The Daily HaiTaku

When I agreed to edit Kotaku for a week, I didn't realise writing bad Japanese poetry was part of the job description...

You know the drill: we write Haikus about old video games and leave it you to guess what game we're talking about. Have at it in the comments section below!

A metal ball flies Across steel, pain and ice cream James Caan's ghost lingers.

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    Some kind of pinball game..

    Roller Coaster Pinball Tycoon game thing?

    3d pinball - space cadet

    Last edited 16/12/13 12:38 pm


    Wow, I'm a bit late for this one but it's definitely either Speedball or Rocketball, though I'm going for Rocketball as that was actually based on the James Caan movie. Also, there's spectators, and I'm sure at least one of them would be eating ice cream!

      It actually kind of sounds like Quidditch too...

      I went Speedball 2 because that one had the ice cream vendor you could actually hear yelling "Ice cream! Ice cream!"

      Also... I think the James Caan movie was Rollerball, not Rocketball?

        Yeah I'm pretty sure it was only speedball 2 where you could hear the icecream man, mostly when players were being stretchered off as I recall

        Yes, but Rocketball was still based on the movie. No idea why they changed the name!

      Oh wow, first I've heard of the game Rocketball. Rollerball is one of my all-time favourite movies!

      I wonder why they couldn't use the same name as for all intents and purposes it is completely based on the movie, even down to the cover art mirroring a shot from the movie:

      Last edited 16/12/13 8:11 pm

        ikr, it makes no sense! They must've lost so many sales through not branding it the same!

          The movie studio must have denied the rights. It was an MGM movie from memory.

    I'm assuming it's one of the guesses that's already been made, but I might go with Hyperblade.

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