards for variation or reefing a genre but it is just a game you can boot up for an hour, have fun, nab a platinum trophy and move on with little fuss. Overall I found Tamiku entertaining but very short.

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!

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