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Suchie Pai 4 (moe + mah-jong)

 
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kiken



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Suchie Pai 4 (moe + mah-jong)    Reply with quote



So... I spent most of this weekend playing Suchie Pai 4... because I'm all for high-def strip mah-jong.

Having played many of the prior games, I found that this one is perhaps the easiest (the result of a far less aggressive CPU coupled with some totally broken power-ups). In fact, if you're just starting out with mah-jong videogames, this might be a really good start. Of course, the moe factor is through the roof this time. Instead of merely wandering around and playing against young anime chicks in some non-descript anime town, you're wandering around Akiba and playing against maid cafe chicks. After thoroughly beating them, you get to take them back to the You & Me cafe in order to snap away multiple photos of them wearing skimpy outfits of your choosing.

One thing that has always impressed me with the Suchie Pai series is the exceedingly high production values. Jaleco wanted this game to stand out as much as possible in the endless sea of strip mah-jong games by doing as much fan pandering as possible. Getting Kenichi Sonoda to do all the character designs no doubt seriously helped.

So, use this thread to discuss all things Suchie Pai and all thing videogame mah-jong in general.

Here's some video I capped from SP4 (please right-click and save):
Suchie Pai 4 Intro
Playing against Mari-chan
Photo Op with Remi

I guess I should have mentioned, this is for J-PS2.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:37 pm        Reply with quote

how would you rate the Loli factor in this game? Is it just Mo or would you expect a visit from Chris Hansen after playing it?
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kiken



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:05 pm        Reply with quote

RobotRocker wrote:
how would you rate the Loli factor in this game? Is it just Mo or would you expect a visit from Chris Hansen after playing it?


Most of the girls in the series are late teens to early twenties... however, Miyuri-chan alone, pretty much sends the Loli Factor to 11. Taking photos of a 12 year-old in a stupidly skimpy bikini is all sorts of wrong (read: Japan)... although, you gotta earn that outfit.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:44 pm        Reply with quote

I'm really happy for this thread! I've been considering buying another mahjong game, and Suchie Pai 3 Remix for the DS had caught my eye. Has anyone played it? How does it compare to Suchie Pai 4? After watching the intro video for 4, I'm not sure if I could bring myself to buy it, no matter how badly I might want to play a new mahjong game :) If the DS game is a little more subdued, I might give it a shot though!
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kiken



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:58 pm        Reply with quote

jjsimpso wrote:
I'm really happy for this thread! I've been considering buying another mahjong game, and Suchie Pai 3 Remix for the DS had caught my eye. Has anyone played it? How does it compare to Suchie Pai 4? After watching the intro video for 4, I'm not sure if I could bring myself to buy it, no matter how badly I might want to play a new mahjong game :) If the DS game is a little more subdued, I might give it a shot though!


Well, the LE version of SP4 includes SP3 Remix. However, in regards to the intro to 3, it actually has two of them... (both are sort of a generic shoujo anime intro quality)... not quite as obnoxious as SP4's intro (not ot mention that the second intro to SP3 is the arcade one which doesn't have lyrics).

Gameplay-wise, SP3 is a bit more difficult than SP4. The major aspect that needs consideration is making sure you get enough of the coin halves (from the matching panel game) in order to trigger the true last boss (Suchie Pai Mk II) so you can get the good ending for each of the partner characters.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:12 pm        Reply with quote

The bottom-right picture is the hottest thing I've seen all week. You may begin the 4channish Chris Hansen jokes.

I wish I actually knew how to play mahjong and not just the crappy casual-gamer tile-matching "MAHJOHNGG" PC budget games I've seen my grandma spend hours doing.

Aren't they making one of these for DS/PSP?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:16 pm        Reply with quote

invisibleyogurt wrote:
The bottom-right picture is the hottest thing I've seen all week. You may begin the 4channish Chris Hansen jokes.


http://forums.selectbutton.net/viewtopic.php?t=9397
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:17 pm        Reply with quote

I know the PSP's got a Suchie Pai...the DS has Akagi.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:27 pm        Reply with quote

invisibleyogurt wrote:
The bottom-right picture is the hottest thing I've seen all week. You may begin the 4channish Chris Hansen jokes.

I wish I actually knew how to play mahjong and not just the crappy casual-gamer tile-matching "MAHJOHNGG" PC budget games I've seen my grandma spend hours doing.

Aren't they making one of these for DS/PSP?


Suchie Pai 3 Remix is available for both DS and PSP:
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-9f-77-2-49-en-15-idol%2Bjanshi-70-1zu2.html
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-9g-77-3-49-en-15-idol%2Bjanshi-70-1zu3.html

Apparently, Akagi is available for both GBA and DS:
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-9g-77-1-49-en-15-akagi-70-23zy.html
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-39-49-en-15-akagi-70-17jh.html
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:32 pm        Reply with quote

Shouldn't someone link to a "how to play mah-jong" thing that always gets linked to?
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kiken



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:15 pm        Reply with quote

Shapermc wrote:
Shouldn't someone link to a "how to play mah-jong" thing that always gets linked to?


Well, those of us who know how to play could always contribute rules and such to this thread.. but so as not to disappoint you:
http://www.delfosse.com/mahjong.html
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:09 pm        Reply with quote

kiken, you are a veritable font of Suchie Pai knowledge!

For info on how to play mahjong, I like Mahjong in MAME, especially since MAME is the easiest way to get started playing mahjong. It covers rules as well as translations and the standard MAME interface for playing these games.

How hard is it to work out the Japanese in the Suchie Pai games? Are there any fan translation guides that you know of?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:35 pm        Reply with quote

so what's the deal with video mahjong? is it like video poker? is it any fun compared to the real thing?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:01 pm        Reply with quote

I'm kind of wondering if any of these mah-jong games will like teach me how to play. More slowly than Akagi.

Also are they in English.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:21 pm        Reply with quote

haze wrote:
so what's the deal with video mahjong? is it like video poker? is it any fun compared to the real thing?


Its pretty much the same with either asian porn stars or disturbingly young anime girls in various states of undress when you win. Has now included FMV too.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:32 pm        Reply with quote

Man, why not skip the work and just go look at hentai.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:37 pm        Reply with quote

This thread has made me set aside the evening to watch Akagi again from the start. I just realized that I never saw the final episode.
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Touran



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:46 pm        Reply with quote

That OP video is like a pair of gloved hands strangling the air out of my throat.

EDIT:
Damn, this has some really high production values.
It actually looks like it might be fun to play.
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Ashura



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:10 am        Reply with quote

Kik, glad you started this thread.

I'm still waiting for my copy to come. Suchie Pai is awesome.

http://www.wordpainter.net/stuff/suchiepai/ is a bunch of fun art stuff I collected a while back. I think I have more, now.. I'll see where I stashed it all later.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:01 am        Reply with quote

The Suchie Pai Museum

As for playing Suchie Pai on a PC, you have official ports of the first 3 games and most likely emulated ROMs of the first two arcade titles. There's also the Super Famicom port of the first game. I don't know if fan translations exist for these... however, all the important commands are in katakana.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:51 am        Reply with quote

Touran wrote:
EDIT:
Damn, this has some really high production values.
It actually looks like it might be fun to play.

Yeah, it's always been a really polished, high-quality series, with excellent art and voice work (where applicable). It's completely worthwhile for the mahjong and production values alone. The stripping (in the games that have it) and other risque elements are just frosting. Whereas in most cases, with this kind of thing, you get a ghetto mahjong interface with little animation, a cheating computer, and soul-sucking music.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:53 am        Reply with quote

I have the PC version of III, which is really good (and uncensored, so don't be surprised about breasts), though when Kiken and I tried the networking mode it was, well, pretty flakey.

I also have the DVDPG somewhere, which is like a choose your own adventure game tacked onto the OAV. The OAV actually came out in the US but it was actually edited and had a low print run.

I'm pretty sure the arcade games are emulated, at least the first two, and I used to have the first SFC game. I don't know if anyone bothered to translate it. Like Kiken said, it's all in katakana, though, so it's pretty easy. If you don't know that, though, I'm sure we could actually throw together a screenshot with some overlays to help you guys out.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:02 am        Reply with quote

I do love Kenichi Sonoda
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:18 am        Reply with quote

would any of you guys play this in public?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:05 pm        Reply with quote

THREAD NECROMANCY!

I just saw that CyberFront picked up the license for this game from the now-defunct Jaleco and are releasing a PSP port this week:

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-9f-49-en-70-3uj2.html

So now you can have moe-moe mahjong on the go.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:35 pm        Reply with quote

That's disgusting.
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