Muchi Muchi Pork & Pink Sweets Takes A Hint From Deathsmiles For Xbox 360 Release

By Spencer . February 15, 2011 . 5:02pm

Muchi Muchi Pork & Pink Sweets, Cave’s region-free Xbox 360 double pack, has newly created arrange modes for each arcade shooter.


If you played Deathsmiles, Muchi Muchi Pork’s arrange mode should sound familiar. Each time you shoot down an enemy you charge a fever mode gauge. A number in the top right, which goes up to 10,000, lets you know how much fever energy you have. Activate fever mode and you’ll turn all of the bullets on screen into.. um.. gold pig heads which add points to your score. It’s a counter move with the same risk/reward relationship seen in Deathsmiles, you get more points if you let enemy fill the screen with bullets.



This system is different from the original system in Muchi Muchi Pork where each enemy shot down fills up a lard attack gauge. Trigger your lard attack and enemies drop gold pig heads instead of lard attack power. You can still play Muchi Muchi Pork and Pink Sweets with their original settings by selecting arcade mode.


Muchi Muchi Pork & Pink Sweets comes out in Japan on February 24.

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  • Code

    rar, I’m really digging this stream of shmup related news today, hooray >w<~!

  • SolidusSnake

    Region free?! Does that include the LE, I wonder? Not that I can afford it or anything.

    • Aoshi00

      I think both ver should be region free, that Espgaluda II thing was kinda stupid because they said by the time they decided to make it region free, the region locked LE copies alrdy gone gold.. so I ended up getting the regular ver and faceplate separately.. the regular game had better cover anyway..

      • SolidusSnake

        Hmm if they knew in advance that Muchi Muchi was gonna be region free, that probably wouldn’t be a problem this time around, right? I won’t be able to get it, but I know quite a few importers would appreciate the LE. Me, I’ll probably get the regular version later on when I have the dosh, since the chubby characters are cute and the idea of a gentler Cave shooter is very appealing after getting brutalized by Deathsmiles MBL 999.

        What’s your opinion of the Cave LEs overall? It seemed you weren’t too impressed with the American Deathsmiles SE (personally I never messed with the faceplate since I keep my 360 sideways :3).

        • Aoshi00

          Yea I don’t think there would be a problem this time either. I usually just like the better cover art for the LEs, the rearranged OSTs are nice, I would’ve preferred original soundtracks. So if you don’t care about the CDs, just regular ver would do, and the pre-order DLC (if any) usually comes w/ all first print, regular or LE. Muchi Muchi is good because it’s 2 games in 1.

          The US Deathsmiles SE was good w/ the huge box (mine got crushed by Amazon shipping which doesn’t happen often..). I just have problem w/ the US 360 faceplates because the size is a little off making snapping on and taking it off a bit of a hazard.. you don’t want to risk breaking off the tabs or hooks on the system exchanging faceplates.. The official Jpn ones I have all fit perfectly and very well made (Last Remnant, SO4, Infinite Undiscovery, Blue Dragon, EspII, and my favorite Magna Carta 2, I still want to hunt down the Vesperia one some day..), they were bonuses that came w/ the systems after all. So the US ones, either the material or fit felt a little sloppy, at least for Deathsmiles and FF13.. The FPs make the systems much more interesting to look at and I don’t care about skins.. I have to say the MC2 and Last Remnant ones look the best. I have my old 360s stand up, but the slim sideways now because of the vents being on both the top and bottom, it gets warmer compared to the Jasper, so I don’t want to block them, and no faceplate option now is very boring… even though I love the touch sensitive btns..

          • In the future… ask Amazon for a replacement. They never let me down.

          • Aoshi00

            True, I guess I could’ve asked Amazon for exchange.. for some reason it just hasn’t occured to me and I just kinda let it go even though I was disappointed.. thanks.

  • So many shmups. I cannot take it.

  • Day2Day

    It’s a shame their limited edition isn’t as epic as Deathsmiles’s…

  • PrinceHeir

    err needs a PS3 version X_X

  • “Muchi Muchi Pork where each enemy shot down fills up a lard attack gauge. Trigger your lard attack and enemies drop gold pig heads instead of lard attack power.”

    Never (and I mean NEVER) has lard sounded so awesome.

  • cave confirmed on twitter that the LE is region free too 8c()

  • Soooo excited! I have the LE on order! :) Region Free gaming FTW!~

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