Taito’s “The New Zealand Story” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

“Who likes to rock the party?”

Publisher Hamster has announced that The NewZealand Story (aka The New Zealand Story) is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series.

Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1988, The New Zealand Story is a 2D action game where players take control of Tiki, the chief of a literal Kiwi tribe who must rescue the rest of her chiefdom who have been bird-napped by a villainous leopard seal (but they’re so friggin’ cute!). Since kiwis can’t fly, you’ll have to make use of balloons to traverse the maze-like stages, save your subjects, and reach your goal before the devil appears and drags Tiki straight to Kiwi Hell.

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 The NewZealand Story 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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