Official Title  Michinoku Hitou Koi Monogatari Kai
Common Title  Michinoku Hitou Koi Monogatari Kai
Serial Number(s)  SLPS-02502
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  Dating  / Hanafuda

Developer  FOG (Full On Games).
Publisher  FOG (Full On Games).
Date Released  22 December 1999
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLPS-02502
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
241 MB
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
54 MB
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  4531772110032  - 


Menus and gameplay are in Japanese.

Michinoku Hitou Koi Monogatari Kai is the "sequel" or better said is an updated version to Michinoku Hitou Koi Monogatari that was a mix between a first person adventure game and a hanafuda game that tells the story of a young photographer that travels around the northeast part of Japan playing hanafuda games and taking pictures of the places that he visit. In this "sequel" the game features hints to help the player win in the hanafuda games.

During his journeys he will meet different girls and to take pictures of them he will have to defeat them in the hanafuda games.

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

- Object of Play: Accumulate more points than your opponent. Either a set number of rounds is played, a point goal is set to determine the winner, or players try to get so many more points than their opponent.

- Rules of Play: Cards are shuffled and placed into a pile (called the stock). Eight cards are placed face up between the players, and then eight cards are dealt face-down to each player. If there are more than two players, then the hand size is decreased.

- The Play: Play starts with the dealer. The player takes a card that was dealt to him and matches suit with a card that is on the table. If there isn't a matching card, the player discards a card to the center of the table. Then, the top stock card is turned face up, and if there is a matching suit on the playing field, the player takes the cards, otherwise the stock card is added to the playing field. Play ends when either the stock is exhausted or either player's hand is empty. If a player is dealt four pairs or two complete suits, that player automatically wins the round. Scoring for this instance varies, but can be the value of the cards in the playing field.

- Hiki: If there are a number of cards on the playing field of one suit, and a player has the rest of the suit in hand, this is a hiki. The player may take the entire suit of cards on his turn instead of playing a card from his hand. Trying to take a card from a hiki with the storm card is an illegal move. If the cards are dealt so that all four of one suit are on the playing field, the cards are shuffled and redealt. If three cards are on the table, they are stacked together and the remaining card takes all three.

- Scoring: At the end of the round, each player adds the value of all cards he has taken. In some variations, 'winner takes all', meaning the winner of the match gets all the points the opponent has accumulated in that round. See the page 'Hanafuda Rules' for card sets and scoring.

- Oya Gachi: In case of a tie, dealer wins. If the dealer isn't involved with the tie, the player closest to the dealer's left wins.

The game features japanese voice acting for the female character and a picture gallery viewer in which the player can see all the pictures that he took during the game loading from the memory card save.

  Manufacturer's description:

Behind-Road Adventure Set in scenic northeast. Aim to become a hero and photographer, to conduct a Northeast location Toki girl child model met while traveling. Win a game of mini-games and playing cards, taking pictures of young girls, can also help to collection. Provide a realistic background and another with local coverage, and comprehensive tourist information.

  • First person perspective.
  • 2D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Photography, Dating & Anime themes.
Number Of Players  1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  3-6 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 v.2.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL2 GPU Core 2.0.0 ( 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= 5 (GLSlang Files (gpuPeteOGL2-slv/slf))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.2.0.0
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 cards:  D-Pad
  Select action:  Circle Button
  Skip dialogue / Menu in hanafuda game:  X Button


  Player has 99 points in hanafuda game (disconnect after winning the hanafuda game) -  
8010401E 0063
  Enemy has always 0 points in hanafuda game (disconnect after winning the hanafuda game) -  
80104020 0000

 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 1250 x 1229 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 699 KB
Dim. - 1600 x 1255 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 809 KB
 - Disc Cover


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