Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Who wouldn't want to play a Famicom game called Pooh Goes for a Swim?

Especially when its cart art is as adorable as this:

Sadly, Pooh Goes for a Swim isn't a real Famicom game. Rather, it was conjured up for this year's My Famicase Exhibition, which annually collects a mountain of fake Famicom cartridge art and then displays them on line and in Tokyo's Meteor shop.

Another My Famicase Exhibition game that I'd love to play: Super Mosaic Maker. According to its creator's description, this faux Famicom puzzler puts players in the shoes of a porn maker. Specifically, it gives them the chance to pixelize the naughty bits of an adult film during post-production.

I'm also pretty fond of the following My Famicase Exhibition entrant, although I have to confess I have no idea as to what its title is or what the point of it is. In my mind, though, it involves running and hiding from a pompadour'd bully a la Human Entertainment's spooky Clock Tower series.

To see the rest of the carts that are included in My Famicase Exhibition 2012, check out



Viewtiful_Justin said...

I LOVE the case for DIVE. So awesome.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, yes, I like that one, too. I wonder what an 8-bit diving/scuba game would be like? Wonderful probably -- at least if it were developed by the right people :)

Sean said...

I love that exhibition, one of the (very few) things that make me want to live in Tokyo is the chance to see stuff like this in person.

The title of that last game is Soda to gora. I have no idea what it means.

Love the poo game too, it reminds me of Toilet King for the PC Engine:)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Sean: It would be great to see this exhibition in person, wouldn't it?

Thanks for telling me the title of the last game :)

I totally get the connection to the PCE poo game, BTW. Doesn't it start with the player getting sucked into his own toilet?

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Ever play Jungle Hunt on the Atari or PC? How about Jaws for the NES? They teach you that diving games are frustrating affairs that leave you wishing for dry land.

Bryan Ochalla said...

OK, point taken, Justin. Still, I think in the right hands -- Miyamoto, for instance -- an 8-bit diving/scuba game could be very interesting, especially if it focused on exploration or something like that rather than fighting.