"With all that said, there's little doubt that Prinny is good old-fashioned frustrating fun, with loads of replayability granted by its six difficulty levels packing myriad trinkets to be picked up along the way. Is it tough? Absolutely. But will you actually use up all of those 999 lives? Probably not. Prinny presents a formidable challenge, but it is a challenge that can be surmounted with a pinch of luck, a touch of skill, and a whole lotta perseverance."