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Twinbee confirmed for 3DS 3D Classics

Japan-only 1985 upscrolling shooter from Konami gets the 3D treatment

Twinbee - a classic upscrolling shooter - will be the next game to arrive in the 3DS' 3D Classics range.


Originally released in Japan in 1985 by Konami as a coin-op arcade title, it was later ported to the Famicom (Japan's NES) but never saw a release outside the Far East.

The most unique aspect of the game is its item system - you shoot at clouds to reveal floating bells that change colour as you shoot them. You juggle them with your bullets, trying not to let them fall off the screen until they turn the desired colour before collecting them to receive a specific power-up - all while trying to dodge bullets and kill enemies (check the video below).

Nintendo Japan has confirmed that the title will arrive on 3DS with new 3D effects on August 10, but will lack the two-player option featured in the original.

It's also unclear if the game will come to western regions considering the original's Japan-only release. To be honest, we wouldn't be too bothered if it doesn't. We're hoping to see some better games come out of the 3D Classics range. And there's already an upscrolling shooter in there (Xevious).

If it was the Super Nintendo sequel, Pop n' Twinbee, we'd be a lot more excited. That game was MINT.

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[ SOURCE: Siliconera ]