Thursday, June 14, 2012

Acquisition #133: Tane wo Maku Tori (WonderSwan)

How's this for a random acquisition?

I'm guessing most of you have never heard of Tane wo Maku Tori. Don't feel bad--I hadn't heard of it before I stumbled upon this post over at kimimisblog.blogspot.com a few months ago.

According to the proprietress of said blog, by the way, Tane wo Maku Tori is often translated into English as The Seeding Bird. ("Tane wo maku" means "to sow seeds," apparently, while "tori" means "bird.")

The translation seems appropriate once you play the game, which is a puzzler, of sorts, that tasks the crow seen on the packaging below with helping direct drops of water that fall from the top of the screen to the seeds that sit at the bottom.





As I'm sure you've already guessed, I haven't yet spent much time with Tane wo Maku Tori. (I don't have a WonderSwan, so I've only played it via emulation--and even then it was only for a short while.)

Anyway, if you'd like to learn more about this peculiar puzzler, click on the aforementioned link to Kimimi's blog (or wait for my review of the title, which will be published ... sometime after I finally buy a WonderSwan).

Also, for a few more photos of this game's box, cardboard "storybook" (above) and cartridge, check out my Flickr photostream.

See also: Previous 'Acquisition #123' posts

8 comments:

warp said...

looks interesting, thanks for the tip

Bryan Ochalla said...

You're welcome, warp! I'll share more info on the game after I've acquired a WonderSwan system, which should be soon :)

Kimimi said...

Do you like the little storybook Bryan? I thought it was a lovely touch :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, yes, I definitely like it, Kimimi. The whole package -- box, storybook, manual, etc. -- impresses me, actually. Now I just need a WonderSwan so I can play it! XD

Kamiwoo said...

I only have one Wonderswan Color game (Makai Toushi SaGa, the remake of Final Fantasy Legend for Gameboy), I should look into more of them!

If you're in the market for a system, go for a Wonderswan Crystal if you can, I think those have the best screens out of all of them. It's so hard to adjust to a handheld with no backlight nowadays, though...

Bryan Ochalla said...

Kamiwoo: Ah, I plan on adding Makai Toushi Saga to my collection eventually. And Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy IV and Romancing SaGa, too :)

As for getting a SwanCrystal rather than an original WS or a WS Color: Don't worry, that's my plan.

I actually think the SwanCrystal *is* backlit, BTW -- unless I'm remembering incorrectly? I know the other WS systems have pretty sucky screens, though...

Kimimi said...

I have a cart-only FF1 you're welcome to if you want it. It's much nicer boxed, but the offer's there :)

Unfortunately SwanCrystal's aren't backlit either, but they are arguably the best non-lit handheld screen ever made if that's any comfort.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hmmm, I might have to take you up on that offer, Kimimi! Expect an e-mail from me shortly :)

As for the SwanCrystal not being backlit: Nooooooooo! Damn, I really thought it was backlit. Oh, well, it sounds like it's still worth picking up, so I shall do just that soon :)