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Clockwork Aquario

  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
Clockwork Aquario Co-Op Review
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Clockwork Aquario Co-Op Review

Save the world of Aquario in this long-lost but newly revived platformer.

Upon the arrival of the 32-bit era of gaming, the 2D games that had dominated the games industry began to disappear in favor of 3D games. One casualty of this shift was Clockwork Aquario, a 2D arcade game from the creators of the Wonder Boy series, Westone. The gorgeous platformer was canceled before completion and thought lost to time. Fast-forwarding nearly 30 years, ININ Games and Strictly Limited Games recently resurrected the project. Clockwork Aquario is now available on PlayStation and Switch, complete with 2-player local co-op.


The Co-Op Experience: A second player can jump in at any time and help defeat Dr. Hangyo. Co-op players can bounce on each other's heads and even throw each other at enemies. Exclusively during co-op games, players will also engage in a balloon-popping minigame between levels.

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