Release : 1995-02-24 (¥9800)
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.