Rolypolys no Nanakorobi Yaoki

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Rolypolys' Seven-Downs Eight-Ups
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Original name ローリーポーリーズの七転び八起き
Release date 14 March 1997
Format Game
Lost? No

Rolypolys no Nanakorobi Yaoki (ローリーポーリーズの七転び八起き, Roriiporiizu no Nanakorobi Yaoki lit. Rolypolys' Seven-Downs Eight-Ups) is an educational point-and-click game developed by OutSide Directors Company and published by Shinko Music Entertainment. It was released as a hybrid CD-ROM for Macintosh and Microsoft Windows.

Development

The game was submitted to Macromedia's People's Choice Awards competition in 1996, and was selected as a finalist in the 'Kidsware' category. It appeared at the Macromedia User Conference in San Francisco that September, with Sato and representatives from Shinko Music in attendance. It was planned to release in Japan in November, but for unknown reasons, the date was pushed back. Additionally, North American and European releases were considered, under the name "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog," but these ultimately never materialized.

Former Lost Media Status

For a long time, Rolypolys was not available to the general public. Several gameplay clips emerged over the years, but the game as a whole held its lost media status until July 2019 when an online store listing was discovered and posted on Reddit by community member VisualMenace. It was quickly snatched up by another member, Gohald, who later posted scans and a disc image with the assistance of DeeDyne on July 22nd.

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Games by Outside Directors Company
PC Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-NouChu-TengRolypolys no Nanakorobi YaokiRolypolys no Sekai Daibōken
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Mobile ●▲■Pocket Montage
Roly Polys Characters
Characters Las Vegas AkikoDel MontasGeorgeBanatenMr. OkhotskPonChoJumping Jack Bu
Roly Polys Letters
Letters ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ