Official Title  Boys Be...
Common Title  Boys Be...
Serial Number(s)  SLPS-00779
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  Adventure  / Dating

Developer  Axes Art Amuse
Publisher  Kodansha
Date Released  28 March 1997
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLPS-00779
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
455 MB
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
187 MB
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover
  •  4938838096048  - 


Menus and gameplay are in Japanese.

Boys Be... is a manga created and written by Masahiro Itabashi and illustrated by Hiroyuki Tamakoshi, which was in 2000 adapted into a 13 episode anime series by Hal Film Maker.

The anime focuses upon the ups and downs, joys and sorrows of first love and teenage romance. Six students struggle to find the perfect partner and their adolescent limitations.

Each episode begins and ends with a philosophical quote which sums up the episode's content. Boys Be..., while centered on Kyoichi and Chiharu, revolves around seven or eight main characters and their love lives.

The first game in the Boys Be... series uses a first person perspective and japanese voice acting. The adventure will go for different parts depending of the players choices. The game features 2 new systems never seem on a dating game before: The heart impressions (when the players characters meet a girl he can put the impression that that girl makes him at first sight) and the balance system (the player have to decide which girl thinks that is right in some parts of the game).

  Manufacturer's description:

From boys to ladies a broad genre comic work, from the publisher Kodansha with 40 years of experience, a love simulation game. A 2 part system never seen before now, "Heart Impression" and "Balance Select System".

  • First person perspectives
  • 2D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Dating & Anime themes.
Number Of Players  1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  3 Blocks
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 v1.8.0
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=1,3,2; 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 actions -  D-Pad
  Select action -  Circle Button
  Skip dialogue -  X Button
  In game menu -  Select Button
  Show / Hide text -  Start Button



 - Jewel Case Covers
Size - 506 x 512 pix.
Resolution - 72 dpi
Download - 38 KB
Size - 500 x 443 pix.
Resolution - 300 dpi
Download - 80 KB
 - Disc Cover


Thanks to BADSECTOR for providing the game front cover.
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