In tonight’s deep dive of Cleopatra Fortune: how does Patrako’s dress work? Is it a dress with a giant opening on the left? The right? Or is it a front flap with a back piece?
The answer: Yes.
The original arcade’s Cleopatra Fortune (1996) Patrako has an opening on the left (her right):
Meanwhile, the Saturn cover art (1997) and her appearance in Puchi Carat (1997) has it on the right (her left):
Then for the PS1 (2001) & Dreamcast (2001) version, it’s back to being on the left (her right):
But in the Naomi arcade version Cleopatra Fortune Plus (2002), Patrako’s dress has been split and she has a front flap and back part now!!
The mobile version (2004) uses the original arcade’s design, so Patrako’s dress is back to being a single dress with an opening on the left (her right):
In the Nintendo DS port of the 1997 arcade quiz game, Quiz Kirameki Star Road (2006), Patrako cameos! But she’s wearing the single dress with an opening on the right (her left!!)!! (Because she’s using her Saturn/Puchi Carat design)
Then in the far, far future of 2017, the smartphone game Arkanoid vs Space Invaders (2017) has Patrako with a split dress again!!
BUT it also uses SD art where she’s wearing a left opening single dress again SO I don’t know what’s up:
WHAT IS THE TRUTH?? WHAT IS FICTION?? IS THIS THE NEW SCHRODINGER’S CAT: PATRAKO’S DRESS???? FIND OUT NEXT TIME!!
BONUS INFO, thanks to the Kirameki Quiz fansite, I now know various Patrako’s information:
- VA: Yoko Asada 浅田葉子
- Height: 155 cm (5.08 feet)
- Weight: 43 kg (94.7 lbs)
- Three sizes: 72/58/76
- Likes: Mummy plushies
In comparison, here’s her stats from the 2002 Cleopatra Fortune Plus, from the Arcadia April 2002 issue:
- Height: 159 cm
- Weight: 45 kg
- Three Sizes: 74/58/77
Cleopatra Fortune Plus is clearly a sequel!! She grew four whole centimeters!!