Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido

An eccentric action puzzle game sits a little uneasily in this full-fat package.

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Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido

Developer: indieszero

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Some things in life are so innately delightful that I just can't spend enough time thinking about them. Leaf blowers! Tennis ball lobbers! The little motorised food lanes you get at sushi restaurants. This last one, gloriously, has been the key inspiration for Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, a puzzle-battler that it's been hard to ignore since its hectic singalong trailer erupted onto Youtube a while back. I'm playing through the game's opening chapters right now - we'll have a review up soonish - and the whole thing is a treat. Sushi Striker does sushi proud, certainly, but it also does those motorised food lanes sushi likes to live on proud too. Hooray!