Before the advent of the iPhone in 2007, and even several years after 2007, Japanese mobile gaming was dominated by rather advanced cellphone games from various developers, with more famous ones including Kingdom Hearts coded and Hero Must Die. G-Mode announced that the developer is bringing its old cellphone games onto the Nintendo Switch as part of the new G-Mode Archives line, as many of the games are now unavailable. The first wave of G-Mode Archives titles include Flyhight Cloudia, Days of Love and Labor, Kururin Cafe, and Beach Volley Girl Shizuku. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
This is story-focused RPG set in the sky world of Cloudia. However, the world is rife with invasions, war, and monsters. Determined to stop all this, the young knight Raynus sets off on a crusade via airship to stop the chaos. The game uses the Multi Wait Battle System, which puts emphasis on fast-paced and strategic battle encounters.
The game was released on cellphones and early iOS devices, but has since become unavailable. This is the first game, and its popularity led to many sequels being made.
Release date: April 16, 2020
Days of Love and Labor
An unusual life sim game where you play as Kuma and work hard at your new job for your 31-day-long life. Your job? Pushing giant balls into position on puzzle maps with various obstacles. Depending on the color of the ball and the number of balls you push into the right position, you’ll get a higher salary.
With your salary, you can buy a house, a bicycle, and even start a family with a wife and a kid. You work until retirement age and get to reflect on your life. At the end of the 31 days, how fulfilling will your life have been?
Release date: April 23, 2020
Release date: April 30, 2020
Beach Volley Girl Shizuku
Release date: May 7, 2020
The first wave of G-Mode Archives releases will launch on the Nintendo Switch eShop in Japan on April 16, 2020, with each game going for 500 yen respectively.