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Hebereke is a series of video games by Sunsoft starring the penguin Hebe, which became Sunsoft's mascot for a period.

Most games in the series are of a completely different genere (the only exeptions are Hebereke's Popoon and Hebereke's Popoitto that are both puzzle games), but they all star Hebe and his friends: a little girl in a cat suit called O-Chan, a ghost called Sukezaemon and an angler fish/frog called Jennifer (despite being male).

The released games are:

  • Hebereke (September 20, 1991), Famicom/NES. An action-adventure game, it was released in Europe as Ufouria: The Saga, with some changes to the charaters and some other elements. Re-released in 2003 for mobile phones, in 2010 for Wii Virtual Console, in 2013 for 3DS Virtual Console and in 2014 for WiiU Virtual Console.
  • Hebereke's Popoon (December 22, 1993), Super Famicom/SNES. A puzzle game. An arcade version was also released in 1994, also including some elements from Hebereke's Popoitto.
  • Sugoi Hebereke (March 11, 1994), Super Famicom. A fighting game. Re-released in 2003 for mobile phones.
  • Hebereke no Oishii Puzzle ha Irimasenka (August 31, 1994), Super Famicom. A party game, it's basically a console port of the arcade game Oishii Puzzle ha Irimasenka.
  • Hashire Hebereke (December 22, 1994), Super Famicom. A racing game.
  • Hebereke's Popoitto (March 3, 1995), Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Super Famicom/SNES. The Japanese version is titled Popoitto Hebereke on Saturn and Super Famicom, while the PlayStation version is titled Popoitto Station Hebereke. A puzzle game, it's basically a remake of Hebereke's Popoon. Re-released in 2003 for mobile phone.

Additionally a puzzle game titled Hebereke's Pair Pair Wars was developed for Neo Geo arcade machines in 1996, but it only reached prototype state and was never released.

A series of four-panel comic strips based on the series was also serialized on the Japanese magazine Family Computer Magazine from 1993 to 1998; the first two years of strips were collected in a volume titled Hebereke no Hon, published in 1995.

Links to other series

Note: being sometimes used as a mascot for the company, Hebe's appearances alongside the Sunsoft logo are not considered references to the Hebereke series.

Direction Series Date Description Type

5Arrow R Jurney to Silius19900810 August 10, 1990Journey To Silius features a possible reference to Hebereke.3

5Arrow R Lemmings19911218 December 18, 1991The writing "Ufouria" appears in the level "Graffiti" in the SNES version of Lemmings, while the Sega Mega Drive version features a level with images of the four main Hebereke characters.2

5Arrow R Dodge Danpei19920328 March 28, 1992The famicom game Dodge Danpei features "Hebe" as a secret password.3

5Arrow R Benkei Gaiden19921211 December 11, 1992Hebe appears as an enemy in Benkei Gaiden: Suna no Shou.1

5Arrow R Barcode Battler19921218 December 18, 1992Four Hebereke cards are included in the game Barcode World.

5Arrow R Albert Odyssey19930305 March 05, 1993The four main Hebereke characters make an appearance in Albert Odissey.1



Oishii Puzzle ha Irimasenka19940831 August 31, 1994Hebereke no Oishii Puzzle ha Irimasenka is a crossover between the two series.1


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O-Chan No Oekaki Logic19950908 September 08, 1995The O-Chan No Oekaki Logic series is a spinoff of the Hebereke series.1

5Arrow R Wai Wai Tennis19991222 December 22, 1999O-Chan from Hebereke appears on a court in Wai Wai Tennis 2.2

5Arrow R Shanghai (Sunsoft)2001 2001Hebereke characters appear as the players' characters in Shanghai Mobile 2001 and on Mahjong tiles in Shanghai Musume: Mahjong Girls.1

5Arrow R Memorial Series20020328 March 28, 2002Hebereke is included in Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol.5.2