Hana Yori Dango: F4 and First Kiss (花より男子～F4とファーストキス～ Hana Yori Dango ~F4 to Fāsutokisu~) is a mobile phone game published by Voltage. It was released on July 3, 2015 in Japan. The game is downloadable on the App Store, Google Play, and Mobage for Japanese users. Voltage announced on the game's second anniversary that the app will end its service on December 18, 2017.
The game is based on the manga, Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio. It was announced on Voltage's website on May 20, 2015. Kamio helped supervise the project as well as doing the character designs.
The objective of the game is to proceed through the story, and eventually reach the "Super Happy Ending". Love passes are required to continue reading the story. Five are usually given free everyday, but the player can purchase more. Two obstacles have to be passed in order to proceed, "Princess degree check" and "Dress code check". Princess degree is acquired through winning a "Princess Battle", greeting other players, or by spending diamonds. The player has two options, "Normal" and "Special" to pass the dress code check. The Special route always cost diamonds, which can be purchased in the game. The player can also play the mini-game, "Gacha" to win clothing or room items. Various events are held monthly, where users can read limited time stories.
Items can also be purchased for the player's avatar and room. Purchasing such items usually helps the player continue on through the story. Two limited avatar items were available with a serial code provided in the first volume of Boys Over Flowers Season 2 and the No. 16 and 17 issue of Margaret in 2015. Various digital items related to Hana Yori Dango: The Musical were released in the game for a limited time during January 2016.
The mother of the player's character dies and she meets her millionaire father, Kyoya Shinomiya (
The player initially had the choice of four routes, Tsukasa Domyoji, Rui Hanazawa, Sojiro Nishikado, and Akira Mimasaka. Kiritani, the character's butler, was released in September followed by Kodai Sawashiro, a friend of the player's character, in November 2015. Four new love interests, called the S4, were later introduced. The new characters were all designed by Yoko Kamio.
The icon of the game featured Tsukasa Domyoji from July 2015 until the update in late November. It was changed to Sojiro Nishikado on Android and Google Play, and Rui Hanazawa on iOS and Mobage to reflect the Christmas season as well as Sojiro's birthday on December 3. After Sojiro's birthday event, the icon was changed to Rui Hanazawa on Android and Google Play also. On February 22, 2016, the icon was changed to Akira Mimasaka for his birthday event. It was changed again in May 2016 to Sojiro. The icon pictured Rui and Tsukasa from June 2016 to June 2017. The last icon of the app featured chibi versions of the F4 celebrating.
On September 19, 2015, a thirty-second commercial for the game began airing nationwide, which ended on October 31.
- Tokyo Game Show: Voltage showcased the game at the Tokyo Game Show in their booth during September 17 to September 20, 2015. Yuya Matsushita, Jin Shirasu, Ryuji Kamiyama, and Mackenyu from Hana Yori Dango: The Musical also made a special appearance as the F4 at Voltage's booth on September 19.
- Hana Yori Dango Café: Voltage announced the opening of a Hana Yori Dango café on October 5, 2015. The event opened on October 9 at Sweets Paradise in Shibuya, Tokyo. Various F4 inspired food was available to order. The event was scheduled to end on January 10, 2016, however Voltage later extended it to January 28.
- Animate Girls Festival: A booth for Hana Yori Dango: F4 and First Kiss was featured at the Animate Girls Festival (AGF) in 2015. The event, held yearly, focuses on otome games, anime, food, and cosplay. This year, it was held on November 7 and 8 at the Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
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