Friday, January 11, 2013

Manual Stimulation: Door Door (Famicom)

Considering this game's outer packaging is about as colorful as it gets for Nintendo's Famicom, you might think its instruction manual is similarly vibrant, right?

Well, guess again. I have a feeling that has less to do with the powers that be at Enix being cheapskates, though, than it does with Door Door being the company's debut release for the system that North Americans know as the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Still, this adorable platformer-puzzler's manual is worth a look due to its smattering of precious illustrations.

No such drawings can be found on the manual's first few pages, unfortunately, although the cover image thankfully doesn't disappoint.

A black-and-white screenshot pops up on the sixth page, but I'm guessing most of you won't find that too thrilling. (Don't worry, I'm also not impressed.)

Finally! Here are the drawings for which we've been waiting, Are they the most amazing things ever? Not really, although I do think they're pretty darn cute.

A few more such illustrations appear on the next four pages, this time in an effort to show players how Door Door works.

Door Door's instruction manual wraps up as all worthwhile manuals should, in my opinion--with cute images of food! Sadly, they're as lacking in color as the rest of the manual's illustrations. Oh, well, at least their in-game counterparts are suitably chromatic.

See also: '12 import games I bought in 2012 but didn't tell you about until now: Door Door (Famicom)'


Tom Badguy said...

Dat manual is hilarious! said...

How so, Tom? Hilarious in its ... monochrome-ness? Or do you find it hilarious in some other way?

Steve Pixel said...

somethin' weird in that last one -- along with all that food with Japanese writing is something called "CHUN". Is that a Chunsoft reference? Some sort of food? Or something else entirely? said...

Ah, yes. It's been a while since I've played the game, Steve, but I'm guessing that last item is a '1 up,' basically. Which makes sense, as the main character's name in this game is ... Chun. Also, the game was made by the guy who founded Chunsoft. Oh, and I believe Chunsoft was named in reference to this character? Don't quote me on that, though...