AI CHŌ ANIKI
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game CDRom
愛・超兄貴
©NCS 1995
Release : 1995-02-24 (¥9800)
SuperCDRom² NSCD5018
Shooter / Horizontal

Ai Chō Aniki (also known as "Love Chō Aniki") is a horizontal shooter by Masaya and is the sequel of Chō Aniki released for the PC Engine in 1992. Nonetheless, Idaten and Benten (the two winged heroes from the first game) despite being shortly mentioned in the introduction sequence, are nowhere to be seen. This time around, players take control of two bald and flying muscular men with huge holes at the top of their heads. The unlikely duo does look surprisingly familiar and anyone who has ever played the excellent prequel will have a sudden rush of déjà vu. After a closer inspection, we notice that the two muscular bodybuilders are nothing else than the flying options who used to fly by the sides of Idaten and Benten and protect them from harm. Are they here to avenge their original owners ? Players choose whether to play as Adon or his brother Samson. Curiously, the holes at the top of their heads allow them to shoot balls of energy. By default, they fire homing energy-balls and combo button combinations activate deadly special attacks in a way similar to traditional fighting games. Ai Chō Aniki is now popular within the video game community for its odd storyline and suggestive bodybuilding theme.
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ChōAniki (Pce-SCDRom²) ChōAnikiBakuretsuRantōden (Sfc)
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see ChōAniki (Pce-SCDRom²) for more information about the game series.


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Here are a few moves copied from the game's instruction manual:

Spread Attacks
Right spread attack: (Left) (Right) + (II)
Left spread attack: (Right) (Left) + (II)
Up spread attack: (Down) (Up) + (II)
Down spread attack: (Up) (Down) + (II)

Punches
Right Punch: (Down) (DownRight) (Right) + (II)
Left Punch: (Down) (DownLeft) (Left) + (II)

Hit everything on screen:
(Right) (Left) (Down) + (II)
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(Left) (Right) (Down) + (II)



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Ai Chō Aniki is often negatively perceived (and sometimes blamed) for what some reviewers do not hesitate to call its "homoerotic" and disgusting theme and content. But if they themselves had played beyond the first stage (or even passed the title sequence), they would have discovered a rich and fantastic game with incredibly detailed graphics and some of the most amazing character/mechanical design ever seen in a video game. Without forgetting the excellent and unique soundtrack. Ai Chō Aniki will certainly surprise and amuse you around every corner with weird but always witty content. The bodybuilding/homoerotic theme is a pastiche and yes, it can intrigue and even disturb - but I personally love it and it certainly sets the game apart from anything else in the genre. Only the weapon system is a bit awkward and weak... I wished they had kept a more traditional and straight forward system. Finally, let's end this page on my favorite quote from the game : "DO THE MUSCLE !"



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