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Box artwork for Ordyne.
Box artwork for Ordyne.
Year released1988
System(s)Arcade, TurboGrafx-16, Wii
SeriesArcade Archives
Japanese titleオーダイン
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer, Co-op
Rating(s)ESRB EveryoneCERO All ages
Publisher(s)Hamster Corporation
Year released2022
System(s)Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Rating(s)IARC Ages 3+ESRB EveryonePEGI Ages 3+General
LinksOrdyne ChannelSearchSearch

Ordyne (オーダイン?) is a horizontal scrolling shooter arcade game, which was released by Namco in 1988 only in Japan. It runs on Namco System 2 hardware, and was ported to the TurboGrafx-16 in 1989, with releases in both Japan and North America. The arcade version was also included in Namco Museum Volume 4 for the Sony PlayStation. The TurboGrafx-16 version was released on the Wii's Virtual Console on May 7, 2007 in North America and on August 21, 2007 in Japan; it is officially described by Namco as a "comical action shooter". The shopkeeper, Miyuki Chan, also appeared in a taco shop in Mach Breakers in 1994 and in a flying loudspeaker-shaped shop in Project X Zone 2 in 2015.

It was released as both an upright Arcade machine and also as a machine in a cocktail configuration. The game allows two players to play the game simultaneously as the game's two different characters; Yuichiro Tomari and Sunday Chin. Yuichiro pilots the red ship in the game and Sunday pilots a green ship. It features a cameo from Pac-Man as the "Stock bomber shot". It also features Japanese voice samples.


The players take control of the genius scientist Yūichirō Tomari (泊裕一郎 Tomari Yūichirō?) and his Chinese assistant Sunday Chin (サンデー珍 Sandē Chin?) as they attempt to rescue Tomari's fiancée, Kana Aibara (相原香奈 Aibara Kana?) from the evil Dr. Kubota (Dr. クボタ Dokutā Kubota?) and his army of robotic minions. The enemies all follow preset patterns, and killing a group of smaller ones or a larger one leaves crystals behind that can be collected and exchanged for special weapons, extra lives, and even more crystals at the "Kūchū IN" run by the blue-haired woman Miyuki-chan (みゆきちゃん Miyuki Chan?) and by firing out marbles at the extendable rotating target of the big white-handed robot Dream Co., Ltd. (夢有限会社 Yūme Yūgengaisha?). This game has a total of seven rounds, and a boss is fought at the end of each one. One hit will kill Yūichirō and Sunday, unless either of them has the "Stock bomber shot", as Pac-Man and the shield he is generating will protect them from death for one non-projectile hit. They can either earn or buy extra lives.

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