Star Parodier and other imports in the next Hanabi festival
Posted by Darren Calvert
In today's Nintendo Europe news in a rare moment of transparency from Nintendo we now know what to expect from the next Hanabi festival:
Over the coming weeks, you’ll also be able to enjoy other never-before-seen greats such as Gley Lancer (SEGA MEGA DRIVE), Cho Aniki (Muscle Brothers) (Turbografx), Puyo Puyo 2 (SEGA MEGA DRIVE) and Star Parodier (Turbografx), and more.
All games will be released in their original U.S. or Japanese versions, but we’ve chosen games without language barriers. Plus – as with all Virtual Console titles – each game will include a built-in Operations Guide.
Star Parodier is probably our most ancipated game of the bunch. You can choose to play the game as the starfighter from the Star Soldier games, a flying Bomberman or a giant, laser-toting PC-Engine. Japanese madness at it's best!
Cho Aniki is a bizarre side-scrolling shooters. If you like games featuring flying babies and laser shooting bodybuilders then this is the game for you!
Gley Lancer casts you as Lucia, a young pilot in the Space Fleet of starfighters that hijacks the experimental Gley Lancer fighter to go explore the outer borders of known space in search of her missing father.
Puyo Puyo 2 is a Tetris style puzzle game much like Mean Bean Machine on the Megadrive. North America got this ages ago, but it is good that it is finally on the horizon for Europe.
So there you go, 3 shoot-em-ups and a puzzler for the next Hanabi festival. How's that for a slice of fried gold?
Source: Nintendo Europe news
Update: Nintendo have also followed up with a newsletter informing us that yet another two import games are planned for a future Hanabi festival:
Break In is a snooker game. Simple but fun, well at least for a while!
Digital Champ: Battle Boxing is the TurboGrafx's answer to Punch-Out!! Unfortunately it is not in the same league.