Each of us has the ability to create a legacy. Artwork, music, writing, and
more - they all come from our hearts and minds. It is those who dream that
will have the chance to excel here. Those who fail to dream can only watch,
and perhaps listen, as they await a dream of their own. Be wary of those who
are ignorant to the nature of dreams! They will see yours, and stop at
nothing until they are taken from you.
In A.D. 1987, development was beginning. A new program named Rarity 9,
promising boosted mathematical performance of the 65C02 CPU, was showcased
in beta form. The results were overwhelming, as they rivaled those of current
supercomputers! Who thought such immense power could be harnessed from such
Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time before the beta disappeared and
a deluge of Bran Systems licensed titles started to literally flood the stores.
If Bran wasn't stopped soon, the entire atmosphere would be clogged with extra
copies of Bran's games, and there would be no option but to submit to his
grim wishes. The world seemed doomed to rot in a pit of unsold software, but
in all his plump luxury, Bran had forgotten about one person: Zaku.
Shaking her fists at one of Bran's camera droids, Zaku furiously stated: That
beta was mine, Bran, and I'll get it back no matter what the cost. You didn't
even pay the licensing fee, and that definitely violates the EULA! I thought
I had some stupid reasons to save the world before, but this takes the cake!
In response Bran taunted, Hohoho, you think you can scare me? This is no
ordinary program. It's a Rarity 9; the pure scarcity alone will repel you with
its massive aura of fan message boards and false wiki articles! Come and
get it if you dare!
Will Zaku be able to recover the beta? Her mission is now in your hands as you
guide her through five beautiful worlds, each complete with multiple layers of
parallax scrolling and hordes of huge, angry, unhygienic bosses. The whole
experience screams by at a rock solid sixty frames per second, a guarantee that
you won't miss one drop of the action.
I don't believe it!, thought the maniacal Captain Bran. With this sort of
mathematical terror, I could develop licensed games at tenfold the speed of
our current automated system. By the end of this month, the world would be
completely overrun with the glory of Bran Systems' questionable quality
software! People have seen market flooding before, but never like this. They'd
have no choice but to submit to my absolute domination -- plus they'd have
a big, cardboardy mess to clean up! Out of the boxes would be born a new era
of pain, suffering, and... cardboard!
With that, Bran rolled onto his back and cackled insanely before issuing the
order that could seal the fate of the free world forever: Penguin Bros., get
me that beta NOW! I shall conquer everything with the power of Rarity 9! No
one will be able to stop me!
The Penguin Bros., Bran's SNNVN (smelly, nasty and not very nice) dedicated
attack force will be waiting for you at the end of each mission, ready to
take you down.|
But those aren't the only ones blocking your path, for you'll soon meet up
with some of the most bizarre and demented creations in the world of side
scrolling shooters, including the infamous Business Fish and T-T-Troast, just
to name a few.
Even after you've defeated the entire lot, you've still got Bran himself.
Getting back that beta won't be easy, but the world depends on it! Plus,
it's a Rarity 9! How would you ever be able to live with yourself if it were
to disappear from your hands forever?! Order Zaku and
ensure the safety of Rarity 9, Zaku, and your own sanity.
Let's not forget Iremsha, seemingly Bran's newest ally, who will be following
you more directly. Bran or no Bran, she'll still want to stop you dead in your