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In Mizubaku Daibouken, you play Hipopo the Hippopotamus who must venture through a large number of enemy-packed levels in search for his missing girlfriend, as well as rescuing other hippo-like creatures along the way. The game features moving platforms, collapsible floors, boats, water-wheels, and plants that can be watered, causing them to grow and allowing you to reach much higher platforms.

Hipopo is supplied with magical water globes, which can be thrown at enemies to freeze them. Once frozen, the enemies can be kicked and destroyed completely. If idle for a few seconds, enemies will unfreeze themselves and continue their business. Every two levels is a boss that needs to be defeated in order to proceed to the next one.


Liquid Kids Amiga Beginning the game
Liquid Kids TurboGrafx-16 Boss
Liquid Kids TurboGrafx-16 Lord only knows what is behind those doors
Liquid Kids Arcade Title Screen.

Promo Images

Liquid Kids Screenshot
Liquid Kids Concept Art
Liquid Kids Other
Liquid Kids Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ミズバク大冒険" -- Japanese spelling
  • "アーケードアーカイブス ミズバク大冒険" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • "Mizubaku Daibōken" -- Japanese title
  • "Mizubaku Adventure" -- Alternate title
  • "Arcade Archives: Mizubaku Daibōken" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch title
  • "Arcade Archives: Liquid Kids" -- PS4 / Switch title

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Critic Reviews

GamesCollection SEGA Saturn Mar 10, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
Consolemania TurboGrafx-16 Jun, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Your Sinclair Arcade Nov, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Zero Arcade Nov, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Tilt Arcade Mar, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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Amiga release

Mizubaku Daibouken was planned for the Amiga by Ocean (under Liquid Kids). Unfortunately, despite the game being completed, the company felt that Liquid Kids would not make a profit, and its release was canceled. However, the Amiga version's lead programmer released the code to the Amiga community in 2003.


One of the secret rooms is built in the image of Tiki, the kiwi bird from The New Zealand Story.

References to the game

Hipopo, the main character of Mizubaku Daibouken, appears in the Sega Saturn game Bubble Symphony as a special character, and in Bubble Memories: The Story Of Bubble Bobble III as a giant bonus item.
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