Retro Game Popful Mail Coming to Nintendo Switch

Nihon Falcom‘s 1991 classic Popful Mail is being ported from the NEC PC-8801 to the Nintendo Switch as part of D4 Enterprise and Project EGG‘s “EGGCONSOLE” series. This adaptation project aims to bring popular Japanese home computer games to the Switch platform.


The side-scrolling platformer was originally released on the PC-9801, PC Engine CD-ROM, Sega CD, Super Famicom, and Windows PC.


The Sega CD version of the game received a Western localization, handled by Working Designs.

The description can be found on the official page of the game.


A comical bounty hunter’s adventure begins in a world of swords and magic. The definitive slapstick action RPG is here! This is a side-view action RPG released by Nihon Falcom in 1991. The player takes on the role of Meiru, a female bounty hunter, and sets out on an adventure to track down Material Horn, a great magician who has been put on a bounty.

In the game, players progress by using weapons and projectiles to attack, as well as jumping, but there are also puzzle elements such as pushing blocks to create footholds to advance, which will surely entertain players in every way possible.

In addition, if you add companions to join you on your adventure, you can change the playable character and fight anywhere, anytime, and there are also tense battles with boss characters at key points.


The game is scheduled for release on July 11th, 2024. Like other EGGCONSOLE games, there won’t be an English version available for Popful Mail, but since it’s not very text-heavy, it’s not a major concern in this instance.

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