#Save the bunny gals in Arcade Archives shmup Rabio Lepus

“Save the bunny gals in Arcade Archives shmup Rabio Lepus”

What’s Shmup, Doc?

It’s c-c-c-cute-’em-up time within the Arcade Archives! This week’s providing from the retro lovers over at Hamster Company is definitely one thing of shmup oddity: Bally Halfway’s Rabio Lepus, which is obtainable to obtain proper now on PS4 and Nintendo Swap.

Launching within the coin-op market in 1987, Rabio Lepus (additionally identified in worldwide territories as Rabbit Punch) is an early entry within the cute-’em-up subgenre and is taken into account an early precursor to Halfway’s extremely fashionable ’90s franchise Sonic Wings. Rabio Lepus is a high-fantasy journey that sees two robo-rabbit vessels, (the titular “Rabio & Lepus”), jet into battle on a courageous mission to rescue the land’s ruler, King Kitashirakawa, and his two bunny woman daughters, Komomo & Kotomi, from a nefarious alien drive.

Try the lovely rescue mission within the video beneath, courtesy of YouTuber ShiryuGL.

Like most titles within the style, Rabbit Punch options massive, colourful sprites battlings on equally colourful sci-fi horizons, taking over wave after wave of non-sequitur enemies together with golem warriors, metallic cats, demonic components, and big demon head with a worm for a tongue. As you may need seen, this entry isn’t fairly as cartoonish as Konami’s Parodius or NMK’s Hacha Mecha Fighter, but it surely nonetheless holds its personal within the subject of wierd design. The worldwide version of the sport removes the bunny woman princesses completely. Spoilsports.

Rabio Lepus would discover its method onto the house market within the type of 1990 PC Engine revamp Rabio Lepus Particular, which sports activities expanded gameplay, new modes, enemies, and weapons. When Bally Halfway’s Sonic Wings sequence lastly took flight, our long-eared heroes, (and the princesses), weren’t forgotten, making a number of cameo appearances in tribute to the franchise’s humble origins.

Rabio Lepus is obtainable to obtain now on PS4 and Nintendo Swap, priced at round $8.

Chris Moyse

Senior Editor – Chris has been taking part in video video games for the reason that Nineteen Eighties. Former Saturday Night time Slam Grasp. Graduated from Galaxy Excessive with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse


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