Nippon Safes, Inc.

Moby ID: 13613
DOS Specs


Nippon Safes, Inc. is the predecessor to Big Red Adventure, both being cartoon adventure games by Italian developer Dynabyte. As in its followup, here players take the role of three different heroes (though, opposite to Goblins series, one at time). They are Doug, the smart safe cracker; Dino, the strong, but dumb, boxer; and Donna, the sexy club dancer.

The game takes place in Tokyo. While all three characters explore almost the same areas, each of the heroes has its own story to follow and puzzles to solve. You can choose which character would you like to play first, and which - lastly. When you have finished all three sub-plots, you'll get a final with all three characters acting altogether.

The game features cartoonish, comics-style graphics, unique icon-based interface and non-linear plot. It is also full of Italian humor, and the game is played more like a comedy, rather then crime-based adventure.

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Credits (DOS version)

14 People

English (Translation into English)
French (Traduction)
German (Übersetzung aus dem Italienischen)
Graphics and Cartoons
PC Programming
Music & Sound Effects
Illustrations on Packaging and Manual Cover
Play Testing



Average score: 65% (based on 15 ratings)


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At one point in the game, a character claims to be working on a computer game called "The Mystery of Ape Island" - surely one of the strongest meta-references ever seen in a game.


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Afex Tween.

Additional contributors: Martin Smith, Macs Black.

Game added June 10, 2004. Last modified April 6, 2023.