An arcade machine in Japan’s PlayStation Home space has a game based on Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! and it’s sort of like an 8-bit RPG! Yuusha no Kuse Ni Namaikida www gives players a chance to slay the Devil King and win avatar t-shirts.
The game starts from the perspective of the Devil King, the star of Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! and it flips to show the perspective of a hapless hero.
You vanquish the Demon King by choosing commands as if you were playing Dragon Quest. The twist is after you pick fight, skill or item another menu pops up asking which weapon you want to use. Choices like Excalibur, Copper Sword, and Wood Bat come up. Then another menu pops up asking how you want to hit the Devil King. Should you throw the sword or slash? Then a menu comes up asking where you should hit him.
The menus keep coming and you only deal damage if you select the right branching tree. To keep players on their toes the options switch position every round.
While you’re doing this the Devil King creeps forward, growing larger with every step. Once he is in front of you he attacks! When you run out of HP the game ends and if you’re ranked with a high enough level you win a PlayStation Home item as a prize.
As a tiny virtual arcade game Yuusha no Kuse Ni Namaikida www is amusing, but Sony (or Acquire?) came up with a system that could work in a comical RPG. A game like Okage: The Shadow King, for example, could use this.