Pop'n Twinbee

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Another top-down shooter in the Twinbee "cute'em up" franchise.

Heroes Light and Pastel decide to go out and help a young maiden bring sense back to her scientist father, who apparently has bumped his head and transformed into a evil mastermind that seeks world domination.

As the other games in the series Pop'n Twinbee is a vertically-scrolling arcade shooter in which you and a friend get behind the controls of Twinbee and Winbee, the cutest starfighters ever created, and try to clear stage after stage of enemies with your weapons. Being a console original instead of a port, Pop'n features a number of additions to the gameplay mechanics, including an energy bar, eight difficulty levels and a handicap feature when playing with a friend (which makes most enemies target one fighter instead of the other).

The upgrade system remains consistent with the series's: you shoot colored bells which give different power-ups when collected, including multiple shots, "options" and shield energy. Also when correctly powered-up both fighters can join and perform powerful team-up moves.


Pop'n Twinbee SNES ...Give up?
Pop'n Twinbee SNES Starting out 2 player simultaneous
Pop'n Twinbee SNES Enemies approaching that I need to shoot.
Pop'n Twinbee SNES I lost all my energy. Continue? or...

Alternate Titles

  • "Pop'nツインビー" -- Japanese spelling

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Video Game Den SNES Jun 30, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Hardcore Gaming 101 SNES 2000 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited SNES Jan, 1994 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Games SNES Dec, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Mega Fun SNES May, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Total! (Germany) SNES May, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
Power Play SNES Jun, 1993 69 out of 100 69


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