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Don't let school get in the way of spending time with your girlfriend!

As Mikie, the local heartthrob of your high school, you've got a problem: You misplaced the forged doctor's note that would have allowed you to skip school today, and now you're stuck in your boring classroom while your girlfriend is waiting outside in her car with a picnic basket all ready to go!

Desperate times call for desperate measures, as you recall reading from some lame textbook, so you've decided to make a run for it! But your teacher and other school personnel have other plans for you, and if they catch you, you'll be spending the rest of the day in detention!

As you evade the school staff, by out-running, head-butting or throwing objects at them, you must collect hearts in each school room in order to increase your determination to escape and ride off into the afternoon sun with your gorgeous girlfriend! You'll catch up on school work tomorrow!

While I was working on the Budget Series project in 2016 and 2017, I decided to add an 18th game to that series, namely Champion Pro Wrestling. This 18th game was kept a secret and was included in the shipping box as a surprise free gift for everyone who ordered 10 or more budget games. In order to release this 18th game as a fully complete-in-box item, I needed more of the custom styrofoam inserts which I had used for the other 17 budget games. The minimum order quantity required by the styrofoam company was rather high, but it got me thinking: Perhaps I could put all those extra inserts to good use.

I talked to Mystery Man about this, and I suggested that he could port 9 different SG-1000 games to the ColecoVision, and that these ports could be sold exclusively via the AtariAge Store, using the same kind of two-piece boxes that were used for the budget series. After reaching an agreement with Albert over at AtariAge, Mystery Man performed the ports, including this port of Mikie (known as Shinnyū Shain Tōru-kun in Japan).

However, after the ports were beta-tested by trusted collaborators, the project stayed mostly in limbo for the following two years, and after finishing the work on a batch of "standard" Team Pixelboy titles in 2019, I decided to revive the project by taking full control of it, and this game (along with the other 8 games of the Mystery Man Collection) was eventually released in February of 2021.

This game was completed and released in 2021.

  • Mystery Man : Software port and beta-testing
  • Gregory Batty : Software beta-testing
  • Luc Miron : Box design, game manual, cart label, software beta-testing
  • Harvey deKleine : Electronic sourcing and assemblies
  • SPECIAL THANKS: Tobie St-Aubin, Albert Yarusso and all AtariAge forum members.

Here is a YouTube video of the SG-1000 version of Mikie. The ColecoVision version looks, sounds and plays the same as what you see below.