Friday, 4 March 2011

Review: Otome3 (Image heavy!)


So today I’ll be looking at a machine that isn’t new at all, in fact I think it’s one of the oldest in my local game centre! Still there’s a few good reasons for it’s longevity so let’s take a look at Otome3.



Although it is an older machine, the software inside does get updated periodically so new frames, stamps and some functions have been added since I started using it.

Stupidly once I was in the machine I forgot to turn around and take a picture of the main thing that makes this machine stand out. You can sort of see it in the top picture, but in the middle of the booth is a block about hip height and wide enough to sit on painted the same green as the background. So you are able to sit on it or go behind it and merge into the frame. A lot of the frames are designed around this and this means that those pictures are pretty unique! Here’s a few examples of the different possible frames that you can sit on:


or get into:


or jump out of:


A while ago there was a few different machines that had benches, or ladders or rings but this is the only one that uses the green screen and has special frames.

POINT! If you are tall like me (or taller than me!), this may be a good way to get your outfit shown without leaning or bending in the “full-length” machines.
Lights

Screens
Frames
Inside the machine the monitor and touch screen are different. And here we come to the other main feature of this machine, it’s designed for many people! Once you are in you have the choice of courses based on a few people (up to four) or many people (up to however many you can fit in the booth I guess!). As we were only two we went with the few course. I’d like to try it with a lot of people at some point! As well as your usual frames you have the special ones designed for this machine and you also have two extra tabs with specific designs for three and four people.
Three People Frames

Four People Frames

I haven’t taken the four people option yet, but here’s some examples from last year with three of us.


Another thing that makes this machine a bit special is the amount of stamps! These have definitely changed as I've been using it, and they change with the seasons too. The website boasts about the stamp options, for events, school clubs, horoscopes etc.
Winter Stamps

There's a simple version of what would become making your own stamps on the newer machines, small versions of you from the purikura you took are available as stamps to be added to other purikuras.

There's a LOT of options for stamps! This machine would be really good for colour coded purikura (for any Kanjani8 fans!)
Colour-coded stamps
There's also real-looking stamps for hats and things, along with the usual kind of stamps. There's hair colour options and eyelash stamps. There's also an option for adding bangs but I think it'd be really hard to get the make up to look natural!
Real Hats
The messages come in different lengths, from just one kanji to long messages, to ones you can build the parts yourself.
Short Messages

Long Messages

Corner Messages

With the multiple people in mind there’s a section for ranking stamps. What you are supposed to do is choose a ranking stamp (funny, cute, sexy etc) then stamp the appropriate ranking numbers next to people’s heads.
Ranking Stamps
This machine also seemed to have a lot of different pens, there was a cute one we used that added a tiny ribbon to the start of each stroke so your writing is accented with lots of little ribbons!

On the print layout screen as well as the usual options you have multiple people options up to eight people, which is a nice touch for this machine. I think this is the only machine I've seen with options for that many people!
Multiple People Options
One thing to note is that although this purikura has many functions, it didn’t make our skin look as good as usual. You can still see shadows under my eyes! We used the recommended middle option for the skin tone. It did look better when there was three of us so my friend theorises that the more people the better you look. It could be that the focal point of the lights and camera means that closer up you miss the "pretty zone".

I haven't had a chance to scan the pictures yet but here's an idea how they turned out!


Good points: sit on and get into the frames, designed for many people, lots of stamps and messages

Bad points: skin tone didn’t look too great, hard to take normal pictures because of the block

15 comments:

  1. (英語、わからないです・・すいません)

    日本人以外でプリクラにハマッてる人始めて見た♪
    随分詳しく載せてますね~!!

    OTOME3、俺の周りではどこにもなくなくなっちゃったんですよ~(´;ω;`)

    撮った場所は何県ですか?
    埼玉ではないですよね~・・

    「YES!プリクラ王子」
    http://blog.oricon.co.jp/hijiri-sougo-maxheart/

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  2. コメントありがとうございました!

    日本語でもぜんぜん大丈夫ですよ~!

    このOTOME3は静岡県で撮ったよ、けっこ古いマシンからたぶんもう人気じゃありませんけど楽しいプリクラを撮りますね。

    あなたのブログは面白いです!プリクラが好きな男は珍しい!嬉しいです:) ブックマークしました~

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  3. おおっ!
    返信ありがとうございます(ノ∀`*)ww

    静岡県ですかぁ~!!
    ちょっと遠いなぁ~・・

    自分もこの機種はいろんな機能があって
    おもしろくラクガキできるから好きなんだけど
    やっぱ古くなっちゃったから
    お店に置かれなくなっちゃってるんだよね~

    また、ちょっと探してみますね♪

    ブログ観てくれてありがとです!
    そう、こんな奴なんですよ!!笑
    また、暇だったら観てやってくださいね!

    お互い、プリクラ好きとして
    頑張りましょ~(●´ω`●)

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  4. 返事遅くになってごめんね、ちょっと忙しいになった!

    新しいマシンは本当に楽しいけど好きなほうずっとやりたいね、見つかればぜひ楽しんでね!

    今一番好きなマシンはどっちですか??私はBambi-naかな...

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  5. いや、返事はもう終わりかなと思っていたんだけど (*´ω`)
    (でも、まだ返事あるかなと思って毎回覗いてましたww)

    けっこうあるよ!
    昔のあの機種の方が良かった!!って思ってたやつがww
    OTOME3どっかにあるかな~・・(´;ω;`)

    なるほど~♪
    PuriGalはBambi-naが似合ってる感じあるね!!

    Bambi-naも全身撮れるし、いいんだけど、
    同じ会社なら「憧れBABY2」の方が好きなんだよね~
    さらにいうと1の方が好きだった♪

    今はBFマニュアル、KISSKISS、PRIDEをよく使ってるけど、
    カオフェチは研究中♪

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  6. 憧れBABY2も好きです!レビュー書いた、http://purikura.blogspot.com/2011/03/review-baby2-akogare-baby2.html

    BF Manualフレームとスタンプが好きけど、携帯のほうは大丈夫でも本当のプリは薄い色かも...BF Manual2を楽しみにしている!

    カオフェチは次のレビューかな!いいか悪いポイントあれば教えてね!

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  7. 憧れBABY2もいいけど、なんか1の方が良かったような・・

    でも、憧れBABYが個人的には一番カッコイイ顔が撮れる♪

    確かにBF Manualはフレームとスタンプだね!
    あと全身が撮れるけど、2枚しか撮れないのが残念・・
    2では枚数制限なしがいいな~^^♪

    カオフェチはまだそんな撮ってないけど、
    あれも写りは好き!!
    ただ、スタンプとかメッセージのラクガキが
    どこになにがあるかわかりづらい・・

    もっと撮ってみるね~♪
    次のレビュー、楽しみにしています(ロ∀ロ`)

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  8. 全身が撮れるの方が好きね!好きなコーデを撮ればうれしい:)
    今全部が2枚しかないね、たぶんプリントのレイアウトの問題かもね

    カオフェチのラクガキやりにくいね!分かる!

    まだレビュー書かなかった、忙しい><!今週アップしたい、頑張る!(笑)

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  9. レイアウトの問題かぁ~・・
    全身撮れる方が大勢で撮る場合にも
    都合がいいのにね~♪

    わかる!?
    やっぱりプリクラ撮ってる人には
    カオフェチのラクガキはやりにくいよね!!笑

    学校かな?
    忙しいんだ(;^ω^A
    頑張ってね~!!

    ※フリューさんにOTOME3どこにありますか?って
     問い合わせたら、フリューの携帯サイトに設置店
     載っています。って言われました!確かにあった!笑
     さっそく7枚ほど撮りに行きました(●´ω`●)ww

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  10. OTOME3探した、良かったですね!\(^o^)/ フリューさんはいい会社と思うよ

    そうね、全身の方が好きね。2枚は足りない!

    学校です、四月から新しい仕事ですね、頑張ります!

    あ、「YES!プリクラ王子」をリンクした、サイドバーで、いいですか?(・ω・`)

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  11. いい会社ですねぇ~♪

    プリクラ好きなんだから
    フリューさんに就職しちゃうってのはどうですか?笑

    学校・・
    青春だなぁ~♪
    ちゃんと勉強しとけばよかったぜぃ(´;ω;`)

    サイドバー・・
    おおっ!
    おかまいなくww
    俺っちのブログだと貼るとこないんだけど・・(-。-;)
    とりあえず日記の最後に書いときます!笑

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  12. プリクラ会社で働けば、いいですね!!笑

    あ、私は生徒じゃなくて、教師ですよ!まあ、まだ日本語の勉強が多いっけど!

    リンクありがとう!

    昨日ね、オトメのラクエン2でプリクラ撮りました、オトメ3と同じフレームとか、でも皮は3よりキレイよ!見つかれば、やってみてください!

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  13. プリクラ会社かぁ~ww
    俺は撮り方が他の人と違うから
    「働かしてください!!」とは言いづらいなぁ~笑

    せ、先生でしたか∑ヾ( ̄0 ̄;ノ
    てっきり生徒さんかと・・

    じゃあ、やっぱりプリクラは
    小・中・高の女学生が撮るものだけじゃない!
    ってことっすねww

    オトメの楽園2!?
    2もあるとは( ̄□ ̄;)!!

    写りが綺麗になっていくのもいいけど、
    古い機種も楽しい機能があったりするから
    残していってもらいたいよね~♪

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  14. hi can you explain to me if they have options to make skin lighter? cos i cant read jap. thanks

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  15. I didn't take a pic on this particular machine, but once you put your money in and before you choose your backgrounds there will be a couple of options. One has a series of picture of faces, this will be the skin lightening option. Usually the lightest is the furthest to the right. You should be able to tell by looking at the faces but they don't usually give you much time unfortunately!

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