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Why shoot up North Koreans in games like Homefront when you can make love instead? Drawing clear inspiration from Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~ including the name, Stay! Stay! Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has you, a U.S. soldier, visit your two Korean pen-pals on vacation. The game released on May 12, 2017 via steam. Even Big Man Tyrone is excited.
Unrelated to Go! Go! Nippon developer Overdrive, American company DEVGRU-P is the company responsible for Panzermadels: Tank Dating Simulator. DEVGRU-P describes Stay! Stay! DPRK, “Try and navigate your way through one of the world’s most tightly controlled dictatorships, with two cute soldiers by your side. Avoid getting shot, executed, black-bagged, or tried for treason as you explore Pyongyang’s most famous tourist attractions.”
Features listed include “a hot spring or something,” “Travel around with cute tour guides military police officers,” and “Supports one-handed gameplay *wink wink*.” From my own personal experiences in Best Korea, I can tell you hot springs are not likely; we barely had hot water for one hour a day. Also, based on the images, it appears they forgot to add portraits of the Great Leaders in each room. If I really want to nitpick, that flight board is too busy; there aren’t nearly that many routes through Pyongyang.
I’ve never played Panzermadels, but Go! Go! Nippon was a surprisingly fun game. On top of well-written characters, you got to learn many lesser known facts about Japan and the districts of Tokyo. I’m super curious to play this game now and see how it accurate it is, aside from the anime girls of course.
Stay! Stay! Democratic People’s Republic of Korea! [Hachima Kikou]