Mushiking: King Of The Beetles
Mushiking: The King of Beetles (甲虫王者ムシキング, Kōchū Ōja Mushikingu?) also called Mushiking: Battle of the Beetles, is a Japanese combination of an arcade game and collectible card game developed by Sega. The game involves battles between cards describing various beetle species. The cards can be scanned in by a Mushiking arcade machine, which will both carry out battles and dispense new cards.
The game has started a craze in Japan, where about 20,000 official tournaments have been held, and over 160 million Mushiking cards have been shipped. A Game Boy Advance Mushiking game has also been released, which has sold over 569,000 copies in Japan. There was also a Mushiking anime, broadcast by TV Tokyo, from 2005 until 2006. Mushiking was also referenced in the first chapter of Shugo Chara!, in which a boy saves his money to buy the game.
Famous quotes containing the words beetles and/or king:
“What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord,
Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff
That beetles oer his base into the sea,
And there assume some other horrible form
Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason,
And draw you into madness?”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise King born of all England.”
—Thomas Malory (c. 14301471)