The Note (こうかいれなったきて Koukai Sarena Katta Shuki: The Note) is an action game developed by Team Bughouse and published by SunSoft for the Sony Playstation. It was released in Japan on January 17, 1997; and in Europe on October 1 of the same year. The game did not see a North American release. It is perhaps one of the least known games on the platform, as a result of its limited release.
The game is unique in some's opinion. Game features include opening the curtains to bring more light into rooms, which sometimes helps solve a puzzle or defeat an enemy. Actually firing one's weapon is a bit tough; you have no crosshairs or a weapon on screen. You must get enemies to center of your screen and fire. You have the option of assigning and initiating 4 specific commands or actions to the shoulder buttons (R1, R2, L1, L2).
Most of the time in the game you're wandering around searching and uncovering for yourself what action to initiate. The game doesn't give a lot of hints where to go either. And sometimes the answer can be simple. Wait 8 hours (game hours) in front of a door, and after this period of time is over, enter. Turn all lights off, and use specific item in a specific part of the room.
Developer(s) Team Bughouse
EU October 1, 1997
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ELSPA: 3+
Media CD-ROM image (.bin, .cue)
Input methods Gamepad
Language - ENG