Maid Uniform and Machine Gun
Image: D3 Publisher

A collection of hackers, testers, and translators has given the baffling Maid Uniform and Machinegun a full-English fan translation. That means that if you want to, you will now be able to play the bizarre budget title about gun-toting maids without the need to constantly pull up a translation app or fumble around in Japanese menus.

Maid Uniform and Machinegun was originally released for the PS2 as part of the Simple 2000 series in Japan back in 2006. These were a collection of budget titles that D3 Publisher outsourced to external development houses, which ranged from simple (pardon the pun) sports games to more ambitious and creative offerings.

Maid Uniform and Machinegun represents one of the more spirited and outlandish of these, serving as an action-shooter homage to the 1981 film Sailor Suit and Machine Gun, about a schoolgirl who inherits her father's Yakuza clan, and loosely following the same time-traveling plot as The Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

In the game, you play as a maid who travels back in time to save her future master, by battling an army of evil robots and another rival maid that has also been sent back in time to kidnap the child. You'll fight through several unique locations, including backstreets and highways, gradually uncovering more about the identity of the child you must protect.

The credits for the patch are as follows:

  • Hacking, tools: Hilltop
  • Localization, graphics, promotional illustration: Cargodin
  • Testing: Gwendolyn
  • And special thanks: Esperknight

If you want to play the game, you can download it from Hilltop's Patreon post. This download will also include a readme.txt for how to apply the patch. One thing to note, as stated in this post, is that if you're playing on a PCSX2 emulator, you'll need to get the latest build to prevent a game-ruining text bug. You should also consider contributing to Hilltop's Patreon, if you're a fan of their work.

Are you going to try this out? Let us know!

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