Jordan Jackson writes "Ultimately, Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? is a fun and very challenging platformer. It will not be for everyone. For those that are not very good at general platforming, this probably isn't the game for you. Gamers that are easily frustrated might also consider passing; some of the harder fights will undoubtedly lead to a lot of frustration as you get so close to victory and fall just short. For those with thumbs of steel and the skills to finish, it's worth your time and money."