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Here comes Lupin III: Gentle Thief!

22 May 2023 10:49PM EST - Update by CryinOnion

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So here it is: sooner than later, the 2nd project between Crying Onion and Protopixel has arrived.

This time, Protopixel is the one who brings the original idea: turn a Namco classic inspired by the children’s game “cops and robbers” into an adventure starring the grandson of the gentleman thief, Arsène Lupin. In some ways, this game feels better playing the role of the thief, with Lupin stealing valuables while being pursued by his nemesis, Inspector Zenigata and a troop of well-trained policemen.

Of course, the original game (Mappy) is an extremely addictive old arcade classic (but graphically poor), so this is still a minor project created for fun and completed in a couple of weeks.

In the related link it is possible to see the hack in action, courtesy of Nick Nitro’s channel. And on the project page, access to the *.IPS patch and to covers created especially for the occasion, designed by Crying Onion with original artwork provided by Protopixel.

So the only thing left to say is: Try it and enjoy it!