- Tokimeki Memorial
title = Tokimeki Memorial
caption = Cover to the original PC Engine game.
Koji Igarashi("Programmer, Scenario Writer")
series = "Tokimeki Memorial" series
released = JPN
27 May 1994(PCE)
13 October 1995(PS)
9 February 1996(SFC)
19 July 1996(SS)
4 December 1997(PC)
11 February 1999(GB)
9 March 2006(PSP)
CERO: B (Ages 12 and over)
Game Boy Color, mobile phones, PC, PC Engine, PlayStation, PlayStation Portable, Sega Saturn, Super Famicom
input = nihongo|"Tokimeki Memorial"|ときめきメモリアル|Tokimeki Memoriaru|lit. "Heartbeat Memorial" is a
dating simby Konamiand the first game in the "Tokimeki Memorial" series.
"Tokimeki Memorial" was first released for the
PC Engineon May 27, 1994. It was remade as "Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With You" on the PlayStationand Sega Saturnin 1995 with a new opening video, improved graphics and sound, and new minigames.
In 1996, it was released again on the
Super Famicomas "Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ki no Shita de", and although drastically reduced in graphic and sound quality (the only voice clips were available during loading), included an exclusive CD with a radio drama and new arrangement of the ending theme, "Futari no Toki" this time sung by the majority of the girls, instead of just Shiori Fujisaki (the heroine of the first game).
Again, in 1999, the game was re-released on the
Game Boy Colorin two versions, "Tokimeki Memorial Sports Version: Kotei no Photograph" and "Tokimeki Memorial Culture Version: Komorebi no Melody", dividing 10 of the characters between the two games and adding three new winnable characters, Patricia McGrath, Naomi Munakata, and Kyoko Izumi. The Game Boy Colorversions also featured a Beatmaniamini-game, compatibility with the Super Game Boy, a screen saver mode, and a two-player "versus" minigame.
In 2004, exactly the 10th anniversary of the original PC Engine release, the game was released once again on mobile phones in Japan, and in 2006, exactly the 10th anniversary of the Super Famicom release, was ported to the
PlayStation Portableportable system, which is virtually identical to the PlayStationversion.
The first game in the series is particularly notable for its "bomb" feature, where neglected, infrequently-dated girls would eventually become angry and gossip to their friends, severely reducing love meters across the board. In the middle of the game, when the number of known girls was high, these "bombs" became the primary concern of the player, forcing careful planning and strategies like
round-robindating. Although the feature was still present in the later games, it was considerably reduced in importance and the difficulty in avoiding it.
"Tokimeki Memorial" was voted as the 23rd best video game of all time in a 2006 reader poll by Japanese magazine "
Famitsu". [ [http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2401&Itemid=2 Japan Votes on All Time Top 100 : Next Generation - Interactive Entertainment Today, Video Game and Industry News - Home of Edge Online ] ]
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