Mischief Makers was distinctly Japanese, but that wasn't its only distinction. During the N64 era you might have sworn that the 2D platformer was dead, thanks to games like Super Mario 64, Gex: Enter the Gecko and Banjo Kazooie.
But Mischief Makers was a 2D platformer in which you play as a robotic maid who has to pick things up and shake them, and it was awesome. If you want to know more, then you need to play the game. We don't want to spoil it for you.