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Bells & Whistles, AKA Detana!! Twin Bee, is a vertical-scrolling shoot-'em-up game originally released by Konami in 1991 as a coin-operated video game. It is the fifth game in the TwinBee series and the second released for the arcades following the original TwinBee.

Aside from the improve graphics and sounds compared to previous TwinBee installments, the gameplay in Detana follows the same conventions established in the arcade version of the original. As usual, the game can be played by up to two players, with player 1 piloting TwinBee, while player 2 pilots WinBee. Controls consist of an eight-way joystick for moving the ship and two buttons. In the Japanese version, one button is used to fire the gun at airborne enemies while the other is used to drop bombs to the ground. In the international arcade release (Bell & Whistles), both buttons are used to do shoot and drop bombs at the same time. This time, holding down the shooting button will cause power-meter at the bottom of the screen to fill up, allowing the player to fire a "Big Shot" attack when releasing the button.

The power-ups consist of bells which can be uncovered by shooting the floating clouds, as well as items uncovered by destroying land enemies. Like in the original TwinBee, the player can shoot the floating bells to change their colors. In addition to the five different colors in the original TwinBee (yellow, white, blue, green, and red), there are two new additional bells as well: a purple bell that provides a "tail shield" that activates multiple barriers around the player's ship and black bell which decreases the player's speed.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 3074   Released: 1991
AKA: Detana!! Twin Bee
Keywords: Vertical Scrolling, Shootemup
Series: twinbee
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Here is the PC Engine port of Konami's very colorful and cute vertical shooter Detana!! Twin Bee originally released in the arcades in 1991. In a last-ditch effort, princess Melora, queen of planet Meru, sends a SOS distress signal - the Eva (aka Eve) aliens have attacked her home planet and armies of fearsome monsters have invaded the land and have wreaked chaos. Two elite pilots, the young Light and his cousin Pastel, decide to swoop to her rescue. They operate Twinbee and Winbee, two cute and equally powerful flying war machines capable of shooting everything in sight with their awesome ranged attacks. The aircrafts are also equipped with tiny arms allowing them to drop bombs and hit enemies on the ground. But these arms are not immune to enemy fire and losing them prevents the player to use ground attacks (thankfully, a repair-ship soon appears after both arms have been shot down in order to remediate the situation). Additionally, weapons can be upgraded by shooting at floating clouds - they release colored bells which, if shot again, change color and give up various special powers, such as Speed-ups, Force Fields, Wide Shots, Flying Options and so forth... Additionally, the player can also charge up a powerful fire-blast and inflict serious damage to any enemies unfortunate enough to lie in its path. Finally, Gwinbee, the green TwinBee, can help Light and Pastel on their amazing journey... well, that's as long as they can find him! Detana!! Twinbee consists of seven stages and also features a two simultaneous player mode (where both players can join forces and release special attacks!).
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 3057   Released: 1992
Series: twinbee
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Personal Best: N/A
TwinBee Da! is an Action game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1990.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 961   Released: 1990
Series: twinbee
TodayIsForgotten
808,500
Personal Best: N/A
Pop'n Twinbee is a top-view shoot-'em-up game originally released in 1993 by Konami.

Gameplay:
The gameplay is similar to Detana!! TwinBee, the second coin-op game in the series, but with a few notable additions and changes. Like in previous TwinBee, up to two players can play simultaneously, Player 1 controls TwinBee (the blue aircraft), while Player 2 controls WinBee (the pink aircraft) When the player begins the game, they'll be asked to enter their name and choose between three types of companion ships (whether their companions will follow their ship, engulf them, or surround them). The player's objective is to maneuver their spacecraft through a series of seven stages and defeat every enemy who gets in the way, facing a boss at the end of each stage. Unlike previous games, instead of extra lives, the player has a life meter that determines how much damage the player's ship can take before losing. When the player loses, they will be given a chance to restart at the stage where they left off, but only limited chances are given to continue.

Story:
The game's opening sequence shows TwinBee and WinBee patrolling the skies of Donburi Island when they suddenly receive a distress signal from a young girl named Madoka. Madoka reveals that she is the granddaughter of Dr. Mardock, who was once a benevolent scientist until a bump in the head turned him insane. Dr. Mardock now seeks to conquer the world with an army of Acorn Men and only TwinBee and WinBee can stop him.
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Times Played: 2194   Released: 1993
Series: twinbee
TodayIsForgotten
1,637,500
Personal Best: N/A
Pop'n Twinbee: Rainbow Bell Adventures is a typical side-scrolling platformer, in which either Twinbee, Winbee or Gwinbee must get to the end of a stage. All characters use their punch to attack, which can be charged to unleash a punch wave. They have two sets of weapons, one of them is either a short or long-ranged weapon (a hammer for Twinbee, a lasso for Winbee, and throwing rattles for Gwinbee), and the other one is a gun, which is a reference to Detana!! Twinbee's cutscene, in which Twinbee is shown with two guns on each hand. All three can temporally fly in eight directions by propelling via a rocket pack that must be charged, as well as hover.

Aside from their weapons, the major difference between the characters is the time they require to fully charge their punch wave or their rocket propeller: Twinbee has an average charging time; Winbee charges her rocket propeller the fastest, but takes the most to charge a punch wave; Gwinbee, on the other hand, fills charges his punch quickly, but takes a while to charge his propeller.

The bell power-up from the rest of the series also appears here, and it allows any of the characters to obtain various kinds of power-ups, depending of the color of the bell, such as the sets of weapons, the gun, speed, options and invincibility. Unlike other Twinbee games, the bells are obtained by defeating enemies instead of shooting clouds.

The game also features a versus mode, in which players must defeat their opponents for three rounds.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1631   Released: 1994
Keywords: Platform, Action
Series: twinbee


Personal Best: N/A
Save Professor Cinnamon! When aliens from the planet Attackon kidnap the inventor during their invasion of Earth, two Twinbee Stinger jets (armed with boxing gloves) are unleashed to rescue Cinnamon before the aliens turn the Earth into a giant ball of cotton candy!

In this vertical and horizontal scrolling shooter, blast away unusual creatures and even more bizarre bosses, while collecting power-ups and super weapons. By repeatedly shooting bells that come out of the clouds, these bells will change colors, each color giving a different ability. Getting shot down releases a ghost of Stinger, which can be recollected to gain the jet's powers back.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 1708   Released: 1987
AKA: Twinbee
Keywords: Horizontal Scrolling, Shootemup
Series: twinbee
TodayIsForgotten
1,778,100
Personal Best: N/A
TwinBee Da! is an Action game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1990.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1436   Released: 1990
Series: twinbee
TodayIsForgotten
1,767,400
Personal Best: N/A
TwinBee can be play by up to 2-players simultaneously. The player takes control of a cartoon-like anthropomorphic spacecraft, with Player 1 taking control of TwinBee, the titular ship, while Player 2 controls WinBee. The game controls consists of an eight-way joystick and two buttons: one for shooting enemies in the air and for dropping bombs to ground enemies (similarly to Xevious).
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Times Played: 1399   Released: 1986
Series: twinbee
TodayIsForgotten
995,800
Personal Best: N/A
TwinBee is an Action game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1985.
Rating: 2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes
Times Played: 6771   Released: 1985
Series: twinbee
TodayIsForgotten
2,228,200
Personal Best: N/A
Third game in the Twinbee series of vertically-scrolling surreal cute 'em ups. Once again you take the role of either Twinbee or Winbee (Gwinbee having been kidnapped by the final boss) as they fly through the fantasy kingdom shooting the hell out of their... uhm... enemies, or whatever they are.

As in other games in the series you can gain power-ups after defeating certain amounts of enemies by shooting the magical bells they leave behind, depending on the amount of times you shoot them, they change color and thus give different power-ups such as multiple shots, options, etc.

If correctly powered-up both ships can join-up to perform a screen-clearing attack, and you can choose your starting stage from any of the first four stages (the fifth and last remaining locked until you clear all the others).
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1348   Released: 1989
Series: twinbee
TodayIsForgotten
2,518,950
Personal Best: N/A


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