Interestingly, my mom, who hates video games with an ardent passion, was addicting to this game when I was in elementary school. She saw me playing this game during the very little time I have for computer games and I asked her to give it a try. She apparently falls in love with it and would start to literally occupy the computer when it was my turn to use. She would simply replay this game over and over despite knowing every trick, recipe, and strategy.
But somehow her addiction to this game just got magically cured after we moved, and she went back to that authoritarian mode claiming that video games is the poison for younger generation.
This game will always reminds me of that magical period when she herself is addicted to the fascinating "poison" of video games.