Chibi Maruko-chan - Quiz de Piihyara [Model NC92001]
The NEC PC-Engine Game by NAMCO, Ltd.
Emulated in MAME !
[CONSOLE] NEC PC-Engine Game
ちびまる子ちゃん クイズでピーヒャラ © 1992 Namco, Limited.
(Chibi Maruko-chan - Quiz de Piihyara)
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.
Released on January 10, 1992 in Japan for 6800 Yen.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com