Clockwork Aquario ported to Xbox One and Series X|S consoles

Jerry on 2023-12-07
Long lost arcade platformer Clockwork Aquario launched nearly three decades after development began. Japanese dev team Westone was nearing completion on the arcade title in 1993, built on the Sega System 18 arcade board, but work on Aquario was halted due to poor response from location testers desiring newfangled 3D graphics.

Development on the game was headed by Wonder Boy series designer Ryuichi Nishizawa, with music by Wonder Boy in Monster World composer Shinichi Sakamoto. The console release includes an in-game music player allowing playback of all original tracks by Shinichi Sakamoto, along with arrangements by Shogun, USK and Blasterhead.

ININ Games published Clockwork Aquario for Xbox One and Series X|S consoles, also available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The double picture disc analog record set, bundling the soundtrack with arrangement tracks, ships from Strictly Limited Games.

From the product page:
The long thought lost arcade treasure by the legendary Westone team is finally being brought to light after 30 years! In cooperation with Strictly Limited games, the unfinished ROM has been dug up and finished with the input of the original developers. The beautiful pixel art was at the top of its class at the time and has lost nothing of its charm over the years. Jump and run through a colorful fantasy world, pick up and throw your enemies, hit multiple at the same time to get a multiplier and rack up your high score! You can also play with up to two friends, will you collaborate to take down Dr. Hangyo or try to sabotage each other to get the high score?
Strictly Limited - Clockwork Aquario - Collector's Edition (Nintendo Switch) / Collector's Edition (PS4) / 2 Picture Disc LPs