The NewZealand Story
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|The NewZealand Story|
|System(s): PC Engine, Virtual Console (Wii)|
|Original system(s): Arcade boards|
|Number of players: 1|
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Tiki (ティキ) is a kiwi who must save his girlfriend Phee Phee (ピューピュー) and several of his other kiwi chick friends who have been kidnapped by a large blue leopard seal.
The game is a platformer played as the kiwi Tiki, who must rescue all of his kiwi chick friends. Stages are large and maze-like. Tiki is armed with as an endless supply of arrows, but items can change these into bombs, lasers, or bouncing fireballs. Tiki can ride a variety of flying vehicles, including balloons, blimps, and UFOs, which can be stolen from enemies.
Tiki moves with to slow his descent. He shoots his weapon with . While underwater, Tiki can swim in any direction using the D-Pad. He has limited air, shown by a meter in the bottom corner of the screen, and must surface occasionally to breathe. He cannot use his weapons while underwater but can shoot spurts of water when wading at the surface.and . He jumps with and jumps longer when the button is held for longer. He can jump through platforms from the bottom, which is the only way to access some parts of the mazes. When falling, he can flap his wings with
Tiki can steal vehicles by jumping onto them or by destroying the enemy riding on them. While riding a vehicle, he ascends by holdingand descends by releasing , and he moves in any direction using the D-Pad. He can dismount a vehicle by pressing while it is on the ground. UFOs can float indefinitely without descending and move in any direction with the D-Pad; they shoot missiles with .
Tiki can walk through most enemies without being harmed, except spiked and fiery enemies. He loses a life if he touches an enemy projectile or spikes or if he drowns. Tiki respawns near where he lost a life. Each stage has an invisible time limit in which the player should take to reach the exit. If the player takes too long to find it, an invincible red devil appears to chase down Tiki and kill him instantly if it catches up to him. The player starts the game with 3 lives.
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|PC Engine, JP|
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