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Hot Springs Story: Tips & Strategies

02-28-2011, 06:08 AM
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Hot Springs Story: Tips & Strategies

After falling in love with Game Dev Story, Kairo's Hot Springs Story seems to be a worthy successor and great addition to sim-gaming on the iPhone.

Here's a small compendium of information i've gathered so far (with many thanks to FateMortis, Phazer89 and others who have contributed!)

Target Types and their effects:

Tea Expert - 4 - Facilities
Journalist - 3 - Advertising
Comedian - 4 - Advertising
TV Host - 3 - Advertising
Trader - 4 - Money
Secretary - 3 - Stayers
Booth Babe - 3 - Votes
Announcer - 3 - Stayers
Nobleman - 4 - Items
Nurse - 4 - Money
Rich Missus - 5 - Stayers
Student - 1 - Advertising
Fortuneteller - 3 - Items
Biz-woman - 2 - Stayers
Governor - 4 -Money
COO - 4 - Items
Model - 4 - Advertising
Actress - 4 - Advertising
Celebrity - 4 - Items
M. Artist - 3 - Stayers
Chairprsn - 5 - Votes
Opera Sngr - 4 - Votes
Pop Singer - 5 - Advertising
First Lady - 5 - Advertising
Noblewmn - 5 - Facilities
G. Manager - 3 - Advertising
Landlord - 3 - Stayers
Painter - 3 - Facilities
Legislator - 5 - Votes
CEO - 5 - Items
Pianist - 3 - Items
Pastry Chef - 3 - Items
Rich Couple - 5 - Stayers
Fisherman - 2 - Items
Illustrator - 2 - Facilities
Rich Heir - 5 - Facilities
Prgrmmr - 2 - Stayers
Lawyer - 4 - Money
Housewife - 2 - Votes
Cartoonist - 3 - Money
Old Couple - 2 - Items
Yng Family - 2 - Votes
Hiker - 1 - Money
Novelist - 3 - Votes
Researcher - 3 - Facilities
Antique Dlr - 1 - Votes
Yng Couple - 2 - Stayers
Manager - 2 - Money
Biz-man - 2 - Items


Compatibility List

Room and Pachinko Mchn - All DOWN
Room and Massage Chair - Adult UP + Seniors UP
Room and Cafe - Men UP
Room and Fortuneteller - Women UP
Room and Vending Mchn - All UP
Tatami Room and Tatami Room - All UP
Tatami Room and Tea Room - Adults UP + Seniors UP
Western Room and Westerm Room - All UP
Western Room and Restaurant - All UP
Souvenir Stnd and Western Room - Youth UP + Others DOWN
Souvenir Stand and Vending Mchn - Youth UP + Adults UP + Groups UP
Pachinko Mchn and Arcade - Men UP
Pachinko Mchn and Tea Room - All DOWN
Pachinko Mchn and Pachinko Mchn - Adults (M) UP
Massage Chair and Salon - Women UP
Cafe and Reading Room - Adults (M) UP + Seniors (M) UP
Cafe and Arcade - Adults (M) DOWN + Seniors (M) DOWN
Salon and Fortuneteller - Women UP
Salon and Pachinko Mchn - Women UP
Vending Mchn and Ping Pong Tbl - All UP
Vending Mchn and Arcade - Youth UP
Tea Room and Restaurant - All UP
Reading Room and Pachinko Mchn - All DOWN
Ping Pong Tbl and Arcade - Groups UP
Room and VIP Room - All UP
Tea Room and VIP Room - All UP
Vending Mchn and VIP Room - All UP
Massage Chair and VIP Room - All UP
Restaurant and VIP Room - All UP
Souvenir Stnd and VIP Room - All UP
Arcade and VIP Room - All UP
Reading Room and VIP Room - All UP
Pachinko Mchn and VIP Room - All UP
Salon and VIP Room - All UP
Karaoke Room and VIP Room - All UP
Cafe and VIP Room - All UP
Fortuneteller and VIP Room - All UP
Ping Pong Tbl and VIP Room - All UP

To get VIP Room, you must get all the 49 targets to at least 90/95 Popularity. Then you will unlock an investment called 'Kairobot'. Pass him to unlock the VIP Room.

Anything within 5x5 squares of VIP Room get 'All UP' except for Baths.

To get Large Bath (M), Large Bath (W). You have to hit Number 1 on all 8 Guides, and unlock an investment called 'Chimpan Z'. Pass him to unlock both Large Baths.

Large Baths take up 2x3 spaces and cannot be rotated.


Bath Effects

Jacuzzi: Seniors up
1 Vending Mchn, 2 Natural Stones
Adds +0.5 compatibility to Seniors at Level 1, +1 at Level 2, +2 at Level 3

Spa: Adults Up
2 Pachinko Mchns, 1 Massage Chair, 1 Lantern
Adds +1 compatibility to Adults at Level 1, +2 at Level 2, +3 at Level 3

Silky Smooth: Women up
Use a Milk on the Bath first for one level of effect
2 Salons, 1 Azalea, 2 Natural Stones
Adds +1 compatibility to Female Youths and Adults, +0.5 to Seniors at Level 1, +2/1 at Level 2, +3/1.5 at Level 3

Fast Friends: Groups up
2 Karaoke Rooms, 1 Ping Pong Tbl, 1 Azalea
Adds +1.5 compatibility to Groups at Level 1, 3 at Level 2, +4 at Level 3

In-Crowd:
Youth up
2 Souvenir Stnds, 2 Azaleas
Adds +1 compatibility to Youths at Level 1, +2 at Level 2, +3 at Level 3

Forever Young: Adults up, Seniors up
2 Fortunetellers, 2 Plum Trees, 1 Pond
Adds +1 compatibility to Male Adults and Seniors, +1.5 to Female Adults and Seniors
*** I haven't started a second playthrough with Pond carried over so I don't know the stats for Level 2/3.

Springerade: Men up
2 Cafes, 2 Vending Mchns, 1 Bamboo
Adds +1 compatibility to Males at Level 1, +2 at Level 2, +3 at Level 3


Scenery
Each decoration provides a different amount of scenery depending where it is placed in relation to the facility.

5 4 3 4 5
4 2 1 2 4
3 1 D 1 3
4 2 1 2 4
5 4 3 4 5

Where 1=full effect, 5=weakest, D=decoration. The details are in my guide, the formatting is kinda hard to translate over to forums so you'll have to check there. :X



Guides
Local Springs
Unlock in Year 1 Month 6 automatically
Targets: Housewife, Hiker, Student
Rewards: $100,000, 2 Popularity Seeds, 2 Price Seeds

Perfectural Springs
Unlock by getting Rank 1 in Local Springs Guide
Targets: Nurse, Student, Biz-woman
Rewards: $200,000, 2 Popularity Seeds, 2 Price Seeds

Touring Japan
Unlock by getting Rank 1 in Perfectural Springs Guide
Targets: TV Host, Pop Singer, Biz-man
Rewards: $300,000, 2 Popularity Seeds, 2 Price Seeds

Le Nichelin Guide
Unlock by getting Rank 1 in Touring Japan Guide
Targets: Rich Couple, Rich Heir, First Lady
Rewards: $400,000, 2 Popularity Seeds, 2 Price Seeds

Glamour Springs
Unlock in Year 1 automatically
Targets: Biz-woman, Booth Babe, Pop Singer
Rewards: $200,000, 1 Popularity Seed, 1 Price Seed, 1 Glamour Seed

Top 100 Springs
Unlock condition unknown (I unlocked this in Year 12 Month 4, if you know the specific requirement do let me know)
Targets: Prgrmmr, Biz-woman, Painter
Special: Bath effects affect score
Rewards: $240,000, 1 Popularity Seed, 1 Price Seed, 1 Fame Seed

Gourmet Springs
Unlock after upgrading Restaurant (at least, that's what happened to me should require around 10-15 upgrades)
Targets: Nobleman, Biz-woman, Novelist
Special: Popularity of Restaurants affect score
Rewards: $220,000, 1 Popularity Seed, 1 Price Seed, 1 Gourmet Seed

Relaxing Springs
Unlock after building 20 decorations (I'll need confirmation for this)
Targets: Prgrmmr, Pop Singer, Novelist
Special: Scenery of Facilities affect score
Rewards: $250,000, 1 Popularity Seed, 1 Price Seed, 1 Relaxation Seed


Tech-tree
Antique Dlr -> Fortuneteller -> Tea Expert -> Opera Sngr -> Rich Missus -> First Lady

Biz-Man -> Prgrmmr -> Researcher -> TV Host -> Pianist -> Trader -> Nobleman
Biz-Man -> Yng Couple -> Yng Family
Biz-Man -> Manager -> M. Artist -> Old Couple
Biz-Man -> Manager -> M. Artist -> Novelist -> G. Manager -> Secretary OR Painter

Painter -> COO -> Governor -> Legislator
Painter -> COO -> CEO -> Rich Heir

Biz-Woman (50 pop) -> Illustrator -> Cartoonist -> Booth Babe -> Model -> Lawyer -> Celebrity -> Pop Singer

Housewife -> Pastry Chef -> Journalist -> Announcer -> Nurse -> Actress -> Chairprsn -> Noblewmn

Student

Year 1 Month 11-> Hiker -> Fisherman

Land Deed II -> Landlord -> Comedian

Nobleman + Noblewmn (0 pop) -> Rich Couple



Layout Strategies



This set-piece layout will get you four baths with full "three heart" ratings for the Jacuzzi.
On the other side of the rocks are four bedrooms with high ratings (because of all the Natural Stones)



Early-bird layout for three green hearts in all four bath-houses (jacuzzi)






AVSNNSA
XXXBBXX
AVSNNSA

A - Azalea
V - Vending Mchn
S - Salon
N - Natural Stone
X - Road
B - Bath (W)


Guidebooks

Local Springs - Housewife + Hiker + Student (Popularity)
Prefectural Springs - Nurse + Student + Biz-woman (Popularity )
Touring Japan - TV Host + Pop Singer + Biz-man (Popularity)
Le Nichelin Guide - Rich Couple + Rich Heir + First Lady (Popularity)
Glamour Springs - Biz-woman + Booth Babe + Pop Singer (Popularity)
Top 100 Springs - Prgrmmr + Biz-woman + Painter (Bath Effects)
Gourmet Springs - Nobleman + Biz-woman + Novelist (Popularity of Restarants)
Relaxing Springs - Prgrmmr + Pop Singer + Novelist (Scenery of Facilities)

The 3 listed beside each guide is the target that you should advertise to when you enter the guide. The brackets indicates what you should concentrate on to do better in the voting.

Topping Relaxing Springs will get you 'Relaxation Seed'.
Topping Glamour Springs will get you 'Glamour Seed'.
'Fame Seed' comes from topping 'Top 100 Springs', thanks to sokolov22.

To get 'Pond', you must have 20 of Lanterns/Natural Stones (combined)

General Tips/Strategies

-Change your 'target customer' type based upon your experiences and needs.
ie: If your cash flow is weak, target the hiker (+money) and Business Woman (+stayers).

-Build room types and layouts according to the type of customers you want to attract. Refer to the above Compatibility Guide for this.

-Don't be afraid to remodel your Spa... several times! Demolish, get creative and rebuild to optimize your layout.





More to come - feel free to contribute and i'll edit them into the main post!

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Last edited by KiddToKmart; 03-09-2011 at 11:03 PM.
02-28-2011, 08:38 PM
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Main post updated with more info.

Good as a reference to check up on instead of going through in-game menus between gameplay!

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02-28-2011, 10:59 PM
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Nice idea for a thread. So far, the only advice I can think of is to buy all of the land deeds as soon as possible. There are 5 land deeds iirc.

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02-28-2011, 11:41 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Haruhi View Post
Nice idea for a thread. So far, the only advice I can think of is to buy all of the land deeds as soon as possible. There are 5 land deeds iirc.
Thanks, and yes - very true.

I just edited in an image of a mini layout to get four 3-star jacuzzis in a small space. Please submit your ideas as well, everyone!

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03-01-2011, 12:07 AM
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So...I'm not seeing an option to turn on landscape mode. Anyone know where that is?
03-01-2011, 12:21 AM
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So...I'm not seeing an option to turn on landscape mode. Anyone know where that is?
Rotate your device

There's an option to lock the orientation in-game once you've rotated it to your liking.

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03-01-2011, 12:33 AM
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That's the first thing I did, and it won't rotate.
03-01-2011, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by n8equalsd View Post
That's the first thing I did, and it won't rotate.
Perhaps the device itself has orientation-lock enabled? Double tap the Home button, swipe right, and check the button to the left of the music controls.

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03-01-2011, 12:38 AM
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It's an iPhone 3G, so it doesn't have orientation lock. and I don't see any option in-game to change it.
03-01-2011, 09:56 AM
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How to rotate rooms?

Can someone tell me how to rotate the rooms? I want to change my layout but can't for the life of me figure it out. Must have missed that step in tutorial!? Thanks!