Money Idol Exchanger [Model NGM-0231]

SNK Neo-Geo MVS cart. published 27 years ago by Face Co., Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Money Idol Exchanger [Model NGM-0231] screenshot

Money Idol Exchanger © 1997 Face.

Handling money has never been so much fun! This incredibly original puzzle game lets you take control of hilariously designed characters in a cute Japanese superhero theme and boggle your mind with a puzzle system reminiscent of the Magical Drop games but with a tricky-to-master coin handling twist. Good graphics with lots of funny animations (the intro is indeed a joy to behold!), cool pop music & lots of challenge make this game a true gem to behold!

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Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : NGM-0231

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
=> [A] Catch coins, [B] Throw coins


Money Idol Exchanger was released in January 1997 in Japan. It's Face's last video game.

This game is known outside Japan as Money Puzzle Exchanger.

This game runs on the Neo-Geo MVS and was never released on the Neo-Geo AES home console.

The coins in the USA & European versions are generic looking coins featuring values of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 & 500. In the Japanese version, the cents are localized just like those seen on 'Moujya'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Money Idol Exchanger - PCCB-00260) on 16/05/1997.


Producer: Kengo Asai
Planner: Starman
Programmer: Piggy
Graphic Designers: Sabby, Toshikazu Uechi, Mariko Sumiyoshi, Mutsuo Kaneko
Sound Director: Shigeaki Irie (Anithin')
Composers & Sound Programmers: Kennosuke Suemura, Norihiko Togashi
Character Designer & Animation Part: Atsuko Ishida
Animation studio: JC Staff

Voice Cast: Sakura Tange, Yukana Nogami, Yuko Nagashima, Rumi Kasahara, Machiko Toyoshima, Houko Kuwashima, Hideo Ishikawa, Daisuke Sakaguchi

Special Thanks: Satoshi Nakamura, ZK, Yamada Rokugatsu, Wakkey, Shinichi Kawaguchi, Naoko Ito


japan Nintendo Game Boy (aug.29, 1997) [Model DMG-AMEJ]
japan Sony PlayStation (nov.5, 1998) [Model SLPS-00963]
japan Sony PlayStation (mar.23, 2000) [Model SLPS-02644]
japan Sony PlayStation 3 (feb.13, 2008) "PSOne Classics: Money Idol Exchanger [Model NPJJ00137]"
usa Sony PlayStation 3 (nov.16, 2010) "PSOne Classics: Money Idol Exchanger [Model NPUF30017]"

japan PC-CD Windows 95/98/2000 (2001)
usa PC Windows 10 Apps (Apr.5, 2019)


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