SEGA TAKING WIIWARE ON POLE’S BIG ADVENTURE


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1.21.2009

Brandon Boyer

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Wait, what’s this? Days ahead of Sega’s official reveal on its mystery countdown page, Japanese games mag Famitsu — via IGN — have lifted the curtain on Pole’s Big Adventure, an original WiiWare game reportedly coming from Phantasy Star Universe producer Takao Miyoshi.

According to translations coming from IGN, NeoGAF and elsewhere around the net, the game is a multi-layered heavy-meta parody of 8-bit classics, with a constant barrage of retro-referencing set ups and pratfalls.

Case in point, if you can make it out in the image on the right, collectible mushrooms (as with Super Mario, obviously) make your character grow, but to absurdist dimensions — the red blocks on the right there are your characters now-gigantor feet.

That’s put that one square on my most-wanted list then: I’ll be checking back in a few more days for more information and crossing every pair of fingers and toes I’ve got for a Western release.

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  1. The retro-style games always attract attention. Hopefully, we’ll see some gameplay soon.


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