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Woody Pop for Game Gear

January 31, 2016

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Woody Pop (ウッディポップ 新人類のブロックくずし) is a ball & paddle game for the Sega Game Gear.

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Alternate Titles Woody Pop: Shinjinrui no Block Kuzugi
ウッディポップ 新人類のブロックくずし
Genre Ball & Paddle
# of Players 1
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Release Dates March 1st, 1991 (JP)
1991 (NA)
1991 (EU)
1991 (BR)
1991 (KR)
Release Prices ¥ 2,900 (JP)
$ ? (NA)
£ 24.99 (EU)
? (BR)
₩ ? (KR)
Product IDs G-3103 (JP)
2203 (NA)
2203 (EU)
013530 (BR)
GH0004JG (KR)
Barcodes 4974365131036 (JP)
? (NA)
4974365622039 (EU)
? (BR)
? (KR)
Rating N/A

Woody Pop Overview

Woody Pop is a ball & paddle game quite similar to Arkanoid or Breakout. Seeing as how those more well-known games aren’t available on the Game Gear, that’s just fine. The next closest thing you can find is Devilish.

You take control of a tree spirit named Woody, who is portrayed as a wooden log in game. He uses his ball to break down blocks setup by his enemy The Mad Machine inside the Mansion Toy Factory. Yeah, that’s the premise Sega went with for this clone.

After you complete each screen, you are given the choice of which adjacent room to proceed to. Some of the rooms are indicated as being more difficult than the others and therefore reward more points to the player. That’s something different than most Breakout clones, at least.

Woody was originally released on the Master System in 1987 in Japan only and then ported to the Game Gear in most territories in 1991.

Screenshots

Videos

Woody Pop Game Sample - Game Gear

Woody Pop Artwork

Merchandise

Music from the game was featured on Sega SG-1000 30th Anniversary Collection (セガ SG-1000 30th アニバーサリーコレクション), a 4-CD soundtrack compilation published by WAVEMASTER (Catalog # WM-0703~6) on July 31st, 2013 for ¥ 5,250. All nine of Woody Pop‘s songs made the cut.

You can download a PDF scan of the booklet here.

Other Media

You can download a PDF of the Japanese manual here.

Guides

A guide for the SMS version of the game by Joni details how the game is played. It covers all of the different bricks and power-ups.

External Links

Discuss this game on our forums!

Wikipedia Page

Buy Woody Pop on Amazon

Search for the game on eBay

Special Thanks / Sources

-Most of the artwork scans thanks to Video Game Art Archive.

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