Parse Rorunpe – a broom flying arcade game from Japan

Shaggy September 5, 2008 0

If you’ve ever stuck a broom between your legs as a kid pretending that you’re flying around as a witch then this game’s for you. Of course it wouldn’t take much for someone to take this idea and turn in into a Harry Potter game that involves flying around on your broom or play Quidditch (which fans would probably go gaga for). But either way a new game in Japan called ‘Parse Rorunpe’ has taken the idea of riding a broom and turned it into an arcade title that also features a touch screen. From the game’s official website (apologies in advance for the bad translation)

Try to image that you’re a magician, sitting on our specially-made magic broom seat and touch our touch screen.
Follow the sparkle on the magic symbol and draw it… There’s an attractive magical world awaits!
You can fly as you want and use those beautiful and brilliant magics!

You can also setup a profile via their website and load that profile onto several different types of memory cards (SD, xD, MS, & CF), the game has online play and seesm to have some high profile Japanese voice talent involved with the game, including ” Mr. Minoru Shiraishi, Miss Ayumi Tuji, Miss Haruka Ayumi and Mr. Ryo Sugisaki”. Where I am not faimilar with Japanese voice actors I’ll leave it to someone who tracks that stuff to say how popular they are.

Here’s the biggest picture I could find of the game itself from the website. The picture above is from the AMNet Blog

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  1. Paul September 5, 2008 at 7:06 am - Reply

    You’re right we’d go gaga for a broom-riding Harry Potter game. Get Raw Thrills on that shit, pronto.

  2. editor September 5, 2008 at 11:42 am - Reply

    When I sent the story, I thought that it reminded me of the Prop Cycle concept?

    Is that just me?

  3. SaraAB87 September 5, 2008 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Looks good, this is the kind of stuff we need to see in american arcades. There are loads of HP fans out there so I think this would do very well. And yes, it does remind me of prop cycle.

  4. Shaggy September 5, 2008 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Personally I’ve never seen a Prop Cycle so that’s why it didn’t come to mind. 🙂 Still, the vast number of HP fans out there would make such a game a hit anywhere it went. I’m surprised that Stern hasn’t done an HP pinball yet but I’m guessing they must be waiting for all the films to be done, which is still a few years away.

  5. editor September 6, 2008 at 12:40 am - Reply

    The HP influence is strong in the attractions sector:

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