Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.
You play the game with the DS held sideways in book format. You use the style to select, design and interact with different elements of your store and the surrounding city. The game changes depending on the time of day you are playing.
As you progress you build rapport with your customers. You explore the city and find clothes, accessories, hairstyles and outfits for the store. Although it seems like a simple game aimed at girls, there is actually a surprising amount of substance as you work on your shop by managing items, making ads and dealing with customers.
Later versions of the game offer more online features that enables you to use your in-game smartphone to access an online market where you could sell custom-designed clothing. The in-game cell phone also offered features like texting characters to inviting them to visit the boutique, salon, or beautician for a re-styling, among other features.
There are three versions of the game:
- Style Boutique (2008) on DS
- Style Savvy: Trendsetters / New Style Boutique (2012) on 3DS
- Style Savvy: Fashion Forward / New Style Boutique 2 − Fashion Forward (2015) on 3DS
- Style Savvy: Styling Star / New Style Boutique 3 - Styling Star (2017) on 3DS
There has been rumoured to be a Style Savvy 4 / New Style Boutique 4 in the works for Nintendo Switch, but no confirmed news from the developer.
Players: You can play this with 4 players online. Using the DS Wireless play you can visit other players' shops, trade flyers and take part in contests with up to 3 other players. You can also use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to allow other players to visit your shop.
Nintendo Presents Style Boutique
Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique
Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 2: Fashion Forward
Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 3: Styling Star
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online. YOu can use the amiibo figurines sold separately to invite special customers to your boutique. This provides bonus items.
Skill Rating6-11 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.
Account RatingYou don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
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