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Uchū Seibutsu Flopon-kun
宇宙生物 フロポン君
6 Aug 1994

 
 
It's hard to think of anything interesting to talk about when the subject turns to the 3DO.
But then there's the off-the-wall efforts of ultra-indie developers Warp, a small company who rocketed to stardom following their memorable interactive film D no Shokutaku (1995).
Flopon-kun was Warp's very first release on the 3DO - a stylish and colourful puzzle game similar to Columns (1990) and Puyo Puyo (1991), with some interesting new elements that would later appear in Super Puzzle Fighter II X (1996).
The game is good - it's just a shame it didn't get much exposure at the time. It did get an international release (retitled 'Trip'd'), but since the average 3DO user base was composed of deluded tech-freaks with little time for intelligent puzzle games, it got lost in time.
The game proved popular enough to warrant a re-release on the PlayStation (1995), and a pseudo-sequel on 3DO known as Flopon World, a collection of remixes and mini-games.
As 3DO games go this one's really worth a look. The 'Slap the Pervert' sub-game is worth it alone: drill the button to bitch-slap a geeky girl-groping salaryman on a busy commuter train. Brilliant.

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Uchū Seibutsu Flopon-kun
宇宙生物 フロポン君
3DO
DETAILS
Format 3DO
Released 6 Aug 1994
Publisher Warp
Product ID FZ-SJ2351
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Delirious, demented, and inexplicably compelling puzzle game by Warp.
It's also a very precious rarity on the 3DO: it's quite good!

CD case, 3DO CD-ROM disc, 8-page colour booklet, spine card.

Uchū Seibutsu Flopon-kun P!
宇宙生物 フロポン君P!

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 31 Mar 1995
Publisher Asmik
Product ID SLPS-00032
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Flopon-kun returns on the PlayStation in a slightly enhanced rendition of the 3DO original.

CD case, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

 



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