The first game in the Jinguuji Saburo series was released on the NES in 1987. The series told the different cases of a 32 years old detective named Saburo Jinguuji out to solve deadly crimes, that is supported by a cast which includes his assistant Yoko Misoni and local police inspector Sanzo Kumano.
The main character of the series is Jake Hunter (known in Japan as Saburo Jinguji), a 32 year-old private detective who operates a detective agency in Aspicio, USA (Shinjuku, Tokyo in Japanese versions). He was born as the third son of a wealthy business enterprise owner, and traveled to New York during his youth to work as an assistant detective. He is a heavy smoker, and often assembles his thoughts while smoking a Marlboro cigarette. According to his in-game profile, his favorite alcoholic beverage is cognac, and he drives a green Mini Cooper.
Other recurring characters include: Yulia Marks (known in Japan as Yoko Misono), Jake's assistant, and Scott Kingsley (known in Japan as Sanzo Kumano), the inspector of the Aspicio police.
This Playstation game is a compilation of the first four titles about detective Saburo. In this version there are also an art & sound gallery, topics about the series and the series characters and movie previews of the other games released for Playstation. These 4 cases are also released in Nintendo DS as part of the Jake Hunter Memories of the Past collection.
CASE 1 - The Petty Murder of a Fragile Heart:
The strangled corpse of a popular hostess is discovered at Asipicio Central Park. A doctor, homeless man and someone else may know something.
CASE 2 - Seaside City Conspiracy:
The search for a missing girlfriend results in the discovery of her hiding guns, and the police begin to suspect a link with an underground trafficking organization.
CASE 3 - Crash and Burn:
Jake visits a race circuit at the invitation of one of Yulia's friends. A motorcycle racer, Sabin Olsen, crashes at the circuit, but a different racer's body is recovered from the crash site. At the same time, Sabin Olsen, at a hotel, is found where a man he was supposed to meet was killed causing Olsen to be framed as he fled the hotel.
CASE 4 - As Time Goes By:
Jake investigates a burglary at a mansion, while Yulia searches for the home of a young boy. Both cases seemed simple, until they become one.
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- First & third person perspectives.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Detective & mystery themes.