PlayStation 1 Games3X3 Eyes 1 – Kyuusei Koushu (SLPS-00071 / SLPS-00072)
3X3 Eyes 1 – Kyuusei Koushu

3X3 Eyes 1 – Kyuusei Koushu (SLPS-00071 / SLPS-00072)

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3×3 Eyes – Kyuusei Koushu is based on the manga and anime series 3×3 Eyes. It tells the story of a simple Japanese teenager Yakumo, who lives in Tokyo and tries to study at his high school and to earn his living by working as a cross-dressing waiter at the same time. His father was a famous explorer and adventurer, but he died after a mysterious accident during one of his journeys to Tibet. One day, Yakumo meets a girl who calls herself Pai. She tells him that she belongs to an ancient powerful race of immortals, called the sanzhiyan, the three-eyed ones. It appears that Yakumo’s father worked together with Pai, and that Pai’s biggest wish is to become a normal human again. Since then, Yakumo and Pai work together, but they must be aware of other sanzhiyan – powerful demons with their own evil plans.

The story of the game is based on the following episode: Yakumo receives a message from his friend, the Buddhist monk Naparvha, saying that a curse has fallen upon a village in China. A young girl was killed under mysterious circumstances, and two monks fell asleep and cannot wake up. Yakumo visits the village and begins the investigation, aided by Yue Hua, the sister of the dead girl.

The game is a Japanese-style adventure. The game world is composed of still shots of locations and characters in anime style, and the player interacts with objects and characters by selecting choices from a menu (such as “Look”, “Talk”, etc.). Cutscenes are presented as animated sequences.

3×3 Eyes (pronounced Sazan Eyes in Japanese) is a manga created by acclaimed manga artist Yuzo Takada, and is his most successful series. It spans 40 volumes, beginning in 1987 and ending in 2002. It was serialized in Young Magazine. In 1993, it won the Kodansha Manga Award for shonen. The English-language manga was being published by Dark Horse Comics, but was canceled before the release of volume 9 in 2005.

There are also two anime OVA series based on 3×3 Eyes and were first released in 1991 and 1995. The first consisted of four half hour episodes and the second consisted of three forty five minute episodes. They cover the storyline up to volume 5 of the manga. Originally published by Streamline in the US in 1995, the two OVAs were eventually re-dubbed and released in 2001 by Pioneer LDC in a collected set.

Manufacturer’s description:
“3 × 3EYES” comic romance of Yuzo Takada is now a command selection adventure formula. The specification was appointed full voice actors gorgeous, dramatizing the stories of a beautiful animation of 30 frames per second. Taiwan took place in order to save the building of the village and the Mystery of Yakumo and Pai-hero, has been hit by strange phenomenon, and confront huge conspiracy.

First person perspective.
2D graphics
Cartoon graphics
Fantasy, Humor & Anime themes.

Number Of Players      1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks      1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )      Standard Controller ( Digital Controller compatible only )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )      None
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )      None
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )      None
Vibration Function Compatible      No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible      No
Link Cable Function Compatible  No

Move between actions or answers –  D-Pad
Select action –  Circle Button
Cancel action / Skip dialogue –  X Button
Show / Hide text –  L2 Button
Save game –  L1 Button
Load game –  R1 Button
Show previous dialogues –  Select Button
Character profile –  Start Button

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