Liquid Kids, known as Mizubaku Adventure (Water Bomb Adventure), is an arcade game released by Taito in 1990. Starring the platypus Hipopo, players are tasked with travelling through the land of Woody-Lake throwing water bombs, jumping on and off platforms to navigate level obstacles while dodging and defeating monsters in order to rescue Tamasun from her captor, the Fire Demon.
Although first launched in arcades, the game was later ported to other platforms, each one featuring several changes compared with the original version, in addition of being re-released through compilations and digital distribution services for various consoles. Conversions for microcomputers were in development but none were officially released to the public.
Liquid Kids Gameplay
Liquid Kids is a platform game where players assume the role of Hipopo, a platypus (referred as a hippopotamus) who fight his way across various stages set in the land of Woody-Lake against enemies led by Fire Demon in search of his missing girlfriend Tamasun while rescuing other platypuses along the way.
Hipopo is armed with water bombs that can be thrown at enemies to soak and damage them. Once soaked, enemies can be kicked and destroyed completely. Undefeated enemies will dry out and recover after a short time period. Small plants also appear on certain levels which can be “watered”, causing them to grow and creating new platforms.
He can also collect cakes and other items to gain more points. Getting hit by enemies results in losing a life, as well as a penalty of lowering Hipopo’s status to his original state. There is also an invisible time limit.
If the player takes too long to complete the stage in Liquid Kids, a jingle will play along with “Hurry Up!” music and the screen will get dimmer, along with the little demon from the Hipopo and Tamasun cutscenes chasing the player until he catches them. The game is over once all lives are lost, unless players insert more credits into the arcade machine to continue playing.
- Select / Insert Coin: shift
- Start: enter
- Move = Arrow keys ← → ↑ ↓
- Button 1 = z
- Button 2 = x
- Button 3 = a
- Button 4 = s
- Button 5 = q
- Button 6 = e
- can be configured in the game
- Hover and click the gamepad icon to view/change controls.
Note for 2 players:
It is recommended to remap the controls for both players and to make sure that there are no duplicate mappings.