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  • Summary: Also known by its Japanese title "Kimi no Tame Nara Shineru" (I Would Die For You), or as Project Rub (in the UK/EU) the game is part dating sim, part mini-game bonanza. Our hero has a sunny beauty on his mind, and he's doing everything he can to score a date with her. He enlists the help of the Rub Rabbits – a suave gang of super performers who wear plastic, members-only rabbit ears – to help him get her attention. Through a series of madcap performances like defending himself from bulls and blowing out giant candles, our hero manages to impress the girl. When he finally takes her out, the craziness really begins: a rival suddenly appears and a dark cloud is cast over their love. Will he ever be able to feel the magic of true love? [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 55
  2. Negative: 1 out of 55
  1. Project Rub makes no use of the DS’s wireless communication feature, so there is no multiplayer event. Still, this off-beat gem is a must-have game for any fledgeling DS collection.
  2. A quirky title that can be fun, the first time around. Not being an avid collector of clothing for the girl in the game, I got bored with the game once I had beaten it the first time through.
  3. Represents a number of things to us, firstly it’s perhaps SEGA being at their most creative best and quirkily original for the last few years; secondly in our opinion the game utilises virtually all that the Nintendo DS has to offer.
  4. Essentially a collection of minigames tied together by the age-old story of unrequited love, Feel the Magic: XY/XX ends up providing an engaging experience that is more than the sum of its parts.
  5. If you are a big fan of mini-games, you're planning on buying a bunch of games this month along with your DS, and would like to pretend that you actually have a girlfriend... then I suggest you go pick up a copy of Feel the Magic: XY/XX.
  6. This is definitely a title to show off to your mates - however, while it is easily one of the most original games I've seen in a while, I don't think it is the best the DS is capable of. It's a barrel load of love and laughs but I just know there's better to come!
  7. A weird idea and plenty of kitsch value doesn’t make for a good game, although it certainly makes for one helluva song.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. PaulScottodiP.
    Dec 8, 2004
    I think that people interested in Japanese culture, and other OTAKU will be very happy about this game. The Wario Ware Inc, with a 70's graphic feeling is a pleasure. The High Japanese kinkiness level of the game is to die-for... Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jan 2, 2005
    I imported a nintendo ds from america with this game because i felt it would best use its features. And it does! This game is hilarious and fun all at once and may be a bit short but with lots of unlockables, 3 difficulty levels and plenty of replay value this is a fantastic game. Expand
  3. JasonW.
    Jan 11, 2005
    Short? Yes. Easy? Kind of. More addictive then crack? Hell yeah. This game makes excellent use of the mic. and touch screen and is sure to provide you with years of entertainment. Look for this title to disappear quickly. Expand
  4. BrendanO.
    Nov 23, 2004
    Although it is relatively short, "Feel the Magic" is a creative, enjoyable game. The music is extremely catchy. All of the minigames are ridiculously amusing; c'mon, you get to launch people through a sling shot at an enemy car who has kid-knapped your girlfriend. How cool is that? The mic games are a load of fun!So far it is the only DS game that has taken advantage of the mic. Expand
  5. JonH.
    Feb 2, 2005
    I had a lot of fun with this game despite all the problems already noted, it sure does beat mario 64 ds.
  6. Feb 16, 2013
    The games many simple yet well designed mini games, as well as dating story line that is quite interesing, this game is a really good early ds game that, while short and not necessarily difficult, has alot of replayability, and good gameplay. i have fond memories of this game in the early ds days. Expand
  7. DebbieT.
    May 14, 2007
    Short and dull. This game's "novelties" are tapping frantically at the screen and tracing over lines. No thinking required. The graphics are good in a stylised kind of way. That's all I can say for it. Expand

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