History VideoGame / PopfulMail

28th Nov '15 11:40:42 PM nombretomado
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''Popful Mail'' is a side-scrolling action-adventure game, originally made by Creator/NihonFalcom (developers of the ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' series) for NEC's PC-88 home computer, and then posted to the PC-98, SegaCD and PCEngine CD systems. Creator/WorkingDesigns worked on the localization for the North American Sega CD version (the one that will be covered in this entry). There's also a little-known SuperFamicom version which is essentially a ReformulatedGame due to the remixed area layouts and some plot structure differences, but it still recognizably contains the same overall story as other incarnations.
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''Popful Mail'' is a side-scrolling action-adventure game, originally made by Creator/NihonFalcom (developers of the ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' series) for NEC's PC-88 home computer, and then posted to the PC-98, SegaCD UsefulNotes/SegaCD and PCEngine CD systems. Creator/WorkingDesigns worked on the localization for the North American Sega CD version (the one that will be covered in this entry). There's also a little-known SuperFamicom version which is essentially a ReformulatedGame due to the remixed area layouts and some plot structure differences, but it still recognizably contains the same overall story as other incarnations.

* DolledUpInstallment: The SegaCD version was going to be one of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', replacing the characters with Sonic characters, and featured Sonic's LongLostSibling, hence the name, ''Sister Sonic.'' However, fans screamed it was ruined before it could get anywhere. The screaming wasn't about ''Sonic'' being ruined; it was about ''Popful Mail'' being ruined.
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* DolledUpInstallment: The SegaCD UsefulNotes/SegaCD version was going to be one of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', replacing the characters with Sonic characters, and featured Sonic's LongLostSibling, hence the name, ''Sister Sonic.'' However, fans screamed it was ruined before it could get anywhere. The screaming wasn't about ''Sonic'' being ruined; it was about ''Popful Mail'' being ruined.
9th Jun '15 9:25:08 PM GoldenSeals
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* DolledUpInstallment: The SegaCD version was going to be one of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', replacing the characters with Sonic characters, and featured Sonic's LongLostSibling, hence the name, ''Sister Sonic.'' However, fans screamed it was ruined before it could get anywhere. ** To clarify: The screaming wasn't about ''Sonic'' being ruined. It was about ''Popful Mail'' being ruined.
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* DolledUpInstallment: The SegaCD version was going to be one of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', replacing the characters with Sonic characters, and featured Sonic's LongLostSibling, hence the name, ''Sister Sonic.'' However, fans screamed it was ruined before it could get anywhere. ** To clarify: anywhere. The screaming wasn't about ''Sonic'' being ruined. It ruined; it was about ''Popful Mail'' being ruined.
4th May '15 4:53:02 PM ViperAcidZX
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It stars a charmingly inept elven bounty hunter named Popful Mail (think [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Lina Inverse]] with PointyEars), who's spent much of her adventuring life chasing after the notorious criminal Nuts Cracker. She manages to corner him, but is only able to retrieve Nuts' head (as his body runs away from her during their melee), which is practically worthless. Frustrated, she takes her trophy and wanders toward a town, where she learns of an even better bounty - 2,000,000 gold for the capture of an evil old wizard named Muttonhead.
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It stars a charmingly inept elven bounty hunter named Popful Mail (think [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Lina Inverse]] with PointyEars), who's spent much of her adventuring life chasing after the notorious criminal Nuts Cracker. She manages to corner him, but is only able to retrieve Nuts' head (as his body runs away from her during their melee), which is practically worthless. Frustrated, she takes her trophy and wanders toward a town, where she learns of an even better bounty - -- 2,000,000 gold for the capture of an evil old wizard named Muttonhead.Muttonhead.

!!Tropes used in ''Popful Mail'' (English-language UsefulNotes/SegaCD version unless otherwise noted):
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!!Tropes used in ''Popful Mail'' (English-language UsefulNotes/SegaCD Sega CD version unless otherwise noted): noted):

!!Tropes used in ''Popful Mail'' (English-language UsefulNotes/SegaCD version unless otherwise noted): * SexyPackaging: The original PC-98 version's box-art of the game features Mail getting dressed by tanukis, with Mail showing some legs and her leotard's strap falling off.

* ShoutOut: Plenty. With this being a WorkingDesigns adaptation, it's to be expected.
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* ShoutOut: Plenty. With this being a WorkingDesigns Creator/WorkingDesigns adaptation, it's to be expected.
17th Mar '15 4:54:36 PM WillyFourEyes
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17th Mar '15 4:50:58 PM WillyFourEyes
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!!The WD localization of ''Popful Mail'' exhibits the following tropes:
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!!The WD localization of !!Tropes used in ''Popful Mail'' exhibits the following tropes: (English-language UsefulNotes/SegaCD version unless otherwise noted):

* DolledUpInstallment: The SegaCD version was going to be one of ''SonicTheHedgehog'', replacing the characters with Sonic characters, and featured Sonic's LongLostSibling, hence the name, ''Sister Sonic.'' However, fans screamed it was ruined before it could get anywhere.
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* DolledUpInstallment: The SegaCD version was going to be one of ''SonicTheHedgehog'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', replacing the characters with Sonic characters, and featured Sonic's LongLostSibling, hence the name, ''Sister Sonic.'' However, fans screamed it was ruined before it could get anywhere.
1st Mar '15 4:42:05 PM MissConception
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''Popful Mail'' is a side-scrolling action-adventure game, originally made by Creator/NihonFalcom (developers of the ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' series) for NEC's PC88 and PC98 home computers in Japan, and then ported to the PCEngine CD and SegaCD systems. Creator/WorkingDesigns worked on the localization for the North American Sega CD version (the one that will be covered in this entry). There's also a little-known SuperFamicom version.
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''Popful Mail'' is a side-scrolling action-adventure game, originally made by Creator/NihonFalcom (developers of the ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' series) for NEC's PC88 and PC98 PC-88 home computers in Japan, computer, and then ported posted to the PC-98, SegaCD and PCEngine CD and SegaCD systems. Creator/WorkingDesigns worked on the localization for the North American Sega CD version (the one that will be covered in this entry). There's also a little-known SuperFamicom version. version which is essentially a ReformulatedGame due to the remixed area layouts and some plot structure differences, but it still recognizably contains the same overall story as other incarnations.
3rd Sep '14 11:03:04 PM Rabukurafuto
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* ChainmailBikini: Popful Mail's outfit. In fact her name is practically an {{Engrish}} translation of the term ("mail" as in a type of armor, and "popful" aptly describes its shape).
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* ChainmailBikini: Popful Mail's outfit. In fact her name is practically an {{Engrish}} a poor translation of the term ("mail" as in a type of armor, and "popful" aptly describes its shape).
19th Feb '14 12:36:29 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Mail introduces herself this way to almost every friendly NPC she meets.

* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Mail introduces herself this way to almost every friendly NPC she meets.
23rd Jan '14 6:47:38 PM WillyFourEyes
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''Popful Mail'' is a side-scrolling action-adventure game, originally made by Nihon Falcom (developers of the ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' series) for NEC's PC88 and PC98 home computers in Japan, and then ported to the PCEngine CD and SegaCD systems. WorkingDesigns worked on the localization for the North American Sega CD version (the one that will be covered in this entry). There's also a little-known SuperFamicom version. It stars a charmingly inept elven bounty hunter named Popful Mail (think [[{{Slayers}} Lina Inverse]] with PointyEars), who's spent much of her adventuring life chasing after the notorious criminal Nuts Cracker. She manages to corner him, but is only able to retrieve Nuts' head (as his body runs away from her during their melee), which is practically worthless. Frustrated, she takes her trophy and wanders toward a town, where she learns of an even better bounty - 2,000,000 gold for the capture of an evil old wizard named Muttonhead.
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''Popful Mail'' is a side-scrolling action-adventure game, originally made by Nihon Falcom Creator/NihonFalcom (developers of the ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' series) for NEC's PC88 and PC98 home computers in Japan, and then ported to the PCEngine CD and SegaCD systems. WorkingDesigns Creator/WorkingDesigns worked on the localization for the North American Sega CD version (the one that will be covered in this entry). There's also a little-known SuperFamicom version. It stars a charmingly inept elven bounty hunter named Popful Mail (think [[{{Slayers}} [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Lina Inverse]] with PointyEars), who's spent much of her adventuring life chasing after the notorious criminal Nuts Cracker. She manages to corner him, but is only able to retrieve Nuts' head (as his body runs away from her during their melee), which is practically worthless. Frustrated, she takes her trophy and wanders toward a town, where she learns of an even better bounty - 2,000,000 gold for the capture of an evil old wizard named Muttonhead.

* ActionGirl: Popful
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* ActionGirl: PopfulMail.

* LetsSplitUpGang: Your party is separated for the final three battles.
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* LetsSplitUpGang: Your party is separated for the final three battles.battles, with each one fighting the Overlord and his two most powerful henchmen.

** The best one would have to be 2 specific mummies in the Mine, they drop Gold Bullions that sell for 500 gold each! (They're there because you will need 4 gold Bullions to complete a required quest)
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** The best one would have to be 2 specific mummies in the Mine, they drop Gold Bullions that sell for 500 gold each! (They're They're there because you will need 4 gold Gold Bullions to complete a required quest)quest.

* OverlyLongName: Venuncio.
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* OverlyLongName: Venuncio.Venuncio, who introduces himself as "Klabberdeen Klotchsniffer Leetzlewiffle Poopiewouffen von Venuncio Krakenlichter Ratchetface XIV".

* RPGElements
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* RPGElementsRPGElements: Mainly in the form of weapon upgrades and gold.

* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Mail does this to almost every friendly NPC she meets.
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* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Mail does introduces herself this way to almost every friendly NPC she meets.
18th Oct '12 10:14:43 PM NeoSilverThorn
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** To clarify: The screaming wasn't about ''Sonic'' being ruined. It was about ''Popful Mail'' being ruined.
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