Lucky & Wild
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|Lucky & Wild|
|Designer(s)||Taro Okamoto (designer)
S. Tohyama (designer)
Y. Kounoe (designer)
|Release date(s)||April 1993|
|Genre(s)||Vehicular combat game
|Mode(s)||2 players can play simultaneously (Official)|
|Cabinet||Upright, cabaret, cocktail and cockpit|
|Arcade system||Namco System 2|
|Display||Horizontal orientation, Raster|
Lucky & Wild (ラッキー＆ワイルド?) is a 1993 rail shooter arcade game developed and published by Namco. The game's plot and setting resembles the 1989 American action/comedy film titled Tango & Cash as well as Starsky and Hutch.
Objectives & controls
The object of the game is to stop a bunch of criminals led by the main antagonist Big Cigar from breaking laws. The game stars "Wild" (based on "Hutch" and "Cash"), a surfer with long blonde hair. who is the shooter, and "Lucky" (modeled after "Starsky" and "Tango"), a sophisticated man in a business suit who serves as both the driver and gunman.
Five ways of play
- Player 1 driving and shooting (single-player mode).
- Player 1 driving and shooting with Player 2 shooting with 2nd gun (two-player mode).
- Player 1 just driving while Player 2 uses 1st gun.
- Player 1 just driving while Player 2 uses both guns.
- Player 1 driving, Player 2 using 1st gun and Player 3 using 2nd gun, allowing 3 players.
References in other games
Lucky and Wild is also borrowed as a fictional American tuning car company brand in the Ridge Racer games, with products being muscle cars similar to Danver. The formation of Lucky and Wild protagonists later appeared in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, with one player driving and the other one serving as the gunner.
In episode 1 of the interactive video series Bear Stearns Bravo, Bear Stearns CEO Jackie Dalton refers to regulators Franco and Henri as "Lucky and Wild."
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