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For detailed information about this series, see: The NewZealand Story on Wikipedia

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Tiki, the main character of the series.

The NewZealand Story, alternatively spelled The New Zealand Story, is a side-scrolling platform video game series by Taito.

Video games

  • The NewZealand Story (September 1988). Arcade. Later released on the Sharp X68000, FM TOWNS, Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, ZX-Spectrum, Commodore 64, PC-Engine, Sega Genesis, NES (only in America and Europe under the name Kiwi Kraze) and Sega Master System. The PC-Engine version was rereleased in 2008 for the Wii Virtual Console.
  • The NewZealand Story Revolution (January 25, 2007). Nintendo DS. Known as The NewZealand Story DS in Japan.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type


4Arrow L Pocky & Rocky198809 September 1988A secret warp room in The NewZealand Story features an arrangement of blocks resembling a Puka Puka ghost from Kiki KaiKai.3


4Arrow L The Fairyland Story198809 September 1988A secret warp room in The NewZealand Story features an arrangement of blocks resembling Ptolemy from The Fairyland Story, and both games have a similar red devil enemy.3


5Arrow R Cameltry1989 1989Tiki from The NewZealand Story appears in Cameltry holding a 1000 Pts sign if the player reaches the goal with more than 60 seconds on the clock.1


5Arrow R Liquid Kids199009 September 1990A secret warp room in Liquid Kids features an arrangement of blocks resembling Tiki from The NewZealand Story.3


5Arrow R Quiz Quest1991 1991Tiki from The NewZealand Story is pictured in Quiz Quest: Hime to Yuusha no Monogatari.2


5Arrow R Space Invaders19940909 September 09, 1994Stage 1 in the Parody Mode of Space Invaders DX is based on The New Zealand Story and features a playable Tiki; he's also one of the characters providing assist attacks in Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders.1


5Arrow R Bubble Bobble199602 February 1996Tiki from The NewZealand Story spawns as an item in Round 55 of Bubble Memories.2


5Arrow R Pop n' Pop19982 February 1998Characters from The NewZealand Story appear in Pop n' Pop.1


5Arrow R Taito Memories20050825 August 25, 2005Taito Memories Gekan and Pocket Memories include The NewZealand Story.2


5Arrow R Taito Legends20051014 October 14, 2005Taito Legends and Taito Legends: Power-Up include The NewZealand Story.2


4Arrow L Rainbow Islands20070125 January 25, 2007Bob, Bub, Mike and Violet from Rainbow Islands Revolutions appear as captured friends in The NewZealand Story Revolution.1


5Arrow R Arkanoid20170517 May 17, 2017Tiki from The NewZealand Story appears as one of the characters providing assist attacks in Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders.1