YMMV / Itadaki Street

  • Fridge Brilliance: Luigi seems uncharacteristically bold and confident in the Wii game. But then, not even he could be scared of anything in a simple board game, and he's sometimes portrayed as being good with money and gambling. (His intro quote for The Ghost Ship has him reacting as expected, showing that his cowardice hasn't been forgotten.)
  • Game-Breaker: Assuming you can get a long enough chain of shops, you can make shops with goods worth more than the average win condition!
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: A mild example. Itadaki Street Wii (aka Fortune Street or Boom Street in America and Europe, respectively) is considered the weakest entry of the series, but was well-received overseas. This is a mild example because it also happened to be the first, and so far only, entry released outside Japan.
  • Unexpected Character: The final unlockable character in the Wii version is Patty, the woman who helps you organize your party in Dragon Quest IX. It makes sense in hindsight; who would be more skilled than her at business-related matters?
  • Values Dissonance: The series encourages insider trading as a viable strategy. In real life, insider trading is illegal in many countries (including Japan, where the series originated note ).

Alternative Title(s): Fortune Street