Yuuyuu Jinsei (PCE)

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Yuuyuu Jinsei
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Platform: PC Engine
Year: 1988
Developer: Hudson Soft

Yuuyuu Jinsei (遊々人生, also spelled 遊遊人生) is a board game video game developed and published by Hudson Soft in Japan. Its subtitle is a direct translation of its Japanese title, Victory Life. The game is also spelled as Yuu Yuu Jinsei or YuuYuu Jinsei.

The game is pretty much a conversion of Milton Bradley's The Game of Life, a board game which had a huge following in Japan. In fact, it appears to be the first video game in the series.

The basic premise of the game is the same as the board game; make the most successful living out of the four players and reach the goal. There is also the "Payback" mode in which the player can attempt to steal ¥100,000 from another player.


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The title screen.

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The name entry screen.

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The main board.

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One of the good cutscenes.

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One of the bad cutscenes.

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The last chance screen.


Yuuyuu Jinsei features a soundtrack by Takeaki Kunimoto, and is one of his last soundtracks for the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16.

The soundtrack consists of his usual jazzy and fast rock anthems, which fit into the theme of this game. There is a song for most parts of the game, so the music is less likely to get repetitive. The only drawback to the game's music is that a bulk of the songs are just fanfares that do not loop. There is also a decent rendition of Mendelssohn's Wedding March that plays during the wedding cutscene.

To compose the game's music, Kunimoto wrote the music on his Yamaha CX-7 MSX2 computer, sent the tapes of his music to Hudson Soft, and was implemented into the game by Toshiaki Takimoto. Takimoto also arranged Kunimoto's music for Break In (PCE).

Song titles and track ordering were taken from Kinoko Kunimoto Takeaki History Vol.5: Katoken. The original demo tapes can be heard in this album.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 0:20
02 Player Touroku Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 1:26
03 Main BGM Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 0:50
04 Event 1 Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 0:17
05 Event 2 Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 0:17
06 Kekkonshiki Felix MendelssohnTakeaki Kunimoto, Toshiaki Takimoto 0:26
07 Shikaeshi Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 0:32
08 Lucky Chance Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 1:07
09 Teinen Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 0:17
10 Last Chance Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 0:42
11 Last Chance / Haiboku Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 1:01
12 Last Chance / Shouri Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 0:07
13 Goal In Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 0:04
14 Ending Takeaki KunimotoToshiaki Takimoto 0:32


(Sources: Hidden staff screen, Kinoko Kunimoto Takeaki History Vol.5 Katoken liner notes)

During the ending screen that reads おしまい (The End), if the player presses the Select button, they are treated to a secret staff screen where several of the game's developers are drawn in cartoon form. Unfortunately, there is no credit to Kunimoto, only a sound programming credit for Toshiaki Takimoto. However, Kunimoto has taken credit for the game's music and has included them on his Katoken soundtrack CD (see below).

We have received verification from Keita Hoshi that the game's sound driver was programmed by Takayuki Iwabuchi. It appears Takimoto arranged composers' songs into this version of Iwabuchi's sound driver.


Game Rip



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Ripping TurboGrafx-16 music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site. The music was recorded using in_vgm for Winamp.

Audio Devices

The game uses the TurboGrafx-16's HuC6280. It uses Takayuki Iwabuchi's sound driver.


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Yuuyuu Jinsei - PCE - Japan.jpg
Title: 遊々人生 (Victory Life)
Platform: PC Engine
Released: 1988-04-22
Publisher: Naxat Soft