Taito’s “Liquid Kids” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that 2D arcade platformer Liquid Kids is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series.

Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1990, Liquid Kids was later ported to the Amiga, TurboGrafx-16, SEGA Saturn, and the original Nintendo Wii. Needless to say, copies of the game on these platforms are scarce, so this new Arcade Archives release is definitely the easiest way to give the game a go.

In Liquid Kids, players take control of Hipopo the Hippopotamus, a young hero from the hippo tribe, who must venture across multiple side-scrolling stages and battle the vicious Fire Demon to rescue your girlfriend and other fellow hippo tribesmen and protect Woody-Lake. (Because you can’t “woody her lake” if your girlfriend isn’t around, am I right?)

It is also worth noting that this version of Liquid Kids uses the Japanese ROM for the main part of the game.

Like other Arcade Archives titles, players can post their high scores to the online leaderboards and change various game settings to match their own personal skill levels and taste.

Arcade Archives Liquid Kids is available today for $7.99 via PSN and the Nintendo Switch eShop.

You can check out some screenshots below, or visit the official Hamster website here for additional info.

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