Download New Zealand Story Game

by on February 25th, 2010

The New Zealand Story (also known as Kiwi Kraze in its American NES version) is a 1988 arcade game by Taito. The player controls a sneaker-wearing kiwi called Tiki, and the aim of the game is to rescue several of his kiwi chick friends who have been kiwi-napped by Wally, a large blue walrus / leopard seal. The player has to navigate a scrolling maze-like level, at the end of which they release a kiwi trapped in a cage. The game shares several elements from previous Taito games.

The weaponry starts out as arrows, but pickups can change these into bombs, lasers, or bouncing fireballs. These act a little differently, and what is useful depends upon the player’s location. A distinctive feature of this game is the ability to ride a variety of flying vehicles, including balloons, blimps, and UFOs. Vehicles can be found ready for use or can be stolen from an enemy.

Other features include the many secret areas and shortcuts hidden throughout the game, accessed using special hidden “warp” portals. On certain later levels, if the player loses their last life due to being killed by a projectile weapon, they will be sent up to a special “Heaven” round. Here they can either receive a special ending, or find the secret route out of Heaven and continue playing the game.

Download New Zealand Story (Sega)

How to Play Sega Version

Click File > Open ROM
Browse GAMES folder
Keys: Enter, Z, X

Download New Zealand Story (Sega) (699kb)

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Download New Zealand Story (Nes)

How to Play NES Version

Run VirtuaNES.exe
File > Open > Kiwi Kraze (in roms folder)
Press Enter
Keys: Z, X

Download New Zealand Story (Nes) (412kb)

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