I didn't know it was possible to own it in English yet. Would I be able to find it on North American shelves?
No, I believe they are talking about the European version. There were to polls asking if Americans wanted this game, but America's hate for Tingle gave the polls too little a response for an American release both times. Which sucks because I want to try this game.
The game itself is better than you could think from Tingle being the star. I got the game when they started selling it. (I live in Europe so they sold it here.)
There was some depth to the game and in the end you could do much more than just be a gay mapmaker. Basicly it's adventure and lots of money moving in both ways. What makes me wonder why it was not released in America since there was a great suport for capitalism in the game.
But you got to affect many lives and entire socal structures in the game. All the way from individuals to entire clans and towns.
And the ending is nice. Even that capitalism wins in the end. Thats the only part that sucks.