After a one off arcade game and a TurboGrafx-16 port, Namco Bandai’s stretchy hero Bravoman went into their vault for almost two decades. ShiftyLook, Namco Bandai’s comic division, revived Bravoman with a quirky web comic and an animated series.
Since Bravoman is ShiftyLook’s second most popular series,Bravoman is getting a video game too. I got to try Bravoman: Binja Bash at E3 and the new Bravoman uses his stretchy limbs to punch Binjas while running and jumping on platforms. Players tap the screen to make Bravoman punch or kick. The trick to defeating Binjas is to hit them in certain spots like their head or body in a specific pattern like head –> body –> head.
Bravoman: Binja Bash also has Bravo Woman, Waya Hime, Alpha Hime, and Anti- Bravo as unlockable characters. Benjamin and a character from another obscure video game Namco game as a boss. The Bravoman game is slated for release this summer for iOS devices.