TwinBee Paradise in Donburi Island [J] Konami 1998

More than a game, this is a CD-ROM including accessories (like screensavers) inspired by the TwinBee series. The package is split rather neatly into ‘Donburi Island’ and ‘Dokidoki Wonderland’ discs, with the former being the interactive one and the latter acting more as a repository for useful PC-related media such as (teeny-tiny) Windows icons, wallpapers, screensavers, a themed desktop clock and the like. The first disc is presented as an opportunity to explore the island, with relevant characters popping up to work as your tour guide for that area. It’s worth highlighting at this point that if you were hoping for any cute-em-up action you’ll come away sorely disappointed as the focus here is almost entirely on the characters and setting established in the wider TwinBee-verse. At the more bare-bones end of the scale you’ll find several database-like areas offering some small images and a sentence or two on TwinBee games and merchandise. If you’re hoping for some secret information on the voice cast behind these colourful characters you need to head over to Reis’ (Reese? Sorry, not sure on the proper Englishification) castle studio for photos of the actors at work and brief biographies on the staff, while players longing for a little silliness can participate in a Twinbee quiz or head over to the TwinBee log house for a multiple-choice chat with Light, Pastel, and Mint. Other activites are available but are all variants on these themes – watch or listen to a character, look at some art, or take part in a light-hearted and slightly interactive event. Then there’s a cameo-filled animation, which is worth the price of admission all by itself. Kid Dracula and Maria Renard make a brief cameo in "Wai Wai Arcade", and Pastel wears a Simon Belmont-like outfit.
Japanese 2CD ISO Demo (provided by Rodwod & upped by myloch) 596MB

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