The manual made for 1990's Don Doko Don is no exception, and it all starts with its adorable and colorful cover.
The interior of this particular instruction manual eschews color, sadly, but it's hard to say it suffers much as a result.
Like The New Zealand Story's manual, this one features a number of charmingly childish illustrations, such as the ones that can be seen in the scans above. (Click on them for a closer look.)
More such illustrations can be found throughout this instruction manual, with the ones below being some of my favorites. (I love how they simply explain to readers how the game works: bonk enemies on the head with your hammer, then pick up the squished foe and toss it against a wall or other solid object in order to extract oddly spotted fruit from it.)
Later pages showcase noteworthy aspects of each of Don Doko Don's stages as well as drawings of their boss denizens.
Full disclosure: I've never encountered a number of these baddies, as I'm far from the world's most accomplished Don Doko Don player. (Although I assure you I'm working on it.)
Last, but not least, this manual wraps up with a pair of pages that detail--again, using strangely endearing illustrations--all of Don Doko Don's enemies and a single page that highlights its handful of items.
See also: previous 'Manual Stimulation' posts