Fortune Street

Fortune Street
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North American Wii series release
Genre(s)Board game
Developer(s)Square Enix
Publisher(s)Square Enix
Nintendo
Creator(s)Yuji Horii
Platform(s)Family Computer, Super Famicom, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Wii, iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
First releaseItadaki Street: Watashi no Omise ni Yottette
March 21, 1991
Latest releaseItadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary
October 19, 2017

Fortune Street (いただきストリート, Itadaki Sutorīto, lit. Top Street) (also known as Boom Street in Europe and Australia) is a party video game series originally created by Dragon Quest designer Yuji Horii. The first game was released in Japan on Nintendo's Family Computer console in 1991. Since then, sequels have been released for the Super Famicom and Sony's PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS. The series was exclusive to Japan prior to the Wii iteration.

Development

The series originated as a minigame within Dragon Warrior III, and proved so popular it was decided that it should be released as an individual game.[1] Horii in a 1989 interview stated he was working on a board game with former Famitsu editor Yoshimitsu Shiozaki and that working in a "completely different genre" to the Dragon Quest games was worthwhile.[2][3] While creating the first stage, a play test revealed the board was really hard, so a practice stage was constructed and was also too difficult, leading to stage one eventually becoming stage four.[3] In 2011, game creator Yuji Horii stated he had considered bringing Itadaki Street to international audiences.[4]

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