Niko Niko Pun comes as close to being “lost media” as any PC Engine game I’ve ever played. There’s no Wikipedia entry for the show it’s based on, and if you find it on MyAnimeList it refers to the cast as “out of work actors” who apparently had nothing better to do than be on “a spin off” of a more popular show — and it doesn’t even say what that original show was! One of the voice actors became much better known later on for his work on Dragon Ball, Bleach and One Piece, but if you go to his Wikipedia page it has the same dead ends for Niko Niko Pun as everybody else. I’m honestly not sure this is lost media that needed to be found though.
The soundtrack to this game is almost insufferable and with no threat of death or lost progression whatsoever, there’s no challenge to the game nor reward for playing it well. Speed running might be the only challenge, but you’d have to artificially create that challenge for yourself — the game certainly doesn’t provide it. Basically, skip this one. Subscribe to Mistah MegaManFan for The PC Engine Files every Tuesday at 8 PM ET! Like, share and comment to help the channel grow, and if you watched this video already one more helps out a lot. Thanks for your support!