While attending E3 this year, a lot of attention was paid to retro gaming on the digital download platforms. BurgerTime World Tour will debut late this summer, as will all new iterations of Frogger and Centipede. So are we entering a new golden age of retro classics? We at MonkeyPaw like to think that retro deserves a place in gamers’ hearts for providing the background to so many great game features.
After debuting Rapid Angel and Yakiniku Bugyou last week on the PlayStation®Network, we’d like to present Kyuiin as a follow up to our gradually growing retro line-up here at MonkeyPaw Games. Since we started importing Japanese retro games onto the PlayStation®Network, the shoot ’em-up category has been the most successful genre.
Kyuiin is a truly unique addition, as we believe most gamers have never seen this Eastern classic. The action-packed space shooter centers around a boy who loves reading his favorite fables. While doing so…out pops a fairy, who asks for help against an evil-do’er who’s been messing with his favorite plots. That’s enough to light his fire. Joining him on the fight is his (co-op) sister. As they look around the room for a vehicle, all they find is a dusty vacuum cleaner, which the fairy magically turns into his flying white stallion, of sorts.
So off you go with your vacuum hose and power cord as your weapons. Suck the evil into your hose and then shoot it back out during dire situations or whip fantastical creatures with your power cord. Sounds a bit erotic, but no Cho Aniki here. Just good clean fun!
Try Kyuiin today on the PlayStation®Network at the low price of $5.99. And don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter, where we share fun facts about retro games, and also have various giveaways. Our eyes and ears are always open and we thank you for your enlightening comments on bringing ever more retro classics back to life.