Replaying Popful Mail on Sega CD for the first time in nearly 20 years. So far it’s completely living up to my fuzzy, nostalgia-soaked memories (imagine Wonder Boy w gameplay by the Ys/Dragon Slayer folks and a typically cheeky localization from Working Designs) but the thing that tickled me the most was this assortment of Mail’s reaction shots.
I was 13 when I first played this, so Mail might be my first silly videogame crush. Totally forgot about that confident face, mixed with the usual goofy anime big-eyes wackiness.
Also pleased that (so far!) she’s been given good lines and not a single mention of her gender has come up. Really expected someone, by now at least, to have said “a g-g-g-girl?? you can’t do that let me help you, also lookin’ good little lady!”
The art and colours from Adrian Alphona and Ian Herring in this issue is gorgeous - Ms Marvel issue 8.