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Linkle Liver Story
Linkle Liver Story title screen
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date(s) 1996
Genre Action-RPG
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) 全年齢 (All Ages)
Platform(s) Sega Saturn

Linkle Liver Story (リンクルリバーストリー) is an Action-RPG published in Japan in 1996 for the Sega Saturn video game system. Although never translated into any other language, the game gained some popularity outside Japan because its relatively simple gameplay made it playable even by those who did not fully comprehend the text. Image File history File links Linkle Liver Story title screen. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... This article is about the video game company. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ... This article is about the video game company. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This is listing of computer and video game genres with a brief description and examples from each genre. ... An Action-RPG is a type of computer role-playing game which requires quick action or reflexes from the player. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... Games, like most other forms of media, may be categorized into genres based on gameplay, atmosphere, and various other factors. ... The Sega Saturn (Japanese: セガサターン, Sega Saturn), a video game console of the 32-bit era, was released on November 22, 1994, in Japan and May 1995 in the United States; 170,000 machines were sold the first day of the Japanese launch. ... Computer role-playing games (CRPGs), often shortened to simply role-playing games (RPGs), are a type of video or computer game that traditionally uses gameplay elements found in paper-and-pencil role-playing games. ... See also: 1995 in video gaming, other events of 1996, 1997 in video gaming, history of video games Events DigiPen Institute of Technology receives accreditation, first school in the world to offer college degrees in video game development. ... The Sega Saturn (Japanese: セガサターン, Sega Saturn), a video game console of the 32-bit era, was released on November 22, 1994, in Japan and May 1995 in the United States; 170,000 machines were sold the first day of the Japanese launch. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ...


The story takes place on the planet Mamuuna (マムーナ), a world populated by kawaii anthropomorphic animals. In this world, new life is created by the "Mother Flower", which lives at the bottom of the ocean. Someone has kidnapped the Mother Flower. The player takes on the role of Kittchu (キッチュ), a rather reluctant hero who is persuaded to go on a rescue mission by the village chief. Kawaii characters are drawn with large eyes and small noses and mouths, as in this still from Elfen Lied. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Subregnum Bilateria  Acoelomorpha  Orthonectida  Rhombozoa  Myxozoa  Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ...


Kittchu is accompanied by Puchimuku (プチムク), a round pink blob who insists he is not a pig, but does not explain what he is. In battle, Puchimuku lunges at enemies from a distance, while Kittchu engages in hand-to-hand combat. The two travel around the world via a tornado-like wind that carries them from continent to continent.


Linkle Liver Story features a rather unique system of weapon upgrades. To gain more powerful weapons, the player must find weapon seeds, then grow these using droplets of water left behind by defeated enemies. Recovery items are obtained by watering special trees to produce fruit.


Title

The game's unusual title has been the subject of much discussion. In Japan, it is popular to give products English titles. As most of the population does not speak English, it is not a requirement that the words actually mean anything, as seems to be the case with Linkle Liver Story. This type of nonsensical English is often derisively referred to as "Engrish" or "Japlish". An example of Engrish noted in Tokyo in the year 2000 Engrish is a slang term which, in its purest form, refers to poor-quality attempts by Japanese writers to create English words and phrases; whether in mistranslation of an original Japanese language text, or in an attempt to create... An example of Engrish noted in Tokyo in the year 2000 Engrish is a slang term which, in its purest form, refers to poor-quality attempts by professional Japanese writers to create English words and phrases; whether in mistranslation of an original English text, or in an attempt to create...


When the game first came out, many assumed that the title was merely a misspelling of "Wrinkle River". This is doubtful, since the story is not about a river. In a 2001 usenet posting, Victor Ireland claimed that the game's producer told him that "Linkle Liver" was intended to mean "the people that lived in Linkle".[1] While it is conceivable that a non-English-speaking person could make that grammatical error, there is no place named Linkle in the actual game. Usenet is a distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP network of the same name. ...


Aside from the title, the game does not contain any other notable examples of "Engrish", although a few screens do display English words.


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NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Linkle Liver Story (398 words)
Linkle Liver Story (リンクルリバーストリー) is an Action-RPG published in Japan in 1996 for the Sega Saturn video game system.
The story takes place on the planet Mamuuna (マムーナ), a world populated by kawaii anthropomorphic animals.
In a 2001 usenet posting, Victor Ireland claimed that the game's producer told him that "Linkle Liver" was intended to mean "the people that lived in Linkle".
Linkle Liver Story Reviews - Linkle Liver Story Player Reviews - Linkle Liver Story Web Site Reviews (766 words)
When I heard that Linkle Liver Story (not Rinkle River Story, I wonder if someone found this game here on Gamefaqs) has both of these elements, I purchased it immediately.
You live peacefully with all your animal friends (more half-human, half-animal, like every characters of Linkle Liver Story), when you meet a little pinky and fluffy ball that tell you that the world is in danger.
Anyway, thats the only point where Linkle Liver Story really shines.
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