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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. 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
  2. Sep 29, 2013
    As one of the earlier DS titles, it's very unpolished compared to later games, but it works well as a mini game collection with a quirky plot. Some of the games, like the DDR copy, had such unforgivably poor controls that they had to be skipped. This is a game I'm glad I only paid a couple bucks for. I will say that the silhouette art style works really well for this game, especially to project who you want to be, as well as the girl. The story also ends with a pretty good and under-recognized Aesop.
    Art: 8
    Music: 8
    Story: 7
    Gameplay: 5

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