Chibi Maruko-chan Quiz De Piihyara is a platform/quiz game by Namco. The game is based on a popular Japanese TV series for young children, and stars a cute little girl nicknamed Maruko. She lives together with her elder sister, parents and grandparents and the game starts when one of her friend is abducted by a race of weird robotic aliens. Chibi Maruko-chan decides to launch her own rescue mission to save her. Stages are built around a traditional side-scrolling action gameplay - Maruko walks around each level and defeats enemies by jumping over their heads, or by hitting them with magic stars hidden inside her hat. But the game has a major twist - quiz questions appear on top of the screen with four possible answers. Each answer has a letter and a color associated with it and Maruko must destroy the colored robot corresponding to the right answer in order to carry on her mission. Each sub-stage features eight questions, and Maruko can take all the damage in the world as long as she doesn't fail to answer three questions within a time limit. A white rabbit appears from time to time and helps our friend in her rescue mission by releasing bonus icons.
Game ID: NC92001
Released on January 10, 1992 in Japan for 6800 Yen.