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Chalien series

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Chalien
ちゃいリアン
Chailian
Chalien logo.png
The series logo
Creator: Hirokazu Tanaka
First game: Chee-Chai Alien (2001)
Latest game: Spin Six (2009)
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The Chalien series (whether it is the Chalien series or Chee-Chai Alien series is open to debate) is a small Nintendo franchise, with copyright ownership to Creatures, Inc. and Nintendo consisting of three games (as well as one initially not owned by Nintendo). The franchise focuses on fictional small alien creatures known as the Chee-Chai Aliens, who are known in short as the Chailiens (or Chaliens in Spin Six) and live in the Petit Galaxy; a galaxy shaped like a pig's nose.

Games[edit]

Game JP release NA release EU release AUS release KOR release Console
Chee-Chai Alien 2001 N/A N/A N/A N/A Game Boy Color
Nonono Puzzle Chalien 2006 N/A N/A N/A N/A Game Boy Advance
Spin Six 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 DSiWare

Official websites[edit]

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  • Chailien.com: The main one, it is very in-depth and (was) quite comprehensive but the deprecation of Flash and recent dormancy has lead to both glitches and lost media, such as short animated Chalien cartoons, stop-motion, and an interactive encyclopedia where users browse space to find them on a planet or star, to know their group in the actual Chee-Chai Alien game.
  • MoCA: Formally approved art site, origins/further details today have been forgotten, so it's unclear whether it was originally Creatures, Inc.'s or Hirokazu Tanaka's own website.
  • Roitchi Online: Actually a sub-section of the Chailien.com domain. It could be an official Nintendo meme, of which others in the history of Nintendo exist, especially on Twitter. Note the (Japanese name) of Roitchi the green elephant-like Chalien was originally Eroitchi but perhaps not to be controversial due to association with Eros. There may be less stigma about this concept compared to the West.
  • Creatures.co.jp: Developer company's main Japanese website. It has mentioned the Chalien series in a works list.

Third party works[edit]

Games[edit]

Chee-Chai Alien
ちっちゃいエイリアン
Chee-Chai Alien boxart.png
Front box art
Developer(s): Creatures, Inc.
Publisher(s): Creatures, Inc.
Platform: Game Boy Color
Category: Minigame compilation
Players: 1
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: Nonono Puzzle Chalien

(spin off)

Copyrights: Creatures, Inc.
Pricing
Release dates
N. America:

Unreleased

Japan:

February 27, 2001

Europe:

Unreleased

Australia:

Unreleased

S. Korea:

Unreleased

Ratings
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Chee-Chai Alien is a game for Game Boy Color developed and published by Creatures, Inc.

Gameplay[edit]

This game is a compilation of minigames, with collectable characters known as Chaliens. It is normally only possible to play the game on a Game Boy Color (due to one of the main features of the game requiring infrared port use; which the Game Boy Advance does not have). The Chaliens can only be found by pointing the Game Boy Color at artificial light sources. The Chaliens can be interacted with (loosely similar to Pokémon and Tamagotchi) and have their dark matter extracted to advance the story. Playing with the Chaliens in the "Polariton" allows for the player to unlock their minigames.

Notes and cameos[edit]

This game is owned by The Pokémon Company affiliate and not necessarily by Nintendo, and the developers published this game by themselves. Despite this, the "Chalien" series later became its own Nintendo franchise (beginning with Nonono Puzzle Chalien being published by Nintendo) and Nintendo staff are listed in "special thanks". The game has a number of cameos which are as such;

  • Saraba tells the player at the beginning of the game that the concept of the game is like Pokémon.
  • Dolphin, Advan and Rabuta are based on the Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and Love Tester, respectively.
  • Denny's minigame "Hunger Flight" is based on Balloon Fight's "Balloon Trip" mode.
  • Myd's minigame "Mystery Circle", includes "!" marks above the farmer's head; similar to those found in Pokémon.

References[edit]

Music[edit]

During a promotional period, Chee-Chai Alien CD was released; featuring full versions of the main theme Chee-Chai Alien no Uta and additional songs, as such[1]:

  1. Chee-Chai Alien no Uta (Japanese: ちっちゃいエイリアンのうた)
  2. Go! Go! Chalien (Japanese: ゴー!ゴー!ちゃいリアン)
  3. Chee-Chai Alien no Serenade (Japanese: ちっちゃいエイリアンのセレナーデ): Likely based on the Chee-Chai Alien no Serenade animated clip on the official Chailien.com website
  4. Chalien Hakken! no Theme (Japanese:「チャイリアン発見!」のテーマ)
  5. Chee-Chai Alien no Uta (Japanese: ちちちゃいエイリアンのうた): As it is listed twice, one may be with vocals the other instrumental; which is sometimes the case with promotional CDs.

Comics[edit]

  • Mi Kakunin Uchuu Seimei-tai GoGo! Chalien (a manga serialised in Bessatsu Coro Coro Comic from June until December 2001 about the Chaliens).

References[edit]

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