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Don't want to grow up? Read this Toy Shop preview!

This small preview of the gameplay in Majesco's Toy Shop makes the game sound ... well, oddly compelling. 1UP's Emily Balistrieri sums it up as a "Harvest Moon for those more interested in dolls and train sets than cows and corn."

In the game, two siblings are given three years to restore an inherited toy shop to a profitable state. Each day (five to ten minutes), you talk to the customers, meet the townspeople, fix up your store (including appropriate seasonal decorations) and -- most importantly -- make toys. The appropriate stock of toys will make customers happy, and they'll come back and spend more money.

The Harvest Moon comparison makes the game sound especially interesting. Why don't more companies make that kind of game? And why not move it off the farm? We like toys, much more than we like farming.

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AnOffday1

2-02-2008 @ 2:22PM

AnOffday said...

This actually sounds like a lot of fun. Any release date yet?

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Justin2

2-02-2008 @ 2:57PM

Justin said...

"Toy Shop on DS, which will be available this April for $19.99" from the article... otherwise on it's own it looked like I had inside infor or something.

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RootiePatootie3

2-03-2008 @ 3:41PM

RootiePatootie said...

This sounds like something I'd actually enjoy a lot. I think it will go on my "must buy" list. Sadly, that list is too long ...well, no game list is too long but too long considering everything ELSE on my gaming list!

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RootiePatootie4

2-03-2008 @ 3:41PM

RootiePatootie said...

This sounds like something I'd actually enjoy a lot. I think it will go on my "must buy" list. Sadly, that list is too long ...well, no game list is too long but too long considering everything ELSE on my gaming list!

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