Game Gambler Jiko Cyusinha
Author/Vendor Gemuashi / Yieroukoun
Released 1990
Game Type Gambling
Language Japanese
Gens (0.98)
Betting is a universal activity, and one can bet on just about anything. It should come as no surprise then that the folks in the Orient bet on tile games. This is a Genesis port of the first of a series of games involving, appaently, a group of elementary school teachers and their rather interesting students - not to mention some of the local neighborhood characters as well.

I'm not a fan of tile games; however, I must admit that somebody did a great job of putting this one together. The exaggerated, cartoonish approach is a welcome change from other games of this type. It's easy to see why this inspired a number of spinoffs and sequels (although I've yet to find them for the Genesis). If you don't know the language and culture, though, it's best to stay away.