| Put a schoolgirl in an anime and you're bound to attract two audiences: other schoolgirls, and Japanese salarymen. These two forces explain pretty much every single phenomenon in any such anime you can think of. Just think about it: Neon Genesis Evangelion had cute penguins, Sailor Moon had lesbians, and Ranma ½ had, well, Ranma.
As far as I can tell, Exchanger is a Neo Geo game dedicated solely to this principle. You have your basic magical, transforming schoolgirls. You have your basic magical, transforming villains. And they all fight to see which side can exchange money the fastest. It's an ingenious concept, really. Salarymen who watch those kind of shows probably fantasize about them anyway, why not take that extra step and give the heroine a boring office job? And did I mention that they give the characters' measurements?
"Explain the rules. I'll teach you how to changes. / You can change that if when you have 5 coins. / You can do that over two coins. / If they are tied lengthwise or crosswise. / But not diagonally. Sorry. / We say 'Change,' so. / They will stay on a screen changing to another coins, / If they are both 500-coin. / The position of coin's appearance. / It is changed in the light down side."… And so forth.In layman's terms, that means it's a lot like Tetris Attack, only much, much different. Your character moves coins around by picking them up and dropping them onto an upside-down Puyo Puyo playing area of sorts. You can only hold one type of coin at a time, but you can hold as many coins as you want. Getting a combination doesn't make the coins completely disappear, it just makes them "Rank Up" into the coin type above them. Five ones make a five, two fives make a ten, five tens make a fifty, and so on up until two 500s, when both coins completely disappear. As for the resemblance to Tetris Attack, if when you changes, you can still move other coins around causing larger than normal combos. Of course, the computer takes advantage of this in vs. mode by its incredibly cheap ability to move its counter ten times faster than any sane man could.
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