Official Title  Hana to Ryuu [Major Wave Series]
Common Title  Hana to Ryuu [Major Wave Series]
Serial Number(s)  SLPM-87062
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  Mahjong / Cards

Developer  I'Max.
Publisher  Hamster.
Date Released  31 October 2002
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLPM-87062
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 13
( 1 Data Track &
12 Audio Tracks )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  4529651000949   


Menus and gameplay are in Japanese.

Hana to Ryuu is a yaoi manga series created by Kazuma Kodaka in 1993. Designed as a doujinshi, Hana to Ryu follows Ryuji Kazama, the son of a dead yakuza boss, as he struggles to maintain a peaceful existence while dealing with harmful forces all around him. Hana to Ryu takes place in the universe of another Kodaka series Kizuna, taking place 10-15 years before Kizuna.

The Kazama syndicate had been one of the most powerful and respected yakuza syndicates in Japan. But one day, the leader of the syndicate is brutally murdered and the syndicate is brought down as members of the organization are forced to scatter. Among these are Kazama's young children, including his oldest son Ryuji. They take refuge with their aunt and in time forget the tragedy that befell their family.

Years later, when Ryuji has grown into a teenager, he comes home to find his aunt being gang-raped by apparently random thugs. The violence then escalates out of control and leaves everyone in the room dead, except for Ryuji who is covered in blood. Though it's unclear what exactly transpired in the room, Ryuji's arrested for all the murders, tried, and sentenced to life in prison.

Ryuji spends only four years in prison, but it's not an easy time for him. Brutally beaten and gang-raped constantly, he becomes bitter at the world and wishes for death. But it's in prison that he meets former allies of his father's organization and he truly learns what he is. He even gains the strength to stand up to his tormentors, although his actions will later come back to haunt him.

Upon his release Ryuji meets up with an older man named Hitoshi Araki, who comes to his aid when a thug tries to mug him. But Hitoshi isn't some stranger; he too was part of the Kazama syndicateŚmore so, one of Ryuji's father's most trusted allies and Ryuji's protector when Ryuji was younger. It's through Hitoshi that Ryuji begins to get a sense of his humility and innocence back and the two men form a deep, unbreakable bond that gradually grows to love.

Unfortunately for these two, being in with the yakuza won't give them an easy life of peace. And though Ryuji had already suffered so much in his young life, it's only inevitable that it gets worse for him.

Hanafuda are playing cards of Japanese origin, used to play a number of games. The name literally translates as 'flower cards'.

There are twelve suits, representing months. Each is designated a flower, and each suit has four cards. Typically, there are two 'normal' cards worth one point, one poetry ribbon card worth five points, and a final special card worth ten or twenty points. The point values could be considered unnecessary and arbitrary, as the most popular games only concern themselves with certain combinations of taken cards.

Some groups, when gambling, will require the player whose score was multiplied to pay a proportionately larger amount of the winnings (i.e. a player who continued play twice would pay twice as much as the other player, since his score would have been doubled).

Mahjong is a game for four players that originated in China. It was called, meaning sparrow in ancient China, which is still the name most commonly used in some southern Chinese dialects such as Cantonese and Minnan, as well as in Japanese. However, most Mandarin-speaking Chinese now call the game mß jiÓng.

Hana to Ryuu is a mahjong & hanafuda game based on the anime that features a free mode in which the player can choose a character and play a mahjong or a hanafuda game and a story mode in which the player start in the city and can go to different gambling places to play hanafuda or mahjong games and increase his money.

  Manufacturer's description:

In this one, "Mahjong," "dark love", "align" Flower Tables enjoy the game without cheats hardball game three. In addition to the normal mode, and is to compete against the roving gambler gambling town "story mode" with. Listens to challenge computer opponents or more players a total of 80.

  • First person perspective.
  • 2D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Mahjong, Hanafuda & Anime themes.
Number Of Players  1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Digital Controller compatible only )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v.1.8.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 63, Compatibility=2,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.8.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe CDRom Plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it (Digital only).
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Move between pieces or cards - D-Pad
  Cancel Action - X Button
  Select Action, Piece or Card - Circle Button
  Character stats - Triangle Button
  Change pieces size - Square Button


  Player 1 have 99999 points in mahjong game -  
800C487C 869F
800C487E 0001
  Opponent 1 has always 0 points -  
800C4878 0000
  Opponent 2 has always 0 points -  
800C4874 0000
  Opponent 3 has always 0 points -  
800C4870 0000
  Have 9999999 money in story mode -  
800B2F2C 967F
800B2F2E 0098
  Player has 99 points in hanafuda game -  
800C8088 0063
  Opponent has 0 points in hanafuda game -  
800C8110 0000

 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 1418 x 1411 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 962 KB
Dim. - 1754 x 1380 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 999 KB
 - Disc Cover

  • Hana to Ryuu [SLPS-01532]  - 

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