Keeper © 1994 Datam Polystar
Keeper is the conversion of a cute puzzle game published by Datam Polystar and originally released for the Sharp X68000 computer. Strange fossil stones have surfaced after the terrible eruption of Mt Cod and two weird looking fluffy animals with pointy ears and big eyes seem to be the nearby village's only hope - our unlikely guardian heroes must now protect the water springs and collect the buried marine fossils to save the day. Interestingly, two other characters can also be played as - the cute Makendou and he weird looking black Maririn. Keeper's game mode features a five by five grid where colored fossil stones randomly appear at a constant rate. Our heroes can freely move around the grid and can either pull or push the colored stones - if three or more of the same color or the same symbol happen to be aligned, they automatically disappear. And to help our fluffy heroes in their journey, special blocks also randomly appear and can freeze time for a short moment or have the power to replace any block and consequently help the player overcome increasingly desperate situations. A Puzzle mode borrows the same concept but gives the player a set number of blocks that need to be cleared up within a limited number of moves. This mode features a simple password system and each one of the sixty levels can be revisited at will. The two play modes also feature a two simultaneous player option that can be enjoyed in cooperative or a more intense versus form.
Keeper was first released in 1993 for the Sharp X68000 computer by Success and ASCII Entertainment.
The Super Famicom game was presented at the Famicom Spaceworld' 93 in August 1993 in Japan. It was then released on July 15, 1994 for 7200 Yen.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com