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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 video game title overall.

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Secret Technique 87.5 Explosive Fist of the Nosehair
Bo-bobo GBA 1 Cover
(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)
Developer: Hudson Soft
Publisher: Hudson Soft
Release Date: December 19, 2002 (JP)
Genre: RPG
Game modes: Single player
Ratings:
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Media: Cartridge
Game ID: AGB-A8VJ-JPN

PlotEdit

The plot of the game is mainly a near one-to-one retelling of the events in the original manga, up to the Gunkan and Pomade Ring arc. However, there are side-quests that expand the game's overall campaign. Hair Hunter blocks that were only so much as mentioned in the original manga are now optional locations to explore and defeat.

The most notable addition to the story is the post-game plot involving the Flower Demon King: Hisae, who is the leader of the group responsible for the death of Gunkan's friend, Flowerman. After being attacked by one of the Flower Demon King's subordinates, they find out that they need to return to Jerry Town and speak to a strange-looking bird who can take them to the castle.

Once they speak to the bird, the rebels are suddenly warped to the mysterious castle where they are greeted by a voice that keeps addressing them all as "Tanaka"...

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, a standard RPG-style story mode and Hajike Versus mode, a 1v1 multiplayer match. The story mode has players explore environments and face off with monsters in traditional turn-based battles. Hajike Versus mode has two players face off with their characters.

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. Instead of having a static menu of joke-based attacks to choose from, a fast-paced slots-like system called the Word Reel is used. Starting words on the reel 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 combos of words to complete an attack. The same slot-machine style gameplay is also applied to the Hajike Versus mode.

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.

Mame/BeansEdit

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.
  • Mystery 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: Purukogi 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 Image Hajike Tsukkomi Boke Dash Technique Rank
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo 20 20 20 20 30 二段

Ally CharactersEdit

Name Image 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

Name Image Hajike Tsukkomi Boke Dash Mame Earned Location
Pikari
GBA1 Pikari
6 12 45 7 100 Inafu Village
Homodesu
GBA 1 - Hair-Hunt Trooper 4
40 32 100 35 17, 100 Roguru Village
Hagen
GBA1 Hagen
25 28 45 20 220, 200 G-Block 2nd Floor
Killalino
GBA1 Killalino and Takashi
25 58 60 35 50, 200 Basabasa Forest
Three Dynamite Brothers
Dynamite2
55 34 65 16 150, 300 Hajike Village
Dynamite3
35 45 70 30
Dynamite1
20 65 100 70
Don Patch
GBA1 Don Patch
50 44 75 55 100, 300 Hajike Village
Maitel
GBA1 Maitel
60 60 210 150 256, 500 H-Block 3rd Floor
Kodebun
GBA1 Kodebun
130 60 220 135 128, 300 Ribano Forest
Ochazuke Alien
GBA1 Ochazuke Alien
120 83 280 155 216, 155 Lake Lakeside
Gechappi 100 82 280 230 100, 300 De Mode City
Kirarin 24 30 70 15 164, 500 F-Block
Tesuikatsu 140 91 300 160 142, 300 C-Block 1st Floor
Shop Manager 150 91 350 165 154, 500 C-Block 2nd Floor
Usa-chan the Rabbit 120 99 450 165 136, 500 C-Block 3rd Floor
Softon
GBA1 Softon
175 115 430 450 184, 500 C-Block 4th Floor
Geha the Gale 165 110 350 500 349 C-Block 5th Floor
Wall Man 160 104 400 275 300, 700 C-Block 5th Floor
Puppetman 170 112 450 325 234, 500 Lost Forest
Old Woman (Master) 140 90 375 50 800, 500 Nosehair Dojo
Ferris Wheel 150 108 580 325 192, 500 A-Block
Ukikki 170 100 550 725 255, 700 A-Block
6 160 132 666 666 108, 300 A-Block
Hakechatsu Teruno
GBA 1 - Hair-Hunt Trooper 4
40 32 100 35 59, 500 A-Block
Katsu 180 120 540 520 171, 500 A-Block
Tokoro Tennosuke
GBA1 Tennosuke
210 105 400 375 1st Time: 300, 300
2nd Time: 200
3rd Time: 200, 500
A-Block
Karasu 295 118 550 325 200, 300 Ever Town (Interview Site)
Doll Man 550 110 600 400 200, 500 Ever Town (Interview Site)
Kitemasu 215 145 45 215 450 D-Block
Tsulun 330 150 600 500 642 B-Block Basement Floor
Suzu
Suzu
750 120 500 450 708 Pomade Ring
Serviceman
GBA1 Serviceman
770 136 550 450 907 Pomade Ring 2nd Floor
Fundoshitaro 750 144 550 350 1000 Pomade Ring 3rd Floor
Calendar 750 120 750 350 1000 Pomade Ring 3rd Floor
Tough-Looking Guy 1000 176 200 25 1000 Pomade Ring 3rd Floor
Gum 300 128 700 700 1000 Pomade Ring 3rd Floor
Death Mask 950 170 400 360 1108 World of Babylon
Gunkan
Gunkan
2000 350 500 650 3108, 3000 Pupuu City

Post-Game Bosses and Mini-BossesEdit

Name Image Hajike Tsukkomi Boke Dash Mame Earned Location
Flower Demon King's Minion
Flower Demon
? ? ? ? ? Pupuu City
Aristocrat Pig
GBA 1 - Pig Nobility
1500 915 565 540 2000, 1000 Flower Demon King's Castle 8th Floor
Hero Lv36
Hero Lv36
1600 1075 675 645 1500, 1500 Flower Demon King's Castle 16th Floor
Demon King Mekisokudasu
GBA 1 - Demon King Mekisokudasu
2200 1050 625 600 1700, 2000 Flower Demon King's Castle 24th Floor
Nice Guy
GBA 1 - Nice Guy
3000 1188 788 753 4000 Flower Demon King's Castle 32nd Floor
Miaasadaharu
GBA 1 - Miaasadaharu
1500 1129 130 110 2000, 3000 Flower Demon King's Castle 32nd Floor
Hisae
GBA 1 - Hisae
777 854 777 777 10 Flower Demon King's Castle 40th Floor
Roberto
GBA 1 - Roberto
4500 1050 800 860 5000, 3000 Flower Demon King's Castle 40th Floor
Pickle
GBA1 Pickle
? ? ? ? ? Inafu Village
Yo☆Shabu Taro
YoShabutaro
? ? ? ? ? A-Block

Other CharactersEdit

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 finish the game at less that 100% completion, as completion is based on not only story progress, but also the amount of words acquired and the rank of the player's characters. Many words are entirely optional as well as a few of the locations, and rank all comes down to the amount of beans the player spends on increasing their party's stats.

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