Love Hina: Smile Again is a Love-Simulator game based on the Love Hina franchise, developed and published by Sega for the Dreamcast. It was released in Japan on March 29, 2001.
A sequel to Love Hina: Totsuzen no Engeji Happening
The gameplay is mostly just dialogue, but it has a few mini-games and the storyline can be changed based on a luck system. You take control over Keitaro and talk with the girls in Hinata House.
The game starts with a menu screen, where you can choose between Story mode, Message Cards or Gallery Mode (Purikura). The story mode has 9 chapterss; Naru's Story, Mutsumi's Story, Motoko's Story, Kitsune's Story, Suu's Story, Shinobu's Story, Muzuho's Story, Bonus Story and Omake.
Omake is the last chapter and you can only unlock it if you get a 100% score on the Story mode by completing the other chapters. Each chapter turns into a gold colored square when you have completed it.
- Lucky Roulette
The player has to be lucky in order for the storyline to progress without problems. Between scenarios, the player must spin a wheel which has x's and o's on it. If you are lucky, you will land on an "o" and the storyline will continue without problems. If you are unlucky, you get an "x" and the storyline will take a turn for the worse.
- Purikura (Gallery)
Based on Keitaro's Print Club book, this is the gallery in the game. When you win a picture anytime in the game, it will automaticly appear in the gallery.
- Message Cards
Each girl has certain message cards which are located throughout the Hinata House. If the player obtains them all, his ranking with that girl will increase.
- Love Hina: Smile Again introduces a new character to the Love Hina cast; Mizuho Fujisawa; employed by Hina Urashima to tutor Keitaro, she promised that, should Keitaro fail his entrance exam, she would take responsibility and take him as her husband. Mizuho only appears in Love Hina: Totsuzen no Engeji Happening and Love Hina: Smile Again.
- A special edition of Love Hina: Smile Again came with a Hot Springs Turtle pendant, a lunch placemat, a pair of chopsticks, a bowl, a keychain hand strap, and a sexy bath towel.