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Yume Penguin Monogatari

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Title Screen

Yume Penguin Monogatari

Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platform: NES
Released in JP: January 25, 1991


TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
PiracyIcon.png This game has anti-piracy features.


Your girlfriend dumps you because you're too fat, so you try to win her back by slimming down. All while your rival and his henchmen throw food at you.

Anti-Piracy

As with most of the games Konami has published after 1990, this game features a form of copy-protection. When booting the game, it performs a self-test, checking for the presence and integrity of a CHR bank with copyright tiles; part of the copyright-message screen contains the string "© KONAMI 1991", and the copy-protection routines check for that string. If the tests fail, the game switches to "pirate" mode.

In a normal game, Penta gains weight after he eats food (voluntarily or otherwise.) If his weight is too high, then he has to start the stage again. In "pirate" mode, a single piece of food makes him grow obese - which makes clearing the stage under the weight limit much harder.

Unused Text

The game script makes a reference to a race between Penta and Genji, the main antagonist. While there are stages where you fly a plane, you never race against anything other than the stage timer. This text is located at address 0061FA in the ROM.

Japanese English translation
ぺ・ぺんた
たすけて ぎんじに
つれさらわれちゃう・・
Pe... Penta!
Save me! I've been
abducted by Ginji...
こおりの むこうで
ぎんじが
まってるわ!
Ginji's waiting for
you on the other side
of the ice!
しょうぶは・・・・
ぺんたの かて!
The winner is....
Penta!
しょうぶは・・・・
ぎんじの かて!
The winner is....
Ginji!
ぺんた 「やった―!」
ぎんじ 「うえっぷ・・・」
Penta: "Yes! I did it!"
Ginji: "Hmph..."
(Source: Original script translation by Tetsuo, Shih Tzu and the users of MO's board)