Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

Irin Sep 6, 2012 @ 11:25am
Are there any other Item Shop sim games?
Can anyone think of any other games like Recettear where the point of the game is to run an item shop where you buy low and sell high?
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Kodora Sep 6, 2012 @ 3:18pm 
On Steam? Not that I know of, though I saw a proposal in greenlight for an almost exact rip of Recettear. Have you by any chance looked into the Rune Factory games? They're quite similar (run a farm instead of an item shop, can still go into dungeons), though they live in the console and handheld worlds.

I also found a DS game called Atelier Annie that felt similar, which used a mix of gathering items/fighting monsters, running an alchemy shop, participating in twice-yearly alchemy competitions, and managing a resort all at the same time.
Cannibox Sep 8, 2012 @ 4:47pm 
there is a game like it on kongregate if you are interested.
Corky Sep 9, 2012 @ 11:22am 
Mostly like Kodora said...

Atelier Annie is from the same universe as the Atelier Iris series on the PS2. There's 3 that I own but just played the second one, and a little bit of the first. I think that the gameplay is a lot like Recettear; explore with a fighter and do achemy back home with the stuff you've found. It's turn base RPG instead of a dungeon crawler but it's of a much better quality than Recettear. I recommand it to you if you wish the fighting in Recettear was more deep.

If you've like the shop management aspect of the game, Rune Factory is good. It's Havest Moon with dungeons and they're both made by Natsume. I've played the first 2 on DS and the first on the Wii and I recommend you avoid the one's on the DS, peticualy the second one, but the one on the Wii is really well made and balanced.
TXK_SirOrin Sep 13, 2012 @ 5:32pm 
This may not be exactly what you are looking for either but Final Fantasy Chronicles: My Life as a King has some similar themes. It more about equipping your heroes and running a whole town, but I definately gota similar vibe from this game.

If you like the style of this game and want something...similar...try Power Pros Baseball. I've only played one for the Wii, but the writing, art, and music remind me of this game.
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Max McPork Sep 23, 2012 @ 5:44pm 
Potions and Swords can be found on Facebook, Armor Games, and many other flash game sites
Time Lady Katie Oct 5, 2012 @ 1:36pm 
Atelier Annie, which was mentioned a few times, is part of a longer series by Gust, localized by NISA. The title that I've played that probably matches closest is Atelier Rorona: Alchemist of Arland, which is the first in the series' Arland trilogy. The tone is very similar to Recettear, Rorona and Astrid have a dynamic that reminds me strongly of Resette and Tear, and a major focus of the game is creating items to meet the requests of the community.

I'm a huge Atelier series fangirl, and I can't tell you how much fun and whimsy the series has. The words simply don't exist. But perhaps this quote gets closest:

"Okay, you know how every RPG has the grand heroes chosen by fate to become wonderful friends and stand up to the evil sorcerer/empire/corporation/monster and keep it from destroying the world?
This game is not about them.
You know how in almost every RPG, buried about halfway down the final dungeon, sitting next to the second to last save point in the game there’s a shopkeeper who has every healing item in the game and every weapon or bit of armor that doesn’t require an epic quest? The one who leaves you wondering: 'Just how in blazes did she get down here? I’m the ridiculously powerful chosen one and it’s almost impossible for me to do it so how did a lowly shopkeeper pull it off'?
This game is about her."
Unravel Dec 16, 2012 @ 1:29am 
You may also try out Kamidori Alchemy Meister. It's a visual novel / shop simulator. But I must beforehand warn you it's 18+ and heavily anime-stylized, though it doesn't change the fact it's still fun to read / play.
Pandor Dec 29, 2012 @ 2:23am 
Well i can sugest Torneko: The Last Hope on ps1 and Torneko no Daibouken on snes.

(Snes on is only japanese but there is a translation patch floating around. Might want to look into it if trader/dungeon game interest you.)

By the way i think snes 1 was better.

Ho and another game, not trader oriented but... Try azure dream on ps1, i am ready to bet you will love it.
Jake Dec 29, 2012 @ 10:39am 
Can ANYONE suggest a store simulation / RPG game that isn't so....anime?
Pandor Dec 29, 2012 @ 11:39am 
Well in dragon warrior 4, chapter 4 have a shop part where talon tend a shop... not that evolved tough (Its a nes game (Really great one tough)). But They made a snes game that was more centered on that part (Torneko no Daibouken (Better graphic and stuff but you will have to look for a patch to translate the game.)). And finally they made a ps1 game about torneko but i think it was more more centered around the dungeon part and less shop related i think, might be work a look tough.
jimmywolf Dec 29, 2012 @ 12:42pm 
thank you for these post i enjoy these game an was looking for others like it
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Sleepmonger Jan 7, 2013 @ 5:38pm 
Theres a Torneko for ps2 as well... was pretty excellent. I think its torneko: fushiigi no dungeon.
Pandor Jan 16, 2013 @ 2:51pm 
Ho yeah and i forgot sims 2 have a store expantion where you can own store.
hrodruck Sep 21, 2014 @ 7:43pm 
There's also a facebook game called My Weapon Shop
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