TwinBee released March 5, 1985: An original arcade vertical shooter, TwinBee plays similar to Namco's Xevious. Players use TwinBee or WinBee in a short string of six levels that repeats indefinitely, with a boss at the end of each. A Family Computer Famicom and a MSX version were made in 1986. The Famicom version was re-released for the Game Boy Advance under Nintendo's Famicom Mini label in Japan only. It was released in North America as part of an arcade compilation for Nintendo DS in March.
TwinBee Cinnamon Hakushi wo Sukue released on November 21, 1986 and in 1987 in America as Stinger, this is the first game in the TwinBee series that was released in North America. Some enemy force kidnaps Dr. Cinnamon creator of the TwinBee ships and TwinBee, WinBee and GwinBee must rescue him. The Japanese version for the Family Computer Disk System in 1986, this game allowed up to three players simultaneously. Unlike its predecessor, Stinger has horizontal shooter levels like Gradius.
TwinBee 3 Poko Poko Daimaō is a verticalscrolling shootemup video game produced by Konami originally released for the Family Computer in 1989. It was the third game in the TwinBee series released for the Famicom, following the home version of the original TwinBee and the Famicomexclusive Moero TwinBee. Unlike Moero, which was released in North America as Stinger, TwinBee 3 was a Japanonly release. It was rereleased on April 14, 2006 as part of the iRevo downloadable game service.