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March 4, 1999
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Pepsiman is a Japanese-exclusive action video game for the PlayStation. Developed and published by KID and released in March 1999, it is based on the American soft drink Pepsi and its superhero mascot of the same name. Gameplay consists of Pepsiman avoiding obstacles by running, dashing, and jumping while Pepsiman automatically runs forward through the game's stages.
The game was made on a low budget, and led to the decision of including videos in-between stages that show a man drinking Pepsi as those were cheap to produce. The game reportedly did not sell well.
Reception[edit | edit source]
The game received a score of 25 out of 40 by Japanese video game magazine Famitsu, calling the game "super-simple" and comparing it to Metro-Cross and Paperboy. It has been called a "simplified version of Crash Bandicoot" by IGN and other video game websites and magazines.