For detailed information about this series, see: Hebereke Wiki
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.
|Jurney to Silius||August 10, 1990||Journey To Silius features a possible reference to Hebereke.||3
|Lemmings||December 18, 1991||The 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
|Dodge Danpei||March 28, 1992||The famicom game Dodge Danpei features "Hebe" as a secret password.||3
|Benkei Gaiden||December 11, 1992||Hebe appears as an enemy in Benkei Gaiden: Suna no Shou.||1
|Barcode Battler||December 18, 1992||Four Hebereke cards are included in the game Barcode World.||1
|Albert Odyssey||March 05, 1993||The four main Hebereke characters make an appearance in Albert Odissey.||1
|Oishii Puzzle ha Irimasenka||August 31, 1994||Hebereke no Oishii Puzzle ha Irimasenka is a crossover between the two series.||1
|O-Chan No Oekaki Logic||September 08, 1995||The O-Chan No Oekaki Logic series is a spinoff of the Hebereke series.||1
|Wai Wai Tennis||December 22, 1999||O-Chan from Hebereke appears on a court in Wai Wai Tennis 2.||2
|Shanghai (Sunsoft)||2001||Hebereke characters appear as the players' characters in Shanghai Mobile 2001 and on Mahjong tiles in Shanghai Musume: Mahjong Girls.||1
|Memorial Series||March 28, 2002||Hebereke is included in Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol.5.||2|