By Spencer . August 11, 2009 . 3:07pm
Yes, you read that right. Tomensanner Wii, originally a mobile phone game from Konami, lets you do all of those actions with just one button.
In essence Tomensanner Wii is extremely simple to play. A salaryman has urgent business to attend to and only a minute to make it to the goal. You just press A or 2 on the Wii remote to get funky with breakdancers and dodge obstacles like pink poo. Hitting the button at the right time gives the salaryman a time bonus and more importantly keeps him running.
Even though this isn’t a music game, levels are designed have a rhythm-like pattern to them. You might run into two hoodlums in a row or hop over three equally spaced lion statues. Keeping the button tapping rhythm going when there is nothing to dodge is the key to unlock “secret” actions which usually has the salaryman dancing or posing.
Another neat thing about Tomensanner Wii is timing makes all the difference between a dodge roll and a jump or kicking a panda off screen instead of having the bear use you like a circus prop. There are coins and power ups that make the salaryman grow and shrink to grab too, but if you want to get them you have to hit action at the right time. Once you’re in the air you can stay afloat by hitting jump after touching an object in the sky.
At the end of every level there is a breakdancing bonus round where you can earn extra points. Breakdancing is urgent business.
But, really what makes Tomenasanner Wii memorable are all the wacky things that go on in the levels. You vault off dinosaurs, flip kick giraffes that fart on you if you run into them, moonwalk with astronauts on the moon, evade gunshots Matrix style, and even do the worm off demons in Hell.
Running through Tomensanner Wii takes less than an hour, but you’ll want to replay levels to see all of the possibilities and to improve your score on the online leaderboards.
Oh, and that’s how we’re sure Tomensanner Wii is going to get a release outside of Japan. The leaderboards have a world ranking section and Konami wouldn’t have added an option like that if Tomensanner Wii was only for Japan.