Marvelous has shared new information and screenshots of water racing game Kandawa Jet Girls introducing the its trick actions, weapon items, race courses, four mini-games, and in-game shop for purchasing costumes and machine parts.
Get the details below.
By using the jump ramps on each course, you can perform various trick actions. Performing trick actions comes with all kinds of benefits like increasing your speed, adding to your E.P.D. gauge, granting a fixed period of invincibility, and more. Each team also has their own dedicated trick actions, and different trick actions can be activated by changing the stationing of the Jetter and Shooter.
—Dedicated trick actions.
—There are even mid-air spin trick actions.
Your E.P.D. Gauge will gradually accumulate as race time, as you perform tricks, pass through rings, drift, and so on. When the E.P.D. Gauge reaches 20 percent or higher, it can be spent to give your vehicle a boost. And if it reaches its max value, you can spend it to activate a special technique…
* The E.P.D. Gauge is required for boosts and special techniques. Determining when to spend it is the key to winning a race.
Each race course is filled with various course-specific mechanics, from rings that add to your E.P.D. Gauge (required for boosts and special techniques), speed boost platforms, and obstacles such as balloons and water fountains.
—Your Jet Machine will even bust through a fusuma sliding screen.
In addition to your standard assault rifle, you can obtain other weapon items by picking up item boxes on the race course. There are a total of eight weapon types, and each weapon has its own unique traits that players can utilize to gain the upper hand in the race.
The standard weapon, which can only be fired forward. This is the weapon you will use when you have not picked up any other weapon items on the race course. Additionally, even if its ammo runs out it will automatically reload, so it has an unlimited ammo supply.
Its has a short range of firing, but can deal great damage.
Its ammo count is low, which means it is not the ideal choice for rapid-fire shooting, but since its water bullets are piercing, you can attack a group of enemies that are aligned with each other.
Fires a guiding missile that locks onto the enemy and can deal great damage.
—Twin Hand Guns
While it does not have a lot of ammo, it fires two water bullets per shot, allowing it to deal more damage at a single time.
While a single shot is not very powerful, it can fire a large amount of bullets at once.
It has a short trange of firing and low rapid-fire peformance, but creates an explosion on impact that can deal great damage to several enemies.
Plants water bombs on the surface of the water that explode upon enemy contact, that can deal great damage to those in its vicinity.
It can fire a large amount of tricky bullets that rebound upon striking walls and obstacles.
There are a total of eight original courses. The content of each course changes based on difficulty and time of day.
Below is an introduction to six previously unannounced courses.
—Ochanomizu Hijiribashi Circuit
—Kichijouji Inokashira Jet Park
—Ichigaya Water Gate
—Tokyo Resort City
—Kandagawa Underground Waterway
In addition to racing, there are four mini-games each with a different genre. By playing these mini-games, you can accumulate points to purchase costumes and machine parts.
—Jet Machine Washing
Press the buttons indicated on the screen in order within the time limit to wash your Jet Machine. The higher the difficulty, the greater the variety of button presses.
Move the character left and right, and avoid the traffic cones while mopping up the puddles of water. The higher the difficulty, the greater the amount of traffic cones.
Button-mash to run on the running machine while successfully catching hearts and starts that fly onto the screen. The higher the difficulty, the faster the running speed and the harder it is to keep the character on the machine.
Control the Jet Machine and earn points by passing through the rings on the course, performing trick actions on jump ramps, and performing bank actions over banks. The higher the difficulty, the more complex the ring placement, and the more essential the jump ramp course line and trick action unleash positions, meaning advanced skills are required.
In the shop, you can purchase costumes and machine parts with the points you gathered during races and mini-games, as well as cute stamps for each character that can be used in online multiplayer and other items. Purchase various items to customize the girls and Jet Machines to your liking.
Kandagawa Jet Girls is due out for PlayStation 4 on January 16, 2020 in Japan. Read more about the game here.
View the screenshots at the gallery.