In the review I published earlier today of Compile's Guru Logi Champ, a wacky little puzzler released (in Japan only) for the GameBoy Advance in 2001, I described the game as both fun and silly. Unfortunately, its rather long-winded instruction manual is neither of those things.
Actually, I take that back. A select few of its 38 (yes, you read that correctly) pages are well worth shining a spotlight on--such as the manual's front and back covers that can be seen below:
After that, though, you have to flip all the way through to the manual's 30th page to see anything that could even remotely be described as fun or silly.
So, what appears on the 30th page (below)? As far as I can tell, Guru Logi Champ's "good guys." They also appear on the 31st page, by the way.
The characters on the pages below, on the other hand, are the game's troublemakers. Unfortunately, I have yet to come across the green duck-like thing with horns, wings and spiky red underwear.
The following pages don't deal with the game itself, as I'm sure you can see. Instead, they seem to promote a number of Puyo Puyo-branded food products. I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could tell me what they are.
So, there you have it. I know, this edition of "Manual Stimulation" wasn't as effervescent as the previous two, but I just had to show off the few fun pages that appear in this quirky import's manual.
See also: Previous 'Manual Stimulation' posts