[CONSOLE] NEC PC-Engine Game
Ordyne © 1989 Namco, Limited.
Ordyne is a colorful and cute horizontal shooter and conversion of Namco's arcade game of the same name. Two courageous fellows, a young and brilliant scientist and his Chinese assistant, embark on a mission onboard their flying ships to save the world. Actually, their goal is also to save the scientist's lovely girlfriend kidnaped by an evil professor. Each ship is equipped with laser beams and bombs and can be upgraded by collecting floating crystals (dropped by defeated enemies). However, these do not directly upgrade their weaponry though, but they instead need to be spend as cash money in floating shops scattered around each stage. And now comes the catch - only one weapon-item can be purchased and used at the same time and they range from 3-ways fire, Vulcan gun, homing missiles, stock bombers, fire bombs and other items like speedups. Other special locations, like Dream Co. gambling pods, get the player to gamble crystals in an attempt to win extra equipment or more cash.
Released on September 08, 1989 in Japan for 6800 Yen.
The original arcade game was released by Namco in 1988. This conversion is of course lacking all of the amazing sprite deformation effects, and the breathtaking rotating backgrounds were replaced with traditional moving sprites. Some original elements, such as the interesting (and unusual) human/butterfly shapes from the second stage were sadly omitted.
This message appears at the beginning of the ROM:
Copyright 1989 NAMCO LTD. All Rigths Reserved
Programed By... TAKASHI FUKAWA