This week, I’ve spent some time researching Japan-only PS1 games that I might have missed in the past, for some reason.
I don’t think I’d even seen a screenshot of Harmful Park previously, though I’d heard the name somewhere. I’m glad I discovered it now, though. It’s an excellent 2D scrolling shooter in the same vein as Parodius or Air Zonk.
You can switch between four weapons at any time: potato, ice (cream), pie, and Jerry. Each stage takes place in a different area of an amusement park, such as a haunted house or a zoo. The game is loaded with amusing artwork and subtle details, including some references to other games.
This is a game that really deserves to be made available again on a modern platform.