Rolypolys no Nanakorobi Yaoki
|Rolypolys' Seven-Downs Eight-Ups|
|Release date||14 March 1997|
Rolypolys no Nanakorobi Yaoki (ロリーポリーズの七転び八起き, Roriiporiizu no Nanakorobi Yaoki lit. Rolypolys' Seven-Downs Eight-Ups) is a point-and-click videogame developed by OutSide Directors, released in 1997 for Microsoft Windows. It's the first of Osamu Sato's only edutainment game series, featuring the Rolypolys.
The game was shown off at Macromedia UCON in September 1996, and was a finalist in the "Kidsware" department of the Macromedia Multimedia Awards. There were plans to release the game internationally as "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog", but they fell through because publishers in the US and Europe were not interested in distributing them. This may explain the delay which moved the game's release date from November 1996 to March 14, 1997.
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 auction 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
- This disc, included with a Japanese edition of the magazine MacUser, contains a demo version of the game.
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|Characters||Las Vegas Akiko • Del Montas • George • Banaten • Mr. Okhotsk • Pon • Cho • Jumping Jack Bu|
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