Incredible Crisis is a 1999 Minigame Game for the PlayStation, developed by Polygon Magic and published in Japan by Tokuma Shoten (as Tondemo Crisis!) and by Titus Software in the U.S. and Europe. A simplified Arcade Game version was released in Japan by Tecmo.The Tanamatsuri family is trying to get home in time for a birthday party for the family matriarch, Hatsu. But all sorts of crazy events conspire to make this harder than it seems. The game follows the other four family members through their day, and all the craziness they run into. Among other things:
Taneo, the father, is chased out of his office building by a giant globe, falls dozens of stories, is sent careening the wrong way down a busy highway while strapped to a stretcher, and gets seduced and nearly blown up by a femme fatale coworker.
Etsuko, the mother, is kidnapped by bank robbers, who force her to help them capture and activate a super-weapon disguised as a golden pig. She manages to snowboard to her escape, only to be forced to jump into a jet fighter and battle a rampaging teddy bear monster.
Tsuyoshi, the younger son, gets shrunk by mysterious alien rays while hanging out at the park, and has to dodge giant creepy-crawlies and get home safely.
Ririka, the older daughter, dodges class (and the wrath of her chalk-throwing teacher) in order to go shopping, only to encounter a tiny alien UFO and get caught up in trying to reunite it with the "mother" ship.
Anachronic Order: The game follows the viewpoint of one character at a time, so some things that aren't explained (why is a giant bear with Ririka's grimacing face on it attacking?) get answered later (because the baby ship accidentally grew Ririka's teddy bear).
Big Bad: The closet thing to one is the unnamed femme fatale. While not a major part in Taneo's and Ririko's stories (although she tries to kill them, for some reason), she's the leader of the wolf-masked robbers in Etsuko's story. She forces Etsuko to steal the golden pig and decode its message.
Brick Joke: In Ririka's storyline, we find out what she told her father to convince him to help protect the alien mothership, way back during Taneo's part of the game. "I'll never clean my room again!"
The giant globe that chases after Taneo in the first part of his story suddenly returns after Let's Go By Stretcher, and then suddenly crashes into his house from space after the credits.
Butt Monkey: The guy with the boat in Titanic Away. One would think after a while he'd just start telling people to stay away from the cork on the bottom of the boat.
Gameplay Grading: Your grade is determined by how well you do in a mini-game, and an overall chapter grade is given based on those grades. Getting an overall rank of A grants an extra life, while A+ grants two lives.
The requirements for A+ are lower than you might think. It's possible that, in a 2-minigame chapter, you get a D on one and an A on the other, yet still get an A+ overall.
When Ririka is launched into the air on a bicycle with the baby UFO, they pass in front of the moon like in ET The Extra Terrestrial.
The minigame where Etsuko has to swap the golden pig out with a bag of groceries could be a reference to the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indiana Jones swaps out the the Golden Idol with a bag of sand.
Failing any of the Titanic Away mini-games results in the boat owner angrily chasing the character to the front of the ship, and grabs him / her in a way that's reminiscent to a certain scene in Titanic.
The Stinger: After the credits, a giant globe in space (with the Incredible Crisis flag) hurtles towards a house...
To Be Continued: ...and ends with "To be continued". Unfortunately, there was never a sequel.
Widget Series: You've read this far, so this one should need no explanation.