The Secret Backyard
This week’s Arcade Archives entry from Hamster is consistent with the week’s ongoing theme of farming/gardening titles, although this one supplies slightly added spookiness — Namco’s maze chaser Rompers is now obtainable to obtain on PS4 and Nintendo Change.
Launched to arcades in 1989 and designed by Splatterhouse creator Akira Usukura, Rompers is a maze-chasing title that sees a younger farmer on a quest to rescue his girlfriend from the clutches of a military of monsters and ghoulies. Our hero, “Chap,” should negotiate a sequence of backyard mazes, gathering a complete of 61 keys to unlock what should be the largest door in human historical past and free his gal from her floral jail.
You’ll be able to try the motion within the trailer beneath, courtesy of YouTuber crazyclimber80.
Being chased by dinosaurs, wolves, jellied blobs, a cigarette-smoking… factor, and even a cute, unkillable woman vampire named Tsukaima, Chap’s solely protection is the power to push partitions to dam or crush his opponents (although defeated enemies will return after a brief interval of downtime). After battling his approach by means of every maze, Chap will come head to head together with his woman’s captor, the mad scientist Gurerin. Like plenty of maze-chaser titles, brief intermission sequences options cute cartoon cutscenes starring the sport’s characters.
Rompers wouldn’t obtain a house port, however did function in a number of Namco compilations and was made obtainable on the Wii’s Digital Console in Japan. This new launch represents one of many only a few events during which the title has been made formally obtainable outdoors of Japan.
Rompers is on the market to obtain now on PS4 and Nintendo Change, priced at round $8.