The Daily HaiTaku

Welcome to HaiTaku, Kotaku's latest lunchtime guessing game! I write a Haiku and you try and guess what game I'm writing about!

(Thanks go to Thistler for the idea!)

Alright, let's get this going...

I awake, stranded. The boys keep throwing the ball A familiar song.

I've made this one easy, mainly because this is a new type of guessing game and I have no way of parsing how easy or difficult this might be! Good luck everyone!

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!


    If I should respond
    In Haiku form, how many
    Ways to say The Dig?

      Look, no matter what
      If you find some glowing pills
      Just don't eat them please.

        I just want to check:
        You mean any more pills, right?
        Any more found pills...?

          Okay, stop it now.
          Give your last to the fossil.
          Look, it is awake!

      If lunch cannot start
      with Biker Mice from The Dig
      All hope will be lost.

    I hope you will consider my idea for a once a week SingTaku Mark!

      I am definitely considering it :)

        Sing lines from text adventures.

          "How appropriaaaaaaate, you fight like a cooooooooooooooooow!"

          Not technically a text adventure but close enough

          Last edited 13/08/13 12:59 pm

            A Monkey Island musical would be pretty amazing.

            I think we're off-topic completely at this point, but still. Amazing.

              I TOTALLY can burst into 'doot do-deet doot, do-deet-doot, do-deet-doot' rendition of original Monkey Island tunes, and friends and family will join in.

              This really should be done, any singers on kotaku? I'm imagining a round robin sing off with several scruffy pirates vs guybrush doing an operatic version of insult swordfighting.

              Last edited 13/08/13 3:25 pm

      I still think we should have gone for Charade-taku

    Looking skyward now
    kicking the throttle harder
    Biker Mice from Mars

    For a twist, I hope he uses an actual haiku or death poem from Shogun Total War... Death now my master; cold as stone upon the field; I fall like blossom.

    Pokemon Black/white ... You wake up stranded in a moving truck, you throw balls at everything and everyone knows the evolution music

    Kingdom Hearts!

    I think it's already been guessed, but I so want this to be an insightful and philosophical analysis of Pong.

    Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball?

    I can't help but think Earthbound (Ness and his psychic blue ball always get me) -- and the lo and behold, it's even in an article today!

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