Pocky&Rocky is one of those rare culturally Japanese games that made it to the West. I remember renting this game in 94' and there were many many references that flew over my head and some that were translated completely wrong.
The gameplay makes me remember SNES "Ghoul Patrol". Fun game. As opposed to the more ARPG-type "Secret of XXX" games. Secret of Evermore was maybe my favorite; Though the main party characters are hardly much of a character, the world-building was great.