The Casio Loopy Collection > FAQs and Mythbusting
This page serves to address myths, misconceptions, and frequently-asked questions regarding the Casio Loopy hardware, software, and accessories.
How many games were released for the Casio Loopy?
There were 11 software titles released for the Loopy. Some online resources list only 10 titles for the Loopy, likely because these counts do not include Magical Shop, which acted as a hardware peripheral but had its own built-in software as well.
Did Casio develop all of the software titles in house?
No, many of the titles were developed by third-party developers such as Alfa System (Wanwan Aijou Monogatari, Dream Change: Kokinchan no Fashion Party) and Armat (Magical Shop, Chakurakun no Omajinai Paradise).
What is the difference between Dream Change: Kokinchan no Fashion Party and Dream Change: Koganechan no Fashion Party?
Almost all English-language Loopy websites list the subtitle of the game Dream Change as "Koganechan no Fashion Party." Indeed, the original Japanese text 小金ちゃん would typically be read as "Koganechan." However, the furigana, or phonetic reading, that appears on the game's box and cartridge label indicates that the name should be pronounced "Kokinchan" rather than "Koganechan."
Is it true that there is a pink or purple version of the Casio Loopy console?
The plastic body of the Casio Loopy is a cool gray color. Like the Super Nintendo, the Loopy and its cartridges were made with a plastic that tended to yellow with age, causing the color to go from a cool gray to a neutral or warmer shade.
Some of the images that can be found online, such as this Wikimedia Commons image, suggest that the Loopy is purple rather than gray. In some cases, this may simply be the result of poor lighting or low-resolution imagery, but it is also possible that the color balance in these images has been digitally manipulated.
The Ultimate Console Database reports that there is a hot pink version of the console, but this is very likely to be false. This is because all Loopy consoles, both those released at launch and those released later on with included games, were made in a single production run. Creating an alternate body color would have been prohibitively expensive for the manufacturer.
There are hot pink versions of other video-game consoles, however. Notable among these are the pink Game Boy Color, the Epoch Super Cassette Vision Ladies Set, and the Sega Master System Girl.
What is the source of information found the Casio Loopy Collection website?
The information listed on this website comes directly from primary-source physical collection items: original Loopy hardware, software, and print materials. All screenshots and gameplay videos are captured directly from the original hardware and never come from outside sources unless directly specified.