In Otomedius Excellent The Right Stick Is The Emoticon Stick

By Spencer . February 27, 2011 . 11:27pm

imageJust in case you need to rapidly shoot out emoticons, Konami added a dial-an-emoticon system to Otomedius Excellent. During online games players can use the right analog stick to select an emoticon and pull the right trigger to greet another player or show them your character’s guts pose.


Otomedius Excellent has offline (that’s new for the console Otomedius games) and online multiplayer. You can play with a friend or search for people to play with the Xbox Live party search option.


For players that want to show off their shooting skills, Konami added a score attack mode. You can post your score to the online leaderboards and share a replay video after a run. Score attack mode doesn’t allow players to continue if their ship gets shot down.


Konami has Otomedius Excellent set for March 24 in Japan. While Konami announced the title for North America, they haven’t said much about it after the initial announcement.

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  • JustaGenericUser

    I hope it gets multiplated here for XBLA and PSN but I doubt it.

    • Multiplat would be great, but you should realize this is a retail release.

      • maxchain

        Also, some shadowy background player is doing his best to make sure the PS3 doesn’t get any shmups.

        • Yeah. His name is four letters long, begins with an ‘S’, and rhymes with ‘ony’. :(

          • maxchain

            Rhymes with… I KNEW that bastard Sobe was behind this!

  • Testsubject909

    And somehow, the first immature joke that came to my head was “Where do I push the analog for the ‘I’m feeling Horny’ emoticon?”

    Don’t judge me!

    • Ren

      We won’t.

      • Testsubject909

        I… really don’t know if that sort of response ruins the joke or not…

        • Ren

          It’s a joke in itself. At least a internal one.

          • Testsubject909

            Damn you sensible responses. My one weakness…

  • They should have a random chance that the emoticion you pull out destroys enemies…And another random chance that even the player helping you can be destoryed by it.

  • OK Konami…it’s time for some NTSC news. It was at Comic-Con and was looking good. Wuuh happund?

  • PrinceHeir

    please konami a PS3 release so that i can play this along with No More Heroes Paradise(and Bizarre 5 Jelly minigame :D)

  • Will it support the hyper stick pro?

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