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Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa (Bio Miracle - I'm Upa) is a Platform Game made by Konami in 1988 for the Famicom Disk System. It was never physically released in North America, but was available on the Wii's Virtual Console before being delisted following the termination of the Wii Shop Channel.

The story follows Prince Upa, who comes from a long line of brave fighters. One day he accidentally breaks an urn, releasing the evil spirit Zai upon the world. Zai uses his evil magic to steal all the babies in the kingdom, and knocks out all the adults by stealing their dreams. Now, it's up to him to save his kingdom and rescue the babies Zai captured.

This game provides examples of:

  • Adults Are Useless: Zai's spell steals all the dreams of the adults in the kingdom, rendering them lethargic and apathetic to the situation.
  • Big Eater: Upa, all thanks to the two "digging" levels where he literally eats his way through a giant cake and a labyrinth of cheese respectively.
  • Edible Ammunition: Flying elephants called Zoaras drop explosive onigiri.
  • Fast Tunnelling: In Worlds 1-2 and 6-2, where Upa must eat through cake and cheese.
  • Improbable Weapon: A magic rattle, a gift from the fairy that was sealed in the same urn Zai was.
  • Inflating Body Gag: Your rattle is capable of puffing up enemies. Inflated enemies can be rode on, and used to attack enemies simply by bumping into them.
  • Level Ate: World 1 is themed around sweets, World 2 is fruits and vegetables themed, and World 6 is dairy themed. Fittingly, they're each named Sweet World, Vegetable World, and Milky World respectively.
  • Monstrous Seal: Downplayed with Azarashin, a top hat-wearing seal who is a boss in the Ice World (World 3). He's a dangerous foe, but he isn't grotesque or scary-looking like most examples of the trope, instead looking rather dapper.
  • Portmanteau: One of the enemies in the I.C. World is a snake with a plug for a head named Snakunnote , a which is a combination of snake and the Japanese honorific kun.
  • Recurring Boss: Katoribu, a large pig-like creature with an open mouth is fought at the end of nearly every platformer stage. It continues to appear to fight Upa until the penultimate level of the game (World 7-2).
  • Spikes of Doom: Later levels feature protruding pencil points of pain.
  • Springs, Springs Everywhere: Spiral notebook bindings.
  • Toy Time: World 7.