Popful Mail

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Popful Mail
Publisher: Sega
Publisher(s) of original games: Falcom
Developer(s) of original games: Falcom
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Original system(s): PC-8801
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
¥7,800 G-6029
Sega Mega-CD
$? T-127035

Popful Mail (ぽっぷるメイル) is a 1991 game by Falcom for the PC-88. Sega Falcom ported it to the Sega Mega-CD in 1994, with Working Designs localizing it for an overseas market (which was not the original plan).

A demo disc, called Popful Mail Taikenban, was also released.


The story begins with main character, Popful Mail, chasing the criminal Nuts Cracker through a forest. When defeated, Nuts Cracker's body escapes and Mail cannot claim the bounty on him. Mad that she couldn't collect, she takes Nuts Cracker's head that was left behind and wanders around until she finds a town.

Once in the town, she tries to trade the head for some money, but fails. She learns of a new bounty and becomes excited when she spots a 2,000,000 gold reward poster for the wizard criminal, Muttonhead, near the store. With this, she embarks on her adventure.

Production credits

Japanese version

Voice Cast
  • Mail: Megumi Hayashibara
  • Tatt: Akira Ishida
  • Gau: Shigeru Chiba
  • Material: Takko Ishimori
  • Blackie: Nobuo Tobita
  • Mifi: Megumi Tano
  • Yakov: Masako Miura
  • Tsuima: Masato Oba
  • Namo: Hirotoshi Shimizu
  • Rip: Miyuki Matsushita
  • Rap: Jun Mizusawa
  • Reofalt Alcazar: Toshiyuki Morikawa
  • Ledru: Hironori Miyata

US version

USA Team
  • Director: Victor Ireland
  • Assistant Director: Dean Williams
  • English Translation: Akiko Skjellerup, Horkom International, Victor Ireland, Dean Williams
  • Sound Engineers: Bill Staeck, Don Shirley
  • Additional Music: Bill King
  • Reprogramming: Shigeo Koyama
Japan Team


  • Popful Mail: Melissa Gulden
  • Gaw: Blake Dorsey
  • Tatto: Shaun Watkins
  • Muttonhead: Keith Lack
  • Nuts Cracker: Blake Dorsey
  • Slick: Ashley Angel
  • Glug: Nancy Davis
  • Sven T. Uncommon: Matt Atwood
  • Venuncio: Greg Soriano
  • Mumbles: John Truitt
  • Wriph: Marilyn Weeks
  • Wraph: Katie Staeck
  • Lipps: Mike E. Miller
  • Kazyr: T. Owen Smith
  • Song Performed by: Jennifer Stigile

Magazine articles

Main article: Popful Mail/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


GamePro US 066.pdf

Print advert in
GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • VideoGames (US) #72: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[1]
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 8 No. 2 "February 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[2]
  • Sega Visions (US) #23: "February/March 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[3]
  • GamePro (US) #68: "March 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[4]
  • GamePro (US) #69: "April 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[5]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78 №68, p36
83 №69, p106[6]
90 №103
77 №4/95, p33[7]
81 №5/95, p70[8]
60 №2, p99[9]
73 №45, p86
Sega Mega-CD
Based on
7 reviews

Mega-CD, US
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PopfulMail MCD US Disc.jpg
Popfulmail mcd us manual.pdf
Disc (red variant)
Mega-CD, JP
PopfulMail MCD JP Box Back.jpgPopfulMail MCD JP Box Front.jpg
PopfulMail MCD JP Disc.jpg


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