Floigan Bros. Episode 1 is a rather animated adventure game for the Sega Dreamcast.
Floigan Bros. Images
|# of Players||1|
|Release Dates||July 30th, 2001 (NA)
November 23rd, 2001 (EU)
|Release Prices||$ 39.99 (NA)
|Product IDs||51114 (NA)
ELSPA 3+ (EU)
USK 6 (DE)
aDeSe TP (SP)
Floigan Bros. Overview
Floigan Bros. Episode 1 was ultimately intended to be the first in a series of video games starring the eponymous duo Hoigle and Moigle Floigan. Visual Concepts started development on the title before the Dreamcast’s release and the game didn’t make it to store shelves until almost half a year after Sega discontinued the Dreamcast.
The gameplay centers around the player controlling Hoigle and interacting with his idiot savant brother Moigle to solve puzzles. You will control him indirectly by speaking to or using items to get an emotional reaction out of him to advance the story. Your main goal in this game is to help Moigle collect all of the parts for his invention and overcome the obstacles the villain Baron Malodorous puts in your path.
Floigan Bros. takes a lot of inspiration from classic comedy duos and American cartoons, much in the same way some Cartoon Network original shows would at the time. You will see homages to Looney Tunes and Tex Avery classics throughout the game.
The game is rather short and one can finish it in roughly 2 hours, but it’s a fairly good experience for fans of adventure games of this type.
Monthly downloadable content was available in the form of items you could use on Moigle.
Plans for additional episodes were drafted and what would could assume was a promo for episode 2 could be seen on the title screen reading “Coming Soon Wild West.” With Episode 1’s late release, it’s possible Sega and Visual Concepts might have considered releasing sequels on other platforms, but nothing came to fruition. Perhaps the Wild West promo was a long abandoned relic of earlier plans for the series and it just wasn’t removed.
It’s a shame the series didn’t get the proper promotion or release it could have. A port and expansion of the game on Nintendo’s GameCube seems like a no-brainer to me.
You can download a 14MB scan of the North American manual in PDF format here.
BigBen featured the game in a French print advertisement along with Shenmue II, Virtua Tennis 2, Headhunter, 90 Minutes: Sega Championship Football, and Propeller Arena.
The game’s website had downloadable monthly items you could get for Moigle to use. To use the game’s DLC, download the files to your VMU. Start the game and select Options and then Monthly Item. Then select the items you wish to add to the game.
So far, I’ve only been able to secure a VMI file for January’s Monthly item, but I would love to host the others if someone happens to have them. Please contact me if that’s the case so this DLC is not lost and people can check it out!
I’ve listed the DLC only of which that I could confirm it’s contents. I have read one source which indicated there were a total of 8 published, but that might not be correct.
The sole file below is for the North American version of the game, although it might be compatible with the European release. If you know either way, please leave a comment below.
August – Moigle gets a baseball cap.
January – Moigle gets a blue Santa hat.
In addition to the downloadable content, the game’s website allowed players to trade Moigles with each other and chat live.
The website for the game was taken offline sometime in the year 2002.
Any sort of Floigan Bros. merchandise did not seem to exist until long after the game’s release. Eventually, Redbubble licensed a lackluster clothing design with the game’s duo as they appear on the title screen. You can obtain it in various shirt and hoodie forms here if you so desire.
-There is an easter egg for Visual Concept’s next Dreamcast game Ooga Booga in Floigan Bros. Twitchy’s mask can be found and used as an item in the game. The mask causes Moigle to be afraid. You can watch a video of it in action here.
A FAQ was written for the game by winnie the poop, which you can download here. It features a primer on how to play the game as well as a full walkthrough.
Cheats & Secrets
Pause the game and hold L, Y, X, and A.
Pause the game and press up, up, up, up, up, up, left, right, then up.
With the power on, put the game disc in your Dreamcast and close the lid while holding L and R until a back screen with a list of music appear. You can then press up or down to select a track, A to play one, and B to stop playback.
The first Master Code needs to be the first code entered, while the second one needs to be the last for everything to work.
|Master Code – Must Be First||9C5D88F8|
|Master Code – Must Be Last||245EECA9|
|999 Points Hoigle||DF4ACA08 000003E7|
|999 Points Moigle||3F4EFEFB 000003E7|
|0 Points Moigle||3F4EFEFB 00000000|
Floigan Bros. Engineers
Nicholas A. Jones
Floigan Bros. Character Animators
Brian Luzietti (Keyboards/guitar/banjo)
John Gove (Trombone)
Jamison Smeltz (Bari Sax)
John L. Worley Jr. (Trumpet)
Guido Fazio (Alto Sax)
Alex Murzyn (Tenor Sax)
Chris Barnes (Trumpet)
That Other Guy
Other sound effects by Soundelux
J. Mateo Baker
Voice Casting and Direction
Frank Welker (as Moigle Floigan)
Jason Marsden (as Hoigle Floigan)
Victor Raider Wexler (as Baron Malodorous)
Andrea Romano (as Cute Kitten)
Merle Kessler (of Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre)
Gregory A. Thomas
Scott L. Patterson
V.C. Tools Engineers
V.C. Library Engineers
VC Server Engineer
Special Thanks to
Even more Special Thanks to
The Ooga Booga Team
David L. Lee
A Toast to…
Brian K. Hughes
Eric David Browning
Platsch freeware font by
Lead Online Tester
Nicolas J. Azizian
SegaNet Server Ops
Special Thanks to
Bee Yinn Low
Sega of America Dreamcast
Associate Product Manager
Director of Marketing
Director of Creative Services
CS Project Coordinator
Teri A. Higgins
Thanx also to Access Communications!
Assistant Lead Testers
Marvin Earl Blanton
Special Thanks to
A. Lisa Mackie