There are a lot of great games in the TwinBee series, and there are a lot of great shooters on PC Engine, but Detana!! TwinBee is the best of both worlds in one shot. This series never got a fair shake in North America, probably because Konami thought a “cute ’em up” like this wouldn’t appeal to us, but ever since its inception in arcades and home port to Famicom, the power up mechanic (shooting bells repeatedly to juggle them in the air as they change color) has been a winner in my eyes.

There’s a difficulty here that’s almost always just right — not too easy and not stupidly obscenely hard. I highly recommend this game if you’ve never played it before, in just about any version of it you can find, PC Engine or otherwise! Subscribe to Mistah MegaManFan for new content daily and The PC Engine Files weekly. Like, share and comment to help the channel grow. Thanks for your support!