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Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Secret Technique 87.5 Explosive Fist of the Nosehair (ボボボーボ・ボーボボ 奥義87.5 爆裂鼻毛真拳, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Ougi 87.5 Bakuretsu Hanage Shinken) is a video game for the Game Boy Advance, based on the manga and anime series Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. It is the first Game Boy Advance game in the series, as well as the first Bo-bobo title overall.

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Ougi 87.5 Bakuretsu Hanage Shinken
Bobobo GBA 1
Developer: Hudson Soft
Publisher: Hudson Soft
Release Date: December 19, 2002 (JP)
Genre: RPG
Game modes: Single player
Ratings: ESRB:
Platform: GameBoy Advance
Media: Cartridge
ISBN: 4-08-779215-3


StoryEdit

The story is mostly just a retelling of the manga up to the battle with Gunkan, but with the addition of a few new boss characters.

GameplayEdit

The game is very linear and has the player go from area to area battling foes and picking up new words and allies to aid them along the way. Once a location has been fully explored and completed, there is little reason to return.

There are two game modes, one standard RPG-style quest mode and one versus mode. The quest mode has players explore environments and face off with monsters in traditional turn-based battles.

BattleEdit

The game has a pretty basic RPG battle system. At the top of the screen, the icons of the player's party appear and are both accompanied by a bar labeled Hajike Points (this game's version of HP). At the bottom of the screen, there are three menu options: Items, Fist of the Nosehair (Attack), and Flee. The biggest difference with how this game plays compared to typical RPGs is that instead of attacking with weapons, players attack with words -- joke phrases, to be exact. Starting words are in white text, the next part of an ongoing joke phrase is in flashing yellow text, and complete jokes are in flashing red text. The player must carefully time their button presses in order to string along words to complete an attack. The same slot-machine-style gameplay is also applied to the Hajike Versus mode, which has two players face off with their characters.

AllyEdit

Although the game does allow the player to choose one available ally to accompany them in battle as well as increase their stats, the player cannot control what their ally does in battle. After the player chooses an action, the ally will automatically preform their action afterward. Allies will always attack the first enemy in a line of enemies. Allies also effect the player's selection of jokes with ally-specific jokes appearing on the wheel in flashing green text. Getting all five parts of the joke completed will initiate a special, character-specific attack.

MameEdit

Defeating enemies - and occasionally checking things like pots and boxes in the over world - gives the player mame (マメ), or beans, that they can use to buy things from shops as well as strengthen their characters. They are both the game's form of currency and experience points, and managing them well is important.

There are four types of beans:

  • Normal Beans: The most common form of beans and the only type of beans that can be used as both currency and EXP. If you use them for EXP, they will raise all stats of a single character by one per 100 beans. If the players loses a battle, their normal bean count will be halved when they start again (i.e. if you started a battle with 1000 normal beans and lost, you'd now only have 500).
  • Silver Beans: More rare than normal beans. They will raise a single stat of a character by 5 points if one is used.
  • Gold Beans: More rare than silver beans. They raise a single stat of a character by 10 points if one is used.
  • Green Beans: The rarest type of bean. They raise a single stat of a character by a random amount if one is used.

ItemsEdit

Various items can also be bought and found throughout the game: some that heal Hajike Points, some that strengthen attack or defense, some that automatically damage enemies, and some that solely do unusual or useless things.

Mini-GamesEdit

There are also two mini-games that can be found in the game: Prukogi and Hell's Gate. These mini-games simply serve as a bit of fun away from the main game and nothing more.

CharactersEdit

Playable CharacterEdit

Name Hajike Tsukkomi Boke Dash Technique Rank
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo 20 20 20 20 30 二段

Assist CharactersEdit

Name Hajike Tsukkomi Boke Dash Technique Rank
Beauty 30 20 15 25 10 初級
Don Patch 50 45 35 45 20 初級
Heppokomaru 70 55 45 90 65 三級
Softon 150 150 135 110 45 二級
Tokoro Tennosuke 150 110 130 120 50 三級

Bosses and Mini-BossesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • This game predates the anime by about a year, so some of the character's color pallets are a little different and most are based off of the official artwork at the time (most notably Softon).
  • It is possible to complete the game at less that 100% completion, as completion is based on not only bosses fought, but also the amount of jokes acquired. Many jokes are entirely optional as well as a few of the bosses.

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