Opoona

Published by Koei, Developed by Koei

Genres: Adventure (1 players)

US release date: Mar 26th, 2008 | EU release date: Sep 11th, 2008

Opoona

"Opoona" is the story of a boy who is a descendant of brave warriors, known as Cosmo Guards. These Cosmo Guards strive to maintain universal peace. During a trip to the planet Landroll, Opoona becomes separated from his family. His brother and sister are missing, while his parents are hospitalized with serious injuries. In order to search for his siblings, Opoona must get a job and a "license" to travel between colonies. Thus, Opoona's adventure begins as he struggles to establish a life for himself on this new planet.

Opoona is a "lifestyle RPG". The player must adapt to a new environment, meet new people, get a job, all while becoming aware of the precious world and people surrounding him.

THE CREATORS
Opoona is developed by Arte Piazza, producers of the bestselling Dragon Quest series. Main staff members on the Opoona project include:

  • Art Director Shintaro Majima, known for developing his own theories in game CG creation.
  • Planning Director Sachiko Sugimura has worked with Yuji Horii to craft unforgettable scenes for the Dragon Quest series. Sugimura, will create an exciting and sometimes emotional adventure for Opoona.
  • Composer Hitoshi Sakimoto is acclaimed for his work on the music for Final Fantasy XII.

PRODUCT DETAILS
"Active Bonbon Battle": The "Active Bonbon Battle" is an action game-style battle system. The player pitches "Energy Bonbons" at enemies by snapping the Nunchuk. The player can manipulate the Bonbon's trajectory - straight or curved. Once the target is fixed, the Bonbon will attack the target without fail. It is easy for beginners, and more skilled gamers can try multiattacks by manipulating the bonbon orbits in a strategic way. All other commands are also controlled by Nunchuk, to allow "one-thumb control" of the game.

A "Lifestyle RPG": The Thrill of Living a New Life On the planet Landroll, anyone who wants a job must have a license. There are many kinds of licenses such as "rescuer", "Idol" and "detective," so it is up to the player to decide what kind of job to pursue. By completing one's duty, the player can grow, deepen relationships, and unlock new areas. As such, Opoona is not only about battling, but about developing relationships with new people and contributing to society through work.

Enjoy a New Life on Landroll "Tomodachi Complete*" -Opoona can expand and deepen his relationships with residents through conversations and work. The Tomodachi level changes as Opoona's relationships evolve. When the Tomodachi level increases, Opoona will become involved with a broader range of activities including new jobs and hints to new adventures.

Shopping and Collecting - Opoona can enjoy shopping and collecting. A wide range of items can be obtained - from small toys to famous art pieces.

A Fantasy World of Modern Design
From modern, stylish structures in the residential areas to the outside domes where nature awaits - the player will see jungles, wilderness with strange rock formations, and ancient ruins. The world of Opoona is a "fusion of modern design and fantasy".

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User comments

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wiiman said:

This looks like zelda oompa loompa style.

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cmk said:

Looks pretty freaking hardcore awesome.

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asparaWIIgus said:

Ooh. Circle people YAH!

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DJames said:

The first screenie makes it look like mario party. Not a game I'd get but I'd give it a thumbs up.

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stinky12694 said:

YAY! Strange rpg goodness.

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TDS said:

I have always wanted a game where one battles "Crusher Potatoes" - I believe my life is now complete.

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Crimson Hawk said:

This game looks so bizarre. I like it!

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Unknown said:

This game looks kind of like Dewy's Adventure.

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Fire Emblem Fan 14 said:

Wow. Wii starting to come out with weird looking characters huh?

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Landfall364 said:

Reminds me of Katamari. Wonder if you can customize your freaky character?

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Wiipaw said:

You want to hear how you know how leveled up you and your party members are? The bigger your balls are, the better you are. No joke.

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