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I got a month subscription to gamefly - with one game in mind: Fortune Street. Monster Hunter Tri (second on my list) arrived first; so I decided to add a second disk to my subscription plan - just to get Fortune Street out the door and sent to me. Well, I got it today -- and I pretty much spent all day playing it. It's so good -- and addictive. The matches are fun, cleaver, and challenging (but not impossible!) - and they go on for hours! I knew what I was expecting to find - I just didn't think I'd like it that much! I'm not big on math, or the stock market -- but the game really makes it easy to get into it and get use to the gameplay. What I found most useful where the AI Characters you play against in single player - seeing their strategies helped teach me different ways I could play. (Like not dipping into you're stocks until you need more money.) After the tutorial, I played 3 matches - and am in the middle of one. I won only one of them, but I'm holding my own on the DQ8 Stage. I strikes me how useful the licensed characters in the game are -- as they bring to life and give an energy to what would otherwise be just a numbers game. I also found it cute, the interactions the characters have with you. It was pretty weird when Mario got hopping mad at me, when I forcibly took over his property ^_^ Anyway - I decided to just buy the game (keep it, instead sending it back). Cost $40 - so I got a fair price, considering I had already spent money renting the game to begin with. I heard they are thinking of bringing Fortune Street to mobile phones as well. It's sort of shocking, feeling the same kind of excitement the game has obviously engendered to fans in Japan, since 1991. I don't know how this game is doing over all in sales -- but Nintendo are Square seem adequately satisfied with the performance of the DQ series in general. (I heard Nintendo considers the Dragon Quest games a "evergreen" titles; not seeing big sales at first, but having consistent sales numbers long after the release.) So I think Fortune Street has a good chance of at least making a niche audience. And anyway - Mario's on the package, he always equals money.