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Mad in Japan: Crazy gaming from the Far East

Aug 28, 2007

Japan is one of the most inspirational creative places on Earth. Without Japan, we wouldn't have Star Wars (Lucas acknowledges The Hidden Fortress as a huge inspiration), or The Matrix (inspired by the Wachowski's fondness for anime).

What fascinates us most about Japan, however, is how its wonderful people can produce utterly bonkers creations. Tentacle-sex? Used pants in vending machines? Pokemon? Japan is a creative goldmine, but it's also a hotbed of bizarre brain-busting mental ideas.

And there are few cultural outlets that allow Japan's craziest elements to come into focus than the world of videogames. You should all know about the endless horse-racing games, the schoolgirl-wooing adventures and so on. But have you heard of all these mad masterpieces?



THE ONE WITH THE WITCH TOUCHING
Doki Doki Majo Saiban | Nintendo DS

In twenty words or less...
Use the stylus to poke and rub several schoolgirls in a search for their witch's mark. Nudge, nudge, wink, etc.

The blurb
"God has chosen two mischievous middle school students, Akuji and Tenshi ("Angel") Ruru, to search for witches. Using the touch pen, players engage in a witch hunt adventure." Translation: Kotaku.com

Buy it now
Wannabe witch-touchers can scratch that itch through Play-Asia.com.

Bonkers rating
A bonkers, ultra-Japanese idea. Plus you'd have to be totally out of your brainbox to play this teenage-touching oddity in public...

6 comments

  • david9812 - October 2, 2009 11:25 a.m.

    "Watch as family members' relationships disintegrate as they take out their irritation on each other." I want this game.
  • WaffleLeech - September 14, 2009 5:18 p.m.

    If that's how they search for witches, sign me up!
  • dreamgor - September 15, 2009 3:37 p.m.

    i have 2 quotes for this thing: 1. the pope is firing his eye beams at this article! (uncyclopedia template) 2. "don't try to outweird me, i get weirder things than you free with my breakfast cereal" (zaphod beedlebrox- hitchikers guide to the galaxy) recaptcha: New cadiz - see the second quote-.-
  • LokiRising - September 14, 2009 8:42 p.m.

    I thought I found a witch...Until her boyfriend knocked me out.
  • esreveR - September 14, 2009 7:56 p.m.

    Ah god, Sega's game got me once the bear began doing face melting electric guitar riffs on an acoustic guitar. That's gotta be one of my favorite trailers ever.
  • hectorv1979 - September 14, 2009 6:32 p.m.

    yes i want to touch witches also

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