>Make up a ridiculous lie about this game, and then spam it on 4chan.
That hardly would do do any good because, as mentioned, Plok is known to /vr/ (and other boards probably won't care much about some SNES game from 24 years ago anyway). The way Plok is viewed there is surprisingly well captured by the very first episodes of the comic (namely, a somewhat failed game character who is bitter about his only game not having been the success it could have been, and butthurt about other game characters like Bubsy or Rayman having received the success and sequels Plok believes belong to him). I just don't see how at this point you could pull it off to make Plok go viral and sigificantly raise the game's recognition and appreciation.
>Shigeru Miyamoto apparently considered Plok! to be his 3rd-favorite platforming game, during the 90s (right behind Sonic in 2nd and Mario in 1st).
The version usually heard is that back when Nintendo was interested in Plok, Miyamoto supposedly offered to help making Plok the third most renowned platform game character (after Mario and Sonic). I suppose Ste and John can say much more about that and clear up how much of that is true and how much are just myths/rumours.
(Obviously if Plok got Nintendo's backing, things probably would have turned out much better for the game, and it's hard not to notice the similarities between some stuff from Plok and some stuff in Yoshi's Island - the egg-shooting might very well have been inspired by Plok's limbs, and the vehicle transformations also seem suspiciously similar.)
Comment by Guest Guest, added Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:25:04 GMT