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Hirake! Ponkikki NES Title Screen.  Would we like a one or two player game?


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Hirake! Ponkikki was a long-running Japanese children's program similar to Sesame Street; this game features the show's two main characters, Gachapin the dinosaur and Mukku the yeti, in a little friendly competition. Five mini-games repeat over the course of five islands, and each island must be cleared of all five games before proceeding to the next. The set-up is mainly intended for two players, with one player controlling Gachapin and the other Mukku. In one-player mode, either character may be selected, but the CPU will not compete at any game other than rock-paper-scissors. Players begin with a limited number of lives which may be lost by colliding with enemies or performing poorly at minigames; one extra life is also awarded at the end of each island. However, there is also a password system which allows the game to be resumed from any island.

The minigames are as follows:
  • Platforming: Collect fruit while avoiding enemies in a slowly auto-scrolling platforming game. Whoever gets the most fruit wins.
  • Shape Matching: Hurry to match the most shapes before time expires.
  • The Shell Game: Pick out the spaceship with the other character in five rounds of the shell game.
  • Rock-Paper-Scissors: Defeat the other character a set number of times at the classic hand game.
  • Maze Chase: Race against the other player to collect the most candy apples before exiting. In later levels, avoid worms as well.


Hirake! Ponkikki NES Who doesn't love crushing their opponent at rock-paper-scissors?
Hirake! Ponkikki NES The title of the first island is "Let's Go Hiking in the Mountains!"
Hirake! Ponkikki NES The dreaded "Game Over" screen.  At least it gives you a password.
Hirake! Ponkikki NES Matching shapes.  Don't take too long or get too many wrong, or you'll lose.

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Heliophage (588) added Hirake! Ponkikki (NES) on Jan 29, 2017
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