Not content with continuing Goemon's "super-deformed" adventures in a pseudo-ancient Japan populated with mechanical dolls and traditional fantasy creatures, Konami has decided to give Goemon a makeover. Goemon is no longer short and squat, he's now tall and "cool." He no longer lives in the past, but rather in the Japan of the future. His sidekick is no longer a bumbling idiot named Ebisumaru, but rather a cute little girl named Ebisu. I can't help but think of the movie The Player - Goemon got hollywoodized. The whimsical warrior wannabe of old is gone, replaced with a hip platform superstar. The core portion of the game plays like every platformer from the early '90s. The mech fighting is still there, you still visit towns, explore underwater levels, and the backgrounds are nicely drawn.