Who doesn't like cats, Pop-tarts or Pop-tart cats? If you're among the many adoring fans of the above items then you may be acutely aware of the Nyan Cat. Yes, it's the same cat that has an oddly catchy theme song, has spawned countless memes and has united the world through its rainbow-colored cuteness. If you thought listening to an endless loop of nyans was amazing, just think of playing an enjoyable platformer alongside it. Actually, you can play the game to keep people from focusing on your Nyan Cat song addiction.
The shoot 'em up game Nyan Cat My Hero 2 is just as crazy as the original. After defeating the supremely hungry ruler Kim Jong-Un, Nyan Cat must again use his powers for good to save the world from invading internet memes. If you haven't been hiding under a rock for the last few years, then you'll be familiar with faces such as Pedobear, Me gusta and the Philosoraptor. Just keep in mind that they'll be out to put Nyan Cat out of commission so be merciless and destroy those annoying internet memes before they wreak havoc.
Don't expect an innovative system here as the controls are pretty simple. All you'll have to do is to shoot while dodging relentless attacks. It's up to you to maneuver Nyan Cat to safety as Domo and his minions continuously attack the cute pastry kitty. Memorizing enemy patterns is the key to beating the game. Some will hover around the screen, sending minions to distract Nyan Cat before they attack from below. Others, such as the great Domo-Kun will jump around and try to inflict damage from above. Thanks to the five difficulty settings (baby, easy, normal, hard and insane) Nyan Cat My Hero 2 is not a difficult game to master. Unless you're having a lot of trouble mastering the controls, it's quite a short game too. Perfect for filling in a short coffee break, it is possible to finish the shoot 'em up in less than ten minutes.
Nyan Cat My Hero 2's graphics are nothing too fancy. Actually, enemies are restricted to silly image cutouts floating around the screen. Though it wouldn't win any awards for sure, it's oddly entertaining to watch the crude animations. If you're familiar with the meme references, then they'll be a big plus.
Because we're talking about Nyan Cat here, the music is, of course, confined to repeating nyans. The loop is still as addicting as ever, only interrupted by the sound of exploding enemies. As is fitting for such a zany game, there's nothing really so classy or polished about the sound effects, but they do a good job of immersing you in the crazy world anyway.
Koufeng's Nyan Cat My Hero 2 is an entertaining blend of shoot 'em up elements and cyber culture references. If you're looking for a lengthy challenge to master, this is not it. Think of it more like a bite-sized game that you can replay whenever you miss hearing the Nyan Cat Song. The game is not impressively innovative but the mix of unexpected elements is strangely entertaining.
Due to the curiosity that comes with researching silly things as well as the occasional blood splatter on the screen, we do not advise this title for young players. Shoot 'em up fans that are old enough to be familiar with 4chan however (and be exempt from the net nanny), could don their superhero capes to save the world in Nyan Cat My Hero 2.