Categories: Action, Puzzle
Meta Score: 81
Store: Kalimba (Price: $ 0,63)
User Score: 74.0
Platform: Xbox One, PC, iOS (iPhone/iPad)
Publisher Names: Press Play
Support Language: English*, French, Italian, German, Spanish – Spain, Portuguese – Brazil
*languages with full audio support
Publish Date: 2014-12-17

PC Requirements:


  • OS: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: 2 GHZ, dual core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD5100 (Iris) / GeForce GT630 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space


Kalimba plays in solid 60 fps full HD. It feels both retro and new at the same time and its puzzle design and twitch gameplay present challenge for the experienced gamer.

Positive Comment(s)

Kalimba is a fantastic, colourful little game with a unique mechanic, but it’s no pushover.90God is a Geek
I only wish Kalimba were a bit longer, because its inventive puzzles, charming art style, and tight controls equal a winning combination for this quaint puzzle-platformer.90EGM
Kalimba is a solid puzzle platformer that is trickier than expected.90Worth Playing
With excellent ideas throughout, Kalimba is a brilliant way to reinvigorate XO’s indie credentials. [Mar 2015, p.75]90Games Master UK
An excellent puzzle platformer that introduces new ideas at a breakneck pace. [Issue#121, p.85]90X-ONE Magazine UK
Kalimba is an awesome 2D-platformer, with many challenging and hard puzzles and a colorful, trixelated world.85XGN
A bold and smart Xbox One indie platformer, Kalimba takes a simple and clever idea, transforming it into something that’s equal parts tough and rewarding.80Xbox Achievements
Kalimba is an enjoyable solo romp, but to get the full experience you’re going to need a local co-op partner; trust me, the juice is worth the squeeze if a couch friend is hard to come by.80Destructoid
As great as it is as a single player outing, Kalimba really shines when you can bring a partner along for the ride.80Digitally Downloaded
While it could have used a handful of additional levels, Kalimba’s challenging gameplay, humorous story and colorful visuals help it stand out from the crowd.80We Got This Covered

Negative Comment(s)

Another 2D adventure game that combines platforming elements with dozens of puzzles. A bit confusing at times, but fun enough to be enjoyed for most of gamers.753DJuegos
Save for a few puzzles that lose luster due to unintuitive and touchy physics, I mostly enjoyed testing both my platforming timing and my problem-solving skills with Kalimba’s brain-busters.74IGN
The beauty of Kalimba is in its high replay value, even more so than the gratification of solving its platforming puzzles.70GameSpot
There’s less motivation to persevere in erecting a monument to your skill when there’s no one around to see it. [March 2015, p.112]70Edge Magazine

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