Ordyne

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Ordyne
Ordyne arcadeflyer.png
First alternate arcade flyer
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s)
Composer(s) Shinji Hosoe
Platform(s) Arcade, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Wii (Virtual Console)
Release date(s) Arcade
  • JP September 1988
PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16
  • JP Seotember 8, 1989
  • NA 1990
Virtual Console
PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16
  • NA May 7, 2007
  • JP August 21, 2007
Arcade
  • JP December 1, 2009
Genre(s) Scrolling shooter/Shoot 'em up
Cabinet Upright, cabaret, and cocktail
Arcade system Namco System 2
Display Horizontal orientation, Raster,288 x 224 resolution

Ordyne (オーダイン Ōdain?) is a horizontal scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1988 only in Japan. It runs on Namco System 2 hardware, and it was ported to the Japanese PC Engine in 1989 and the North American TurboGrafx-16 in 1990. The arcade version was included in Namco Museum Volume 4. The PCE/TG16 version was released on the Wii's North American Virtual Console on May 7, 2007 in North America and on August 21, 2007 in Japan. It is officially described by Namco as a "comical action shooter".

Gameplay[edit]

Screenshot of the original arcade version of Ordyne, showing Yūichirō confronting the game's first boss.

When shooting enemy forces, Yūichirō and Sunday can pick up crystals that can be used to buy special weapons, extra lives, etc. Miyuki-chan's shop passes by at certain points in each level. When Dream Co., Ltd. passes by, Yūichirō and Sunday can win a large number of crystals or a special weapon by shooting at his rotating target. One hit will kill Yūichirō and Sunday, but they can either earn or buy extra lives. This game also features voice samples (in Japanese).

Characters[edit]

  • Yuichiro Tomari (泊裕一郎 Tomari Yūichirō?): The genius scientist and main protagonist. Pilot of red ship. Controlled by the first player.
  • Sunday Chin (サンデー珍 Sandē Chin?): Tomari's Chinese assistant. Pilot of green ship. Controlled by the second player.
  • Kana Aibara (相原香奈 Aibara Kana?): Tomari's fiancee. She is kidnapped by Dr. Kubota, and must be rescued.
  • Dr. Kubota (Dr. クボタ Dokutā Kubota?): The main antagonist fought in the seventh and last level of the game.
  • Miyuki-chan (みゆきちゃん Miyuki-chan?): The blue-haired shopkeeper who sells special weapons and extra lives in her store that occasionally flies by.
  • Dream Co., Ltd.: A robot who occasionally flies by and encourages the players (at the price of a small amount of crystals) to shoot at his rotating target in order to win additional crystals or a special weapon.

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