Spica Adventure

Spica Adventure
Developer: TAITO Corporation
SLG Pre Order Start: 02/29/2024 
SLG Release Number: #98
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation 5
Genre: 2D Platformer


Spica Adventure boasts a rather unique journey. Unlike typical arcade origins, it initially debuted on Japanese cell phones in the early 2000s. Its success in the mobile market led to its transition to Japanese arcades, where it garnered significant acclaim and remained exclusively available. However, with its recent SLG release, the arcade game makes its official Western debut, complete with its first-ever English translation. 

In the game, players assume the role of Nico, a young girl adorned in vibrant pink attire. Equipped with an extraordinary umbrella reminiscent of the iconic parasol from Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III, Nico embarks on an adventure filled with action and peril. This versatile umbrella serves as the player's ultimate tool, enabling them to charge at enemies, retaliate, glide across water, bounce off walls, and navigate platforms with agility. 

As players progress through the game's challenging stages, they must use the umbrella's powers judiciously to overcome obstacles and evade dangers. Each stage is a thrilling race against time, with a countdown timer urging players to complete it swiftly. Should time elapse, a formidable screen-filling robot emerges, leading to an immediate Game Over. 

With each conquered stage, players advance to the next mission, ready to face new challenges and adventures. Spica Adventure promises an exhilarating experience for players as they embark on Nico's journey, armed with her trusty umbrella and boundless determination.

Why Spica Adventure is joining the SLG catalog

Spica Adventure, the latest addition to TAITO's esteemed legacy via Strictly Limited, evokes fond memories of classic arcade titles like Parasol Stars, The New Zealand Story, or Bubble Bobble. It's a colorful, cute, and challenging platformer where Nico, the adorable heroine, wields a versatile umbrella for offense, defense, and transportation. 

Mastering the umbrella's many uses becomes the quintessential skill for all players of Spica Adventure. With its unique charm, Spica Adventure is primed to captivate a broader audience outside of Japan and also for the very first time featuring an all-new English translation. 

The game consists of nine highly varied and challenging worlds, each featuring three levels. Presented in vivid 2D graphics, Spica Adventure emanates the playful charm of a toy world, complemented by an upbeat soundtrack from TAITO's sound team, "ZUNTATA." 

  • Nostalgic 2D side-scrolling action with authentic TAITO arcade gameplay 

  • The triumphant return of the Parasol Stars umbrella – all tasks in one! 
  • Charming retro pop art arcade aesthetics that will transport you back to the golden era of gaming 
  • Competitions with players worldwide on online leaderboards to show off your mad skills! 
  • Varied difficulty stages and mirrored levels for maximum playtime and replayability 
  • Unique music composed by TAITO's sound team, "ZUNTATA"
  • Available for the first time ever outside of Japanese Arcades 



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