Japanese Pop Culture · Living in Japan · Television

Cutest Video Game Ever

Dewy's Adventure cover

I’ll be the first to admit that I am drawn to cute things – which is a problem since almost everything in Japan is cute. Keeping this in mind, it is no wonder that I was immediately drawn to Dewy’s Adventure​ (水精デューイの大冒険!!.Suisei Dewy no Daibōken, lit. “Dewy the Droplet’s Big Adventure!!”). I was even more excited when I saw the price of 500 yen stuck to it. I was fate, I had to buy it.

Dewy in ice form
The game features seven worlds with puzzles and enemies. The Wii Remote will be utilized to control Dewy and his surroundings. The remote is held horizontally and tilted to move Dewy around the screen. The D-pad can be used to either heat or cool down the environment, causing changes in Dewy’s state. Heating the environment will cause him to turn into a cloud of steam and allow him to strike enemies with bolts of lightning. Cooling the environment will cause Dewy to turn into ice and freeze his surroundings.
Dewy as an adorable cloud...that shoots lightening

The Wii remote can also be moved in a fanning motion to create gusts of wind or side to side in order to create earthquakes. I have only played through about 4 levels right now and I have to admit that using the Wii Remote to control the environment in order to move Dewy around is a little difficult. It is really sad when I drive Dewy off a cliff and he makes a cute, but sad, crying noise as he disappears. I do enjoy zapping enemies when I am in cloud mode.
look how cute he is coming out of the book!

Dewy’s story is that Dewy lives in a mythical fairytale world protected by the Tree of Seven Colors. One day the evil Don Hedron attempts to cover their world in darkness. However, Don Hedron and his Dark Water are repelled by the Tree and the fairies of the land. After a long period of peace, Don Hedron returns one day. The Tree of Seven Colors soon becomes ill and is unable to protect the land as he once did. With hope fading, it puts all of his remaining strength into Dewy, the only one who will be able to free the world of the evils presented by Don Hedron, like he did 1000 years before.

Yes, this lone water droplet is going to save the world!

All in all, I am really enjoying this game. The controls are a little flawed, but the environment and characters are really enjoyable – not to mention the main character being downright adorable! You can check out the official website in English here.

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