Liquid Kids, Nastar Warrior and Qix
October 28, 2020
For Arcade Classics, we highlight titles that exemplify the type of “just one more quarter” gameplay found in the classic arcades of a bygone era. These Arcade Classics have found a new home on the Legends Arcade Family of products, where their timeless, approachable gameplay can be enjoyed by new generations of players.
This week’s Arcade Classics highlights three great TAITO arcade games, Liquid Kids, Nastar Warrior, and Qix. All three games are built into the Legends Ultimate and Legends Gamer series and feature full leaderboard support.
Liquid Kids, which first hit arcades in 1990, is a platform game starring a hero of the hippo tribe, Hipopo. Players are tasked with traveling through the land of Woody-Lake, throwing water bombs and jumping on and off platforms to navigate level obstacles while dodging and defeating monsters in order to rescue Tamasun from her captor, the Fire Demon. Every two levels is a boss that needs to be defeated in order to proceed to the next level.
Nastar Warrior, which first hit arcades in 1988, is the sequel to Rastan, and is known as Rastan Saga II in Japan. In this hack and slash favorite, you must battle through levels and defeat end bosses to obtain gems in your quest to defeat an evil wizard.
Qix, pronounced “Kicks,” which first hit arcades in 1981, is an innovative puzzle action game where you have to capture Qix and avoid its mutant offspring before they destroy you. Beware of the Fuse and Spiral Death Trap as you try to box in Qix.