Quiz Nanairo Dreams

Quiz Nanairo Dreams: Nijiiro-chō no Kiseki (Japanese: クイズなないろDREAMS 虹色町の奇跡, "Quiz Seven Color Dreams - Miracle of Rainbow Color Village") is a Japanese video game developed by Capcom. The game is a hybrid of a quiz game and a dating sim.

Quiz Nanairo Dreams - Nijiirochō no Kiseki
Quiz Nanairo Dreams sales flyer.png
Arcade flyer for the game. Clockwise from top left, the heroines depicted are Kumiko, Mayumi, Emi, Charlotte, Momoko, Saki, and Megumi.
Developer(s)Capcom
Publisher(s)Capcom
Platform(s)Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn
ReleaseArcade
  • JP: 26 August 1996
PlayStation and Sega Saturn
  • JP: 27 June 1997
Mode(s)2 players
Arcade systemCPS-2
DisplayRaster, 384 x 224 pixels (Horizontal), 4096 colors

It was released in 1996 originally for the arcade game running on the CP System II platform, and was then released for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn systems in 1997.

GameplayEdit

The game combines elements of a quiz game and a dating sim.[1] Answering questions in the quiz allows the player to move through squares. Correct answers increases the love of the female characters and advances the plot.[2]

A quiz game that answers quizzes that are given questions as you move through the squares. The correct answer to the quiz increases the love and confidence of the girl, and the story unfolds.

The game was originally an arcade title, and when ported to home console, two new routes were added.[1] The two new scenarios were for Pixy and Lindt.[3]

PlotEdit

The goal of the game is to seal the devil, and that is achieved by restoring the seven crystals assimilated into seven girls.[1]

CharactersEdit

In the arcade version, the seven heroines and some of the other characters were named after candy companies that sponsored the game. When Quiz Nanairo Dreams was ported to home consoles, the characters were renamed. The names from the arcade version are given first, followed by their names in the console versions.

Megumi Morinaga (森永 めぐみ, Morinaga Megumi)/Megumi Moritsugu (森次 めぐみ, Moritsugu Megumi)
Voiced by Yuri Shiratori in the arcade version and Maria Kawamura in the console versions.
Kumiko Ezaki (江崎 久美子, Ezaki Kumiko)/Kumiko Shiozaki (潮崎 久美子, Shiozaki Kumiko)
Voiced by Michiko Neya in the arcade version and the Kae Araki in the console versions.
Momoko Fujiya (不二家 桃子, Fujiya Momoko)/Momoko Fujikura (藤倉 桃子, Fujikura Momoko)
Voiced by Masayo Kurata.
Saki Kanebo (鐘紡 サキ, Kanebō Saki)/Saki Omokane (想鐘 サキ, Omokane Saki)
Voiced by Michiko Neya.
A seemingly ordinary 16-year-old girl who is actually a member of an international Earth Defense Force.
Mayumi Tohato (東鳩 真由美, Tōhato Mayumi)/Mayumi Kobato (小鳩 真由美, Kobato Mayumi)
Voiced by Yuri Amano.
Shalllotte (シャルロッテ, Sharurotte)/Charlotte (シャーロット, Shārotto)
Voiced by Michiko Neya in the arcade version and Sachiko Sugawara in the console versions.
Emi Sakuma (佐久間 絵美, Sakuma Emi)/Emi Sakura (咲良 絵美, Sakura Emi)
Voiced by Masayo Kurata in the arcade version and Miho Yamada in the console versions.
Pixy (妖精, Yōsei)
Voiced by Yuri Shiratori.
Lindt (リンツ, Rintsu)/Linz (リンツ, Rintsu)
Voiced by Michiko Neya.
Demon King Godiva (魔王ゴディバ, Maō Godiva)/Demon King (魔王, Maō)
Voiced by Tomomichi Nishimura.

ReleaseEdit

The game was released for arcades on September 20, 1996.[4] It was ported to the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation home consoles and was released on June 27, 1997.[3][2]

The game was added to the PlayStation Network Game Archives on July 27, 2011 in Japan.[1]

ReceptionEdit

In Japan, Game Machine listed Quiz Nanairo Dreams on their October 15, 1996 issue as being the most-successful arcade game of the year, outperforming titles such as Dancing Eyes and Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha.[5] Upon release, Famitsu gave the PlayStation and Sega Saturn version of the game 28 out of 40.[3][2]

Appearances in other gamesEdit

  • Saki Omokane appears as a helper character in the Capcom fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and a playable character in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars.[6] Her main weapon is her machine gun, though this makes her physical moveset limited. Her ending has her having tea with the rest of the female characters in Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes (Roll, Jun the Swan, Morrigan, Doronjo, and Chun-Li). Saki starts explaining about her world and its mechanics, while the rest of the girls remain clueless about what she's talking about. In Ultimate All Stars, she helps save the twisting dimensions and soon finds that the reason she fights is to protect the friends she made. She then prepares to protect her city from a rampaging Hauzer. She is voiced by Yoko Honna. While she does not appear in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, one of Jill Valentine's alternate colors is based on Saki.
  • Saki also appears as Capcom character card C119 in the Neo Geo Pocket Color game SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash. She comes with a special ability called "Stand-By", which is triggered once she enters the ring (field of play) and allows the player to pick one card from his deck and shuffle the rest, while placing that card on top of the deck to be drawn on the next round. Another character, Linz, is depicted on Action card A42, called "Pester", which allows the player to put three of the opponent's pile cards among his/her discarded (out of play) cards.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d 電撃オンライン. "『QUIZなないろDREAMS 虹色町の奇跡』クイズゲームなのに、女の子とのドキドキイベントに力入れ過ぎ!【電撃PS×PS Store】". 電撃オンライン (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  2. ^ a b c "QUIZ なないろDREAMS 虹色町の奇跡 [セガサターン] / ファミ通.com". www.famitsu.com. Archived from the original on 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  3. ^ a b c "QUIZ なないろDREAMS 虹色町の奇跡 [PS] / ファミ通.com". www.famitsu.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-29. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  4. ^ "QUIZ なないろDREAMS 虹色町の奇跡 (アーケード) - ファミ通.com". www.famitsu.com. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  5. ^ "Game Machine's Best Hit Games 25 - TVゲーム機ーソフトウェア (Video Game Software)". Game Machine (in Japanese). No. 528. Amusement Press, Inc. 15 October 1996. p. 25.
  6. ^ "【動画追加】家庭用版『ストIV』は2009年2月に発売! "カプコン大格闘祭"に注目の対戦格闘ゲームがズラリ - ファミ通.com". www.famitsu.com. Archived from the original on 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2019-05-07.

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