I loved my TI-83 calculator in high school. It was required for people taking high math classes. It made math easier but hell, no one but the dorkiest of dorks had their calculator for just math. Everyone’s calculator was filled with games. I recall having Drug Wars, Super Mario Bros. and Tetris on mine. But as I finally did enough math courses to never take math again (ugh), I put my calculator away, then gave it away to a family member that needed it. I mean, the things were expensive (and still are)!
Ah, Prof. Genki. We meet again. Yes, I am aware that this game has been out forever, is very much over the top and is so in your face that you just can’t get mad at it yet even a year later the gem still amuses me. I recall doing the game’s missions and once in a while seeing the random symbol for a side quest. I even saw you, the man in a giant cat costume, and successfully mowed you down with a car.
Remember those old school SNES games? Where art was done in pixels by hand, plat forming was the norm and music was in chip tune (and/or midi) style? Well take that, add in a dash of expect Japanese cuteness and a formula that doesn’t need you to even read anything to understand it (think import Dance Dance Revolution before it was Americanized) and you have this game.