Nintendo Star Plok Sees Long Awaited Revival

By Adam Riley 07.08.2013

Nintendo Star Plok Sees Long Awaited Revival on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Remember Plok? Well, he's been sleeping for a long time. Finally he has woken up! Yes, the venerable platform star from the days of the Super Nintendo is back.

Plok started life as the lead character in an unreleased coin-op game called Fleapit. This was developed in the late 1980s by The Pickford Bros at their studio Zippo games for Rare's custom coin-op hardware. He was not forgotten, though, and Plok was a video game eventually released in 1993 by Tradewest (in the US), Nintendo (in Europe) and Activision (in Japan). It was developed by Software Creations, designed and produced by The Pickford Bros, programmed by John Buckly, with graphics by Lyndon Brooke and music by Tim and Geoff Follin. The music still rings true as some of the best in the world of videogames today, with an unforgettable harmonica-led theme tune.The Pickford Bros. are constantly being bombarded with fan-mail requests to bring back Plok - to develop sequel or to re-release the SNES game on Virtual Console, 3DS, and so on. Even Cubed3 tried to entice them a few years ago (February 2007, actually, in a special interview). After being out of action for 20 years, though, John and Ste felt that a regular comic strip would be a great way to re-introduce Plok to the world and gauge interest in the loose-limbed character that many believe Ubisoft copied for Rayman.

Will Plok return in his own game? Anything is possible, but for now he's got a lot to catch up on, and the brothers can draw new comic strips a lot faster than they can make new games, so be sure to show your support.

The first two editions of the comic can be seen below, with regular updates on the official site:

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