The Let's Play Archive

Tokimeki Memorial Series

by vibratingsheep

Part 18: Summer 1997, The Mark of Goon's Dignity Shall Scar Thy DNA

Chapter 17: Summer 1997, The Mark of Goon's Dignity Shall Scar Thy DNA

Grades: Top.
Looks: Good.
Affection: High.
Trumpet: Polished.
Bombs: Clear.

Condition: Perfect.

6/30-7/5: Concert Band
7/4: Say no to Yumi
Yumi bomb level: Yellow
7/5: Praised by Shiori for a perfect week
7/6 (Sunday): Preen
7/7-7/12: Concert Band
7/7: Yuina's Birthday

Goon: (Oh yeah, today's Himoo-san's birthday. Should I get her a present?)
Goon: Option 1: Give her a present
Goon: (What should I get her?)

Best option: R20000 chip
Good option: Lab coat
Worst option: Barrel

Yes. Yes, you can get her a barrel. Who DOES that? Anyway, the lab coat is the closest to neutral while still clearing bomb status, so it's time to give her that.

Goon: Hey, Himoo-san!
Yuina: Wh, what do you want?
Goon: Today's your birthday, isn't it? I got you a present.

Translator's note: This is the second time all game that Yuina has stuttered.

Yuina: This is proper etiquette in the face of your fu, future ruler.
Yuina: May I open it?
Goon: Yeah, open it. Do you like it?

Translator's note: Third time she's stuttered, and the first time she's asked a question like a normal person. She's rattled!

Yuina: This could be a bit useful...
Goon: (She seemed happy enough with it. Not bad, I guess.)

7/9: Say no to Yuina asking us out on Sunday

Yuina: You have displeased me. Farewell.
Yuina threat level: green

7/10: Say no to Yumi
Yumi threat level: Orange
7/12: Praised by Shiori for a perfect week
7/13 (Sunday): Preen
7/14-7/19: Midterms

Hail to the king, baby.

7/19: Praised for a perfect week by... Megumi?


Megumi: Um, uh... never mind...
Goon: I wonder what Mikihara-san wanted?

She waited in front of our house, tried to say something, and ran away. Time to check for suspicious packages...

7/20 (Sunday): Call Shiori

Goon: Want to go to the pool with me on 8/17?
Shiori: Let me check... yes, that's fine.
Goon: Alright, let's meet in front of the pool on that day.
Shiori: Yes, let's. Don't forget, okay?
Goon: No way will I forget. Okay, talk to you later.
Goon: Yes! I can't wait for the 17th.

7/21 (Holiday): Preen
7/22-7/26: Sleep
7/22: New event!

Goon: (Ugh, having to do cleanup duty for PE class sucks. Hmm? It feels like someone's back here...)

Ayako: Uh...
Goon: Katagiri-san? What're you doing here?
Ayako: Huh? Well, um, uh, you know...
Goon: From the looks of it, you're supposed to be swimming right now. So you're cutting class.
Ayako: Sonna koto nai wa yo. No, no. I'm just tired, and taking a break.
Goon: If you really are tired, you don't have to take your break behind the gym.
Ayako: Well, you know, with the destruction of the ozone layer, direct sunlight is bad for you...
Goon: Reeeeeally. When did you suddenly become so sickly?
Ayako: Um, uh... just recently.
Goon: Oh yeah, I think I heard the teacher calling for you, Katagiri-san.

Ayako: What? No way! Abunai wa yo~
Goon: Just kidding. But getting scared like that gives away that you're cutting class.
Ayako: Uh... please. Don't say anything to the teacher.
Goon: Hmm... what should I do...?
Teacher: What the hell is taking so long, Fudou? Hurry up and bring those balls over here!
Yoshio: Gunpei, what're you doing? We need those balls!
Ayako: H, hey, they're calling for you.
Goon: Damn... I won't say anything to the teacher. You owe me, though.
Ayako: Arigatou. Thank you. I'm so grateful!

Ayako. Kind of a special girl.

7/23: Say no to Megumi
Megumi threat level: Green
7/26: Event!

Goon: (Hmm? There's a message on the machine.)
Tome-san: Yo, it's me! Tome!
Tome-san: In this year's fireworks show, come out and watch my "Wild Dance of the Rising Dragon"!
Goon: What the hell kind of message is that?

I don't know who this guy is and why he called, but he sure has an interesting way of naming his fireworks shows! He's a convenient reminder that Ennichi is coming up too, so we might as well invite Shiori. She never says no to Ennichi.

7/27: Call Shiori

Goon: Want to go to the shrine with me on 8/3?
Shiori: Let me check... yes, that's fine.
Goon: Alright, let's meet in front of the shrine on that day.
Shiori: Yes, let's. Don't forget, okay?
Goon: No way will I forget. Okay, talk to you later.
Goon: Yes! I can't wait for the 3rd.

7/28-8/2: Hang out with Yoshio
8/3 (Sunday): Date with Shiori

Goon: (Today's my date with Shiori. I should go wait for her in front of the shrine.)

Goon: Were you waiting long?
Shiori: No, I just got here myself.
Goon: Phew, glad I wasn't late.
Shiori: It's so lively here!

Option 1: Praise her yukata
Option 2: Eh, no need to praise her yukata

Goon: That yukata really suits you. You look cute!
Shiori: Th, thanks. I'm happy to hear it.

Just don't mention that it's the same one as last year and we'll be fine, Goon. Praise her and move on.

Goon: This year, they're doing a fireworks show. Want to watch it?
Shiori: Yeah, lead the way.

Shiori: Isn't it beautiful?

Option 1: Yeah, it is.
Option 2: It's called the "Wild Dance of the Rising Dragon".
Option 3: I like sparklers better.

Probably safest just to agree with her.

Shiori: Yeah, you can just get lost in it...
Goon: (Looks like I made a pretty good impression.)

Shiori: Today was a lot of fun. Can we do this again soon?
Goon: Yeah, I'll call you.
Shiori: Good. Let's go home together, Goon.

8/4-8/9: Study lit
8/10: Preen
8/11-8/16: Summer Camp (AKA Concert Band)
8/12: Event!

Shiori: Goon, you played really well yesterday.
Goon: You think so? I've just started getting confident.
Shiori: You're good enough to handle solos now, aren't you?
Goon: I guess, but I'm still nervous about it...
Shiori: If we work hard, I wonder if we can go to Nationals...
Goon: I don't think we can make it in our current state.
Shiori: Then we'll just have to make sure we get better.
Goon: Yeah, let's aim for the top.

8/16: Event!

Goon: (It somehow feels like... there's power flowing through my body.)

Goon: (Whooooooooooooooa!)
Game: Mastered the Concert Band Ultimate Technique: "The Pied Piper of Hamelin".

Alright! We learned our Limit Break! ...Now what?

8/17 (Sunday): Date with Shiori, with Event!

(usual pleasantries)

Goon: Huh? I don't see Shiori anywhere.
Goon: (Where'd she go?)
Shiori: Goon! EEEEEEEEEEK!
Goon: That's Shiori's voice! Where...

Goon: !!!!

Shiori: Whee, that was fun!
Goon: I couldn't find so, so I was wondering where you went.
Shiori: Sorry, I just wanted to surprise you a little bit.
Goon: Well, it worked.
Shiori: Hahahahahaha...
Goon: Wh, what's so funny?
Shiori: I just remembered the face you made... hahahahaha.
Goon: Di, did I really look that funny?
Shiori: S, sorry for laughing like that.
Goon: I don't really mind...
Shiori: Okay, let's swim.

(usual pleasantries)

8/18-8/23: Sleep
8/24 (Sunday): Call Yoshio with the intent of reloading


Note that Yoshio's profiles actually change every year, so if you want to keep all of the information handy, you have to ask him three times. The girls' measurements change, and so do the notes. In this case, Yuina's notes now say:

Notes: Kirameki High School's XXXXX scientist. Listens to classical music to make her smarter.


8/18-8/23: Sleep
8/20: Amusement park event with Yoshio

For more information about the details of the summer amusement park event with Yoshio and two girls, refer to Chapter 11. This year, he brings:

Shiori: H, hi, Goon.

Ayako: H, hi, Fudou-kun.

For lowest impact on the game state, it's best to do a 2-1 Shiori-Ayako split here. So...

Shiori: Let's ride.

Shiori: It looks a little scary, but... I should be fine.

Ayako: Saa, hairimashou. Come on, let's go!

And so the day ends with the least impact on future bombing runs.

Shiori: Goon, today was a lot of fun. Bye!

Ayako: Fudou-kun, today was a lot of fun. Sayounara, goodbye!

8/24 (Sunday): Read Memorial Spot, then preen

Memorial Spot September-October-November
We have no new spots to introduce this edition.
Movie: O-men (Comedy) (no, not The Omen, this is Japanese for a mask - meaning that this movie is Jim Carrey's The Mask)
Concert: prf (New Music) (Japanese pop group trf)
Stadium: September - baseball
October - baseball
November - pro wrestling
Events: The museum has a Gergi art exhibit.

Goon: (Hmmm... Gergi exhibit, eh?)

8/25-8/30: Concert Band
8/31 (Sunday): Concert Band

And with that, summer of year 3 ends. Just one or two events left to go, before everything is... Perfect