Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta! (まもるクンは呪われてしまった! lit. Mamoru Has Been Cursed!?) is a shoot 'em up arcade game developed by G.rev and Gulti (a company started by former Seibu Kaihatsu employees). The game was released for arcade in Japan on July 30, 2008. Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta! was later ported and released for the Xbox 360 in Japan on June 25, 2009. An enhanced port of game was released exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in Japan on March 31, 2011 under the title Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta!: Meikai Katsugeki Wide Version (まもるクンは呪われてしまった! ～冥界活劇ワイド版～?), it will offers full high-definition widescreen support with two Xbox 360 download characters included from the start for free, and a new "Meikai Katsugeki Mode."
The game puts the player in control of Mamoru in an overhead shooter. Different from most shooters, the scrolling is not forced. The player is able to move about as they please, although most movements end up being up and down.
The "curse" part of the title comes from a special "curse bomb" attack which uses a separate button from the standard shot. These bombs can be used both to destroy the enemies' bullets, and to "curse" them, making them more powerful but opening up chances for a higher score.
- Xbox 360 version official website (Japanese)
- PlayStation 3 version official website (Japanese)
- Official Japanese trailer (Japanese)