The Daily HaiTaku

I am disappoint with myself, Kotaku. No-one got anywhere near solving yesterday's deeply cryptic HaiTaku, despite some impressively creative guesses. Clearly I am too obscure/ancient/cruel. So I'll explain what you missed and then we'll try something easier, OK?

This was the haiku:

ABBA go-gos fears? There's a place for Daleks, ears, and to cop some food.

The answer was vintage platformer Head Over Heels. These were the clues. From the first line: ABBA once released a single called "Head Over Heels":

So did the Go-Go's (a different song with the same title):

And so did Tears For Fears (another different song with the same title):

Second line: Head Over Heels' line-up of enemies included one who roamed around on a Dalek-like base and whose head who looked a lot like royal big-ears Prince Charles. Charlek, if you will.

Third line: the weapon which Head could use fired doughnuts, so the enemies had no choice but to "cop some food".

Ah well. On to today's challenge. Can you identify the game this haiku refers to? (Hint: It's a lot newer than the one featured yesterday.)

Dash awkwardly or run, you'll soon stop outputting relative calmness.


Comments

    Bit.Trip Runner
    ?

    Can we please go back to Remember this ....

    Ninja Gaiden.... can't pick which one, kinda sums up them all.

    Alien: Isolation?
    Possible duplicate post, my phone doesn't like to send comments sometimes.

    Resident Evil thanks

      good get ... controlling Leon (?) was very awkward

    Yesterday's problem was possibly due to the game in question selling about 4 units total outside of the UK :)

    Wait wait wait. So it was Crossy Roads a few days ago when you did this exact same one, yet nobody is answering Crossy Roads this time???

    Please, have I gone insane or is the world just messing with me?

      Oh nevermind, the world is just messing with me. I clicked on the haitaku for today on the homepage and it redirected me to this one.

      I come from the future!

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