Clockwork Aquario is an action platformer developed by Westone Bit Entertainment and ININ Games, and published by ININ Games and Strictly Limited Games.
Ater being lost for almost 30 years, the colorful Clockwork Aquario will get its release for modern consoles.
The side-scrolling action game can either be played alone or with a friend in co-op. Players can choose from three different characters, each of them with her/his individual moveset: Huck Londo, the daring ghost hunter, Elle Moon, the brave adventuress and Gush, the warmhearted giant robot.
This is probably the freshest 27 year old game that gamers ever enjoyed—and as this treasure stems from the arcades, it won’t go easy on the player!
The development of Clockwork Aquario started in 1992 and is the last arcade game ever developed by the legendary company Westone. Originally designed by the chief publisher, and co-founder of Westone, Ryuichi Nishizawa, Clockwork Aquario can be described as the swan song of a company that was part of an era with historic milestones such as the Wonder Boy / Monster World series.
Large character sprites, beautiful animations, vibrant colors—the game had everything an arcade game fan could dream of. But in the early 1990s 3D games and fighting games were booming in the arcades, so 2D games like Aquario, that relied on beautifully drawn pixel art, were no longer regarded as commercially feasible for the arcade centers. So the game never got released. Something that ININ Games in cooperation with Strictly Limited Games needed to change.
When it comes to sound, none other than Shinichi Sakamoto contributes to Clockwork Aquario. As great composer and former member of Westone Bit Entertainment he already created the awesome soundtracks for several games of the Wonder Boy Series, such as:
- Wonder Boy in Monster World 3 (1991)
- Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap (1989)
- Monster Lair (1988)
- Wonder Boy in Monster Land (1987)
And he is also the creator of the music of the unreleased Aquario of the Clockwork. With him as the sound producer for Clockwork Aquario, you can look forward to a gaming experience with the highest possible authenticity!
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