Arcade Video game published 32 years ago by Taito Corp.

Listed in MAME

PuLiRuLa screenshot

PuLiRuLa © 1991 Taito Corporation.

PuLiRuLa is a six-level, sideways scrolling beat-em-up for 1 or 2 players that defies any logic in either its theme or its graphical approach; that places the players in a dream-like world populated by armies of strange and bizarre creatures.

PuLiRuLa's plot centres around the world of 'Radishland'. Each of Radishland's six towns is kept running smoothly with the aid of a giant key, which is necessary to keep the world's 'time-flow' moving. The key is stolen by a mysterious enemy and the timeflow is disrupted. Players must fight their way through waves of increasingly abstract enemies in their quest to recover the key and restore time to Radishland.

To aid players in their quest, they are each armed with a magical stick, with which they can hit and defeat the game's abstract enemies. Players are also armed with a limited number of smart bombs, capable of killing multiple enemies. The smart bombs are as visually unique as the rest of the game; taking the form of such things as a herd of running animals, a purple dancing blob-like man or a man in a giant microwave oven who captures and cooks any on-screen enemies. When killed, the enemies disappear and an animal or townsperson is released from inside the creature.

Goodies for PuLiRuLa
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Runs on the "Taito F2 System" hardware. It used a graphics extension on the board, the so called Taito F2 Expanded System (also known as the Taito F1 System).

Prom Stickers: C98

Screen Orientation: Horizontal

Players: 2
Control: 8-Way Joystick
Buttons: 2
=> Magic, Jump


PuLiRuLa was released in November 1991.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (PuLiRuLa - PCCB-00091) on July 17, 1992.


FM Towns Marty [JP] (1994)
Sega Saturn (aug.28, 1997) "PuLiRuLa [Arcade Gears Vol. 1] [Model T-26106G]"
[JP] Sony PlayStation (aug.28, 1997) "PuLiRuLa Arcade Gears [Model SLPS-00928]"
[JP] Sony PS2 (jul.28, 2005) "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]"


Game's ROMs.
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