Machi (video game)

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Machi cover.jpg
Platform(s)Sega Saturn
PlayStation Portable
ReleaseSega Saturn
  • JP: January 22, 1998
  • JP: January 28, 1999
PlayStation Portable
  • JP: July 30, 2006
Genre(s)Visual novel

Machi (, literally "City") is a visual novel adventure game developed and published by Chunsoft and released in Japan for the Sega Saturn in 1998. It was later released for the Sony PlayStation in 1999, published as the third entry in the "Sound Novel Evolution" series, and retitled Machi: Unmei no Kousaten (街 〜運命の交差点〜, lit. "City: The Intersection of Fate"). Eventually, the game was remade for the PlayStation Portable, now titled Machi: Unmei no Kousaten: Tokubetsuhen (街 〜運命の交差点〜 特別篇, lit. "City: The Intersection of Fate - Special Version") and was released in 2006.

Focusing mostly on storytelling, the game is described by its creators as a "sound novel" that focuses on eight protagonists and their adventures and conflicts in the major metropolitan area of Shibuya. Depending on what decisions the player makes during the course of the game, several different endings, both good and bad, can be reached.



  • Keima Amemiya: a policeman
  • Jintarō Umabe: an actor
  • Masami Ushio: a gang member
  • Yoshiko Hosoi: the female protagonist
  • Masashi Shinoda: a student
  • Ryūji Takamine: a deserter
  • Fumiyasu Ichikawa: an author
  • Yōhei Tobisawa: a high-school boy
  • Atsushi Takamine: a Businessman
  • Norio Aoi: a high-school boy
  • Isamu Sagiyama: an Assistant director
  • Patrick Dandy: a Marriage Swindler
  • Shōjirō Kaizuka: a Politician

Reception and legacy[edit]


  1. ^ Collin Campbell (2006). "Japan Votes on All Time Top 100". Archived from the original on January 10, 2012. Retrieved October 2, 2009.
  2. ^ プレイステーション – サウンドノベル・エボリ 街~運命の交差点~. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.5. June 30, 2006.
  3. ^ "Steins;Gate is voted the best Adventure game of all time". Japanese Nintendo. June 7, 2017.

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