Yumi’s Odd Odyssey is the third game in the Umihara Kawase series which is popular in Japan. This is the first and only game to come to North America. The series began in 1994 on the Super Famicom system. The sequels were released on the Japanese PlayStation, PSP, and DS systems. What sets this series apart from other platformers (other than the bizarre dream world and creatures) is that the main characters are equipped with a bungee-like fishing line that they can attach to surfaces and sling themselves around the level.