Video Game / Jewelpet

Aside from the cuteness that is the anime series, the Jewelpet franchise has a line of rhythmic music games for the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo 3DS. They are:

Jewelpet Cute Magic Fantasy

Developed and published by MTO and released on April 30, 2009, the game utilizes the Nintendo DS console in a horizontal layout and uses the DS stylus to navigate through the game. Magic sessions are utilized by the stylus, letting the player touch the flowers appearing on the screen to successfully synchronize with the music. Wi-Fi Connection is available, allowing online gameplay with other players.

Jewelpet DS Magic Kirapi Kariin

Released on December 17, 2009, the game is based on the first season of the anime. The gameplay is like the first game but with major additions such as a microphone feature, character voices from the anime and VS Magic sessions. Interaction with your Jewelpet is introduced in this game. This is the only Jewelpet game that made it into the Famitsu Hall of Fame.

Jewelpet Let's Play Together in the Room of Magic!

Released on August 5, 2010. Unlike the past two games, the third one utilizes the Nintendo DS console in a vertical layout and is based on Jewelpet Twinkle. It has a different gameplay style and a few additions such as improved interactions with your Jewelpet, accessories for the Jewelpets, mini-games and new magic sessions.

Jewelpet Magical Rhythm Yay!

The first 3DS game, developed and published by Furyu and released on November 10, 2011. The game adapts both the musical elements of the first two games as well as the life simulation elements of the third game using the 3DS's augmented reality system. It is very loosely based on Jewelpet Sunshine.

Jewelpet Magical Dance in Style Deco!

Released on November 8, 2012, it is loosely based on Jewelpet Kira Deco.

Jewelpet Cooking at the Magical Café!

Released on November 14, 2013, it's loosely based on Jewelpet Happiness. Like the Twinkle game, it's more about life simulation.

Features examples of:

  • Alternate Universe: Despite following the plotline of the anime series (except for the first game), it is played out differently for the younger player to adapt.
  • Musical Gameplay: They're all rhythm games, except the third game, although it does have some elements of it, specifically when you attempt to awaken a Jewelpet from its Jewel Charm.
  • New Game+: In the first game, after you beat the game once, you have to challenge all the music sessions again to get a perfect clear.
  • Nintendo Hard: Oh, sooo much! It's like an unholy mix between Osu! and Parappa The Rapper. Getting a perfect clear needs serious memorization on which musical flower you need to touch. The later games updated the mechanics making it even harder to beat.
  • Video Game Caring Potential / Video Game Cruelty Potential: The third game, in which you care for 8 Jewelpets (Ruby, Sapphie, Garnet, Milky, Luna, Peridot, Sango and Labra).
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