Twinkle Tale - 1992

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Twinkle Tale

Mega Drive - 1992 - Run'n'Gun/Shump

It combines typical run'n'gun mechanics of the era in a slightly different theme. You are a witch running around blowing up everything around you with 3 different weapons and 2 different special attacks. The game alternates between scrolling top down viewpoint and turns into static vertical during boss fights.

Across the 9 different levels you have a variety of environments and foes standing in your way, with some interesting combat. The controls are tight, the music is fun and the graphics are on par for something mid-way through the Genesis life span. It's a Japanese only release and rare as all hell. I'm gutted I sold this on as a kid. Translation patches are out there in case you care about the storyline in a shoot em up...


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