English Title: PachiPara 12 ~Ōumi to Natsu no Omoide~
Japanese Title: パチパラ12 〜大海と夏の思い出〜
Publisher / Developer: Irem Software Engineering
Genre: Gambling / Adventure
Released: Dec. 15, 2005
Product Codes: SLPS-25574 / JAN 4536592000426

This is where things really started getting interesting for the PachiPara series. Kazuma Kujo, well known for titles like Disaster Report and Steambot Chronicles, took the helm here, and Pachi-Pro Fūunroku 4 has a new, self-contained story with a completely new engine (borrowed from Steambot Chronicles, of course). Imagine Shenmue with the forklift driving replaced by pachinko, scale it down a bit, and add character customization and dating elements. Like all of Irem's PS2 titles, it's a bit rough around the edges, but this is still a real hidden gem.