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Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta Regular Edition

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Price: $63.90
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Item Number: KUD-00002
Publisher: G. Rev
Jan/UPC Code: 4582118810093
NCS Product Synopsis
The arcade version of Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta was released on Naomi cartridge last summer at the price of JPY178,000. There was no way we were paying nearly US$2000 for a cartridge-based game but we did pick up a used copy from an operator for about $600. The price of admission gets even better this week when G.Rev ships an Xbox 360 conversion for roughly US$60.

The game follows the adventures of a lad named Tomoka Mamoru who's been involved in a car accident. After he's hit by a speeding vehicle, his soul is immediately spirited to the underworld by a priestess who calls herself Fululu Jigokudani. As the story goes, the gateway to the underworld is under attack and the spirits who reside there have been cursed by malevolent forces. Since Fululu can't fight the oppression by herself, she has summoned Mamoru and three other heroes to fight on the underworld's behalf. The summoned protagonists are:

» Tomoka Mamoru - A grade school student who enjoys baseball
» Miyuki Mayuno - Passive girl with no memory of her previous life
» Narai Kinya - High school rebel with a yen for riding motorcycles
» Higatera Beniko - A posh young lady who seems to enjoy the underworld

Upon starting the game, the camera settles on a revolving tree which is what Fululu conspired with to bring Mamoru and company to the underworld. Players may select any of the five heroes who differ in their firing patterns which is shown on the lower right corner of the character selection screen. For example, Mamoru shoots straight ahead while Beniko fires her shots in a outwards radiating arc. Fululu is also a straight shooter but her shots are governed by orbiting spheres which give her shots a bit of a twist. Although Mamoru-kun is a shooter which features vertically scrolling stages, the stages share commonalities with the old school run 'n gun games such as Commando, Ikari Warriors, or Guerilla War. In the game, the characters walk around on the ground and players move at their own pace instead of being continually forced upwards. You can walk left, stop, shoot, walk right, shoot, stop, and then move upwards towards the inevitable end-level boss.

The Xbox 360 home conversion will feature updated graphics, a new playable character (downloadable), a Practice Mode, a new Story Mode, and a Gallery. Preorders for the regular edition are welcome along with a limited edition package which includes a Soundtrack CD and a Superplay DVD that's being handled by INH of Insanity DVD fame.

Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta Regular Edition
Product SKU: KUD-00002
JAN Code: 4582118810093
Japanese Product Name: まもるクンは呪われてしまった!
Manufacturer: G. REV
Compatibility: Xbox 360 (Japan Only)

View the back cover and screenshots on the main NCSX website.

Region Lock-out
Please note Japanese Xbox 360 games will not boot on USA or European Xbox 360 consoles due to the inherent region-lockout on Japanese X360 game discs.

This document and photos are ©NCSX 2007, 2009. All rights reserved. No reproduction in whole or in part of this document may be made without express written consent of National Console Support, Inc.

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