Rolypolys no Nanakorobi Yaoki
|Rolypolys' Seven-Downs Eight-Ups|
|Release date||14 March 1997|
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 a 1997 educational point-and-click videogame developed by OutSide Directors Company and published by Shinko Music Entertainment. It was released as a hybrid CD-ROM for Macintosh and Microsoft Windows.
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.
- Complete asset rip of the game
- Disc image and scans on Internet Archive
- OST on Youtube
- April 1997 MacUser Japan coverdisc, which contains a demo of the game.
|Roly Polys Characters|
|Characters||Las Vegas Akiko • Del Montas • George • Banaten • Mr. Okhotsk • Pon • Cho • Jumping Jack Bu|
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