SNK is bringing its whole new definition of “Touch Generation” to the west, thanks to the launch of an English website for it's bizarre touch-'em-up DS game, Doki Doki Majo Shinpan!
Yet another huge step on the journey of videogames to 'art'.
According to the new website, the game's story goes a little something like this:
“There is a boy; the student of the [Seirei Takagamine Junior High School] whose name is [Akuji Nishimura], is a little perverse and proud to be a bad boy. One day, Akuji been ordered by the person who call oneself an [Arch-Angel] to find the [witch who is hiding in the school]. Akuji is not obedient boy to hear the order, but threatened to change him into [good boy] he have no choice but to obey the order.”
It's in the finding of the witches that things get a little creepy. Here's how it's done:
“Stare the ladies (using the icon of eye), smile to them in the appropriate timing, show them the evidences you have collected, and of course don’t forget to have the normal communications such as directly touching them. Just wondering, is the directly touching is normal or not… Anyway, make full use of the icons, stylus, and your techniques to try making the heart of witches beating.”
So, if you genuinely can't get out of your own darkened bedroom and talk to real grown-up girls then you might want to delve further into Doki Doki Majo Shinpan!
Yup. The “perverse” boy has to touch the girls to find out if they're witches. SPOnG has to wonder how Maho Akai, who's a 14-year-old cheerleader, will feel about that...
If she's not obliging, however, you need not worry. SNK tells us, “But not to mention, the witch suspect won't allow so easily let you touch...um, to check. So, sometimes necessary to resort to violence letting suspect obey our order."
Bizarre sexual Japanese games are steadily making greater inroads into the West. As well as this new level of touchy-feeliness on the DS there's now a substantial library of dating/porn sims available to Western gamers thanks to Play-Asia.com
. Frankly, SPOnG doesn't know whether to be amused or perturbed.
You can find the website here