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Ordyne
Box artwork for Ordyne.
Japanese title オーダイン
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Distributor(s) Wii Virtual Console
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Horizontal scrolling shooter
System(s) Arcade, TurboGrafx-16, Wii
Players 1-2
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Ordyne (オーダイン, literally Ōdain), is a horizontal scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1988 only in Japan; it runs on Namco's System 2 hardware and was later ported to the TurboGrafx-16 platform in 1989. It was also included upon the fourth volume of the Namco Museum series for the Sony PlayStation - along with another of Namco's Japan-only titles, Genpei Tōma Den (which was renamed to The Genji and Heike Clans for Western audiences). Like the older game, it used a Yamaha YM-2151 FM sound chip (for its songs) but it used a C140 custom sound chip for its sound effects and speech (as opposed to a PSG and DAC); it also featured a cameo from Pac-Man.

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In Ordyne, players must take control of the genius scientist Yūichirō Tomari and his Chinese assistant Sunday Chin, in their attempt to rescue Tomari's fiancée Kana Aihara from the evil Dr. Kubota and his army of robotic minions; the enemies all follow preset patterns (so as not to make the game confusing for beginners) and killing a group of smaller ones or a larger one will leave crystals behind that can be collected and exchanged for special weapons, extra lives or even more crystals at the "Kūchū IN" run by the blue-haired woman Miyuki Chan, and by firing marbles at the extendable rotating target of that big white-handed robot known as "Dream Co., Ltd." They have a total of seven rounds to get through.

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