Monday, 23 July 2012

Girl's Garden

This video game has elements of adventure games, action games, and dating sims. Released by Sega for their SG-1000 console, the story revolves around a simple country girl named Papri. It is the debut work of Sonic creator Yuji Naka. The was targeted at female audiences, and was intended to reverse traditional gender roles, by having Papri "quite willing to risk mauling by the bears who roam her garden," while her love interest Minto is "unashamed of liking flowers."

Papri wears a pink dress and has pink hair; utilizing an anime-style look for the characters with the limitations of early 8-bit graphics. However, the cover art is shown with Papri and Minto wearing normal colored clothing. A bit of Engrish is used with the house saying "Wellcome" on it as opposed to "Welcome." All successful rounds end with the boyfriend accepting the player's bouquet to the tune of Here Comes the Bride.

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