Emulated in MAME ! [Console] Famicom Game
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(Konami Wai Wai World)
Konami Wai Wai World is an action/platform game by Konami. The evil Daima? Warud? has kidnaped six popular Konami characters and holds them captive against their will - Goemon, Simon (Simon Belmont), F?ma (Getsuf?ma), Mikey (Michael Walsh), Moai (Moai Alexandria) and Kong (King Kong). The scientist Dr. Cinnamon, alerted to the situation, sends two of his best agents (Konami Man and the cyborg Konami Lady) to save the day. Their mission is to travel through six different Konami worlds, and to retrieve each prison key in order to free the captive prisoners. Once a character is rescued, he becomes instantly playable and can be switched at any point during the game. Each character also comes with his own set of unique abilities and a secondary weapon (hidden within each level), and this combination requires the player to always pick the hero that suits best a given situation - for instance Goemon is the only one capable of opening treasure chests, F?ma and Moai can destroy blocks and Mickey can crawl into small openings. Furthermore, Dr Cinnamon's lab acts as the game's hub from which the player can visit (or revisit) all six levels in any order, or revive a fallen character (thanks to Dr Cinnamon's younger brother, Dr. Simon). Defeated enemies also drop two kind of items - health items (hearts) or ammunition/bullets. The latter are an important aspect of the game - each character can equip a special weapon and ammunition is used each time such weapon is fired, and some consume more bullets than others (reviving dead characters also costs bullets). Like secondary weapons, special items are also hidden throughout the game, such as Power Capsules (increases attack), Rice Balls (automatically heals a character), Potions (restore health) and the Mantle (gives Konami man and Konami Girl the ability to fly). Finally, when all six characters are rescued, the player gains access to a last area (through the lab's mysterious third door) and flies Konami's legendary Twin Bee or Vic Viper ships to face the final boss. Konami Wai Wai World also features a simultaneous cooperative two-player mode, and a password system to save the game progress.