Risqué Retro Arcade Game “Spy Bros. (Pipi&Bibi’s DX)” Coming to Nintendo Switch, Steam PC
RAWRLAB Games and TATSUJIN recently announced that Pipi & Bibi’s will be coming to the Nintendo Switch and Steam PC later this year as Spy Bros. (Pipi&Bibi’s DX).
Originally developed in 1991 by TOAPLAN (creators of Snow Bros.), the Pipi & Bibi’s arcade game went mostly under the radar due to most arcades choosing not to license it. Why? Not only was Pipi & Bibi’s difficult, but it also featured an “erotic motif” that included a number of fetching young ladies in various states of undress.
This remastered edition will include many improvements over the arcade original. However, it will not be given a full “HD polish.”
Here’s the official breakdown of Spy Bros. (Pipi&Bibi’s DX) from RAWRLAB and TATSUJIN:
“Pipi & Bibi’s” (also known as “Whoopee” in Japan) is an arcade video game developed and published by TOAPLAN in 1991. This game did not reach the fame of other TOAPLAN creations (such as Truxton, Zero Wing or Snow Bros) probably because of its erotic motifs, which caused many arcades to refuse to buy and exhibit this game in their shops.
“Spy Bros. (Pipi & Bibi’s DX)” is a single-screen action-platforming game reminiscent of Snow Bros and others of that time, where the players assume the role of Pipi and Bibi: two spies entering and bombing a series of six buildings protected by guards, scientists, divers, mob bosses, humanoid cats and other wacky individuals… and leaving the buildings just in time before they collapse from the explosions!
Unlike other recent re-releases of video games, this remaster does not include HD graphics, sound or music enhancements. Instead, it aims to delight the retro gaming community with aesthetics and game mechanics faithful to the original video game, albeit with some improvements in game design and extra content.
Spy Bros. (Pipi & Bibi’s DX) is planned for release in Q4 2022 for Nintendo Switch and Steam PC.
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