Tarot [Model SCO-TAR]
A 30-year-old Nintendo Famicom Disk. by Scorpion Soft
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): tarot
Tarot © 1988 Scorpion Soft
Tarot is a very unusual game by Scorpion Soft. It can be simply described as a computerized fortune-telling game based around Tarot cards. The game offers three kind of fortune telling - the first one is Love and probably tells the player when and where he/her will find their loved one and how lucky he/her will be getting there. Then comes the obvious Business and Study categories. After this first choice is made, three different ways to draw the cards are proposed, the Heart shape where the cards are drawn bottom to top then the Cross shape and finally the V Shape which splits into two different paths. Passed this point, the player can choose to either shuffle the cards, or to draw. Each card is then turned and the fortune telling unfolds. Cards have different meanings, and their orientation also influences the reading. Keep in mind that the game is entirely in Japanese though. It is also interesting to notice that the game was designed by Dr.Aizeki, a famous researcher in psychology, horoscope, Tarot Cards and Feng Shui in Japan. Some of his work is still available online today and still published by Scorpion Soft.
Tarot was released on December 23, 1988 in Japan for 2980 Yen.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com