Feel the Magic: XY/XX

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Feel the Magic: XY/XX
System(s): Nintendo DS
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Nintendo DS
    ¥4,800 (5,040) NTR-APRJ-JPN
    Nintendo DS
    (Happy Price)
    ¥2,000 (2,100) NTR-APRJ-JPN-1
    Nintendo DS
    $29.95[1] NTR-APRE-USA
    Nintendo DS
    Nintendo DS
    Nintendo DS
    Nintendo DS
    Nintendo DS
    $? ?

    Feel the Magic: XY/XX, known in Japan as Kimi no Tame nara Shineru (きみのためなら死ねる, lit. "I Would Die for You") and in Europe and Australia as Project Rub is a minigame video game compilation developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It was first released in North America (2 days before the system came out in that region), and was later released in Japan, Australia, and Europe as a launch title of the system.

    Feel the Magic: XY/XX was originally announced at E3 2004 under its code name, "Project Rub". Then-executive managing director Yuji Naka said the title would place "an emphasis on controls using a Touch Screen, which will allow us to achieved the concept of 'rubbing,' a unique and fun gameplay mechanic made possible by the DS. We will investigate a wide-range of gaming elements unique to DS, so look forward to future SEGA titles."

    It follows the attempts of a young male protagonist to impress a young woman, aided by a group of people known as the "Rub Rabbits" into completing a series of minigames related to the plot. These minigames are all controlled by the touch screen and microphone, and often involve tapping, scribbling, and blowing into the microphone. On February 2, 2006, the game won the "Best Concept" award at the 2006 Imagina Games Awards.

    A sequel, The Rub Rabbits!, was released a year later.


    In-game warning.
    Feel the Magic
    is played solely with the stylus and microphone. The graphics are simple and stylized, having a 70s look to them. There are three main modes of play. 'Story' mode where the player plays the game out trying to impress the girl. 'Memories' is a mode where one can play any of the previous minigames one has beaten. A third mode called 'Maniac'. This is where the player gets to take all the article of clothing one earns during the game to dress up the main girl of the game. There is no real point to this, but it is fun. One can poke the girl and she reacts in funny ways.

    The Minigames

    • Bonfire: The goal is to undress the girl, because her clothes are wet. One times the cursor to unbutton the back of her dress.
    • Dance: A Simon says-style game, where the girl gets the player to repeat her dance steps.
    • Yacht: One of the more unique games using the microphone. One blows a sailboat to rescue the girl, avoiding sharks.
    • Microphone: Another game that uses the microphone. The player shouts and talks to the girl, trying to get her attention. Each level gets harder as a band starts playing that the player has to shout over. This is probably not a good game to play on a bus or airplane.
    • Candle: The player blows into the microphone to blow out the candle.
    • Scorpion: There are scorpions crawling on her back and one has to touch them, and not the girl.
    • Seeker: One has to brush away sand with the stylus. She will show a picture of what she lost (A ring, or seashell, etc.) and one has to find the right one, among similar objects.
    • Goldfish: Push the goldfish out of the man's stomach. Later there are turtles and smaller darting little fish.
    • Parachute: These parachutists jump out of the plane telling the player a number. The player has to enter their number before they land or the chute does not open. They get longer numbers as the level increases.
    • Cart: At the top of the screen the player (a guy in a cart) starts racing down the hill. At the bottom are spiky balls. The object is to sweep them away before he hits one.
    • Painter: The player make his mark for love as he spraypaints hearts and other shapes onto a wall. One has to avoid people jumping in the way.
    • Clean Up: The girl fell into mud. The player has to use the stylus to scrub off all the mud. She blushes by the end of this minigame.
    • Hands: One has to make the stylus stay on her hand as she is walking. Sometimes bees attack, forcing the player to stop holding her hand and kill them.


    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Project Rub Project Rub
    English (US) Feel the Magic: XY/XX Feel the Magic: XY/XX
    Japanese Kimi no Tame nara Shineru (きみのためなら死ねる) I Would Die for You

    Production credits

    Sega Corporation (Sega of Japan, Inc.)
    Sega Logistics Service Co., Ltd
    Sega Europe, Ltd.

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Feel the Magic: XY/XX/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    ProjectRub announce.pdf

    Announcement press release

    ProjectRub DS UK PrintAdvert.jpg

    UK print advert
    JP TV advert


    Physical scans

    Nintendo DS, US
    FtM DS US Box.jpg
    FeeltheMagic US card.jpg
    FeeltheMagic USDemo card.jpg
    Demo Card
    Nintendo DS, JP
    FtM DS JP Box.jpg
    FtM DS JP Cardback.jpgFtM DS JP Card.jpg
    Nintendo DS, JP (Happy Price)
    FtM DS JP Box HappyPrice.jpg
    FtM DS JP Cardback HP.jpgFtM DS JP Card HP.jpg
    Nintendo DS, UK/FR/DE

    FtM DS EU Card.jpg
    Nintendo DS, UK/FR/PT
    FtM DS UK-FR-PT Box.jpg
    FtM DS EU Card.jpg
    Nintendo DS, FR/DE/NL
    FtM DS FR-DE-NL Box.jpg
    FtM DS EU Card.jpg
    Nintendo DS, ES/IT
    ProjectRub DS ES-IT Box.jpg
    Nintendo DS, EU
    FtM DS EU Box.jpg
    FtM DS EU Card.jpg
    Nintendo DS, AU
    FtM DS AU Box.jpg

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Nintendo DS
    CRC32 662D929F
    MD5 FD920DBC37C332D392B547B1D7D5839D
    SHA-1 5722D42C1DC2EE76F8E3A5219A795FF45B15F8FA
    32MB Card (US)
    Nintendo DS
    CRC32 AAA37D4B
    MD5 063C4B64CDFBF4CB2489E0CF8938F664
    SHA-1 FF87B82158F3C5155945EADD95C252720E5F1DE2
    32MB Card (JP)
    Nintendo DS
    CRC32 1915C4BB
    MD5 B7554AEEA466856A0D816E67FCD4022E
    SHA-1 CA052A5AB6593B22A00864D7A27ABEB69A117548
    32MB Card (EU)

    External links


    Feel the Magic: XY/XX
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    Music: Kimi no Tame nara Shineru Rub-Love Daisakusen CD+ (2004)

    Rub Rabbits series of games
    Nintendo DS
    Feel the Magic: XY/XX (2004) | The Rub Rabbits! (2005)
    Rub Rabbits related media
    Kimi no Tame nara Shineru Rub-Love Daisakusen CD+ (2004) | Ai no Osusowake CD (2005) | Akadoko & Kimishine♥Ai no Densetsu CD♥ (2005)