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Style Boutique / Savvy Style (2008) is a role-playing game where you play a fashion shop owner. You work on the style of your fashion collection as well as your own clothes, makeup and so on.

You play the game with the DS held sideways in book format. You use the style to select, design and interact with different elements of your store and the surrounding city. The game changes depending on the time of day you are playing.

As you progress you build rapport with your customers. You explore the city and find clothes, accessories, hairstyles and outfits for the store. Although it seems like a simple game aimed at girls, there is actually a surprising amount of substance as you work on your shop by managing items, making ads and dealing with customers.

Later versions of the game offer more online features that enables you to use your in-game smartphone to access an online market where you could sell custom-designed clothing. The in-game cell phone also offered features like texting characters to invite them to visit the boutique, salon, or beautician for a re-styling, among other features.

There are three versions of the game:
  • Style Boutique (2008) on DS
  • Style Savvy: Trendsetters / New Style Boutique (2012) on 3DS
  • Style Savvy: Fashion Forward / New Style Boutique 2 − Fashion Forward (2015) on 3DS
  • Style Savvy: Styling Star / New Style Boutique 3 - Styling Star (2017) on 3DS

There has been rumoured to be a Style Savvy 4 / New Style Boutique 4 in the works for Nintendo Switch, but no confirmed news from the developer.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Style Boutique / Savvy Style 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Strategy game with Puzzle, Role-Play and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game. Using the DS Wireless play you can visit other player's shops, trade flyers and take part in contests with up to 3 other players. You can also use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to allow other players to visit your shop.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 40 hours and 50 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.

CostsCosts

You can only play this on older systems (Nintendo 2DS|3DS and Nintendo DS) but can usually find it second hand on eBay. There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
You can use the amiibo figurines sold separately to invite special customers to your boutique. This provides bonus items. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/10/2008, updated in 2017

Out Now: 3DS and 2DS and DS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Strategy (Puzzle, Role-Play and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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