After being lost for almost 30 years, the colorful Clockwork Aquario gets its release as digital version for modern consoles – Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4!

The side-scrolling action game can either be played alone or with a friend in co-op.
Players can choose from three different characters, each of them with her/his individual moveset: Huck Londo, the daring ghost hunter, Elle Moon, the brave adventuress and Gush, the warmhearted giant robot.

This is probably the freshest 27 year old game that gamers ever enjoyed – and as this treasure stems from the arcades, it won’t go easy on the player!

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The development of this retro game gem started back in 1992. Clockwork Aquario is the last arcade game ever developed by the legendary company Westone. Originally designed by the chief publisher, and co-founder of Westone, Ryuichi Nishizawa, Clockwork Aquario can be described as the swan song of a company that was part of an era with historic milestones such as the Wonder Boy / Monster World series.

Large character sprites, beautiful animations, vibrant colors – the game had everything an arcade game fan could dream of. But in the early 1990s 3D games and fighting games were booming in the arcades, so 2D games like Aquario, that relied on beautifully drawn pixel art, were no longer regarded as commercially feasible for the arcade centers. So the game never got released. Something that ININ Games in cooperation with Strictly Limited Games needed to change.

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“In the 90s, when game centers were dominated by fighting games, there was one title which had never been released, even though it was completed after more than two years of development and repeated changes. This title is Clockwork Aquario.
Who would have thought that it would be restored and playable again? I would like to express my heartfelt respect and gratitude to those who have worked so hard to restore it.
I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that this work is a great piece of 2D art, where the pixel artists of that time put their hearts and souls into. I’d be happy if people would appreciate and enjoy it.”


– Ryuichi Nishizawa
• Game [Nintendo Switch or PS4]
• Game [Nintendo Switch or PS4]
• PCB-Retro-Box
• Collector’s box
• Hardcover Artbook
• Acrylic Diorama
• Original Soundtrack
• Remix Soundtrack
• Arcade Coin
• Character Cards
• Large Reversible Poster
• Arcade Sticker
• Arcade Flyer
• Stickersheet
• Game [Nintendo Switch or PS4]
• PCB-Retro-Box
• Collector’s box
• Figurine
• Pin
• Shikishi
• Certificate of Authenticity
• Hardcover Artbook
• Acrylic Diorama
• Original Soundtrack
• Remix Soundtrack
• Arcade Coin
• Character Cards
• Large Reversible Poster
• Arcade Sticker
• Arcade Flyer
• Stickersheet
When it comes to sound, none other than Shinichi Sakamoto (@Sintan_jp) contributes to Clockwork Aquario.
As great composer and former member of Westone Bit Entertainment he already created the awesome soundtracks for several games of the Wonder Boy Series, such as:

• Wonder Boy in Monster World 3 (1991)
• Wonder Boy III: The Dragon´s Trap (1989)
• Monster Lair (1988)
• Wonder Boy in Monster Land (1987)

And he also was involved in the never released Aquario of the Clockwork back in the past. With him as the sound producer of Clockwork Aquario, you can look forward to a gaming experience with the highest possible authenticity!
 

Digital Edition