「KOSODATE QUIZ : MY ANGEL」is the first entry in a series of unique quiz simulation games in where players can enjoy assuming the role of a couple of newly parents who must raise their newborn daughter from the age of 0 until the age of 25.
The KOSODATE QUIZ series are notable, among other things, for their accessible gameplay mechanics, top-notch presentation and high replay value.
The game system in KOSODATE QUIZ is probably more difficult to explain than it is to grasp it. The game is quite simple to understand just by playing it, so the following info is just to let you know how the game rules work.
● HOW TO PLAY
● The gameplay in KOSODATE QUIZ is divided in two stages :「QUIZ」and「EVENT」which together will comprise a year in your daughter's life.
● To advance in the game you must answer the proper amount of questions set by each QUIZ stage. Moreover, answering the questions correctly will reward you with money that will go towards your「Child Support」fund. And of course the quicker your response is, the more money you will receive.
● All questions in the game are divided in 4 different genres which are linked directly to your daughter's 4 personality paramentes. So with each correct answer your daughter's parameters will also be increasing accordingly.
● By default you will be given 3 chances or「Hearts」to clear the game. You will lose a Heart each time you fail a question - Lose all Hearts and the game will be over.
● SPECIAL STAGE
Throughout the game you may (randomly) get the chance to play some QUIZ stages under any of the following special conditions :
「制限時間2倍 !」 = Twice the Time Limit
「3択問題 !!」 = Three Choices Only
「ジャンルセレクト」 = Genre Select
Your daughter has a set of 9 parameters that represent her current personality and vocational interests.
All of your daughter's parameters (with the exception of LOVE) will be modified at the end of each year based on your actions in the QUIZ and EVENT stages.
● PERSONALITY :
「まじめ」MAJIME = SERIOUS
「お色気」OIROKE = SEXY
「おたく」OTAKU = GEEK
「わんぱく」WANPAKU = TOMBOY
These are basically your daughter's main parameters. Her personality and appearance will change based on the current highest parameter.
● SPECIALTY :
「社会科学」= SOCIAL SCIENCE
「自然科学」= NATURAL SCIENCE
These parameters will affect your daughter's career and job opportunities.
● UNIQUE :
This is an unique parameter that can only be increased through certain choices in the EVENT stage. Filling the parameter bar completelty will reward you with an extra Heart.
■EVENT STAGE INFORMATION
The EVENT stages are where the most significant events in the life of your daughter will be taking place, and so the choices you will make during in this part will practically decide what type of unique and interesting life your daughter will have.
Basically by listening to the change in the music you will be able to tell if your parenting choices are being considered good or「questionable」. But the most important thing to remember is that in reality there are no bad choices ! Raising your daughter just the way you want is the whole point of the game. So feel free to experiment and see how your daughter reacts to your decisions!
■BUT FIRST, A NAME !
I really wish you were able to use your own custom names, but I guess it's very easy to see how such a feature could've been abused at the game centers.
Anyway, you can push button 4 to browse through the list of available pre-set names. Just bare in mind that you won't be able to go back to a previous selection.
As for my daughter, I will be naming her「HITOMI」(ひとみ つづく). A fine Japanese name. (and it was either that or「M i s s X」...)
■HITOMI AGE 0: A LOUD CRY !
HITOMI is hungry and wants to eat! Hmmm... what should we give her?
I took the GEEK test because it's the easiest and most fun one to do if you're a video game and/or anime fan. ■HITOMI AGE 4 : NEW FRIENDS
HITOMI has invited her first friend over... Without telling me! I guess there's no other choice now than to play host.
▲Note that while some events will be slightly different depending on your daughter's current personality, the choices will always remain the same.
1. Prepare a Hot Bath 0円 2. Throw Out 0円 3. Share Your Cheap Sweets 200円 4. Have Sushi 12000円
I don't want HITOMI to think I'm THAT cheap, so I bought some sushi. I just hope she knows that I'm NOT made of sushi, so she better not be expecting that every time she invites her friends! ■HITOMI AGE 5 : PRIMARY SCHOOL ENTRANCE
HITOMI is now ready for Primary School, as well as for her next test.
1. STEADY Public Primary School 2. SENSUAL Private Academy 3. OBSESSIVE Private Primary School 4. STURDY Public Primary School
Again I went with the GEEK choice. Science all the way!
■HITOMI AGE 6 : OUT OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
HITOMI needs a past time. Can't have her goofing around the house all day.