Save the lady and destroy a backyard in Arcade Archives’ Rompers
The Secret Backyard
This week’s Arcade Archives entry from Hamster is in line with the week’s ongoing theme of farming/gardening titles, although this one supplies a bit of added spookiness — Namco’s maze chaser Rompers is now out there to obtain on PS4 and Nintendo Swap.
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 collection of backyard mazes, gathering a complete of 61 keys to unlock what should be the most important door in human historical past and free his gal from her floral jail.
You may take a look at the motion within the trailer under, courtesy of YouTuber crazyclimber80.
Being chased by dinosaurs, wolves, jellied blobs, a cigarette-smoking… factor, and even a cute, unkillable girl 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 manner by every maze, Chap will come nose to nose together with his girl’s captor, the mad scientist Gurerin. Like a variety 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 out there on the Wii’s Digital Console in Japan. This new launch represents one of many only a few events through which the title has been made formally out there exterior of Japan.
Rompers is accessible to obtain now on PS4 and Nintendo Swap, priced at round $8.