History VideoGame / Twinbee

1st Oct '17 12:54:13 PM rjd1922
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-->--'''Twinbee'''[='=]s, and by extension the series' CatchPhrase

''Twinbee'' is a long-running CuteEmUp series by {{Creator/Konami}}, makers of ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}''. It's a much more light-hearted top-down entry into the genre, with the main ships being sentient beings with arms and legs and fighting enemies like watermelon slices and ladybugs.

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-->--'''Twinbee'''[='=]s, -->--'''[=TwinBee=]'''[='=]s, and by extension the series' CatchPhrase

''Twinbee'' ''[=TwinBee=]'' is a long-running [[LongRunners long-running]] CuteEmUp series by {{Creator/Konami}}, makers of ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}''. It's a much more light-hearted top-down entry into the genre, with the main ships being sentient beings with arms and legs and fighting enemies like watermelon slices and ladybugs.



In its original format, only one of the games managed to be released in North America -- ''Moero Twinbee: Cinamon Hakasei wo Sukue'' became ''Stinger'' upon translation. Unfortunately, that one is widely considered to be the weakest in the series, which resulted in [[NoExportForYou none of the games getting exported for a long time]]. Much to the United States' detriment, of course, as later games managed to make some great improvements to the basic setup (including a LifeMeter and a plot).

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In its original format, only one of the games managed to be released in North America -- ''Moero Twinbee: [=TwinBee=]: Cinamon Hakasei wo Sukue'' became ''Stinger'' upon translation. Unfortunately, that one is widely considered to be the weakest in the series, which resulted in [[NoExportForYou none of the games getting exported for a long time]]. Much to the United States' detriment, of course, as later games managed to make some great improvements to the basic setup (including a LifeMeter and a plot).



* ''Twinbee'' (Arcade/Famicom/MSX, included in ''Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits'' for the DS as ''Rainbow Bell'')
* ''Moero Twinbee'' (Famicom, released on the US NES as ''Stinger'')
* ''Twinbee 3'' (Famicom)
* ''Twinbee Da!!'' (Game Boy, released as ''Pop'n Twinbee'' in Europe)
* ''Detana!! Twinbee'' (Arcade/[=X68000=]/PC Engine, had an export arcade release titled ''Bells & Whistles'')
* ''Pop'n Twinbee'' (Super Famicom/European SNES)
* ''Twinbee Rainbow Bell Adventure'' (Super Famicom/European SNES)
* ''Twinbee Taisen Puzzle Dama'' ([=PlayStation=])
* ''Twinbee Yahoo!'' (Arcade)
* ''Detana!! Twinbee Yahoo! Deluxe Pack'' ([=PlayStation=]/Saturn)
* ''Twinbee RPG'' ([=PlayStation=])
* ''Twinbee Portable'' (PSP)
* ''Twinbee'' ([[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3D Classics]])

There was also a radio drama version named ''Twinbee Paradise'' which aired following ''Pop'n Twinbee'', which was popular enough in Japan to last three seasons and a five-episode {{OVA}} series.

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* ''Twinbee'' ''[=TwinBee=]'' (Arcade/Famicom/MSX, included in ''Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits'' for the DS as ''Rainbow Bell'')
* ''Moero Twinbee'' [=TwinBee=]'' (Famicom, released on the US NES as ''Stinger'')
* ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] 3'' (Famicom)
* ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] Da!!'' (Game Boy, released as ''Pop'n Twinbee'' [=TwinBee=]'' in Europe)
* ''Detana!! Twinbee'' [=TwinBee=]'' (Arcade/[=X68000=]/PC Engine, had an export arcade release titled ''Bells & Whistles'')
* ''Pop'n Twinbee'' [=TwinBee=]'' (Super Famicom/European SNES)
* ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] Rainbow Bell Adventure'' (Super Famicom/European SNES)
* ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] Taisen Puzzle Dama'' ([=PlayStation=])
* ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] Yahoo!'' (Arcade)
* ''Detana!! Twinbee [=TwinBee=] Yahoo! Deluxe Pack'' ([=PlayStation=]/Saturn)
* ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] RPG'' ([=PlayStation=])
* ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] Portable'' (PSP)
* ''Twinbee'' ''[=TwinBee=]'' ([[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3D Classics]])

There was also a radio drama version named ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] Paradise'' which aired following ''Pop'n Twinbee'', [=TwinBee=]'', which was popular enough in Japan to last three seasons and a five-episode {{OVA}} series.



* CoolShip: Twinbee, Winbee, and Gwinbee. They're sentient, and they regularly fight by punching things.

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* CoolShip: Twinbee, Winbee, [=TwinBee=], [=WinBee=], and Gwinbee.[=GwinBee=]. They're sentient, and they regularly fight by punching things.



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Melora, who's actually the gentle Queen of Planet Mel (the world of Twinbee), yet is called with the "Princess" title.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Melora, who's actually the gentle Queen of Planet Mel (the world of Twinbee), ''[=TwinBee=]''), yet is called with the "Princess" title.



** And of course, there's "Nise"([[BilingualBonus Fake]])twinbee.
* {{Eyecatch}}: Starting with ''Detana! Twinbee,'' and ''Twinbee Yahoo!'' has some good ones. Only the PSP version of ''Twinbee Da!'' lacks it.
* FreakyFridayFlip: Happens to Pastel and an alley cat in one episode of the anime. It even happens to Light and Twinbee in the same episode.
* GenreShift: ''Rainbow Bell Adventure'' is a side-scrolling platformer, while ''Twinbee RPG'' is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an RPG]].

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** And of course, there's "Nise"([[BilingualBonus Fake]])twinbee.
"Nise" ([[BilingualBonus Fake]]) [=TwinBee=].
* {{Eyecatch}}: Starting with ''Detana! Twinbee,'' [=TwinBee=],'' and ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] Yahoo!'' has some good ones. Only the PSP version of ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] Da!'' lacks it.
* FreakyFridayFlip: Happens to Pastel and an alley cat in one episode of the anime. It even happens to Light and Twinbee [=TwinBee=] in the same episode.
* GenreShift: ''Rainbow Bell Adventure'' is a side-scrolling platformer, while ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] RPG'' is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an RPG]].



* MarketBasedTitle: The few games that were released internationally were sometimes retitled -- the second Famicom game was released in America as ''Stinger'', while Europe received ''Twinbee Da!!'' and ''Rainbow Bell Adventure'' under the ''Pop'n Twinbee'' moniker (since the SNES version was the first game in the series released there).

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* MarketBasedTitle: The few games that were released internationally were sometimes retitled -- the second Famicom game was released in America as ''Stinger'', while Europe received ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] Da!!'' and ''Rainbow Bell Adventure'' under the ''Pop'n Twinbee'' [=TwinBee=]'' moniker (since the SNES version was the first game in the series released there).



* PunnyName: The "Waru" in Dr. Warumon's name comes from the Japanese word for "bad". Similarly, the "Nise" in Nisetwinbee means "Fake".
* RetCanon: Much of the series' story was fleshed out in the ''Twinbee Paradise'' radio drama and then brought back to the game. For example, the pilots of Twinbee and Winbee were originally nameless and were given the names Light and Pastel in the radio drama.

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* PunnyName: The "Waru" in Dr. Warumon's name comes from the Japanese word for "bad". Similarly, the "Nise" in Nisetwinbee Nise [=TwinBee=] means "Fake".
* RetCanon: Much of the series' story was fleshed out in the ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] Paradise'' radio drama and then brought back to the game. For example, the pilots of Twinbee [=TwinBee=] and Winbee [=WinBee=] were originally nameless and were given the names Light and Pastel in the radio drama.



** ''Twinbee Yahhoo!'', being the pinnacle of the series and thus having the best backgrounds of the series, mixes this with awesome emotional parallax scrolling and voice acting, giving out the feeling that of an 90's action anime episodes. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUt9GSQs0JE A memorable moment is when Twinbee makes a somersault in the air at the first stage, background changing like if you were on the cockpit.(See at 2:54)]] It gets much better at the third stage.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Pastel and Winbee, ordinarily the second player, [[EnsembleDarkhorse have proven much more popular]] than Light and Twinbee (the first player), and as such are used as the poster figures of the franchise.

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** ''Twinbee ''[=TwinBee=] Yahhoo!'', being the pinnacle of the series and thus having the best backgrounds of the series, mixes this with awesome emotional parallax scrolling and voice acting, giving out the feeling that of an 90's action anime episodes. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUt9GSQs0JE A memorable moment is when Twinbee [=TwinBee=] makes a somersault in the air at the first stage, background changing like if you were on the cockpit.(See at 2:54)]] It gets much better at the third stage.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Pastel and Winbee, [=WinBee=], ordinarily the second player, [[EnsembleDarkhorse have proven much more popular]] than Light and Twinbee [=TwinBee=] (the first player), and as such are used as the poster figures of the franchise.
16th Sep '17 3:35:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''Twinbee'' ([[Nintendo3DS 3D Classics]])

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* ''Twinbee'' ([[Nintendo3DS ([[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3D Classics]])
18th Aug '17 9:09:45 AM Luigifan
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-->--'''Twinbee''''s, and by extension the series' CatchPhrase

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-->--'''Twinbee''''s, -->--'''Twinbee'''[='=]s, and by extension the series' CatchPhrase



In its original format, only one of the games managed to be released in North America - ''Moero Twinbee: Cinamon Hakasei wo Sukue'' became ''Stinger'' upon translation. Unfortunately, that one is widely considered to be the weakest in the series, which resulted in [[NoExportForYou none of the games getting exported for a long time]]. Much to the United States' detriment, of course, as later games managed to make some great improvements to the basic setup (including a LifeMeter and a plot).

to:

In its original format, only one of the games managed to be released in North America - -- ''Moero Twinbee: Cinamon Hakasei wo Sukue'' became ''Stinger'' upon translation. Unfortunately, that one is widely considered to be the weakest in the series, which resulted in [[NoExportForYou none of the games getting exported for a long time]]. Much to the United States' detriment, of course, as later games managed to make some great improvements to the basic setup (including a LifeMeter and a plot).



* BadassAdorable: All the ships are adorable that they can kick some butt.
* BrainyBaby: Mint. He's not able to speak with anything other than blabbles yet though, so [[TranslatorBuddy his ship Gwinbee has to translate for the other characters]] the useful advices and comments he gives.
* CardCarryingVillain: Dr. ''Waru''mon

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* BadassAdorable: All the ships are adorable that and they can kick some butt.
* BrainyBaby: Mint. He's not able to speak with anything other than blabbles yet yet, though, so [[TranslatorBuddy his ship Gwinbee has to translate for the other characters]] so they can understand the useful advices advice and comments he gives.
* CardCarryingVillain: Dr. ''Waru''mon''Waru''mon.



* CombinationAttack: In two-player mode, there are two different ones - one if the players line up horizontally, and one if they line up vertically.

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* CombinationAttack: In two-player mode, there are two different ones - -- one if the players line up horizontally, and one if they line up vertically.



* LethalChef: Madoka, regarding cookies. [[{{Determinator}} She never gives up at trying to make delicious ones]], but each attempt is a failure that either horribly food poisons the unfortunate people who tastes them, or make ovens ''explode''. In any other kind of food than that one however, she's a SupremeChef.

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* LethalChef: Madoka, regarding cookies. [[{{Determinator}} She never gives up at trying to make delicious ones]], but each attempt is a failure that either horribly food poisons the unfortunate people who tastes taste them, or make ovens ''explode''. In any other kind of food than that one one, however, she's a SupremeChef.



* MarketBasedTitle: The few games that were released internationally were sometimes retitled - the second Famicom game was released in America as ''Stinger'', while Europe received ''Twinbee Da!!'' and ''Rainbow Bell Adventure'' under the ''Pop'n Twinbee'' moniker (since the SNES version was the first game in the series released there).

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* MarketBasedTitle: The few games that were released internationally were sometimes retitled - -- the second Famicom game was released in America as ''Stinger'', while Europe received ''Twinbee Da!!'' and ''Rainbow Bell Adventure'' under the ''Pop'n Twinbee'' moniker (since the SNES version was the first game in the series released there).



* RoseHairedSweetie: Pastel

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* RoseHairedSweetie: PastelPastel.
23rd Jul '17 7:19:50 PM BarbarousNeonate
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* {{Tomboy}}: Pastel
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* RoseHairedSweetie: Pastel
23rd May '17 9:44:02 PM SpaceKABOOM
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Speed up!]]]]
26th Mar '17 8:57:39 AM nombretomado
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However, the series is finally starting to see the light of day in the United States: {{Creator/Konami}} first released the original game as ''Rainbow Bell'' as a part of their ''Konami Arcade Classics'' collection for the NintendoDS and some of the games are starting to appear for purchase on download services for each console.

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However, the series is finally starting to see the light of day in the United States: {{Creator/Konami}} first released the original game as ''Rainbow Bell'' as a part of their ''Konami Arcade Classics'' collection for the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS and some of the games are starting to appear for purchase on download services for each console.
26th Feb '17 2:54:37 PM nombretomado
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''Twinbee'' is a long-running CuteEmUp series by {{Konami}}, makers of ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}''. It's a much more light-hearted top-down entry into the genre, with the main ships being sentient beings with arms and legs and fighting enemies like watermelon slices and ladybugs.

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''Twinbee'' is a long-running CuteEmUp series by {{Konami}}, {{Creator/Konami}}, makers of ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}''. It's a much more light-hearted top-down entry into the genre, with the main ships being sentient beings with arms and legs and fighting enemies like watermelon slices and ladybugs.



However, the series is finally starting to see the light of day in the United States: {{Konami}} first released the original game as ''Rainbow Bell'' as a part of their ''Konami Arcade Classics'' collection for the NintendoDS and some of the games are starting to appear for purchase on download services for each console.

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However, the series is finally starting to see the light of day in the United States: {{Konami}} {{Creator/Konami}} first released the original game as ''Rainbow Bell'' as a part of their ''Konami Arcade Classics'' collection for the NintendoDS and some of the games are starting to appear for purchase on download services for each console.
26th Jan '17 6:30:22 PM KirbyHamtaroGirl
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* BadassAdorable: All the ships are adorable that they can kick some butt.
23rd Jan '17 6:09:42 PM Xtifr
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* CuteEmUp: May be the TropeMaker, along with Sega's FantasyZone.

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* CuteEmUp: May be the TropeMaker, along with Sega's FantasyZone.''VideoGame/FantasyZone''.
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