Love and Berry: Dress Up and Dance! (Japanese: オシャレ魔女 ラブandベリー, lit. Fashionable Witches: Love and Berry) is a collectible card game produced by Sega, released in October 30, 2004 in Japan and 2006 outside Japan. Since this game released, more than 100 million cards were printed and more than 10,000 machines installed! The arcade machines run on the Sega "NAOMI" Hardware.
Your objective is to scan and collect cards to dress up Love and Berry. The 2008 Japanese version added the character, Miesha, available to dress up. Then your opponent will challenge you to a dance battle at a party. Press either one of the buttons to the beat of the song to obtain dance points, as these, along with dress-up power, Always match the Lucky Color, try to have high Dress-up Power, and avoid Pajama Misses along the way to get more cool points!
There were originally two modes available during the 2004 Autumn-Winter - 2005 Spring-Summer Collection but were later increased to six from 2005 Autumn-Winter Collection. As of the 2008 River/Rivale Collection, a total of seven game modes are available.
Super Easy - The easiest difficulty set on when it comes to the tambourine portion. In the later versions, the selected character you play as guides you when to press the buttons. You can play up to 2 stages if you do well. This mode is equivalent to the 2004 Autumn-Winter/2005 Spring-Summer Collection Easy mode. Recommended for beginners.
Recommended Easy - The normal difficulty set on when it comes to the tambourine portion. You can play up to the three stages if you do well. Recommended for intermediate players.
Super Hard/Kind of Hard - Similar to Recommended Easy but is more on the strict level, which you can get a Pajama Miss if you fail to time with the beat. You can play up to four stages if you do well. This mode is equivalent to the 2004 Autumn-Winter/2005 Spring-Summer Collection Hard mode, and renamed as Maximum Easy (はりきりかんたん) in the late 2007 Collections. Recommended for advanced players.
Dress-up Research - The mode to try out possible combinations with different cards by changing your character, including the Lucky Color! However, you cannot dance in this mode. In the later versions, an additional scene featuring the character walking to the stage and posing is added. This mode was temporarily removed in the late 2007 Collections but returns back in the 2008 Collections.
Along with Doggy - Introduced in the late 2007 Collections, this allows you to scan cards from いっしょにワンワン (isshoni wanwan) to have a dog dancing along with Love and berry. This game mode is only available in the Japanese releases.
Two Player Cooperation - Introduced in the 2008 Collections, it is a fusion between Easy For Two/Hard For Two. However, you get to play up to two stages instead.
2-Player Competition/Two Player Versus Battle - Similar to Super Hard/Kind Of Hard but this time, you and a friend will compete. It was removed in the 2007 Collections but returns back in the 2008 Collections.
Contest Practice/Tournament Practice - Similar to Super Hard/Kind Of Hard, but you get to select the song. Only, if you lose, you can continue.
Easy for Two - Introduced later in the 2007 Collections/3rd-5th Collection, you and a friend will co-op to reach the goal's target. You can play up to the two stages if you do well. In the 2008 Collections, it was removed along with Hard for Two to make way for the new mode: Two Player Cooperation. In the Japanese releases, the lyrics are colored for Love and Berry.
Hard for Two - Introduced later in the 2007 Collections/3rd-5th Collection, you and a friend will co-op to reach the goal's target and is more stricter than Easy For Two. Should one of the player misses, they will get a Pajama Miss but if both, they will get a entirely different outfit. Unlike the Pajama Miss, it will decrease your meter with a -100 Dress Up Power set. You can play up to the three stages if you do well. In the 2008 Collections, it was removed along with Hard for Two to make way for the new mode: Two Player Cooperation. In the Japanese releases, the lyrics are colored for Love and Berry.
Miesha - She is 17 in Fashion Magic Years. Born on November 24, and loves dressing up in clothing with butterflies. Miesha an antagonist in the 2007 Autumn-Winter Collection. She becomes a playable character in the 2008 Summer Collection.
Izabera - She is 63 in Fashion Magic Years. Love and Berry's former headmistress in the Fashion Magic Academy. Izabella tells the characters how many points will they need to pass in Easy for Two and Hard for Two.
Street Court - A basketball court with a hotdog stand. Boyish clothes are the best style in this area. Songs: ABCD Everything's Okay!, Friends, Feelings To Go Ahead, Rainbow Colored Tears, Beyond The Sky, or Smile x Smile.
Fashion Street - This is a street where fashion is the theme. Girly clothes are the best style in this area. Songs: Talk Of The Town..., Mysterious Walk, Daddy's Birthday, Please Grant My Wish, Happy Anniversary, or Love Veggies!
Disco - Takes place inside in a disco where you've been watched by a large crowd of people. Songs: Operation Mirror Ball, Lookie! Lookie!, Excitement and Flutter, Lovely Smile, Fashion Magic, or Milky Way Fantasy.
Seaside Stage - A stage that take place in a Seaside Park. Clothes that look like Swimsuits are best here. Songs: SPARKLE SPARKLE Mermaid, That Is Summer, A Piece Of Summer, It's Summer, It's Pool, Let's Go!, There's Still Signs Of Summer, or Colorful☆Season.
Idol Stage - A stage decorated with fruits. A lot of people will be watching you from the corners! Poofy dresses and boots are the best style in this area. Songs: See You Again Tomorrow, Spring Is Nice, The Sign Of Snow, Angel, Autumn-Colored Serenade, or To The Other Side Of Orange.
Ball - An outdoor ballroom that takes place outside the castle. Gowns and heels are the best style in this area. Songs: Voices of Spring, Waltz Of The Flowers, The Blue Danube, The Merry Widow Waltz, Grand Waltz Brilliante, or Emperor Waltz.