Mischief Makers is a 1997 side-scrolling platform video game, the first
for the Nintendo 64, developed by Treasure and published by Enix and
Nintendo. The player assumes the role of Marina, a robotic maid who
grabs, shakes and throws objects in her journey to rescue her creator
from the emperor of Planet Clancer. The game is presented in 2.5D, with
pre-rendered 3D backgrounds behind 2D gameplay. A 12-person team
developed the game over two years as Treasure's first title for a
Nintendo console. It was first shown at the 1997 Electronic
Entertainment Expo and released later that year. The game's reviews were
mixed: they praised its inventiveness, personality, and boss fights, but
criticized its brevity, low difficulty, low replay value, sound, and
harsh introductory learning curve. Retrospective reviewers disagreed
with the originally poor reception, and several highlighted Marina's
signature "Shake, shake!" sound bite. In 2009, GamesRadar called it
"possibly the most underrated and widely ignored game on the N64".
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