Paradise Hotel 51

Where Gaming Dies

Moonlight Syndrome: Playstation Victory Special

Release Date: November 1st 1997
Page count: 95
ISBN: 978-4766928495

The town of Hinashiro has been drowned under the wave of urbanization. The new world left in its wake has abandoned the superstitions of ages past in favor of the material and the rational. However, an unfamiliar kind of madness is brewing within the cement walls of its apartment complexes, muffled by the loud music of its night clubs. This new society, where people can be exchanged and replaced like commodities, is the one where Mika Kishi and Ryo Kazan are walking along by themselves, in parallel lines, seemingly going nowhere. Hidden from sight, a white-haired boy is laughing at them. Above them, the moon observes them silently.

This book opens on a series of character profiles, detailing their interpersonal relationships, quirks and fashion, followed by a character relationship chart, an introduction to the main locations of the story, a map of the school building and an introduction to the game’s system.

Afterwards, each of the game’s scenario is broken down with summaries, observations by the writing team, maps, glossaries, branching paths and solutions for the game’s few puzzles.

Lastly, the book features a scene-by-scene breakdown of an unused scenario, 陰約 INYAKU, depicting the death of Kyoko Kazan and Ryo’s contract with Mithra, both crucial events which are missing from the game itself. 陰約 INYAKU was eventually expanded and re-written into a short story for the In-depth Guide.