Chulip
Chulip cover.jpg
North American cover

Developer

Punchline[1]

Publisher

JP: Victor Interactive Software
NA: Natsume

Release Date

Playstation 2
JP: October 3, 2002
NA:February 13, 2007
Playstation Network
NA: December 4, 2012

Rating

CERO: A
ESRB: T

Chulip (チュウリップ) is an adventure/simulation video game which puts you into the role of an unnamed, young boy who must strengthen his heart to kiss the girl of his dreams. To achieve this, he has to build his reputation with the townsfolk by helping sort their issues... and sealing it with a kiss.

The game was developed by Punchline and released on October 3rd, 2002 in Japan by Victor Interactive Software (Now Marvelous Entertainment[1]) for the Playstation 2 video game console. The game was then released by Natsume in North America on February 13th, 2007 as a GameStop-exclusive title.

Later, the game would be released on the Playstation Network as a "PS2 Classic" on December 4th, 2012, exclusively in North America.

Story[edit | edit source]

Chulip opens with a dream sequence in which the unnamed, male protagonist kisses the girl he loves under the talking "Lover's Tree" on a green hill. The dream takes its course and the tree ends the sequence saying they lived happily ever after. However, once the protagonist wakes up, he and his father are just moving into Long Life Town. Coincidentally, the girl of his dreams lives in this town, but she flatly rejects him due to his status as coming from a very poor family. Taking his father's advice, the hero decides to help and kiss the odd citizens of the town in order to strengthen his heart and improve his reputation. En route to doing so, he also resolves to write a love letter to his crush.

The hero's journey involves numerous bizarre incidents that lead him to cheating his way to the top of a major corporation, making contact with aliens, and more. Once the three pieces of the love letter set (the ink, paper, and pen) are collected, he writes and mails it to the girl. The game's ending shows the two meeting and kissing beneath the Lover's Tree, as the protagonist had dreamed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Chulip faced many delays before its release in the United States, resulting in a 4 year gap between the initial release and the localization.
    • Despite this, the translation seems to have faced difficulty with quality and has numerous errors that tend to leave puzzles difficult to solve.

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