Hot Springs Story, released for North American cell phones on February 28, 2011, is a follow-up to Kairosoft's Game Dev Story. Unlike the company's previous title, which charges players with the task of running a game development studio, Hot Springs Story revolves around the management of a Japanese hot springs resort.
Hot Springs Story revolves around the people visiting the player's hot spring. The list below includes all Targets identified so far as well as their bonuses.
Hot Spring Story includes a variety of facilities you can use to expand your hot spring. Below is a list of each facility and it's cost.
|Facility Name||Price to Build|
|Western Room (Requires Store Purchase)||$150|
|Massage Chair (Requires Story Purchase)||$250|
Hot Spring Story also uses a variety of stores to enhance the player's hot spring, and to ensure the hot spring's maximum amount of luxury. Below is a list of all the stores and their prices.
|Store Name||Price to Build|
|Arcade (Requires Investment)||$320|
|Reading Room (Requires Investment)||$340|
|Salon (Requires Investment)||$420|
|Cafe (Requires Investment)||$480|
|Fortuneteller (Requires Investment)||$0|
|Ping Pong Table (Requires Investment(||$500|
Some rooms are more compatible with other rooms stationed near them. Below is a list of rooms that are enhance other rooms.
|Facility/Store 1||Facility/Store 2||End Result|
|Tatami Room or Western Room||Pachinko Machine||Benefits all guests|
|Tatami Room or Western Room||Massage Chair||Benefits Adults and Seniors|
|Tatami Room or Western Room||Cafe||Benefits Men|
|Tatami Room or Western Room||Fortuneteller||Benefits Women|
|Tatami Room or Western Room||Vending Machine||Benefits all guests|
|Tatami Room||Tatami Room||Benefits all guests|
|Western Room||Western Room||Benefits all guests|
|Western Room||Restaurant||Benefits all guests|
|Souvenir Stand||Western Room||Benefits Youth, Hurts everyone else|
|Souvenir Stand||Vending Machine||Benefits Youths, Adults and Groups|
|Pachinko Machine||Arcade||Benefits Men|
|Pachinko Machine||Pachinko Machine||Benefits Adult Men|
|Massage Chair||Salon||Benefits Women|
|Cafe||Reading Room||Benefits Adult and Senior Men|
|Cafe||Arcade||Hurts both Adult Men and Senior Men|
|Salon||Pachinko Machine||Benefits Women|
|Vending Machine||Ping Pong Table||Benefits All|
|Vending Machine||Arcade||Benefits Youth|
|Reading Room||Pachinko Machine||Hurts All|
|Ping Pong Table||Arcade||Benefits Groups|
Each year the player's hot spring is put against other springs in Japan in magazine guide competitions. Below is a list of each guide, and info about it.
|Guide Name||Copies Distributed||Number of Inns Competing||Special Focus|
|Local Springs (Easy)||460k||23||None|
|Prefectural Springs (Moderate)||9100k||142||None|
|Touring Japan (Tough)||18,400k||230||None|
|Le Nichelin Guide (Hard)||32,700k||76||None|
|Glamour Springs (Moderate)||7,400k||84||Focuses on Women|
|Top 100 Springs (Tough)||11,600k||100||Focuses on Bath's|
|Gourmet Springs (Moderate)||13,200k||88||Focuses on Eateries|
|Relaxing Springs (Tough)||14,100k||78||Focuses on Scenery|
The Store lets the player buy items that can be used on rooms in the hot spring. Each item's cost is raised with each purchase. Below is a list of each item, and it's recommended use.
|Item||Best used on|
|Green Tea||Restaurants, Vending Machines|
|Iced Tea||Vending Machine|
|Milk||Restaurants, Vending Machines|
|Comic Books||Reading Rooms, Stores|
|Popularity Seed||All Rooms|
|Price Seed||All Rooms|
There are also several special seeds that are only available from winning first place in specific guides.
|Seed Name||Seed Effect||How to Win|
|Glamour Seed||Boost popularity with Women||1st Place in Glamour Springs Guide|
|Gourmet Seed||Boost popularity and price in all restaurants||1st Place in Gourmet Springs Guide|