Video Game: Metropolismania
Metropolismania is a city-building game released only on the PS2 in 2002. The game was published by Natsume, which also spawned two sequels, Metropolismania 2, and the Japan-only Metropolismania 3. The game focuses on the player (a quirky man dressed in a yellow suit) to interact with NPCs to populate towns. You must reach a certain population limit, with obstacles like Majorie Wikins needs a police station or Bob Styles needs a grocery store. Other obstacles include thieves, smuggling rings, aliens, cavemen, etc. The game is also noted for it's horrible English translation.