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One Day of Mr. Potato
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Title screen of the original VT09 version.
Developer JungleTac
Console VT09, VT3xx, Game Boy Advance, Sunplus
Date 2000s
Alternate names/hacks Hero Spud
Mr. Onion

One Day of Mr. Potato, also known as Mr. Onion and Hero Spud, is a puzzle-platforming game released by JungleTac sometime in the 2000s. Originally released on VT09-based plug 'n plays, it was later ported to VT3xx, Game Boy Advance, and Sunplus hardware.

Gameplay Edit

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Gameplay (VT09 version).

The player controls Mr. Potato, a character with a striking resemblance to Kirby, and must collect the keys in order to unlock the cage holding his girlfriend. Mr. Potato cannot jump - he must use ladders to climb upward. He can attack enemy onions by shooting out of his mouth. After unlocking the cage, the game moves on to the next level.

GBA/Sunplus versions Edit

These newer versions of the game, both titled Mr. Onion, feature overhauled graphics, music and mechanics. While the first level is the same as the original, the levels following it are unique. The player can now take fall damage, which wasn't present in the original. The enemy AI is slightly more forgiving.

Others Edit

A hack of Mr. Potato was released titled Defender, which replaced Mr. Potato with a purple-haired girl and changes the level environments. A Sega Genesis game titled Adventure in the Park is a very poor clone of Mr. Potato, seemingly without JungleTac's involvement.

Trivia Edit

  • The "Mr. Onion" name used on the later ports originates from multicarts naming the game incorrectly in the menu. This is a common problem for JungleTac games.
  • Mr. Potato's sprite is actually a modified version of Tiki from The NewZealand Story, redesigned to resemble Kirby. The graphic of the girl potato inside the cage, however, appears to be taken from Kirby's Dream Land 3.
  • The title screen of the Sunplus version features modified artwork of Pac-Man from Pac-Mania (likely from one of Grandslam's PC ports) alongside a feminized Kirby.
  • On the Zone 3D system, the Sunplus port of Mr. Onion is titled Mr. Onion 2, and features a new title screen. This version seems to postdate the one just titled Mr. Onion, however.

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