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































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




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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.

Story

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

  • 声の出演
    • メイル: 林原 めぐみ
    • タット: 石田 彰
    • ガウ: 千葉 繁
    • マテリアル: 石森 達幸
    • ブラッキィ: 飛田 展男
    • ミフィ: 田野 恵
    • ヤコブ: 三浦 雅子
    • ツェイマー: 大場 真人
    • ナモ: 清水 浩智
    • リップ: 松下 美由紀
    • ラップ: 水沢 潤
    • アルカザール: 森川 智之
    • ルードゥル: 宮田 浩徳
Source: In-game credits (JP)Media:PopfulMail_MCD_JP_SSEnding.pdf[1]


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
Sega/Falcom
Cast
  • 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


Track list


1. Data Track ({{{time}}})


2. Harukanaru Walhalla (02:22)
JP: 遥かなるヴァルハラ
From: Opening
Composed by: Falcom Sound Team J.D.K.


3. Dareka ga Anata wo Aishiteru (04:01)
JP: 誰かがあなたを愛してる
From: Ending
Composed by: Falcom Sound Team J.D.K.
Vocals: Yuka Nagaori
Arranged by: Nobuhiko Kashiwara
Running time: 6:23

Magazine articles

Main article: Popful Mail/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 066.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • VideoGames (US) #72: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[2]
  • Game Players (US) #0802: "Vol. 8 No. 2 February 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[3]
  • Sega Visions (US) #23: "February/March 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[4]
  • GamePro (US) #68: "March 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[5]
  • GamePro (US) #69: "April 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[6]

BeepMD JP 1994-04.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-04: "April 1994" (1994-03-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
63 №1994-04, p21[7]
84 №, p83[8]
78 №68, p36
55 №277, [1]
83 №69, p106[9]
90 №103
60 №1994-05, p49
77 №4/95, p33[10]
81 №5/95, p70[11]
60 №2, p99[12]
73 №45, p86
Sega Mega-CD
73
Based on
11 reviews

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

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
417,193,056 CD (JP) G-6029
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
513,912,000 CD (US) T-127035

References

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Books: Popful Mail: The Official Strategy Guide (1995)