Gurume Sentai Barayarō
|Gourmet Sentai Barayarō|
|Genre(s)||Beat 'em up|
Gourmet Sentai Barayarō (美食戦隊 薔薇野郎?, "Rose Rascals: Gourmet Squadron") is a surrealistic side-scrolling beat-'em-up developed by Winds and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment for the Super Famicom in 1995 only in Japan.
Each of the five stages has a time limit; players lose all the ingredients that were acquired when the timer reaches zero. However, the game has no concept of how many lives the player can have in the game; it's an automatic game over if the player dies. Focusing on the time limit is important if the player wants to recuperate his lost strength after the fight with the level's boss. One of the game's notable features is that a button is used to make the character use various sentai poses when held down and used with the directional pad; while it is not beneficial, this was added to make the character flex his or her muscles for show.
In the year 20XX, the metropolis known as Zeus Heaven Magic City has made a miraculous recovery from the fires of a nuclear World War III. In order for you to survive in this city of power and technology, it is necessary to ingest protein in whatever food that can be found. The secret organization Bath is a force that grows and expands every day, causing strife and of violent crime throughout the city. Zeus is in danger of ruin as the forces of Bath were constantly instilling their will upon the city by force. Zeus' leaders, however, have launched a secret project that gives them optimism on the prospect of defending the city against Bath. The project looks to enhance and to create a soldier wearing the special body armor, the strongest of the strongest body armor. From this project the conception of the idea to modify the human body was conceived, and three humans: Bonjour, Mademoiselle, and Très Bie have been transformed into fighting machines.
Retro Gamer gave it an overall score of 79%, advising one "should at least emulate it or watch the couple of game-play videos someone posted on YouTube. If you can stomach Choaniki – or even enjoy it – then this should be right up your alley." GamesRadar played the game on YouTube in the Freaky RadarPlays series and Le Monde featured it in Retro & Magic.