What's the name of that PS2 shovelware game with the cats that look tough

A friend just showed me an artist that does wood carved statues of cats and a picture in their Instagram reminds me a lot of a box art of what I think is a PS2 shovelware game (maybe by phoenix?) and I can't find that game. The box art shows a 3D render of some tough looking cats with bandanas that look vaguely like this:

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Perhaps I'm making this up, but I swear that it reminds me of something and I think it is a game, maybe it isn't a PS2 game? or perhaps it isn't a game at all? I

Is there already a "help me identify this game with these vague clues" thread in here?

Was it these cats


Got some tough looking cats right here.

_Simple 2000 Series Vol. 55: The Catfight: Joneko Densetsu_
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(Five minute search couldn't unearth your game but I found this and heck if I wasn't gonna make this joke)

@“thebryanjzx90”#p56799 those aren't the cats I was talking about, but I would hang out with those cats

Wish I could help, but it doesn’t stir up any memories of PS2 shovelware :frowning:

However, it _does_ remind me of the way the palico chefs pose after preparing a meal in Monster Hunter World:

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Here’s the adorable little buddies from MH Rise (complete with bandanas!) for good measure:

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I couldn't find anything myself, but here's the GameFAQs listing for the Phoenix Games catalog, in case anybody else is interested.

i would just like to thank you, @“穴”#p56801, because now i know that a sequel to Blinx the Time Sweeper exists.

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EDIT: sad to report that we were only ever gifted one Voodoo Vince :c

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not on the PS2, but

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this is some tough animals at least

@“hellomrkearns”#p56807 That‘s it!!! That’s the game I was thinking of!

In my mind, it looked somewhat different, but I‘m just realizing that I mixed it up with the box art of Street Warrior and that’s why I thought it was a PS2 game lol

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I was picturing 3D render of two cats with red bandanas posing like those dudes in front of the brick wall from Bad Cat, my brain turned the dudes from Street Warrior into furries lmao

@“穴”#p56816 joe rogan was in a ps2 game…?


@“穴”#p56796 Tough cats you say?

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Sometimes toughness is on the inside.

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Are those cats bad enough to take on Bad Rats?

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@“Tradegood”#p56860 why did a for all intents and purposes 2D physics puzzle game have depth/a z axis??? Why??? ++

@“Gaagaagiins”#p56861 And for some reason repeating the same thing produces slightly different results, a parody of causality.

I really like

a) where this thread went with all these fun covers
b) that nothing about the cover request was correct except the word "cat with bandana"
c) the solution was still found


@“穴”#p56816 That’s it!!! That’s the game I was thinking of!

lol! I almost didn't post it

Oh gosh, I never thought I‘d see Bad Cat again! Not that I’m in a hurry to repeat the experience XD

There is an old arcade game that I want to remember the name of! There was a machine set up in my dentist‘s office when I was a kid that you could use for free while waiting for your appointment. I don’t think I ever beat it, but I'd probably play it at least once every time I went in there.

Now, for the details of the game that I can recall:

  • - I can‘t be sure of when the dentist got the cabinet, but I probably went to that dentist’s office for my whole childhood, so let's say roughly between 93 and… probably 1999 at the latest.
  • - It was a side scrolling spaceship _Gradius_-like.
  • - Well, it could have been Gradius if there was Gradius in arcades, but I think I'd remember if it was called _Gradius._
  • - Unfortunately, the dentist did not have the sound on, so I don't know the music at all. I would be very pleasantly surprised to find out that it secretly had a banging soundtrack all that time.
  • - I have vague memories of it being kind of janky. Like, I don't know if it was a _great_ game, and maybe I'm just not into side scrolling shooters all that much, but I can say with confidence that it _was_ better than watching Maury or Dr. Phil or whatever trash was playing on the waiting room TV.
  • - I have more clear memories of it having an open space section at the beginning, then moving into sort of, like, some kind of alien/enemy base.
  • - I have also relatively clear memories of it having a sort of continuous structure where instead of having levels with breaks and scores in between them, you would progress continuously through different areas. There were transitions of course but they weren't cuts to black with a LEVEL 03 START or anything.
  • - I have more vague memories of needing to clear certain challenges or shoot a certain amount of enemies or _maybe_ kill a boss to be able to move to following sections.
  • - Maybe one of the more indicative things, I am not 100% sure on this but I do at least sort of remember sections where the ship would turn to orient itself vertically for some sections so that it became a vertical shoot em up. I think I have vaguer memories of this because I wouldn't have made it that far as often when I was a kid lol.
  • - Very vague memory here but I seem to remember the ship shooting more of like long continuous pulsing lasers than little bullet balls.
  • - Lastly, and I'm not sure this is the case, but I think either something would pop up on screen that showed you a map of all the areas in the game, or it was printed on the cabinet somewhere.
  • I'm almost certain that someone here will be able to identify this game, but I am probably heading to bed soon, so I might not be able to answer questions or confirm any guesses to be right or wrong. I will _probably_ know it when I see it, though.

    @ana allowed me to use this thread to try and remember a non cat game, so long as I thought of cats while making this post. I was thinking of this beautiful cat while I wrote this:


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    Truly one of the prettiest cats of all time...


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