Who doesn’t like a good run-and-gun action game? Classic action games like Contra and Commando really know how to make a gamer feel like a REAL MAN and TOTAL BADASS! But then there are other run-and-guns that bring out the feminine sides of gamers, even going so far as to make you feel like a magical princess from a faraway land. Enter Atlus and Sega’s 1996 arcade shooter Purikura Daisakusen, a parody of the magical girl genre of Japanese animation and spin-off of the popular and humorous fighting game series, Gouketsuji Ichizoku, known as Power Instinct abroad.
Here I take a look at the coveted Saturn port of the game, and explore my own inner magical girl. It takes a real man to do that…don’t believe me? Maybe after watching the video, you’ll change your mind.