The Daily HaiTaku

It was sad to let go of ScribbleTaku, but I think I am fully in love with HaiTaku now. More possibility for discussion, trickier to guess. Yesterday we had a broad range of answers, but only one of them could be right. Congrats to Gemini who was the first to guess Final Fight!

Think about it: Haggar and company eat chicken from bins. They are mad with worry (Jessica has been kidnapped by Mad Gear)! And the end boss was either in a wheelchair or an office chair depending on what version you played!

Anyway, felt the need to explain my cryptic haiku!

Here's today's Haiku. Good luck everyone!

Three men at the beach Watch out for the bouncing balls Watch as the sun sets

This is HaiTaku. We write Haikus about old video games and leave it you to guess what game we're talking about. If you want to submit a Haiku feel free. Sent it here!


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    Final Fantasy X?

    Thank God it's Friday
    That means three more days until
    @shane says it's The Dig

      I am genuinely curious as to how long it will take for this joke to stop being funny. Hasn't happened yet, though.

    The elders tell of a young ball much like you. He bounced three meters in the air, then he bounced 1.8 meters in the air, then he bounced four meters in the air. Do I make myself clear? "

    IK+ (International Karate Plus)

    Last edited 16/08/13 12:08 pm

      Yep, that's the one (why did I not come here at 12 sharp today?)

        I got here at 12:07 and broke into a cold sweat thinking that someone is going to get it while I'm typing. Such is the thrill of these games!

          Ha. I waa scrolling - thinking the same thing! Congrats.

            Actually I vaguely remembering winning with that answer on the game before Skribbletaku. The game where Mark Serrells used to zoom in to a snapshot of the game. Did that have a name?

              remember this?

                Yeah I remember it... but what was it called?!

                  +1
                  I'd bite but I have been awake for more than 40 minutes :P

                  If nothing else HaiTaku has raised the standard of comedy in the comments on these contests (Shane's Haidigs are also awesome).

      Not familiar with this game? Where do the balls come into it?

      "These balls are making me testy!"

        Bonus rounds where balls would bounce in from the sides of the screen and you'd have to deflect them with a shield.

        It's a karate game that was on the old 8- and 16-bit computers (C64, Amiga, etc).

        3 fighters: http://www.lemon64.com/games/screenshots/ext_full/i/ik_plus_04.gif

        And a bonus round where you have to dodge/deflect bouncing balls: http://www.c64-wiki.com/images/f/f1/Ik%2B_Bonusrunde_Animation.gif

      loved playing this game on the old C64. I remember there was a Sydney Harbour background on one of the stages.

        I think that was the original International Karate, not IK+. As far as I can recall, IK+ only had the single background. IK+ also had the 3 fighters, while IK only had 2.

    Grand Theft Auto V
    Gotta do something between bank robberies in Los Santos

    Street Fighter 2

    This is not singtaku.

    Not participating.

    You have until 5pm to singtaku.

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