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. |+|
'''Rolypolys no ''' (, lit. Rolypolys' ) is released in 1997 . , .
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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. |+|
The game , and of the game in. the 's , .
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|−|==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. | |
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Rolypolys no Sekai Ryokou (ローリーポーリーズの世界大冒険, lit. Rolypolys' World Tour) is the sequel to Rolypolys no Nanakorobi Yaoki. It was released in December 1997 to Japan only, published by Shinko Music. Unlike its predecessor, there were no plans for international release.
Lost Media Status
The game is not available to the general public. Several old listings exist on Japanese auction sites, and one image of the game in-box has surfaced. Aside from several small screenshots on the publisher's original site, there was no footage of gameplay until Rolypolys no Nanakorobi Yaoki was found, which contained a video trailer. This trailer was rendered in-engine, meaning its assets could be ripped.