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Cutesy Namco shmup Ordyne takes flight on Arcade Archives – Destructoid
If you happen to fancy one thing a lil’ cute ‘n’ bizarre to your retro repair this week, then you definitely’re in luck, as Hamster has reached into the Namco again catalog and pulled out one of many developer’s few horizontally scrolling shmups, the totes adorbs Ordyne, now accessible on PS4 and Nintendo Swap.
Launched to Japanese arcades in 1988 and capitalizing on the high-color, high-goofball attraction of Konami’s Parodius, Ordyne sees a very smart professor, Dr. Tomari, take to the skies with a purpose to rescue his kidnapped sweetheart Kana, who has been kidnapped by his rival, Dr. Kubata. Accompanying the nice Physician on his quest is loyal sidekick Sunday Chin. SUNDAY CHIN. What follows is motion exceptionally just like Gradius/Parodius, with acquainted enemy patterns, pacing, and power-ups. Nonetheless, the Konami titles are sound examples of the style, and thus, so is Ordyne.
Try the colourful motion within the video under, courtesy of YouTuber Were1974.
As they battle by every stage, Tomari and Chin can collect crystals mid-flight, to be spent at a sequence of anti-gravity shops, run by a typical doe-eyed anime gal. Very similar to Sega’s Fantasy Zone, our heroes can then buy velocity boosts, additional lives, shields, and plenty of different objects with a purpose to give the duo the sting in battle. Oddly, the weapons are time-limited, which means that you just’ll solely preserve that edge for therefore lengthy earlier than returning to your default type. What kinda store gives that service?
Ordyne would ultimately obtain a port on the PC Engine — a type that may ultimately see the sport head west for the primary time ever. It hasn’t featured on all that many Namco compilations over time, so stays one thing of an oddity even at present. If you happen to’d prefer to get your wings on in on a bright-eyed rescue mission, then Ordyne is accessible to obtain now on PS4 and Swap, priced at round $8.