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13-Sai no Hallo Work DS

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Price: $40.90
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Item Number: NTR-P-YH3J
Publisher: Digital Works Entertainment
Jan/UPC Code: 4571262541021
Update: May 29, 2008
«©NCSX» In Ryu Murakami's book titled 13-sai no Hallo Work (Job guidance for 13 year-olds) which was originally published in November 2003, the author introduced children to the concept of work and the immense possibilities that sprawled before them. In an interview, Ryu opined, "One must decide its own fate. People get connected to the world through their work. That's why I want to say that one should achieve freedom through becoming economically independent through a job that one enjoys."

Publisher Digital Works has adapted Murakami's book to a Nintendo DS game which features a 13 year-old time traveler from the year 2023. She looks like a normal girl but she's really a robot (MIBO) who's capable of handling a wide variety of menial tasks, jobs, and professions. As the story in the game goes, the robot has been sent back from the future to experience various jobs and bring that specialized knowledge back to the future to benefit the world at large.

The 13-sai no Hallo Work game features 30 occupations and 90 types of mini-games that are related to the jobs that people do. Some jobs featured in the game include soccer player, news announcer, boxer, police officer, and private detective. By using the stylus, players will get to cook, groom dogs, build machines, and cure little tykes of their ails. The soulless melodic voice of MIKU Hatsune (Vocaloid2) is featured in the game for the musician profession.

To play the Miku Hatsune music mini-game, players scribble the stylus in the shape of the music notes that scroll from left to right on the touch screen. For example, if a note that looks like a checkmark-in-reverse appears, simple follow it's shape with the stylus as it reaches the red perimeter on the right side of the screen. When faced with the notes that look like blocks, swish the stylus furiously up and down to trigger a hit.

Japanese NDS games may be played on North American and European NDS handhelds. There is no region-coding on Nintendo DS game cards.
This document is ©NCSX 2008. All rights reserved. No reproduction in whole or in part of this document may be made without express written consent of National Console Support, Inc.

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