You Are Lucky!
(or "Untsuku", thanks Graig and tom!) is a gorgeous little game, created by Shuichi Oshida ("Ossy"), that is a cross between a point-and-click game and one from the Grow series
. The aim is to uncover all ten of the characters (who look a bit like WarBears
with pastel coloured poop on their heads). Unlike Grow, you don't have a list of items to check off — simply click things and see what happens. Mostly, the sequence seems to be fairly logical and linear (I can't give details without spoilers), but it's entirely in Japanese and I'm not sure if being able to understand the text makes any difference. It's often hard to tell if you've backed yourself into a corner, although you will know when you've lost — unlike Grow's generous "booby prizes", you'll get an embarrassing "Wa-wa-wa-waaaaaaa" sound and the logo "YOU ARE LUCKY!" in huge letters.
It's a gorgeous, fun and challenging game that's filled with charm, and I've only managed to uncover eight of the characters. Won't someone please tell me how to reach the acorn?
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