Yoake no Mariko

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Yoake no Mariko
Yoake no Mariko Cover.jpg
Developer(s) Lindwurm[1]
Publisher(s) SCEI
Designer(s) Spümcø[2][3]
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Simulation
Mode(s) Single-player, Multi-player

Yoake no Mariko (夜明けのマリコ?) is a voice acting simulation game designed by Spümcø, a cartoon animation studio founded by The Ren & Stimpy Show creator and animator John Kricfalusi. Artwork and character design were undertaken by Spümcø for both games and music was performed by such notable musicians as Eric Gorfain.[5]

Versions and sequels[edit]

The game was released in December 2001 exclusively to Japan and a Performance Pack was released shortly afterward.[6] Following this, a sequel entitled Yoake no Mariko 2nd Act was released on 24 January 2002.[7]


To play Yoake no Mariko, players must provide voice acting to correspond with a movie scene that unfolds before them. There are six levels (or scenes) in the game which include such genres as the western drama, the horror flick, and the Kung Fu action flick.[2] As the background film clip plays, on-screen cues inform the player when to deliver his lines and how to modulate his vocal intonations in a manner similar to karaoke games. The spoken lines are then graded by an in-game algorithm and the player is scored on his performance. Specifically considered are the player's timing, volume and tone.


  1. ^ VGR Game Profile. VGRebirth.org. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  2. ^ a b Yoake no Mariko (Japan Version) for PlayStation 2. Deal Time. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  3. ^ Levi. Watch: Yoake no Mariko, Spumco and Sony’s crazy collaboration. SiliconEra. 16 April 2008.
  4. ^ Yoake no Mariko. GameSpot. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  5. ^ Producer Profile – Eric Gorfain. Studio Expresso. 2001.
  6. ^ Yoake no Mariko. GameFAQs. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  7. ^ Yoake no Mariko 2nd Act Updates. GameSpot. Retrieved 5 December 2008.

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