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Weirdness: Level-5 Flies Straight With its Favourite Character Poll Wallpaper

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Well played

A little while ago we shared the peculiar news that a load of online pranksters had voted for the Aero Porter plane as their 'favourite' Level-5 character. It was a poll to celebrate the company's 15th anniversary, and pleas for the vote to be taken seriously were clearly ignored — we feel confident saying that these were pranksters, as surely a plane isn't a genuine favourite. Even the esteemed Professor Layton would have spat his tea out in shock as he was unceremoniously kept down to 13th place.

The purpose of the poll was for the top 10 to feature in a special wallpaper, and to its credit Level-5 has been true to its word. If the internet demands a plane and various members of the Inazuma Eleven cast, then that's what the internet gets. You can see it above, and the only disappointment is that the orange Aero Porter from that 3DS eShop release doesn't appear prominently, despite coming in 9th place in the vote. Maybe he's on the plane, or is that him in the shadow cast by the gaggle of Inazuma characters?

But still, credit to you Level-5, it's a cool wallpaper.

[via kotaku.com]

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Aqueous

#1

Aqueous said:

lol. Well that was a clever way to put the little orange guy from Areo Porter in.

World

#2

World said:

I was expecting all of the Inazuma guys on a plane, with the Aero Porter guy being a lit-up notification sign in the background.

ricklongo

#4

ricklongo said:

And this is why internet votes are completely bullcrap.
I work with advertising, and every time a client insists on doing an online poll for his brand, I wonder if there isn't another line of work for me out there.

Tsuchinoko

#5

Tsuchinoko said:

The poll was chaos, but huge credit to Level-5 for going with it anyway. Lots of respect.

sinalefa

#6

sinalefa said:

So next time just add a disclaimer that says: only living beings are eligible for this poll.

6ch6ris6

#8

6ch6ris6 said:

they characters shuld have walked onto the plane like passengers. and tha plane should read "Level 5 - airways". that would have been a cool wallpaper !

DreamyViridi

#9

DreamyViridi said:

That's really clever; what they did with the wallpaper.
As for the vote; this is why fans of something are rarely taken seriously.

WaLzgiStaff

#11

WaLzgi said:

To be fair, the plane was a choice. They put this upon themselves

TwilightV

#12

TwilightV said:

It should also be pointed out that Inazuma 11's main character came in 11th place. That's mad trolling right there! :O

LordGeovanni

#13

LordGeovanni said:

@TwilightV
People don't always fall all over the main character just because they are the main character. I can list several Final Fantasy games where people like the main character far less than others. Especially (video game and anime) cases where people like the enemy more...
It is sad where he ended up, but... internet poll.

Kage_88

#14

Kage_88 said:

Now that's done, it's time to try and get Hank Hill onto the SSB roster...

Rect_Pola

#15

Rect_Pola said:

Shame on you Level-5. Anything involving the internet should be designed assuming that being donkeyhats is the natural human state.

TwilightV

#17

TwilightV said:

@LordGeovanni: Actually, I was pointing it out because the franchise's name is Inazuma ELEVEN. Basically i'm saying his position was likely deliberate.

JayceJa

#18

JayceJa said:

i love this, its so great that they decided to go along with the trolling

sinalefa

#19

sinalefa said:

@Dizzard

One does harm and another bears the blame.

Anyway, if you do it with living beings only, they would go as far as to vote for a blade of grass from any soccer field from Inazuma Eleven.

themac2001

#22

themac2001 said:

@WingedFish really?
how about aero porter orange dude and the plane is his final smash and its like collecting all 3 pieces of the dragoon.
now THAT would be cool

Mr_Video

#28

Mr_Video said:

@Kage_88 Bringing the pro-pain. :P

Well, I guess its admirable they worked with the results of the poll. Well played Level-5, well played...

SheldonRandoms

#30

SheldonRandoms said:

I support that airplane, I don't care if trolls voted him/her in first place, that plane is still awesome.

LordGeovanni

#31

LordGeovanni said:

@TwilightV
Possible, I didn't think of it from that perspective... But I doubt that they thought it out that far. Besides, this 1-ups the trolls by them actually following through with it. It is one thing to think you pulled a fast one, another thing to find out that it went exactly like you thought that it wouldn't. Many of the trolls thought that they wouldn't actually make the Background because of what they did.

Sekuiya

#33

Sekuiya said:

Now bring more Inazuma Eleven games to the west. Go Level-5, you have your mission! O_O

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