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Mujintou Monogatari [Simulation Game]

Mujintou Monogatari

Japanese Game Box Front

Is this supposed to be the beauty of nature?

A Picture Of The Island's Scenery

-General Information-
Version: Japanese
Year: 1996
Publisher: KSS
Developer(s) and Others: KSS
# of Players: 1
# of Saves: 3 files for saves
Estimated Market Value as of 06/15/2007: $10 - $20 (U.S. Dollars, USD)
Other Info: KSS' whole name is "KSS Media Entertainment Company".

Known on most ROM sites as "Mujintoh Monogatari" (though Mujin Shima Monogatari is also appropriate), this is but another Japanese game you probably couldn't care less about, but I'm sticking to my guns when I say that I will bring you info on Japanese games (or otherwise), no matter how obscure they may be. I translated the title name, which roughly means "Uninhabited Island Stories". It is a survivor life simulation published by KSS (not sure what that means), who have made and published several unusual games. As the translated name suggests, You are on a plane in the beginning when the plane malfunctions and it ends up crashing on an uncharted island. You and the survivors of the wreck must make do with the natural resources of the island and discover the unknown.

The game isn't like most sim games I've played. Unlike the more typical games where you may manage property, cities, etc. or date a slew of different girls or boys (for the Angelique fans, etc. out there), you have to gather basic necessities, go on expeditions, find other survivors, and try to make the best of what you have (and well, some of the aforementioned too.) In the beginning, many things will be off-limits to you, and the map will mostly be shrouded in mystery. Take some fire wood, fill up your canteen, take a bite to eat and venture into the unknown, or die trying. You can go on trips to build up your stats and increase your level, but go unprepared and you run the risk of dying. Before you can even venture anywhere however, you need to form a party. I'll help those trying to start out by saying to explore the southwest portion of the map where you start out (wink*wink).

Anyway, soak in the beauty of nature, explore dungeons with your friends, uncover the secrets of the island and do your best. I like this me, it feels like a Japanese rendition of the Oregon Trail, except you aren't going on the Oregon Trail, the game isn't as good IMHO (trust me, that's still a good thing. Those old Oregon Trail P.C games RULED when I was in Elementary School), the art style is completely different, and, well, just enjoy the game.

- Written by Vyse the determined -

Game Screenshots

This title makes nice use of clouds and transparency effects. Ayase Suzune, or Suzune Ayase to U.S. folks, is the first character you should meet. She's 10 years old, and she's so cute! You can tell by looking at Saori...that the SNES can produce some amazing colors and details. These are all the main characters you will meet, in different states. The game has a number of statistics you should consider. This is a small piece of a moderately large map. You have a lot of exploring to do!

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