In Meikyū no Elfeane, the player takes the role of a real person - the Japanese singer and actress Tomomi Nishimura - in her hand-drawn, "super-deformed", anime-style, top-down-viewed incarnation (digitized photos of the real Ms. Nishimura can be seen during some of the game's cut scenes). In the game, Tomomi is just a simple girl who works in a restaurant, but gets magically transported to a fairy land. There, she must first protect the inhabitants of a peaceful town from goblin onslaught, and ultimately find a way to return to the real world.
Despite the top-down view and the fact it was developed y the same company who have brought us distinguished Turbo CD RPGs such as Cosmic Fantasy series and Babel, Meikyū no Elfeane is not a RPG, but an adventure - Japanese-style, with minimum puzzles. Most of the gameplay involves running around and talking to various inhabitants of the fairy world. There are also mini-games: a Pac-Man-like game with cars, a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up, a Breakout clone, and a quiz show.