As much as I've always enjoyed playing the Famicom port of Capcom's SonSon, I've never felt compelled to actually own it.
Until recently, of course. Even then, I only bought the complete-in-box copy that provided me with the manual seen here because I came across a fairly cheap one during a regular sweep of eBay.
Now that it's finally in my possession, I've got to say I would've gladly paid twice that auction's ending price thanks to this gorgeous instruction booklet.
After all, aside from its first few pages (above), it's chock-full of top-notch illustrations. (Click on the scans found throughout this post if you want to take a much better, and closer, look at them.)
Hell, exactly half of the SonSon manual's how-to information is conveyed via a shockingly adroit comic strip.
Sadly, I don't understand the bulk of the text that's offered up throughout the comic strip in question, but I get the gist of it--and that's more than enough for me.
Topping off all of the above with a big, juicy cherry is the sheet music of the SonSon theme song that brings everything to a close.
What do all of you think of the focus of this installment of "Manual Stimulation"?
Also, to those of you who've played any iteration of SonSon: what did you, or do you, think of it?
See also: previous 'Manual Stimulation' posts