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Box artwork for Gambler Jiko Chuushinha.
Box artwork for Gambler Jiko Chuushinha.
Gambler Jiko Chuushinha
Developer(s)Game Arts
Year released1988
System(s)NES, MSX, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801
Followed byGambler Jiko Chuushinha 2
ModesSingle player
Gambler Jiko Chuushinha Gekitou 36 Janshi CD Da Yo Zen'in Shuugou
Developer(s)Bits Laboratory
Publisher(s)Hudson Soft
Year released1989
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Gambler Jiko Chuushinha (ぎゅわんぶらあ自己中心派? lit. Gambler Self-Centered School) is a mahjong game based upon a manga license of the same name that was developed by Game Arts for the Famicom, MSX, NEC PC-8801, and NEC PC-9801, and published in Japan by Asmik towards the end of 1988. Being based on a manga, it has a cast of 24 characters from the comics that the player can choose to compete against. Beyond the manga license, it is very much still a mahjong game, focusing mostly on playing the tile-based board game, though using a difficult variation on the usual rules of the game, known as Reach Mahjong.

In 1989, the game was ported to the PC Engine CD-ROM² by Game Arts (contracted out to Bits Laboratory) and published by Hudson Soft under the title Gambler Jiko Chuushinha Gekitou 36 Janshi CD Da Yo Zen'in Shuugou (ぎゅわんぶらあ自己中心派 激闘36雀士 CDだよ全員集合? lit. Gambler Self-Centered Fierce Battle 36 Sparrow Players; It's a CD, everyone gather). With it's expanded data format, a total of 36 characters appear, and it includes free battle, tournament battle, octopus subjugation battle modes.

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