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This is a single player or two player simultaneous game. It has wonderful "Super Deformed" type graphics set in ancient Japan and an above average difficulty.

You play as the Princess Pocky and her Racoon Rocky. Run through each level beating the enemies and you'll face a goofy boss at the end. Beat him and you're on to the next level.

You fight and shoot your way through numerous levels based on temples and shrines. Pocky shoot playing cards and Rocky shoot leaves for long range attacks. For short range Pocky uses a rod and Rocky his tail.

Pocky also has a spin attack and Rocky can freeze into a invulnerable statue. (Think Tanuki Mario)


Pocky & Rocky SNES The first boss
Pocky & Rocky SNES Intro to the first level
Pocky & Rocky SNES These fish are pretty fast.
Pocky & Rocky SNES Riding a large catlike creature.

Promo Images

Pocky & Rocky Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "奇々怪界~謎の黒マント" -- Japanese spelling
  • "KiKi KaiKai: Nazo no Kuro Manto" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

The Retro Spirit Dec 17, 2011 6 out of 6 100 Jan 27, 2012 18 out of 20 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jul, 1993 34 out of 40 85
Power Unlimited Dec, 1993 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Aug, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Retro Archives Jan 10, 2018 15 out of 20 75
Total! (Germany) Sep, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
The Video Game Critic Mar 02, 2002 B 75
Games Master Sep, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Mar, 1993 73 out of 100 73


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  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • July 1993 (issue #48) - Game of the Month

Eric Smith (2979) added Pocky & Rocky (SNES) on Feb 01, 2007