You are Sarah, princess of the peaceful realm of Kaleiya. The quiet life of your kingdom was lost the day your father was seduced and then kidnapped by Lilith, a demon mistress. Travel through ice castles, cold dungeons, lava caves and much more! Bring your father and king back home!
User reviews: Mixed (120 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 18, 2014

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January 24

New update is online!

A new update is online, with a lot of tweaks / adjustments:
- Sarah's collision with platform's edge has been adjusted
- Added a couple of new animations to Sarah
- Boss fights are harder
- Torches when destroyed heals many more HP
- Fixed a bug where 2nd boss was unbeatable on few systems
- Sarah now can jump on top of some enemies without suffering damage

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“Loving every minute of it”
4/5 – http://gamesfiends.com/xbox/amazing-princess-sarah-xbox360-review/

“I highly recommend Amazing Princess Sarah and eagerly await the anything else by Haruneko Games.”
4/5 – http://jellyfishstation.com/2014/07/20/amazing-princess-sarah-game-review/

“One of the best Castlevania-inspired titles”
7/10 – http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/2014/07/review-amazing-princess-sarah-microsoft.html

About This Game

You are Sarah, princess of the peaceful realm of Kaleiya. The quiet life of your kingdom was lost the day your father was seduced and then kidnapped by Lilith, a demon mistress. Her only desire is to dominate your empire and kill you. Use your powerful sword to kill all Lilith's minions, then quickly throw the dead body on the next enemy to perform amazing combos! Travel through ice castles, cold dungeons, lava caves and much more - straight to the castle where Lilith hides! Bring your father and king back home!

- Highly detailed pixel-art graphics
- Smooth action @60 frame per second
- Lift and throw thousands of enemies!
- 5 castles
- 6 dangerous bosses
- 7 crazy newgame+ modes

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Xp
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX 10 compatible graphic card
    • DirectX: Version 10
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
"Skill why you play that game? Isnt that a gurly game?"

I really liked Akane the Kunoichi and while looking on the store I found Amazing Princess Sarah which was also made by Haruneko Entertainment. So I thought to myself "Lets buy this game dude!". Unlike some other people who have posted bad reviews about this game I quickly switched the default controls into something more realistic because I can honestly say that the default controls were really bad. Best way to play it is to use a Xbax controller anyways.

This game pretty much blew my mind on so many levels of happiness and frustration. The game is surprisingly fun to play and will pretty much kick your ♥♥♥ over and over again. In this sidescroller you play as Princess Sarah and need to save your father(The King) from the demon mistress Lilith.

Sarah's main weapon is a sword. The button can be tapped fast to multiple fast hits. Sarah also has the ability to pick objects and fallen enemies up and throw them.

There are 5 castle levels and each end with a big epic boss fight. The levels contains your standard enemies in the form of skeletons, zombies, flying demon chicks(They are hot), dudes that walk back and forth while dropping bombs, Big dudes that walk really slow unless they see you, flame sprite chicks that throw fire, archer dudes that shot arrows through the walls and ground, ghosts that walk around in armor, some flying ghost thing that you cant hit with your sword and those BATS THAT FLY ALL OVER THE ♥♥♥♥ING PLACE!

The enemy and level layout is planned really well and killing an enemy makes it possible to pick their body up and throw at other enemies. Throwing some enemies like for example the flaming sprite chick will cause a fire attack to hurt the enemies that it hits. There is sort of a rpg element because get xp from killing enemies and you can level up which makes you gain +2 health points to your health bar.

The game reminds me alot of Castlevania: Symphony of the night the way the game pauses for a moment when you level up and the design is simulair. You can also break candles to get hearts out of them to recover your health.

Since my last reviews ive gotten some real constructive critisim that I will take use of now. So I will mention the Pros and Cons ^^.

Pros:
Female protagonist
Variety in levels
Really epic and fitting music on some levels
Epic boss fights
Great gameplay
Unique gamemodes that you can unlock after you beat the game.

Cons:
Healthdrops(Hearts) recover 2 hp.
The music fades out to nothing before fading back in.
To short recovery time after being hit.
Some huge objects can be throw far and others not.

I have still not fully beaten the game since when you beat it the first time you unlock a new gamemode and after beating the game on that gamemode you unlock another gamemode and Im on the 5th gamemode so far and there is 2 more that I have yet to unlock so I guess its 7 gamemodes in total. Each of these gamemodes gives you a new challenge by adding a twist to the game. Some of these gamemodes adds a positive twist as well.

Often when I start this game up or simply when im just playing it people ask me "Skill why you play that game? Isnt that a gurly game?" and other times people mention the boob art on the title screen like "Woah Skill its that boobgame!". Please dont base your judgement on names or apperences. Sure there are as a matter of fact boob physics on Sarah and even the enemies in the game. But lets not attract the videogame journalists shall we?

I give this game a 8/10
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
First off let's get the obvious out of the way. You look at the title-screen for this game and what do you see? A Princess. That's right, Sarah is a Princess, she's got the tiara, that's her castle in the background, and she's the daughter of a king. Now that we're done establishing the obvious let's talk about the game.

PLOT: The King has been kidnapped by liliths, are you a bad enough princess to save the king?

What makes Sarah so amazing is that she lifts. No really, she can hoist furniture as well as corpses over her head and toss them around. She also has a sword, which is used to make corpses. Depending on the type, enemy corpses have different properties when they're thrown. The most devastating are the liliths, as their bodies are highly volatile and damage everything on-screen. There are five stages, five bosses, a few hundred enemies, a bunch of checkpoints. I did the math and came to the following conclusion: getting through this game should be easy peasy lemon squeezy. Turns out the math was wrong, Amazing Princess Sarah isn't that easy (that didn't sound right).

This isn't Super Meat Boy, let alone I wanna be the Boshy, but the enemies do hit hard, pits are on the prevalent side, and you have to make do with a fairly limited pool of health. Candles hold life-replenishing hearts, but uh...they restore 2 HP. Sarah can also level-up, which adds....2 HP. Seriously though she also gets stronger, allowing her to do more damage with her throws and sword. The first play-through is liable to be a bit of a struggle. Eventually however things start to click. Enemies operate by specific rules. They don't attack unless they're facing you, so you can sneak up behind them with murderous intent. Archers only fire where you're standing, so move an inch and watch that arrow pass you by. You'll even figure out the trick to avoiding the stage 5 boss as he stomps around. Holding onto a corpse for the right situation can also prevent a headache or two.

But that's not enough I'm afraid, you have to play New Game+ if you want to end the lilith menace once and for all. Hey, New Game+, play through the game again with all your level-ups? It's going to be Weekend at Bernie's! Well yeah, it is, except you're Bernie. There are multiple NG+ modes, and they get more difficult as you progress. In the first one, an invincible ghost follows you around. In the second , you're drunk, and it looks like your castle is on a boat in the middle of a storm. The third time around you receive a sweet double-jump, but get slapped with a stringent time-limit. Fourth time around? Your sword is only good for killing bats, and bats are lousy weapons. At this point I'm just doing my best to skip past enemies. I still have a few more play-throughs to go, but they all sound even worse.

Amazing Princess Sarah is a follow-up to Akane the Kunoichi, same engine and everything. In every aspect it's an improvement. The controls are less slick, there's a better sense of challenge, and it's less repetitive. Yes, even though I've played through this game 4.6 times it's less repetitive than a game I played through once*. Some parts of the game can be frustrating, mainly when it involves picking up an object, hurling it, and it collides with a low ceiling instead of a monster. There are a couple other issues, namely crashes (at the 5th boss usually), and the stage 4 music is LOUD.

This is a good game. Just do yourself a favor and look past the fact that she's a princess. Is it really that big a deal?



*If you're going to be that guy and check my Steam achievements, I played through the Xbox Live Indie Games version of Akane the Kunoichi. I even got all of those freakin' kimonos.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
* The controls are okay, but don't feel "right".
* There seems to be a slight delay between a button press and the action, maybe caused by vsync. But there is no option to disable vsync.
* The jump has a fixed height. You have air control, but the movement feels fast and imprecise. Good luck jumping on moving and disappearing platforms.
* The melee attack has a very short range. Since you move too fast, sometimes it is hard to get close enough to attack without being hit.
* You can jump on top of some enemies, but that just bounces you back up; it does not damage them. However, given how imprecise the controls are, it is very likely you will miss and get hurt.
* You can pick up some objects or dead enemies and throw them. However, the throwing has a fixed angle/distance, you can't throw in any direction. Also, some objects/enemies are heavier (but some stuff that looks large and heavy is not heavy, such as a table, a wardrobe or a clock).
* When there are multiple overlapping objects/enemies to pick up, Sarah never picks up the one that I expected.
* There is a water river in castle 3. The water current will move you, but it won't move any object or dead enemy. That's an arbitrary design decision that makes no sense and breaks the player intuition.
* The water continues to move you sideways even while you are jumping and not touching the water anymore.
* The fire enemy survives water.
* The camera tries to help by moving a bit further while you are moving, but the effect is that the camera looks drunk. Also, there are many traps outside the camera view.
* Unskippable cut-scenes that pause the action for too long with nothing happening. That intro animation before the main menu shows up? Unskippable. That boss animation? Takes a while doing nothing. That Game Over screen? Get used to it, it takes a while to get back to action.
* Cheap traps, such as a dozen moving platforms with random bats moving around and spikes at the bottom.
* Bosses requires too many hits, so that the boss fights become boring.
* Bosses feel unpolished. The lava attack from the flying demon boss destroys any enemies, even those that are safe under the platform. However, in the Cursed mode, bats still spawn behind the lava and you can't see them until they hit you. The head animation from the knight from castle 5 is buggy (it starts flying back even when the player is picking it up, and then it teleports back to the player; a second head drops down even after the boss is defeated if it is defeated while throwing the head).
* Very disappointing true last boss fight.
* Random crashes.

Overall, this game induces rage-quit feelings. It is not complete garbage, but it is not polished enough.

On the bright side, the graphics are good. If this game by just one person alone, congratulations! Making and releasing a game is not easy.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Haruneko strikes again!!
Just as with Akane the Kunoichi, Amazing Princess Sarah feels and plays like a platformer from the glorious 16bit era from the early 1990s. This means, it keeps its gameplay simple yet challenging and I mean really challenging, hard-unforgiving challenging. Additionally to a handfull of levels ever increasing in difficulty, there are several new game plus modes that alter gameplay in interesting ways and changing up the flow of the game.
It may not be a master piece but it is more that worth its price of admission!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
The controls are sluggish. As a consequence, you keep dying over and over and over again. Not because you suck, but because the Princess doesn't jump when her feet are clearly on the ground, or because she doesn't turn around fast enough to hit that bat that just conveniently appeared right behind you. The difficulty wouldn't be so aggravating if the controls were responsive.

Super Meat Boy this is not.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
Fans of 2D platformers ought to enjoy this, as you take the role of pixelated busty Princess Sarah to stab c*nts and throw their corpses at other c*nts, all in the hopes of rescuing her father the King who seems to have taken a liking to assorted busty demonettes.

Puzzles are easy enough, but the platforming can get a bit tricky, with plenty of traps to get in your way, as well as c*nts who will love knocking you around. The first stage was pleasantly nostalgic of Castlevania, as well as some of the boss designs. Also, those damn bats are almost as pesky as those Medusa Head c*nts whose purpose seems to be making the player scream and curse.

The music in Amazing Princess Sarah is charming enough, with ambiant tunes playing while you explore various environments, and the soundtrack kicks it up to more rockin' tunes when battling it out with a boss.

Definitely a recommended purchase, particularly for those who enjoy 2D platformers where stabbing and slashing annoying demon b*stards is a must.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
I liked it, but I did find it a little difficult do to getting use to the jumping machanics in the game. I still like the whole thowing enemies to other enemies.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
Despite the game's completely blatant fanservice (which I do not consider a bad thing as it does not get in the way of the game itself), this is a fun little RPG platformer that comes with a few twists and turns which are daunting at best and cheap at worst.

There are enough levels, achievements, options, and challenges to keep you occupied for a while. All in all, for any fans of platformer RPGs such as Metroid and Castlevania, I'd recommend giving this a shot.

Be warned though, things do get tough almost immediately after the first level.
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63 of 113 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Sir Faulty's Scorecard

Personal Rating: "Grab it if you must but during a heavily discounted sale"
Traditional Rating: 4 out of 10
Genre: Platform Adventure

Welcome to Hell...otherwise known as Amazing Princess Sarah

Haruneko Entertainment - remember that name because judging by whats on offer in their latest platform incarnation, Amazing Princess Sarah, you would be better off visiting Satan himself for regular pokes up your backside with a steaming hot poker. Sarah, the buxom princess of this sordid tale, will have many wanting to gauge their eyes out of their head in frustration. This is without a doubt one of the most irritating and frustratingly retro-platformers this side of rubbing chilies into your eyeballs whilst trying to make a leap across a vast chasm. Browsing the Steam store page for Haruneko games reveals another game in their litany called Arkane the Kunoichi which sadly I already own. One thing is certain...I won't be rushing off to my library to install that one anytime soon.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=344593071
Taking on the role of a young princess called, you guessed right, Sarah - your task for the excruciating length of this original XBOX 360 downloadable title will be spent traversing the games various castles (there are 5 castles to explore with unimaginative boss battles at the end of each) to save your father's hide from the evil clutches of the demon mistress Lilith who has somehow seduced and kidnapped him. Armed with a double-barreled chest, a sword and the ability to pick up heavy objects like tables and cupboards and stone statues with which to throw at your enemies (seems like those boobs you are greeted with at the start of the game has resulted in incredible upper body strength for our young charge) the game also includes an entire shopping list of the worst things to crop up in any platformer multiplied by ten. Enemies materializing from underneath you - check; enemies flying zig zag across the screen - check; disappearing platform tiles with pits of spikes below - check; enemies clumped together in ridiculous numbers - check; enemies that can shoot through walls - check.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=345739594
I am all for difficult platformers that provide a challenge but when a game has to continually level you up with health just in order for the player to transition through its stages, that is never a good sign. Your frustrations are bound to run high with this one...trust me! Amazing Princess Sarah would be half bearable if the controls worked but they don't which often results in hundreds of unfair deaths. Unresponsive controls will become your biggest enemy in a game that often requires pin-point accuracy. Lots of cussing and hair-pulling will ensure. Thank the gods Amazing Princess Sarah is over in about 3-5 hrs but even that is too long a slog to endure. The only thing I really enjoyed about the whole experience was the original OST for the game. The music is excellent and the composers should be commended for doing a great job. It is such a pity its paired with such sub-par gaming.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=343800247
Conclusion

In a year that saw the excellent retro platformer Shovel Knight make its debut, Amazing Princess Sarah is like drinking a nice cup of malted hot-chocolate thats been filled with razor blades. If you are a sadist I would say go for it but for everyone else you are better off putting your money on something (anything) else that has the word retro and platformer tagged onto it in the Steam storefront just not this one as unfortunately there is nothing Amazing about this title or Princess Sarah other than her two gigantic boobs.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
A good, solid platformer where you play a princess out to rescue her dad from the succubus Lilith. You run, jump and fight with a sword but the real gimmick of the game is your ability to pick stuff up and throw at enemies - you can even pick up previously defeated enemies and throw them as well. Different items enemies have different effects too, not just size or weight but throwing archers will create a rain of arrows on impact, throwing a succubus will act like a smart bomb and damage everything on screens, throwing ghosts allow you to hit enemies through walls et cetera.

The game has a cutesy 16-bit look that makes it look like a Snes game and the difficulty is quite brutal, like many old-school platformers.

Works really well with a 360 pad.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
A very fun and somewhat fanservicey platformer. It's very reminiscient of old NES and SNES games, especially Super Mario Bros. 2, due to the picking up and throwing mechanic. It gets very hard near the end, and the game is a little short, but the various New Game Plus modes offer some variation and you may just find yourself coming back to this one again and again. Good fun and a definite reccomendation for people who like simple platformers.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
I'll start off by saying I have enjoyed this game quite a bit more than the first game by the same group (Akane the Kunoichi). I think it's because the controls felt a lot more responsive than in that game. Though having though back to that game it did have its fun points too.

Anyways, Amazing Princess Sarah (APS) is a platformer that sorta has some RPG elements included. You gain experience while killing enemies but you don't really gain a whole lot from it (your sword does a little more damage, and your hp slowly increases). There is some replayability to this as when you beat it the first time around you unlock a New Game + (NG+) mode....Drunk Sarah. It is the same levels over again, but with the screen tilting side to side like, well, you're drunk or something. Each of the additional modes have their amusing quirks which adds to the charm.

For the most part there isn't anything TOO difficult though the monsters can be pretty trolly at times. Like in many platformers, as long as you are patient you'll find your way through whatever section is bothering you. The bosses end up being rather amusing and include some simple strategy to discover to beat them. This strategy can vary on each playmode as well, so it's not a complete rerun of the same thing over and over.

While I was sorta disappointed with the final ending (after playing through all the variations), it was satisfying to finally beat it. The achievements themselves aren't a huge issue to complete as most are just progressing through the game anyways which I definitely prefer over how many games include a TON of farming/weird action achievements (there is 1 of each for this game but they're not bad).

The soundtrack is pretty nice as well. There's one track that sounds eerily like a song from a well known band but the other songs are fun to listen to and add atmosphere at various points. Overall, I enjoyed the game a lot but like many platformers...just be patient (seems to be a thing on my reviews lol).
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
This is an awesome game, the story so far is great.

However, the graphics could be improved and the controls could be more intuitive.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
Amazing Princess Sarah is a pretty cool game. It's got some bugs and some faults, but over all i find it very enjoibles to play.
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
Hey, if you wanted another game in the vein of Akane the Kunoichi*, this title is for you. Otherwise, it's a rather slow-paced beat-em-up with low end RPG mechanics tacked on. You lift things and throw them to do damage, because your sword attack will always do minimum amounts. A clever mechanic: enemy corpses can be lifted and thrown, and each tends to have a special effect. (Archers explode in a spray of arrows, fireball enemies launch old-Castlevania Holy Water style projectiles, etc.) The problem is this is a neat trick in an unfun game. I can't recommend it.

* You don't.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Great fun! Seriously!

I got this for about 1$ (Sale + sold Steam cards) and I have to say the full price would have been worth it as well.
I don't understand what other people are complaining about.

This game is a fairly hard old school Jump'n'Run Game but thanks to a lot of checkpoints totally okay to play, even for casual gamers. The character is based on her ability to pick up and throw knocked out enemies or other items. Similar to Super Mario Bros. 2 on NES.
The thing, depending on what you pick up it has different consequences. Throw an archer and it releases a bunch of arrows that hurt enemies. Throw a fire woman and it spawns a few flames. Throw a so called Fatty and it won't fly as far but it will do a lot of damage.
It's a simple but fun mechanic which makes a very engaging game that you can play casually in a few minutes per session or in big chunks of time.

Really don't understand the hate.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Nice challenging platform game. I loved the difficulty level. The platform part is challenging and the bosses are easy.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
Your girl sarah kicking some booty picking things up and throwing them gg
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
At first glance Amazing Princess Sarah looks like a promising platformer with some interesting elements to keep you going.
This all stops at level two and all of a sudden the game starts to show elements that become grating.

Enemy placement goes from thought out to stuff the room and just call it hard.
Speaking of enemies many won't even do that much damage, but are exceedingly frustrating because each hit causes knockback and causes you to drop whatever you're carrying which is a real problem when you can't reach important enemies with your tiny melee attack.

Enviromental hazards often match the color of the background and are difficult to see, and sometimes they'll be at the bottom of blind drops.

The first few times you see the level up prompt there's a bit of excitement, when you realize it's just a small scaling to your health and damage being stopped for a few seconds becomes more of a hassle when moving through a tough patch.

I hate to burn a game that is supposed to be a fun 5 dollar fix but when you give up on fun for frustrating mechanics and being only stubborn enough to finish it I can't reccomend this.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Another solid entry from this developer. Tight controls on this short but sweet action platformer. Lots of replay value in the New Game+ modes.
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