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October 8, 2004 8:07 AM   Subscribe

Unsurprisingly cute Japanese game. Today's reason for my corporate shirking.
posted by Hartster (15 comments total)

 
Oh, and to save you any potential thrashing around: clicking on the top line of text starts the game; clicking your mouse button flaps your fan which allows you to manoeuvre the lil dog and it seems that string of your balloon can hit stuff though the rest of you can't.

And now I return to fanning a small, imaginary puppy.
posted by Hartster at 8:13 AM on October 8, 2004


blue kitties are better. Looks like toshiba just swapped in a dog and changed the colors.
posted by atom128 at 8:23 AM on October 8, 2004


I've been playing Neko Tama for about the last eight months straight.

The games in atom's link are gorgeous and so simple. And what's not to like about dropping disembodied cat heads, pachinko-style, into bins. It's quite calming.
posted by chicobangs at 8:43 AM on October 8, 2004


Great game......a typical mix of cuteness and cruelness commonly found in the Japanese pysche.
posted by SpaceCadet at 9:01 AM on October 8, 2004


Does anyone remember the (not superficially at all) similar game where you had a fan and blew a marble along increasingly tricky 3D courses? With gravity and slope and suchlike?

This is great, BTW, it just reminded me of that one which I also really liked.

By the way you're essentializing again SpaceCadet.
posted by freebird at 9:11 AM on October 8, 2004


Fun, I like the Toshiba ad on the fan. Does it mean I win if I keep slamming the puppy into the walls?
posted by fenriq at 9:58 AM on October 8, 2004


Clear the thread, someone just farted in it.
posted by chrid at 10:17 AM on October 8, 2004


what does essentializing mean? My online dictionary doesn't know either....my comment wasn't so serious.....chill out peeps....
posted by SpaceCadet at 10:27 AM on October 8, 2004


Sheesh, I wasn't so serious either, sorry!

Since you ask, not because I really meant anything by it, here's my rudimentary understanding: "Essentializing" is postmodern jargon for the common (perhaps even unavoidable, methinks) trick of reducing a culture, view, or even idea to a single "essence" which supposedly captures the defining characteristics, and using that caricature as a meaningful stand-in for the real thing.
posted by freebird at 10:53 AM on October 8, 2004


Aah, that's it.....as in "essentially/what it boils down to".....

Well, my own comment was really referring to Japanese TV....many shows are based on contestants withstanding physical pain, followed by cute puppies, followed by more human torture, followed by the cutest kittens you ever did see, followed by reality snuff TV, followed by very cute pandas.
posted by SpaceCadet at 11:01 AM on October 8, 2004


Speaking of cute/weird Japanese games...
Has anyone played Katamari Damacy?
posted by azazello at 2:29 PM on October 8, 2004


Does anyone remember the (not superficially at all) similar game where you had a fan and blew a marble along increasingly tricky 3D courses? With gravity and slope and suchlike?

Marble Madness (c. 1986) employed a trackball to move the marble. You had to worry about gravity, inertia, friction, little green earplug worms, and other Newtonian stuff. Nice game, and still looks great today.

See http://www.bodenstaendig.de/marble/ for all the MM info you'd ever want to know, including screenshots of all levels.
posted by kurumi at 2:29 PM on October 8, 2004


azazello: No, but after that penny arcade, I really want to.
posted by sonofsamiam at 2:42 PM on October 8, 2004


Has anyone played Katamari Damacy?

Yes, I have that in my game console right now. A very simple, very strange enjoyable game. I'm hoping my Prince will grow enough to slap the King of the Cosmos down a bit.

(Try looking straight up during the tutorial. Gave me a bit of a start, I must say.)
posted by SPrintF at 7:40 PM on October 8, 2004


HOW DO I SHOT WEB?
posted by sklero at 2:55 PM on October 9, 2004


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