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Keio Flying Squadron (known as Keio Yugekitai in Japanese) is a series of three games developed by Victor Entertainment in the 1990s. The first game, released in 1993 for the Sega CD, is a standard Horizontal Scrolling Shooter. The second game, a 1996 release for the Sega Saturn, is a 2D Platform Game, and the third game is a 1998 Party Game spinoff for the PlayStation.

The series follows the adventures of a 14-year-old girl named Rami Nana-Hikari, who dresses in a Playboy Bunny outfit and lives with her grandparents and has a pet dragon named Spot (Pochi in the Japanese versions). Her enemies include Dr. Pon Eho, a tanuki Mad Scientist with an IQ of 1400 that stole Rami's sphere from her, and Himiko Yamatai, who first appeared in the second game, a princess who claims the spheres belong to her family. She also pilots a robot named Psy-vee.

This series uses the following tropes:

  • Demoted to Extra: Zigzagged with Spot in the second game. On one hand Spot mostly appears to serve only as a checkpoint, but then there are still some levels where you ride them.
  • The Flatwoods Monster: The Flatwoods Monster is the boss of Chapter 5, Scene 1: Outer Space in Keio Flying Squadron 2. At first, rather than a skirt its lower half consists of a bomb-shaped rocket launcher. When dealt enough damage, it bursts open and sexy legs sprout from it. The Flatwoods Monster then tries to hit Rami with huge mace-hands.
  • Laughably Evil: Both Dr. Pon and Himiko.
  • MacGuffin: The key to the mystery treasure in the first game, and the spheres in the second.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Rami. Playboy Bunny outfit? Check. Nice legs? Check. The only thing Rami doesn't have is big breasts, but even then she gets those briefly at one point.
  • "On the Next Episode of..." Catch-Phrase: Every stage in the series ends with a preview of the next stage, followed by Rami saying, "Push start!" However, in the case of the second game, the game will automatically take you to the next stage.
  • Thanking the Viewer: Rami at the end of the first game. She simply waves at the player at the end of the second game.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Rami at the end the second game stores some gold bars in this way. Funnily enough they give her Fake Boobs while she stores them.
  • Villainous Crush: It is heavily implied that Dr. Pon has a big crush on Rami.
  • Womb Level: The setting of the Final Boss battle of the second game is in the belly of a demon named Apocalypse.

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