Summary: The reviews for the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie series have arrived

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Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is coming to Nintendo Switch this week and the reviews are flooding in now.

This two-in-one remaster collection features the classic platformers Klonoa: Door to the Phantomil and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veiland there’s also a demo now available to download from the Switch eShop.

Our Nintendo Life review will be going live in the coming days, so for now here’s what some other outlets are saying about Klonoa’s return!

To start, our sister site Push Square released the PlayStation 5 version 7/10 – admitting it could mean more for players who’ve experienced these games in their prime:

“Phantasy Reverie Series is a relatively unfussy remaster collection. There are a few quality of life improvements and the games have a fresh touch of HD color, but if you didn’t like Klonoa then you don’t. If you didn’t play Klonoa then you don’t have the nostalgic glasses necessary to enjoy these games to look at and see them for more than what they are – some pretty good platformers and little more, and that’s fine.”

Pocket Tactics found Klonoa’s Return to be a “great platformer” and believes platforming segments can still compete with the likes of Mario and Crash Bandicoot:

“All in all, the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is a great platformer, and I’m excited to know that many more people will be able to experience these beloved games. Who knows, maybe this will lead to even more remasters. I encourage everyone to try this game, the joy it exudes is contagious, the platforming segments rival those of Mario and Crash while also successfully reminding us that it stands alone and that Klonoa has its own identity.”

Attack of the Fanboy gave Bandai Namco’s latest release 4/5 stars – and advised existing fans to treat themselves to the new releases:

“If you grew up watching Klonoa, or even had a remote interest in the franchise at the time, you need to do yourself a favor and indulge in these titles. Now that you can own two of the greatest retro platform titles without having to shell out hundreds of dollars makes this an easy sell for those who are fans of the franchise. If you want to fall in love with a platformer that wears its heart on its sleeve, you’ll be glad to know that these titles are still holding up tremendously well, even if they might not feel as polished as some of the more recent games genres. If you’re willing to deal with some frustrations of outdated design, you’ll fall head over heels in love with this lovable Dream Warrior, no questions asked.”

Over at GamersRD, this “much needed remaster” got a 7.5/10 – here’s the translation:

“Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is a great opportunity to play with the characters from our childhood again. It’s a much-needed remaster, but it could have contained better things for this generation.”

What is your own experience with Klonoa so far? Do you have the full version or have you only tried the demo so far? Leave a comment below.