Ihatovo Monogatari

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Ihatovo Monogatari
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Cover art
Developer(s)Hect
Publisher(s)Hect[1]
Composer(s)Tsukasa Tawada[2]
Platform(s)Super Famicom[1]
Satellaview
Release
Genre(s)Adventure
Mode(s)Single-player only

Ihatovo Monogatari (イーハトーヴォ物語, Ihatovo Monogatari, lit. Ihatovo Story) is a 1993 adventure video game that was released exclusively in Japan. A fan translation group released an unofficial English translation patch for the game on December 28, 2018.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Players control a teacher in the game.

The story depicts the action as taking place in the utopian world of Ihatovo.[4]

The game focuses on collecting information (notebooks from Miyazawa's fairy tales) and items (that are related to those fairy tales) instead of fighting monsters.[4][5] Some of the surprises that the player finds includes a movie theater that is always closed, the opportunity to play the role of a temporary school teacher, and having portraits of unique non-player characters that show up while talking to them.

Inspired by the stories of Kenji Miyazawa, the story covers nine chapters and surreal environments.[6] The ending involves speaking to Mr. Miyazawa himself and returning to the real world via the Galaxy Express train.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-07-09.
  2. ^ "Composer information". SNESMusic.org. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  3. ^ "Ihatovo Monogatari". ROMhacking.net. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  4. ^ a b "Game overview". MobyGames. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  5. ^ "Basic analysis". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-07-09.
  6. ^ "Additional information" (in Japanese). Geocities Japan. Retrieved 2008-07-09.