Nintendo Entertainment System
Pop Star Debut
|Released By||LIPEMCO! Translations|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Published By||Towa Chiki|
|Game Date||14 September 1989|
|Release Date||14 September 2018|
|Last Modified||12 January 2021|
Idol Hakkenden is an adventure game for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Idol Hakkenden is an adventure game developed by Natsume - one of only two for the Famicom, to our knowledge. In it, one has to follow Erika Saionji as she strives to become a popular idol and thus win the family inheritance, ahead of her two sisters, Shizuka and Reika. To reach this goal, the player will have to traverse various locales, use Erika’s gift for singing and solve some relatively simple puzzles. The game is quite charming, with a great soundtrack and some funny moments. It was also pretty difficult to localize, due to abundance of accents, trivia questions and some aspects of Japanese culture that could be unknown to the Western players.
The online version of the manual is also included with the patch/readme, so it is recommended to check it out, as it may give the players more insight into the characters and available commands!
ROM / ISO Information:
- No-Intro Name: Idol Hakkenden (Japan)
- (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
- File SHA-1: D3731FDF1E6F954C566E46A32456F5835985DE68
- ROM SHA-1: 9E90A1E4B24A68AA006B09DB607479C2FEB19FC0