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Pipi & Bibi’s, a hidden arcade gem from TOAPLAN (creators of Snow Bros.) is being remastered for Nintendo Switch

Rejigged edition dumps adult content for Switch, Steam relaunch later this year.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

RAWRLAB Games and TATSUJIN are working together in "Spy Bros. (Pipi&Bibi’s DX)", remaster of "Pipi&Bibi’s".

 

Is there such a thing as nostalgia for unknown games? Pipi & Bibi’s was a fun but unknown game. Few arcades dared to license it because of its erotic motif and high difficulty.

This remaster is being directed by Pablo Navarro, CEO and programmer at RAWRLAB Games. It will include many improvements over the original game to make it more fun for fans of the original who want to relive their memories, and for those looking to try out this classic game first-hand.

"Pipi&Bibi’s" (also known as "Whoopee" in Japan) is an arcade video game developed and published by TOAPLAN in 1991. This game did not reach the fame of other TOAPLAN creations (such as Truxton, Zero Wing or Snow Bros) probably because of its erotic motifs, which caused many arcades to refuse to buy and exhibit this game in their shops.

"Spy Bros. (Pipi & Bibi’s DX)" is an single-screen action-platforming game reminiscent of Snow Bros and others of that time, where the players assume the role of Pipi and Bibi: two spies entering and bombing a series of six buildings protected by guards, scientists, divers, mob bosses, humanoid cats and other wacky individuals... and leaving the buildings just in time before they collapse from the explosions!

Unlike other recent re-releases of video games, this remaster does not include HD graphics, sound or music enhancements. Instead, it aims to delight the retro gaming community with aesthetics and game mechanics faithful to the original video game, albeit with some improvements in game design and extra content.

“Spy Bros. (Pipi & Bibi’s DX)” will be available for Nintendo Switch and Steam on Q4 2022.

RAWRLAB Games is a small independent game development company from Spain specialized in the creation of 2D arcade games, founded by Pablo Navarro originally for the development of the party game eXplosive Dinosaurs.

For more information, please visit https://www.rawrlab.com

TATSUJIN (TATSUJIN Co., Ltd.) is a Japanese game development company founded by Masahiro Yuge, a developer and composer who has produced many blockbuster shooting games under the legendary shooting brand TOAPLAN. In addition to developing games in-house, TATSUJIN inherits the rights to all game titles developed by TOAPLAN and manages game franchise licenses.

For more information, please visit https://www.tatsujin.tokyo

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