An arcade game in which the player picks one of 3 girls to go out on a date with (presumably a magical one), and proceeds to complete a number of tasks in order to win her affections. 2 players can compete against one another for the affections of the same girl on a love-triangle stricken 3-way date.
Tasks take the form of minigames
and quizzes, which play out upon landing on various spaces on a virtual board game
. The minigames take various themes, including such accurate dating metaphors as one-on-one 2D frog fighting and quickly identifying polygonal letters from odd angles. Succeeding in these challenges will reward the player with the chance to pick an outfit for their girl and take photos of her from an almost free-roaming
camera on a date at a number of wholesome locations; including the carnival, tennis court, beach and Casino.
The game was developed and published by Taito
in Japan in 1996
under the name of Magical Date - DokiDoki Kokuhaku Daisakusen
(まじかるで～と ドキドキ告白大作戦. Literally, "Beating Heart Battle for Confession"). A minor version update was released in 1997 in Japanese arcades as Magical Date EX - Sotsugyou Kokuhaku Daisakusen (まじかるで～と 卒業告白大作戦. Literally, "Battle for Confession Graduation"). The former version was released on the Playstation
on the 20th of November 1997, with this same release now being available for purchase as a download from the Japanese Playstation Store
GameArchives (ゲームアーカイブス), made available on the 13th of August 2008.
The player may pick one of 3 dates
, each with their own personalities, favourite locations and outfits to discover.
Ayumi Ichijouji (一乗寺 愛弓 - いちじょうじ あゆみ)
- School: Sabrina Girls' Academy - 3rd Year
- Birthday: 9th September (Virgo)
- Blood type: A
- Three sizes: B 89 / W 59 / H 88
Rin Midorikawa (緑川 鈴 - みどりかわ りん)
- School: Seira Girls' School - 1st Year
- Birthday: 17th April (Aries)
- Blood Type: B
- Three sizes: B 78 / W 56 / H 80
Kasumi Fuyuno (冬野 霞 - ふゆの かすみ)
- School: Amatsuki Academy - 2nd Year
- Birthday: 23rd November (Sagittarius)
- Blood Type: AB
- Three sizes: B 82 / W 58 / H 83