Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Quirky Kobun Mobile Phone Game Gets Re-released

For some inexplicable reason, Capcom has re-released the highly obscure mobile phone game, "Kobun Flies?" today in Japan. The new version of the game is now available to SofBank and Au mobile service customers for 315 Yen, or roughly $3.74 US.

Kobun Flies? is a simple little game, originally released way back in 2001. You play as a Kobun with a propeller fashioned to its head and it's your job to guide the fellow through a series of autoscrolling platform-based stages. Time you jumps right and you'll successfully make it to the end unscathed! As a neat little bonus, a number of characters from the DASH series are hidden throughout stages whose appearances are triggered by completing certain conditions. These same characters even appear sporting Christmas attire in the follow up holiday themed game, Kobun Flies? Xmas, in 2002.

If you happen to have the means of obtaining the game, you can do so in the above link. Love to score some footage of this one so if you have it, please share some video!

Source: CapKobun


  1. This game does NOT look remotely worth $4. -_-

  2. Mobile phone graphics have come a long way since 2001. That looks like an NES game compared to the console-like titles mobile phones can have now.

  3. Finally it comes out for something aside from Docomo. I can finally purchase it. I'm sure it will not be great, but still cute to play as kobun.

  4. i would probably pay up to $10 for that. i have a kobun hard-on. T_____T damn it japan hoarding all the kobun goods for yourself!

  5. Disgraceful. The least they can do is upgrade the graphics...

  6. Mega Man Legends 3 confirmed.


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