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Eve: The Fatal Attraction has no rivals this month. Among other masterpieces I'll call Memories Off 2nd. I'll be reviewing Rije ~Saisei no Ubugoe~.

1. Itsuka no Sora いつかの空 [010907] Sweet Basil 1
Our hero is a sophomore college student living by himself. He has a childhood friend that is a girl, but he doesn't have a real girlfriend. His hope of finding someone special is fading away when his part time job eats up his time. Then he meets Eri, who happens to have lost her memory. The encounter with Eri leads our hero towards his destiny and forces him to search for his true identity...
System and town real time change impress, but at the expense of game content. Each of seven heroines has only 4-5 events resulting in short individual routes. Voice actors recompensate for that only partially.


2. Love Hina Advance ~Shukufuku no Kane wa Naru kana~ ラブひなアドバンス 祝福の鐘はなるかな [010907] Marvelous Interactive 1 2
In this game, you take the role of Urashima Keitaro, who’s been rejected from entering Tokyo University for the second year running making him, what the Japanese call, a ronin. To make things worse, his parents have kicked him out of his house. Fortunately, his Grandmother owns the nearby inn and Keitaro thought this would be the perfect place to live and work as the landlord. Or so he thought. He finds out that the building is no longer an inn and is in fact a girls’ dorm making him the only guy around! Most guys would kill to live with six cute girls, but if Keitaro’s not careful, this job will kill him…
There are English reviews.


3. Furimuite Cool Eye's 振り向いてCOOL Eye’S [010914] Parade
School manga research club is in pinch! It only has three members and will have to disband unless two more members are found within a month. Main character should also recruit only among the girls in order not to repeat last year's mistake when a lot of people had to quit the club due to romantic problems. Is it possible to save the club?
Unfortunately, scenario is thin, and it's more like fast confession, then H to imbue desire to participate in the club activities. Graphics are beautiful.


4. Ichigo-Da いちご打 [010914] Witch 1
Cafe Milkyway plans to have an event with dessert dishes called, "Strawberry Festival." Remi Tojo designs the special costumes for this event. However, the costumes she designed are very strange, and her co-worker, Sakuya, makes fun of her and her costumes. To get revenge, Remi orders Sakuya to play an evil character called "Ichigon." The Ichigon costume is made of an artificial strawberry, and Remi will eat up the costume every time Sakuya disobeys her orders. This is a story of fighting between Remi, who is nuts about strawberries, and the other Milkyway workers, who hate her strange costumes and try to stop Remi from taking all the strawberries.
In the end everything gets to typing strip battle. 


5. Prism Sound プリズムサウンド [010914] Airyu
Main character tried to gather friends for a band to make "shining sound" together. That dream was forgotten, but now a year later he repeats that attempt. 
There are very few choices. Unique character design is the main appeal point. Scenario is just right in order not to get bored, but it's mostly thanks to support cast and not the heroines.


6. Review of Brind Summer Vacation レビューオフ Brind Summer Vacation [010914] Sight
Main character is an upcoming manga writer with one magical girl story to receive anime adaptation. He organizes a party to meet offline with the fans. Thirteen people have gathered, but even though nicknames are known, noone knows each others faces. What will come out of this party?
It's a pure love story about first experience, so with little H and quite a boring overall. There are as many as 12 heroines. Lots of bugs and graphical glitches even with patch applied.


7. Ame Yadori 雨やどり [010918] E.G.O.
Time starts to flow very fast with every day being busy and without a moment to spare. Main character sees a girl stilling alone in the rain and lends her a hand. Girl's name is Mio.
This is a heartwarming story about three girls with cat ears (plus two normal heroines), but the quantity and darkness of H scenes easily writes this game into nukige department. First five days are given for common route and last five days for heroine route. Quite a specialized work trying to appeal to different players.


8. Prism Palette プリズムパレット [010920] Broccoli
A love adventure simulator that follows the adventures of the main character Masaki Shirai while he lives a peaceful school life surrounded by beautiful classmates.
A normal school SIM with everyday schedule and stuff.


9. Igougata Kyokuchi Geigeki Tenshi Nanako ~Kaku Tatakaeri, Otome-tachi~ イ号型局地迎撃天使NANAKO~かく戦えり、乙女達~ [010921] Ape & Frog
Humans have built a huge defensive city 3000 meters underground to save themselves from mysterious "vector" enemies. However, as resources get exhausted in constant battles, humankind throws last funds into new type of weapon IMA-01 Nanako. This weapon is given to main character as the last hope for survival.
RPG with heroines looking like cosplayers. Each day is divided into four sections to perform commands. And there is also H training of girls ... how else would they learn new magic and skills?


10. Little Monica Monogatari リトルモニカ物語 [010921] Rune
The town of Little Monica is famous for its vast culture of arts, especially music. Will is an orphan who used to live with his three friends in Little Monica, however he has long since moved out of the town. Many years later, Will decides to go back to the town to see his three friends: Celia, Mei, and Tina. Upon arrival, Will is surprised to discover that Little Monica is no longer the very cultural city it used to be. Instead, no music is allowed in the city...
H event triggers the very first day and pretty much every day after that, so it's a nukige under innocent cover. Stupid incidents happen to the sisters like UFO and the like making up for a comedy. In the end it's nothing but an ero-tilt moege.


11. Eve: The Fatal Attraction EVE: The Fatal Attraction [010927] C's Ware 1
"Eve: The Fatal Attraction" is a chapter in EVE series, and is based on the hentai PC game Adam: The Double Factor. Its scenario was expanded in this game up to the point of being a sequel to "Adam". It adds many Eve: Burst Error and Eve: The Lost One references, lots of new events, 2 more days and proper ending to the game.
You control the two main heroes of the game, the young careless detective Kojiroh and the sexy red-haired super-spy Marina. The events of the game are connected to their previous investigation (in Eve Burst Error). Kojiroh's ex-girlfriend and colleague, Yayoi Katsuragi, receives a case: somebody is threatening the life of two young girls, Mika and Miki, the daughters of the owner of the powerful Andou Corporation. Naturally, Yayoi needs Kojiroh's help, and here the investigation truly begins!
Like in other Eve games, you control two characters in two "scenarios", and sometimes the cooperation between them is necessary. The game utilizes the same "Touchable View" that was implemented in "Adam": you interact with the environment and with the characters not by selecting menu options, but by moving the cursor around and clicking on objects, like in Western point-and-click adventures.
I already reviewed the game earlier.


12. Memories Off 2nd [010927] KID 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
The protagonist is a 17-year-old student, Ken Inami, a soccer loving dude who aspires to go to film school. His girlfriend Hotaru Shirakawa also has high aspirations; having played piano ever since she was a child, she aims to go to music school. Ken and Hotaru have been dating for a spell and are at a rocky juncture in their relationship. This is where the game gets interesting. You can either make decisions to salvage Ken's relationship with Hotaru or chase after another girl.
There are English reviews.


13. Z.O.E. 2173 Testament ゾーン オブ エンダーズ 2173 テスタメント [010927] Konami 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 
The story is set within the Zone of the Enders universe. It is 2173 and humankind, in the search for a valuable resource called Metatron, has expanded its reaches to Mars and the moons of Jupiter, and full colonies have been established. However, Earth keeps a tight reign over the colonials, known by the derogatory term "Enders", and discrimination is commonplace. Food supplies are short, movement of citizens is controlled, and many Mars inhabitants have tried to rise up against Earth, but to little avail.
The game follows the story of a 17-year old boy named Cage Midwell, a worker upon the interplanetary express ship "Bonaparte III" with his close friend (and idol) Ares Enduwa. However, on a routine journey, Cage spots a woman creeping into the cargo holds, and follows her. As he does this, the ship is attacked by a powerful black Orbital Frame. Cage and the girl, who introduces herself as Myona Alderan, climb into a mysterious LEV held within the ship and escape, eventually crash-landing on Mars. They are quickly caught and are accused of being the ones responsible for the crash. On top of this, Myona has completely lost her memory. However, shortly after their imprisonment, they are freed by an "Anti-Terrestrial League" leader called Deckson Geyse. His faction, BIS (Born In Space), quickly come and rescue them, and Cage finds himself caught up in the escalating conflict between Earth and Mars.
There are English reviews.


14. Ashita mo Kitto Hare 明日もきっと晴れ♪ [010928] Forte
Main character goes to school in a small seaside town. Swimming, sunbathing, culture festival... there are many events to enjoy in summer. Tomorrow will definitely be sunny.
Almost zero difficulty, just raising favorability is enough. Genre is comedy. Six heroines overall with short routes and almost no H events. But bonus 7th scenario is unexpectedly good.


15. Crescendo ~Eien Dato Omotte Ita Ano Koro~ Crescendo ~永遠だと思っていたあの頃~ [010928] D.O. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
It's five days before graduation, and Sasaki Ryou is in school, making up the hours needed to graduate with the other members of his class. For Ryou, it's a quiet time to sit and reflect on the past year and all that has happened. As he thinks back on the past year, he remembers all his friends ... Kaho, who dragged him into the literary arts club against his will. Kaho's strange friend Kyouko, who was secretly in love with him. The oddly antisocial Yuka, so cheerful and yet secretly ashamed of something. His step-sister Ayame, who took such good care of him after their parents died. And the sexy school nurse Kaori, who always had a healing word for him. Every day held real experiences leaving real memories ... days he thought would last forever.
Now the day of graduation draws near, and Ryou knows that he must prepare himself to make a choice.
There are English reviews.


16. Kanojo no Negau Koto. Boku no Omou Koto 彼女の願うこと。ぼくの思うこと。 [010928] Project-μ 1
Luke lost the vision of his left eye as a child. Although he can't see with that eye, he has the ability to read people's minds. Because of this power, he stays away from society; he gets emotionally disturbed when he reads people's minds. One day however, a young boy named Rickie is reflected in his eye. Rickie is a lost soul wondering around. One day, he meets a girl carrying a black cat. This girl's name is Mikage, and she changes his life. Luke also happens to meet a girl named Mitsuki. He starts to see the world more openly. Luke and Rickie. . .
Two boys from parallel dimensions, who eventually merge into one. This is an AVG game using two characters as a single identity. On Rickie's side, there are other characters besides Mikage. You'll find Keri, the girl who looks like Mikage but has a completely different personality, and the mysterious girl, Tory. The new system in this game is called the, "S-Cube system." It's an evolution of digital comics, and it is a completely new system. This is a "new type" of game, not only because of the system, but also because you're using two characters as one identity. If you're looking for something new, this is the game for you!
Best thing in the game is theater-imitating ever-changing perspective. Protagonist is divided and main aim of the game is searching for oneself. Game also features many comedy elements even though individual stories are quite dark. An experimental work for those unsatisfied with the state of the industry.


17. Koumaroku 降魔録 [010928] Tama-Soft
Legendary spiritual festival "Sekairoko Peak" gathered and sealed a lot of demons in one place. Due to an ancient curse various monster incidents started to occur in the vicinity.
Thanks to existence of "demonist" monks curse never spread outside its initial location. 
Main character is one of demonists who uses his skills to defeat demons. Two women always accompany him in his travels. Any day demon seal may break, and such demon hunters are the only hope of the world.
There are only two heroines to capture, but each has lots and lots of H scene patters, including tentacles. The number of endings is four. The actual atmosphere and contents of the game are inspirational and really about demon fighting. Music is great here. It's a chunige, and I like it  despite the ero-tilt.


18. Love Negotiator ラブ・ネゴシエイター [010928] Liar-soft
AD 2030, place is new capital built at Tokyo Bay. Main character is a romance negotiator who helps shy boys by winning negotiation battles with girls persuading them to pursue romance relations. But one day he gets involved in a huge conspiracy with number of cases piled up and intertwined. 
It's basically a bakage with negotiation battles. Battles usually have three variants of phrases with some being great choices and some poor ones. Poor choices lead to insult endings, great choices to pure love ones. Composition reminds TV dorama with 7 episodes each featuring a short story. Enjoyable game for bakage enthusiasts.


19. Miracle Twins: Koi no Mahou o Anata ni みらくるツインズ 恋の魔法を貴方に [010928] Future
A town engulfed in evil atmosphere. But in the mids of it is a guardian angel girl who protects the town. She is a usual girl who found a magical item to turn into a warrior of justice. For that reason she is targeted by evil forces. Together with main character and another girl able for transformation they fight for the peace of this town.
A comedy with crisp H scenes. Battles are made in janken type - attack, defense, magic. There are seven chapters, but overall operation is heavy. First six chapters are complimentary comedies, and seventh is suddenly serious development. Animation is used wisely.


20. Rije ~Saisei no Ubugoe~ リジェ ~再生の産声~ [010928] Sarang 1
Rosu is a sleepless city where many kinds of people gather seeking fame and fortune. Even though the city is losing its main industry, it's still bustling. It is rumored that the city makes its money by drug trafficking as well as from a secret national arms fund. Kyoichi Koga establishes a private police station in Rosu. He used to be a policeman, but he became a private detective after being dismissed from the police force. One day, Kyoichi receives an e-mail, insinuating that a bloody event will occur. He begins research on a 23-year old tragedy without knowing that it is the beginning of the present disappearances throughout the city.
You'll be able to play with four beautiful girls: 'Kaoru,' the daughter of Kyoichi's boss, 'Reika,' an executive member of a religious group, 'Maki,' a practicing magician, and 'Chihiro,' a medical student. Try to clear all the girls by going through various situations, such as pure love, rape, gang rape, and so on! This game has multiple endings. You'll be able to play with another character after clearing the first character. The story has an 'investigation part' and a 'truth part.' In the 'investigation part,' you'll go to many places and talk with many people. You have to be careful with your time because certain events happen at a certain time. As a result of the 'investigation part,' the 'truth part' will appear. Your actions in the first part will directly affect the ending! What tragedy occurred 23 years ago? Will Kyoichi be able to solve the disappearances?
A hard-boiled detective adventure, but with a definite erotic tilt. Somehow it becomes a general thing that hard boiled adventures have to deal with prostitutes and insults which in the end devaluates the story and the genre as a whole. On the positive side game features film technique of zooming and scrolling which also adds up to decadent world atmosphere.


21. V.G. Re-birth [010928] Giga
A visual novel game in which the player plays the part of a reporter working on a story about the V.G. competition. The game also introduces the new character Sakuragi Hiyori. Depending on the choices the player makes, he/she will be paired with Yuka, Tamao or Reimi.
V.G. Rebirth Dash:
An update to V.G. Rebirth which includes nearly every other non-boss character (Yuuki Ayako is absent as she is a lesbian) as an option to pair with the player. It also introduces the new character Hatano Keiko.
For that advances fighting woman theme for sex appeal. It's more like a fan story - to be able to talk to heroines from previous haves. Scenario is very short and is over upon tournament win.


22. Odeon [010929] BOKU
One day a girl starts to awaken to her own fate. Even if that fate may be too harsh for that frail body of hers...
A woman singing in the Roman-era Odeon (circular concert hall).
A secret is now hidden under the remnants of that Odeon that has been exposed to the harsh weather all this time.
A mysterious human race that has come to Earth from somewhere else. Can that girl be a reincarnation of the songstress Mirei?
In the flow of time an ancient phantasm nobody remembers reoccurs again. Where is humanity guided to?
Past and present intersect here...
Game resembling Experiments Lain in concept, design and atmosphere. There are many short stories (memories) in each chapter, and player accesses them in random order. But complex composition and darker themes make game difficult to read. Another experiment that can be treated in both favorable and bashing way.




1. MIU [010905] DIGICLA 1
The story of the girl singing inside a birdcage, and the young man who was captivated by her song.
With only 7 days left till the man faces his ‘end’, will they reach happiness and salvation…?


2. Nangoku Aventure 南国あばんちゅ~る [010907] Trabulance 1
You are, Kyosuke Mita. You have never had date with a girl in your whole life.
Not only you have never dated before, the girl you ask out dumps you. You're depressed about this incident. Out of nowhere, Aunt Asako Shimura comes to visit you. She is a photographer who travels all the time. You have always looked up to her. Noticing that you are depressed, she asks you to be her assistant and invites you to a tropical island. You go to Hasune Island with her. Your aunt brings along the energetic Mizuki Kasuga, her sister, Yuki, and a girl with a nice body, who is a year older than you, Takami Hibiya. It is up to you to decide if you want Asako or a harem with the three girls. Please fulfill your exotic desires on a tropical island this summer!!


3. Ohime-sama Dakko ~Tenshi ni Oshioki~ お姫さまだっこ~天使にオシオキ~ [010907] Hadashi Shoujo
There were two very beautiful princesses in a certain kingdom. Suddenly a mischievous witch placed a curse on them. Kind summoned his most powerful magician to try and lift the curse. To amateur eyes the magical ceremony would look like violation of princesses. And so the day of the ceremony has come. Will princess recover and live happily?


4. Scandalous Rhapsody スキャンダラス ラプソディ [010907] Marine Heart
On a rainy day, Yui was dumped by his girlfriend. A very pretty girl comes along and offers him a handkerchief and even some "comfort". He was very smitten by how pretty she was and went into a lovehotel with her. Only to find out that "she" is actually a "he". Yui also finds out that his name is Runa and he was conceived in secret by a famous actress. Runa knows that his father is a famous actor and he wants Yui's help to meet with him. But if the media finds out about Runa's existence, there will be a huge scandal.
Boys Love


5. Tenshi-tachi no Gogo - Season 2001 天使達の午後 SEASON 2001 [010907] Purple
Tenshitachi no Gogo takes place in a Japanese high school. The goal is to seduce the star girl of the tennis club, Shiraishi Yumiko. To do this, the player needs to go around talking with her friends and possibly getting intimate with them as well.


6. Chobits Adventure チょびっつあどべんちゃー [010908] Digital Aniki
A fan-fiction VN based on the anime/manga Chobits.


7. Shinju no Toiki 唇濡の吐息 [010912] Ichi Hime
Main character receives a letter from his sister saying that she is forced to work at some mansion for three years to return father's debt. Main character never heard of the debt and the debt company, so he leaves the house and hurries to the rescue.


8. Evergreen Avenue エバーグリーン・アベニュー [010913] Vridge Inc.
In a huge mansion live a gentle boy and an ambitious poor girl who won't be discouraged by her circumstances.
You can choose between these two contrasting characters to interact with the various individual spirits in this raising simulation game.
Man and woman, two girls, and two guys combinations are possible, but there are no love developments, to the end it stays a game about friendship.


9. Cushion Cushion~クッション~ [010914] Seiju
Main character lives together with Yuki, but such situation starts to annoy. Love is what's desired...
Boys Love


10. Hai Kamuri Hime no Yuuutsu 灰被り姫の憂鬱 [010914] MBS Truth 1
There is a prestigious ceremony/festival that comes once a year where a young woman is chosen to be the “Princess” of the event. Our protagonist in this game happens to be the one and only judge, and being thus he makes the girls do many unspeakable things.


11. ~Ikusei Mahjong~ Mahjong Yuugi ~育成麻雀~麻雀遊戯 [010914] Waffle
Main character returns to home town and joins mahjong school club where his old friend presides. They start preparing for the national mahjong tournament. 
Card game


12. Level F レベル-F [010914] Uncanny!
A certain facility built in the back of the hospital. Girls with sealed memories are imprisoned there. Main character is summoned to awaken their memories so that truth is born.


13. Ryoujoku Kikou 陵辱奇行 [010914] Touchy
Main character falls unconsciousness during part-time job and is taken to a hospital. He is announced that he is going to die of incurable disease within a year. After returning home he finds a letter with a special camp trip ticket as a prize won in some magazine. He has nothing to lose, so he sets up a malicious plan how to have fun even if costs his life as a result.


14. Shizumanai Tsuki 沈マナイ月 [010914] Vega 1
It all started with a brutal rape case somewhere in Tokyo. The chaotic rapists traumatize Akira and Satsuki. The rapists call themselves "the Moon Phase," and are led by Mitsuru, who's obsessed with hurting people. Akira and Satsuki are victimized in simple "playing around."
They don't realize that this incident will change their lives forever. The player can experience this story from a total of eight different points of view. A new character choice will be available every time the player clears the story with one character. By playing the eight different characters, the player can collect missing pieces of the puzzle to solve this erotic, yet, suspenseful event!


15. Velvet Echo ヴェルベットエコー [010914] Angel Smile 1
Junichi's father was a scientist studying paranormal activities. He unexpectedly passes away, leaving Junichi all alone. Junichi is really depressed, but one day, a demon suddenly appears. This demon promised his father that she would take care of Junichi.
Her name is Celena. She brings her two extremely sexy daughters along. They barge their way in and begin living with Junichi. No matter how pretty they are, the fact is: they are devils, and devils perform demonic acts. How is this going affect Junichi's normal life?
Runa is deeply interested in humans, and Junichi reminds Celena of her long-lost son she loved so much. Soon after the appearance of these sexy demons, Junichi's childhood friend, Itsuki, becomes wild for him. Other characters in the game are Yu, who loves to study paranormal activities, and Runa's little sister, Rona. Junichi and Runa have two totally different personalities, but eventually, the two of them... This game is a "Crazy Love-Comedy Erotic AVG" brought to you by Angel Smile! Please try it out!


16. Mirai ni Kiss o -Kiss the Future- 未来にキスを -Kiss the Future- [010921] 13cm
Due to certain circumstances, my parents are living in a foreign country, and I'm staying with my rich aunt. I'm getting pretty used to life in a new home. My old childhood friend who I've become estranged from, comes back into my life-- her name is Asukai Kasumi. Kasumi is my aunt's only daughter, and I used to play with her a lot. Even though we were the same age, she always called me "Onii-chan". Seeing her now, she's just as cute as she was back then. She's put in the same class in school as I am, and our everyday life begins...
About six months have passed since then. My aunt and uncle are going on a trip for two weeks, leaving me and Kasumi alone in this huge house. The first night we were alone, Kasumi comes into my room. She asked to sleep together, and while I was still bewildered just from this, she smiles at me and asks me a question.
"Onii-chan, will you make me your slave?"


17. Under Princess アンダープリンセス [010921] GearProducts
Youichi learns about English architecture. One day, he goes to the underground to do some research. Dank and fetid..., suddenly he is struck by a flash flood. He somehow escapes into a cave, and loses his consciousness. When he wakes up, there is a woman looking down at him. Her name is Anrietta, who has been confined in the basement since she was a girl, and insulted by men every day. He decides to save her in return for what she did to him....


18. Darling Darling~ダーリン~ [010928] Cherry Soft
Jun is a comic artist who is never afraid to put in a hard day of work. Naturally, he authors pornographic comics. He's been given a monumental deadline, but he has a special power allowing him to work at hyper speed as long as he is aroused. Lucky for him, his assistant Miyuki is also his wife and she's ready to give him a hand with work.


19. Deep Fantasy [010928] Selen
Island Seasus stays with the southern part cursed and northern part shredded by the dragon. 
Southern part grew and developed while north drowned in conflict and ruin. Rulers of the South searched for a maiden to lift the curse and managed to take two royal blood princesses captive during the first war. But the ritual is going to fail unless princesses cooperate, and to ensure that main character is giving them sexual training.


20. Detection [010928] eelcom
Main character is a detective who mostly does cheating investigations and inquiries of malfunctioning office workers. One day he gets an unusual request that he solves in just one day. But that was just beginning of this case ....


21. Escape [010928] Adel
Majima Yamato is a typical high school student. Despite being only in second year of HS, he is living on his own since he couldn't get along with his new step-father. His mother showed no love towards him and his relationship with his kind, older step-brother was awkward. He has been alone for a while. However, there are alot of people out there and a new school year is also starting. Depending on your choice, maybe he will find a new love.....
Boys Love


22. Harukanaru Toki no Naka De 2 遙かなる時空の中で2 [010928] Koei
Taking place 100 years after the first game, the country of Kyou is in turmoil because of a power struggle going on between the emperor and the retired emperor, and the people of Kyou are falling into desperation, fearing the coming of the end of the world. Karin, a modern-day high school girl, is summoned to be the Priestess of the Dragon God who will save Kyou. However, there is a priestess who has been recognized by the retired emperor, and the eight men chosen as Karin's Hachijou (her bodyguards) do not believe that Karin is really the priestess.


23. Hina ~Ippai Daisuki~ ヒナ~いっぱい大好き~ [010928] Optim
Main character lives alone while attending part-time work. One day father brings a clone girl to protagonist's home saying that girl is needed for secret laboratory research and should hide at some safe place for a while. Girl does not know anything about life - what are the first things to teach her? 


24. Kango Nisshi Mania 看護日誌マニア [010928] Chiffon
Main character becomes president's secretary and moves to a Western-style mansion. He lusts for chairman's only daughter Hikaru, but can not openly show his feelings.


25. Princess Memory - True Typing プリンセスメモリー・トゥルータイピング [010928] F&C
The after-story includes three modes:
1. "Quest mode" is a short ADV story.
2. "Battle mode" to fight monsters at an arena
3. "Quiz mode" typing answers to quizzes. 


26. Restrain [010928] spiel
Main character gets a butler's job at a millionaire's pavilion through his acquaintance guidance. He gets an opportunity to walk around the house, study weaknesses and insult the girls there. Can he restrain all the preys?


27. Ryoujoku★Kazoku System 凌辱★家族システム [010928] Surf
Main character is asked by a certain well-known company to play into a fake family with three women for five days. The only condition he is set is prevent girls from dying. Everything else is allowed.


28. Venus Rave ~Kuroki Hitomi no Megami~ Venus Rave~黒き瞳の女神~ [010928] West Vision 1
Our hero is requested to visit the country of Laguna Lake by an old friend. He is to investigate the actions of the ruling princess, Tifaris, and if necessary, restrain her. A truly puzzling request! It is well known that Princess Tifaris is a very wise monarch. However, some suspect that she is actually the wicked witch of Laguna, who had been instrumental in getting the country caught up in the previous continent war.
It seems as though our hero is being led by some mysterious force to meet with so many women. During the investigation, he experiences both love and hate situations first hand. Just where will these experiences lead him? What is the real truth behind the princess?


29. Parfait Fan Box パルフェふぁんBOX [010929] Kogado Studio
A fandisc for the Parfait saga.

Foreword: I have a very strange history with Bittersweet Fools. I started playing it about two years ago, and finished it only a year later. But the most important question is why this first minori game neglected that much? I believe I know the answer to this question.

Title: Bittersweet Fools

Developer: minori

Date: 2001-08-31

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v164

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CYqHFsKP-M&list=PLEJNtz1D9CPU6cTE85DdrBMeNWyN5EEbX


Synopsis: The protagonist is Alan, a former mafia assassin. He was required to go into hiding after a job and is now living in Florence, Italy. His days of peace and quiet comes to an end when he meets with the granddaughter of a mafia leader...

Structure: 22 chapters

Length: Some 30 hours

Game type: Mafia in the hiding slice-of-life

Difficulty: Easy. There is just one choice that leads to a dead end, and the rest only determine additional scenes and CG.

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 6/10

Story rating: 7/10

Game quality: 6/10

Overall rating: 6/10


After all, I can't write a proper structured review of this game, mostly because I finished it about a year ago and also because I had huge pauses between the chapters. Here's my full story about it.

First I read couple chapters in Japanese back then and was totally confused by this game. It was a horrible experience. Ugly sprites, bad game system, no voicing, lack of action on the screen. I just could not get characters seriously. Then I installed the English patch for the first chapter, and thanks to first chapter in English I actually got some charm of the game and could at least start focusing on ugly drawn characters. I could not force myself to play after several chapters, so it was put on hold at my notebook. Then one day I had power outrage, and there was little else to do but to play the only game I had at notebook at that time - Bittersweet Fools. It was also the game that got me drowsy in no time. Then at the next power cut I went on with the story and so on. Just imagine the number and longevity of power shutdowns at my place if I was able to invest about 30 hours into this game! It's unbelievable, but I was still able to finish the game - but I wouldn't be under normal circumstances, because it's a hellishly long story about nothing. Mafia gang just sits at a conspiration flat, and every time they go out for a walk they find some trouble. That's the plot for 21 horribly long chapters! And in the last chapter they try to run away and face rival gang finally. Sprites drawing is appalling, and CG only happen once per several hours. 


I read some impression somewhere that it's high literature here, so common folks won't be able to enjoy it. And it may indeed be so! Text here is indeed very well written, slice-of-life scenes are pleasant to read. But I'm absolutely sure that it's impossible to enjoy them in PC versions, because without voicing situations here feel artificial. But then I learned that PS2 and DC versions have voicing, and changed my view on the game entirely. With voicing I can finally enjoy slice-of-life scenes that provide for 95% of the game time. So I tried to play this game again with voicing and translation... but miserably failed at that. PS2 version can not be hooked, since there are text threads, but no memory threads for changing text found, and it's totally not worth it to find each phrase manually. With DC version I was able to get text only with Demul emulator. I perfectly see changing text memory threads here, but there's another problem - Demul just shuts down my pc in 5-10 minutes time. I tried different versions, plugins, overclocking, but pc still shuts down when memory threads are parsed by Cheating Engine + Hook any text. Without memory hooking it seems to work normally (but I did not check for longer times). And that fiasco made me include not my video playthrough link, but some Japanese one. 


I believe that voice version is the ONLY way this game can be enjoyed, thus there are so few reviews. PC version is plain bad, and Repackage version from 2005 is humiliating since it's not a reverse port from PS2 or DC, but the same 2001 PC zero voice version just with music repacked.

So it's actually a very sincere good game that's never going to be appreciated in the West, because of minori attempts to have nothing to do with the West ever by keeping console releases only for consoles and suing anyone trying to patch their games. Game title really suits minori following policy. 



Kimi ga Nozomu Eien , Ashita no Yukinojou and Kagetsu Tooya are masterpieces of the month with Kimi ga Nozomu Eien being the clear winner. But I'm reviewing the lesser known Bittersweet Fools

1. Cast! -Private Heroine- CAST!-プライベートヒロイン- [010802] Bell-Da 1
Takumi Ogata enters Wakasagi-Gakuin, a school majoring in entertainment, to pursue his career as a writer. He meets three cute and aspiring actresses: The reliable and confident Akane, the shy and childish Saya, and the proud but gorgeous Mitsuru. Takumi decides to form a theatre with these unique and very talented girls.
They begin to prepare a play for the school festival, which will be held in October. Takumi falls in love with one of the girls as he writes and directs the play by himself. Unlike all those "get your favorite girl" games in the past, this is a game of love in progress, which means you have to develop the relationship between your favorite character and the hero. The new feature called "Story Edit Mode" lets the player choose the lines of the female characters in order to make your own storyline. The player also needs to take care of "night life" with the girls as well as daily conversations to get the best results!
There are three heroines, and one playthrough is just 2 hours. Picking right lines for the right scene make the bulk of daytime gameplay, H events occupy night time. Another unsatisfactory game from Bell-Da as it tries to catch mainstream by changing graphics and type to suit more people.


2. Kaen Seibo ~The Virgin on Megiddo~ 火焔聖母 ~The Virgin on Megiddo~ [010802] Studio Line 1
The year is 2013. Powerful companies decide to build a new city on a piece of land that remained from the old times, somewhere on the northeast of Japan. This city is constructed with the help of the most modern industry, based on an operation system that is capable to create the most progressive form of urban life - the so-called "intelligent city". But something goes wrong. It seems like a virus that creates a fire substance inside of human beings' bodies. The disease soon became known under the name "Spontaneous Human Combustion". Particularly one district of the newly built Izanami City seems suspicious. Kento Rando, a high school student and an apprentice detective, is given a mission to investigate the mysterious case. Seigai High School is going to be the principal area of investigation. Needless to say that in order to solve the case, Kento will have to find the best strategy talking to the beautiful high school female students...
Kaen Seibo is a Japanese-style adventure which relies largely on conversations and the choices you make during them. However, the game also contains elements of Western-style adventuring. There are items that must be found, picked up and used at appropriate moments. There are areas where you can move through a 3D-like environment, viewing it from first-person perspective. During the dialogues, you also have commands that are accessible through a menu. There are also segments with a time limit.
Quite simplistic Dreamcast exclusive.


3. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien 君が望む永遠 [010803] Age 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
At first, Takayuki Narumi is befriended by Mitsuki Hayase only because Mitsuki's best friend, Haruka Suzumiya has a crush on him; however since then, Takayuki, his pal Shinji Taira, and Mitsuki have grown to be the best of friends. Then one day, Haruka confesses to Takayuki her love for him. Not wanting to hurt her feelings, Takayuki agrees to go out with her. After a few incidents, their relationship gets intimate, even while Takayuki and Mitsuki begin to realize their feelings for each other. But suddenly, when tragedy strikes, things are never the same for these four friends again.
Lots of English reviews.


4. Mad Science Love マッドサイエンス・ラヴ [010803] Gazelle
Who would like to spend days with "normal" girls if there is an option? All kinds of special girls like cat ears, drill, amphibian etc fight with each other and grow up under supervision of a mad scientist.
A raising SIM + battles to gain exp etc stupidity


5. Present Present ~プレゼント~ [010803] Softhouse Dew
Main character is a university student who has a fiancé since promise to marry in early childhood. 
One evening protagonist's cousin appears who promises to make him forget about his fiancé. Will he choose to protect his special relations?
There are three heroines to develop romance relations. There's not a single impression found - and that's says a lot as well.


6. Alone Again [010810] BeF
Main character is a student who has been a friend with a girl for over a year. However, when he confesses, he is rejected with words "I am alone. I live by myself. Forget about it". It does not mean she does not like main protagonist. But is there a way to change her life principle?
Scenario is extremely short and is over in just 1.5 hours. Atmosphere is good, but there's not enough time and story feels incomplete. There are five heroines, each with three H events. BeF is known for its unique graphic style, and this work seems to exist just to take advantage of graphics.


7. Fight! Makoto ファイト!まこと [010810] Powered
Main character enters a theater club "Makoto" at school, but is confused for a girl. He wants to quit it at once, but all the beautiful girls there pique his interest.
Heavy system, SIM elements, puzzles and lots of other elements contribute to the kusoge status of the game.


8. Kairyuu no Uzu 戒流の渦 [010810] Raziel
A young man of Uniconian tribe is running away from humans. He regains consciousness in the church among nuns. He is picked up because resembles a childhood friend of one nun. The young man tries to live in this church to get away from racial prejudice and to atone for his sin of killing a human. 
A story with heartwarming first half, serious heroine routes and surprisingly unhappy ending. Scenario is thin, and one playthrough is over in just two hours.


Teito Gensou 帝都幻想 [010810] Dall
Main character decides to investigate rumors about strange sounds at school at night. As a result he  teleports to a different world and gets involved in a conflict between the imperial army and the resistance.
3D dungeon exploration with lots of H events triggered.


10. Kagetsu Tooya 歌月十夜 [010813] Type-Moon 1 2 3 4
One year after the events of Tsukihime, Shiki Tohno is a victim of an accident. After this accident, Shiki awakens into a strange dream wherein he repeats the same day over and over. There are infinitely many endings to the day, but it always begins anew after each day. Eventually, Shiki discovers that he must find Len, the creator of the dream, if he wishes to escape.
There are English reviews.


11. Dousoukai Refrain 同窓会refrain [010824] F&C FC01
New Year's Eve, one and a half a year after the events of Dousoukai. 
Main character gathers members of tennis club to have the end of the year party. They visit their friend's rock band "XAX" live after the banquet. The gig raises enthusiasm, and just as clock strikes 12, the first snow of the year starts, and old feelings revive in hearts. 
Game is initially issued as a doujin, and that explains the quality of the game. The content is no way on par to Dousoukai franchise. Pretty much just a moege with emphasis on H.


12. The Ren'ai Simulation 2 ~Fureai~ THE恋愛シミュレーション2〜ふれあい〜 [010830] HuneX 1 2
You're a 19-year-old student, that fails to pass the exams to university and starts working as an assistant teacher in a private school. You'll be assigned with the task of helping 5 girls with their exams, who will get closer to you as the game passes.
Cheap simplistic console SIM


13. Ashita no Yukinojou あしたの雪之丞 [010831] Elf 1 2 3 4 5
A lefty, a righty, a liver shot, and the left hand punches the face.
And a left hook, a right body punch, then a right straight.
Another one from the right, blocking the left side of the body, quickly regain stance on the left, press on with the right.
There's one coming on the left side, cross both your hands, and then quickly follow with a left uppercut to decide the match... But then...
Our protagonist, Yukimura Yukinojou, who just completed his transfer to Kashima school, unexpectedly helped his brand new classmate, Kasuga Serina, from the assault of delinquents on her way home. The school festival is just around the corner, the hectic atmosphere is present everywhere, thus Serina and her friends enlist him to help too.
Thankfully, all the effort Serina put into it paid off, brought everyone together in such a short time, and the school festival went by with success. But, just when he was about to think that such a daily life isn't so bad, a girl from his past appeared before him, and before soon started to reveal the reasons he moved away and transferred schools.
Not displaying any emotion openly, Yukinojou has his heart sealed that he blames himself for all those events, and gets driven to the wall. As a matter of fact, a grave accident in the middle of box practice made his best friend lose his consciousness and enter into coma, which resulted in Yukinojou leaving everything behind as he was unable to bear this.
His heart tormented with such sins, would anyone be able to rescue him?
There are English reviews.


14. Bittersweet Fools [010831] minori 1
The protagonist is Alan, a former mafia assassin. He was required to go into hiding after a job and is now living in Florence, Italy. His days of peace and quiet comes to an end when he meets with the granddaughter of a mafia leader...
There is an English review, but I'm making my own.


15. Dhampir [010831] Penguin Works
End of 20th century. Bar "Ayakashi" in an ambiguous town actually serves as undercover base for monster exterminators. Main character gets a job here and drowns into the life of forbidden love and vile monsters.
Game has a long introduction. And when it finally says that now the story actually starts and actually target some heroine, it's only about 30% of content remains which drives you super fast and non-stop to the end. Atmosphere is good though.


16. Yuuyami no Warabeuta 夕闇の童詩 [010831] En
Zashiki Warashi are spirits that have lived alongside humans since ancient times. There is a legend that zashiki can become human if he finds a person who can see and touch him and  who can eventually have sex with him. There lives a zashiki boy in search for such human for a long time.
Gentle urban atmosphere is the biggest attraction of the game. Scenarios are pretty sad. Such mix of warmth and sadness can be appreciated by many people tired of logic and sophisticated stories.




1. Gakuen ~Chijoku no Zushiki~ 学園~恥辱の図式~ [010802] Bishop 1
Masaki's in trouble. His rich father is about to disown him. But he's still got one last chance: if he can collect on some old unpaid debts, then all will be forgiven. Masaki may be a slacker, but he's quick to realize that the fastest way to collect is to go after the debtors' daughters...


2. Ayatsuri no Kyoushitsu Happy End 傀儡の教室HAPPYEND [010803] FlyingShine 1
Akatsuki Unabara has just transferred to the private Hakunanfu High School, where she has joined the archery club. She already has a boyfriend, and she is really enjoying school. However, this enjoyment doesn't last for long. She has recently realized that there is something in her past that she can't remember. The truth of the matter is that she was put under hypnosis, where a bunch of lustful men raped her and then left her without the memory of the incident ever happening.
We released "Ayatsuri no Kyoshitsu - Another Story" in November of 2000. In this game, our hero was Hyuga Mutsuki, and Akatsuki Unabara had died of unnatural causes. In our new release, the game is staged at a date much earlier than the previous one. The objective is to find a way to change Akatsuki's destiny.
The characters are all comebacks from the previous game. You can make Yuna, Hatsuhi, and Seina your sex slaves. If you love violating girls, you'll enjoy our large-scale game with varieties of sexual plays. It's up to you whether the story has a bad ending or a happy ending!


3. Jisshuusei ~Kiken na Kyoushitsu~ 実習生~危険な教室~ [10803] Rouge 1
Ryoichi attends a uni-sex (all male) school. Every year, his school hires student teachers. This year, two student teachers arrive for a 3-week training period. A stylish girl named Misaki Todo will be the P.E. teacher, and the big-breasted Nao Kurata will be the classic literature teacher. Kato, the school gang leader, decides to prey on these two young and sexy teachers. However, Kato 's teacher, Kanako Saiki, really gets on his case for trying such things. 
Eventually, Kato gets his hands on Misaki. Soon after, Numada, a teacher with no morals, rapes Nao. She ends up becoming his slave. Kanako notices something different about Nao, and so she confronts Numada... Numada holds a secret over Kanako that she doesn't want revealed, thus resulting in her being forced into sexual acts. 
Student teachers are neither students nor teachers. A new door opens up for these heroines. 


4. Junketsu Karyuudo 純潔狩人 [010803] TinkerBell 1
This story takes place in a certain Western town, in an all-girls boarding school for rich girls.
During a midnight walk, Erika hears a strange voice in her head. She is hypnotized and lured into an underground chamber, where she meets a vampire that just woke up from his eternal slumber. He rapes and bites her, turning her into his faithful servant - vampire Eris.
From now on, every night Erika turns into Eris and, for the sake of her master's complete revival, assaults and sheds blood of every virgin at school...


5. Kojin Taxi 2 股人タクシー2 [010803] Xuse 1
You are a taxi driver that hunts for beautiful girls and trains them in the back of your car.


6. Miracle Heart [010803] Marine Heart
Main character returns to his home town and on the first day accidentally kisses student president that causes body exchange between them. To get back to original form they need to kiss again, but they are interrupted and afterwards student president is not so inclined to change back. What will happen to them?
Boys Love


7. Virgin Blue Love! ばぁじんぶるぅらぶ! [010803] Ivory
Main character is asked by android development company to raise skills of new anrdoid prototype. At the same time he's given android for supervision after previous instructor quit. How will he deal with two android girls at once?


8. Watashi ni Konya☆Ai ni Kite 私に今夜☆会いに来て [010803] Sekilala 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ryoichi doesn't know what he wants to do with his life. A very viable option is dumped into his lap when his parents disappear without warning one day. While he's pondering his next step, a woman from his father's past, Chidori Yuki, approaches him and decides to help out the young man.
“I own a traditional Japanese restaurant,” she tells h
im. “Come and work for me, and you can learn to be a chef.” Having nothing much better to do, Ryoichi can hardly refuse her offer, so he goes along for the ride, although he's a little uncertain that cooking is his destiny.
Things quickly become more complicated when he arrives and meets the rest of the family! Chidori introduces him to her three beautiful daughters, who all work as waitresses in her restaurant. “Get to know my daughters,” Chidori instructs him. It turns out her plan is to have him choose one daughter to marry and eventually take over the restaurant as Head Chef! What's more, the girls are all actively competing for Ryoichi's love, bending over backwards to make him fall for them. Considering he's never had a girlfriend before, he's really in for some interesting times. Talk about pressure!
All day, he is surrounded by Chidori and her three beautiful daughters, as well as another girl training to be a Head Hostess. It's a veritable harem! How will he choose just one?


9. W/B ~White Rose / Black Lily~ W/B~ホワイトローズ/ブラックリリー~ [010803] Triangle 1
This is the royal city of Metgale in the kingdom of Kestrol. Our hero is a well-known mercenary, and the story takes place when our hero arrives in the city. Our hero meets Prince Shurkal, who snuck out of the castle. To their surprise, they both look alike!
They decide to switch identities. The prince is tired of his royal life, and our hero is tired of his mundane life. As soon as our hero ends up in the castle, he takes the prince's fiance, Lilytess. He takes her to a world of ecstasy. Not only that, the chambermaid, Ephinera, offers herself to him. Our hero also finds the prisoner, Fayren. She is the princess of the kingdom who has been at war with Kestrol. In this game, you can choose to be a "lover" or a "sex-slave trainer." As you progress through the story, our hero will be involved with kingdom issues and power struggles. Will our hero be able to be a prince and live in a world of ecstasy, or. . . .?


10. Apocripha/0 Platina Disk Apocripha/0 プラチナディスク [010810] STACK software
An angel falls from Heaven to the Abyss, and here he cultivates a kingdom, the kingdom of Hell (Naraku), becoming the King of Hell. He tries to build a beautiful land, but it can never reach the beauty of Heaven: the demons live in troubled times, being attacked by fallen angels who survive the fall to the Abyss, fearing the bloodshed caused by these insane former angels against them. The King starts to become weak and tired, and with his last power, he gave birth to two new hopes: a prince with golden hair born from his red right eye, and a price with silver hair born from his blue left eye.
The King decides that the two twin prices, Alex and Platina, are to fight each other, and the winner who proves his power will become the new king of Hell, while the loser will face death. As such, Alex and Platina, who never even knew each other, are thrust into a battle against each other, and the future will change depending on the outcome. And hiding in the background, another hand plays in to manipulating their fate...
Boys Love


11. Being 媚淫颶 [010810] Societa Daikanyama
Main character is shown a mysterious adult toys show one day. Instruments there are of unknown usage and effect. He goes on a trip and uses these items on the girls he meets.


12. Darling [010810] NEST
There's a musician I respect more than any in this world, Kagami Ryuu.
I got tickets to one of his shows but I lost them!
As I was being depressed I got a mail. Somebody had picked up a notebook that had my tickets in it.
It was a mail from Ryuu himself...
I fumblingly sent mails back and forth, and with every word from him I read I was happy, but also nervous.
Then the mails turned into voice calls, and soon enough he was sending me videos and pictures.
Together the relationship between the two of us quietly but definitely changed.
And so me and Ryuu...


13. Haruboku ~Sakura, Harukaze. Boku, Sensei.~ はるぼく~桜、春風。僕、先生。~ [010810] Kiya-Labo
Main character becomes tea ceremony instructor at a cram school for 10 days. He is in charge of five students with unique personalities. Somehow there is a premonition that these 10 days won't be peaceful.
Boys Love


14. Kao no Nai Tsuki Limited Collection 顔のない月 LIMITED COLLECTION [010810] Root
Contains two side stories of Kao no nai Tsuki:
"Affection", about the protagonist's life after the True End of the game.
"Shikaku", about the protagonist's life before the start of the game.


15. Kokan Hunter 2 ~Chikyuu wa Marukatta~ 股間ハンター2 ~恥丘はまるかった~ [010810] Usagi Software
Main character is looking for a wonderful crotch. Any success this time?


16. Kuro no Orpheus 黒のオルフェス [010810] Noctovision 1
A student working the midnight shift, part-time, as a security guard at the number 1 women's dormitory of Holy Orpheus School for Women. Needless to say, the dormitory is full of young nubile women, and many of them have recently returned from living abroad; the atmosphere within the dorm is decidedly lively. Hey, this situation looks very promising. But once the actual work begins, our hero has to deal with problem students that do not follow the rules, students that hate men, strange students engrossed in suspicious rituals, and others like them that cannot be easily dealt with in the conventional way. Despite all this, the students are all extremely beautiful, and can you blame him that he tries anything and everything to become friendly with them? At first, he works to develop some intimacy with the girls, but then, things turn upside down, and the situation progresses to the point where he is in the position of protecting them. Think of a way to protect the girls from the devilish plan of targeting these girls by drawing out and discovering their hidden innermost feelings. As the plot within the school thickens and things gradually transpire, will you be able to protect the girls without succumbing to the great, yet unknown powers? 


17. Naked Blue [010810] F&C FC01
Fandisc of Canvas ~Sepia-iro no Motif~, it contains the mini-adventures "Koi" and "Ai".


18. Net Mania ~Harimegurasareta Kousha~ ネットマニア ~張り巡らされた校舎~ [010810] Interheart
Main character studies diligently and never talks to girls. But he wants to... Fortunately, noone can beats him in the net world. He uses email to get information. It's getting interesting.


19. Norika-tan to Issho 紀香たんといっしょ☆ [010810] Trabulance
Tsukushite Agechau 2 events are told from Norika-tan point of view.


20. Satsuei ~Kakushidori~ 撮影 ~かくし撮り~ [010810] Rainbow
Main character is a musician who extends women singing ability. One day he receives a letter from a certain school's director who asks to teach four girls singing in two weeks with any means required. Protagonist agrees to these harsh conditions, but girls distrust him and sabotage lessons. To turn the tides he adheres to insulting methods.


21. Umi de Onii-chan 海でお兄ちゃん [010810] Chinsoft
Two self-proclaimed sisters approach hero who lost memory and now works at a seaside cafe. 


22. Oyako Donburi 2 ~Akira no Baai~ 母娘どんぶり2~アキラの場合~ [010811] Beenyan 1
Our hero has traveled all the way to Hokkaido to lose his virginity, only to come up empty handed. His summer vacation has been dragging by, when suddenly; he gets a phone call from his aunt, Kanako. She runs a liquor store in the country and doesn't have enough help. She tells him, "I'll pay you if you come and help out." Even though she is his aunt, Kanakois a young and very attractive woman. Our hero eagerly accepts her invitation and sets outfor the country with high expectations. He is excited to see Kanako's daughter, Azusa. Shejust happens to be the first girl that he was ever in love with.
This is the hot sequence from Oyako Donburi. Besides Kanako and Azusa, you'll find other mothers and daughters waiting for you. We hope you enjoy playing with these hot babes!


23. C ~Koibito no Shoutai~ C~恋人の正体~ [010815] Strawberry Argyle
Aliens, vampires, killers, thieves, ghosts story that lasts five minutes and leads to one of 23 endings.
Boys Love


24. 1999ChristmasEve [010816]
The protagonist and his female partner are driving to the house they reserved for Christmas Eve when suddenly a creepy voice comes through the radio.


25. Motto Shite Shite Onee-san もっとしてしておねーさん [010817] Ail
Main character has spent his entire life in a hospital due to some health problems. Suddenly father gets an abroad appointment, and protagonist is moved to live with his older age girl cousin. He has no knowledge of girls - how will he fare?


26. Inda 2002 淫打2002 [010824] Hyperspace 1
This is a sequel of the 'Inda' series, which is made for Bishojo game fans that want to become good at typing, but aren't satisfied with normal typing software. This is the standard for people who love Bishojo-typing-software. The more words you type on the screen, the more moans you'll hear and the more sex scenes you'll get to enjoy. 'Inda 2002' has a better storyline and better systems than the previous 'Inda' episode. You're guaranteed to be satisfied with lots of high-quality sex with beautiful girls! You'll be typing without looking at keyboard in no time at all!


27. Kizumono no Gakuen 傷モノの学園 [010824] Rasen
The day after the cultural festival is interrupted by a certain accident. Storm of bullets runs through the student conference, and school turns into one big battle royale. It's time for violence.


28. Shiru Bloomers Natsu ~Aoi Fukurami~ 汁ブルマ・夏~青いふくらみ~ [010824] Momo Gumi
Main character seems to be an ordinary physical education teacher, but he only gets this job because he loves to see bloomers up close. He becomes intimate with a girl who is proud to have a boyfriend. But shortly after protagonist finds a new target!


29. Tenshi no Hashigo てんしのはしご [010824] Studio Air 1
Nozomi Uchida enrolls in St. Koan to see his god-sister Kasumi Reimei. She welcomes our hero with warmth, and he expects a nice, peaceful school life. However, many freak 'accidents' are happening around her and the campus. What is going on? Why? What is the school's secret?
We've always been dedicated to "Only Lolita," and we're proud to present you with a new "Lolita" game. We categorize this game as an Occult AVG (adventure). This time, we have 15 Lolita characters. Our beautiful young girls will make you happy for sure. Even if you haven't played our previous game, you'll really enjoy this. This is one adventure you won't forget!


30. Zutto Issho ずっと一緒 [010828] Dennou Oroshidonya
Main character returns to the home town. Forgotten feelings revive as he meets old friends. Who will he want to stay forever through his life?


31. Hana no Kioku Dai 6 Shou 花の記憶 第6章 [010831] Foster 1
Players will really enjoy a lot of erotic situations in the 6th chapter of this popular omnibus series. You'll get to see many heroines making fools of themselves. You'll first experience the exciting sex life of the newlywed housewife, Sana Hikawa. This hot chic likes to wear see-through aprons, and she really gets it in the park one night. Next, you'll experience the success story of a bar hostess, Megumi Arisaka and her boyfriend. You'll get to see her in some erotic costume play, along with some heavy lesbian fun with her girlfriend from work. We have also prepared some stories about a hot entertainer named Miku Shido and another one about Risa Kashima, a magazine reporter.
Anyone who has ever played with our previous chapters will thoroughly enjoy this chapter as well. This is one system you'll never tire of! Each of the stories is a separate entity, however the characters are all connected in a variety of ways to produce a very unified compilation.


32. Hina-chan no Utagoe 雛ちゃんの唄声 [010831] Enfini
Main character is a teacher who has just got a licence and found a job in a girls school in his home town. There is a girl who allows him to do whatever he wants, but there is also his ex-girlfriend who demands his attention after all these years. All he needs is choose.


33. Motto Love Chu! ~Ren'ai Chu! Fandisk~ もっとLOVEちゅ! 〜恋愛CHU!ファンディスク〜 [010831] Saga Planets
Fan disc that includes among others:
· Each Ren'ai Chu! heroine short story 
· Wallpapers
· Thematic song remixes


34. Bisquieholic Eqations [0108] LaplusCube
Time of school festival is approaching. Main character has plans for this event that he shares with his friends.
Boys Love


35. Splash Summer -Natsu no Shizuku- Splash Summer -夏の滴- [0108] Ritz software
Main character transfers to another school in the middle of semester. He is invited to enter swimming club. This is a story of a bargain of love with three people he meets in the swimming club.
Boys Love


36. Will [0108] Circle Mebius
A female childhood friend suddenly comes with baggage to main character's house running away from parents' remarriage problems. Together with protagonist's sister they all start living together under one roof. They used to spend a lot of time playing the cards here as kids, but now everything gets a cozy, but fresh feeling.

Foreword: It's a non-voiced nakige, so I'm ill-suited to evaluate such game. But it proved to be a masterpiece even in my pretentious eyes. Game does not have a true route, so according to my review codex I only play two routes for such games - one for the heroine that seems to be the main heroine and one for the heroine that I like the most from the rest of the heroines. That's Suzuka and Haruhi routes for me. Three omake side stories are of purely comical nature and are not touched in order not to affect main story impression.


Title: Cosmos no Sora ni

Developer: Marron

Date: 2001-07-27

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v1132

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGwZh6UO_I8&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_pLYRQ-EmpvifHrzh7BvC2

Synopsis: Time of school festival. While most students are eager to show their spirits, main character who lost his memory in the childhood pays all his attention to five girls with scars on their hearts.

Structure: 30 days from 2nd October to 1st November

Length: 5 hours per route, five routes overall + 3 short omake stories

Game type: Comedy school nakige

Difficulty: There are over 50 choices per route. Most are fake ones, of course, but I'd better follow a walkthrough.

Character Design rating: 8/10

Protagonist rating: 7/10

Story rating: 6/10

Game quality: 7/10

Overall rating: 7/10


Rating comments: After finishing Suzuka route game did not feel like a masterpiece to me. But Haruhi route was a total blast easily skyrocketing the score to 8/10 range or even higher. About that further on.

Protagonist: Niizawa Yasuomi is a great protagonist due to his prankster nature. He keeps on flipping skirts and setting pranks. His memory problems only occur for the last 1/10th of the game suddenly turning a comedy game into a nakige. 


Characters: Heroines here belong to distinctive archetypes: childhood friend Suzuka, tsundere Haruhi, quiet weak Wakana, teacher Hiyori, shrine maiden onee-san Uiko. I played only Suzuka and Haruhi routes. Suzuka reminds me main heroine of To Heart Akari the most. Serious and caring, she wakes Yasuomi each morning, cooks for him, all that stuff. Her route had several nice humorous scenes, but overall Suzuka is too kind and forgiving to react at pranks. Her drama part is also forced, fast and without any surprises. 

But then I played Haruhi route... and that was totally from a different league. As tsundere, she explodes at even the mildest jokes and starts chasing Yasuomi. She's just superfun to play pranks on. Somehow, I'm not tired of tsundere characters yet, and she's less generic tsundere as she does not uses "betsuni" and the like words. She's also really pretty and has both swimming suit and maid themes to develop. Her serious nakige part had an emotional impact on me, especially because her route has two endings with songs in a row very different from each other. That's all I can hint without spoiling much.


Story: Just going to school for till some 25th October, then dealing with memory problems. Various events before/during/after school make the bulk of the game. There's just a small touch of madness with mad scientist and his robots.

CG: There aren't many CG, but the quality is adequate. Just one H scene per heroine and one common bath scene.


Title and Themes:  Title only is being hinted in the opening song, but is not reflected during the game. 

Overall comments: It's a great nakige game with very nice characters, but it's indeed difficult to write about the game. There are couple dozen of Japanese positive reviews, but they are also inarticulate when in comes to explaining why game is good. What I only mean to say is that it's a huge feat to make a masterpiece charage/nakige without voicing, through character traits and jokes alone. Long live Marron and its following two games without voicing...



The only masterpiece of the month is Cosmos no Sora ni and YES, I'm going to review a nakige!

1. Nakoruru ~Ano Hito kara no Okurimono~ ナコルル~あのひとからのおくりもの~ [010706] Inter-Let's 1
This game tells the story of one of the characters from SNK's popular fighting series Samurai Spirits: the girl Nakoruru. She comes from Kamuikotan, a small village on Japan's most northern island, Hokkaido, which is populated by Ainu, a nation with its own culture and traditions. The time of the game is set somewhere between the fighting tournaments where Nakoruru participates. She comes back to her home village, but the village elder sense evil, and her friends are worried about her. This is where you enter the picture - you play Mikato, a little girl who was told by the village elder to keep an eye on Nakoruru. The relationship between Mikato, Nakoruru, and other village inhabitants form the core of the game's story.
Lots of difficult mini-games. Ending does not change despite flags captured. 8 chapters only enough for 5-6 hours of playtime. OVA is pretty much the same story.


2. Pure ~Pure~ Pure ~ピュア~ [010706] Psycho
Main character receives a huge heritage after parents death. He finds a strange girl Yurika in the basement. Girl does not remember anything, and protagonist decides to keep her at his place for the time being.
Bakage with lots of parodies, but certain level of industry knowledge is needed to recognize those. Player needs to select map locations, but it's not show who's present where, so it's troublesome. Story is light and non-memorable.


3. Yoshia no Oka de Nekoronde... 吉亜の丘で寝ころんで… [010706] Mesa
Main character used to be a best-seller writer, but lost ability to write good stories after getting sexual disability. He decides to go to hot springs resort to find his hidden self and try to get rid of his deficiency.
Game is short, and is over after H event with one of seven heroines. What's weird is that heroines are absolutely disposable here, dying on parting afterwards. One route takes an hour, first time slightly more.


4. Echeross えちぇろす [10713] Puchiyu~mi
One day main character gets a request from a girl to defeat the alien parasite on the human brain. He initially refuses, but after seeing the effect with his own eyes agrees to save the Earth together.
Straightforward fighting game that's over in less than an hour. Gameplay is ok, text and H scenes not so good.


5. Heart Full Calendar はーとFULLカレンダー [10713] Selenade
Main character confesses at the time of the graduation ceremony. School bells have marked the beginning of a romance relationship.
Cheap game that lasts for a year to experience all the holidays in a relationship with a girl. Scedule of H events, the absence of story and the mediocrity of the gameplay don't leave this game any chances.


6. Nyante Chaton にゃんてCHATON [010719] Rune 1
You've been a doing nothing ever since graduating from high school. One summer day, your father, the owner of a famous restaurant, "Chanter Chaton," orders you to work there. You comply with his orders. "Chanter Chaton" is famous for its taste, the service, and the waitresses' uniforms. The first floor is a simple cafeteria and the second floor has a very strange feeling to it. This restaurant is so popular; it's hard to approach the girls. One way of approaching the girls is to help them out when they make mistakes. 
This is an adventure game in which you will meet cute girls in cute uniforms working in a restaurant cafe. This game involves using the "Tip" system. Depending on where you (the hero) are assigned to work, you will experience different events. Use the "Tip" system to choose the assignment you want. (Your favorite girl might be there!)
There are a total of six girls in this game: Honami Adachi, an idol in training, her friend, Yoshino Watase, the store manager's daughter, Momo Hikone, a college student, Midori Soya, your under-classmate, Riyo Mochizuki, and the head waitress, Futaba Kakegawa. You have a very short amount of time (until your training is over) to win the girl of your dreams.
Pia Carrot bad clone. Just a moege with this tips system. Period is only 20 days.


7. Sayonara no Hohoemi 2 ~Kioku no Tsubasa ni Miserarete~ さよならの微笑み2~記憶の翼に魅せられて~ [010719] K'Night!
Main characters takes part in a school circle to build a human-powered aircraft for the summer tournament in a month's time. Collision of minds, sour and sweet emotions fill their everyday life.
Game with unique atmosphere and lots of gags. There are 14 normal endings and 2 True endings.


8. Tadaima Shugyouchuu! ただいま修行中! [010719] Fish Cafe
Fantasy world filled with magic. Main character shares griefs and joys with village girls and aims to become a real wizard.
The actual SIM part is very simple here. You just choose contents of lesson and the girl to study with, and parameters grow equally. Game mostly focuses on everyday life scenes which gets quite annoying by the middle of it. There are 3 heroines + 2 hidden ones. Game period is 10 weeks.


9. Tenteko Onsen Jidaigeki ~Kameya~ てんてこ温泉時代劇 ~亀屋~ [010719] Lily Bell
Kenta is the third son who runs a shop in Edo. One day his parents become owners of a bankrupt hot-spring ryokan "Kameya" and insist that Kenta assists them here. Kenta only agrees to leave Edo on condition that he would return if can successfully restore the ryokan in a year's time. 
Management SIM part is the same in each route and quite simple. But there are as many as 16 (!) heroines, so it's a decisive victory of quantity over quality.


10. Himitsu ~Yui ga Ita Natsu~ 秘密 ~唯がいた夏~ [010726] Merlot 1
Childhood friends, a boy and a girl lose touch over their adolescent years, only to meet up once again as young adults. Similar to the broad storyline found in Love Hina, a vow was made in those early years to find each other as they grow older. Five anime maidens supply the romantic interaction and association in this dating adventure.
Wait a minute... it's exactly Tremolo, it even uses same CG. H scenes cut, but it does not make it any different.


11. Missing Blue [010726] Tonkin House 1
At Seiryou high school, second year student Masamura Kouji leads a stready, but busy life, alongside with humble and quiet childhood friend Ritsuki Saya and senior student Nishizuku Ruuna.
One day, a transfer student, Kasuga Mizuki, appears and hands over a mysterious crystal while uttering enigmatic words : "Please remember...".
While being certain the two of them never met, the main protagonist feels they somehow did. A peculiar connection ?
Spiritual successor of L no Kisetsu boasting of up to 100 hours requirement for full completion. But it's academic love story without much excitement or fancy in the plot department. And I wound not want to read the story where hardly anything happens for dozens of hours.


12. Only You -Re Cross- Only you -リ・クルス- [010726] Alice Soft 1
One day an evil mark appears on Magami Yuuji's right arm. To protect the earth from the ancient, world-destroying evil which is honing in on it, the governments send assassins after Yuuji.
To protect eight precious girls, and on advice from his Master Tiger Joe, he decides to fight - against the entire world, if necessary.
Not that much different from original game. There is an English article on changes.


13. Cosmos no Sora ni 秋桜の空に [010727] Marron
Time of school festival. While most students are eager to show their spirits, main character who lost his memory in the childhood pays all his attention to five girls with scars on their hearts. 
A classic nakige with first part being comical and second serious. But the problem here is that serious part dwells not that much on drama or trauma, but mostly just on memory. So it's not really a game that makes cry. Probably the most memorable feature of this game is awesome spoilt imouto.


14. Itoshi no Kotodama 愛しの言霊 [010727] Silky's
Koga Shigemaro is a young man with an extraordinary gift. He can see and talk to spirits. Most of those spirits are deceased people with regrets and because of that, they can't move on to the "after life". With the help of his grandfather, an exorcist, he helps them to fulfill their last desires...
Game difficulty is high as there are different conditions for heroines. Game is troublesome and fails to create an atmosphere. After all it's required to have some occult tolerance to try to enjoy this work.


15. My Fair Angel マイ・フェア・エンジェル [010727] Studio e.go! 1 2
There is an alchemist at a certain place. Great effort and talent are necessary to be an alchemist and there are only a few in one country. This alchemist has a disciple. He is young and talented so that there is nothing left to teach. Therefore, his master decides to make a Homunculus and make him raise it. He is tested not only an ability as an alchemist but also his ability to raise a child as a parent. How will he raise his child...?
There is an English review.




1. American Sexy Channel 3 アメリカンセクシーチャンネル3 [010706] To Be
The story takes place in near future, where the protagonist runs a highly popular TV show called the American Sexy Channel.
Hero of that show, Captain Freedom, chases women in various famous locations in America, while using a special gun that tears up their clothes but does no damage otherwise.
Earning capital by getting high ratings during that show, the protagonist produces three movies, each featuring a different heroine.
American Sexy Channel 3 is a side scrolling shooter with VN style H scenes. These scenes are unlocked by getting money in the shooting mode and spending them to unlock parts of the three stories, scene by scene.


2. Bougyaku Gakuen 暴虐学園 [010706] Guilty 1
Miyuki Hara is a beautiful 29-year-old music teacher. She comes to a small town to teach at Sobu High School.
Miyuki attracts the attention of a gang leader. His name is Taka. He and other gang members start to disrupt her class. 
She consults with her colleague, Keiko. Keiko invites her to a party that Taka will attend. Miyuki decides to go to create a good relationship with him. When she gets there, she finds out Keiko is actually Taka's mistress. Keiko invites her to become Taka's other mistress... 
Taka and other gang members take pictures of Miyuki when they rape her, and then use them for forcing her to have sex in classrooms, teach class naked, and do more extreme sexual plays. Through these assaults, Miyuki realizes that she's a masochist and starts to indulge in carnal desires. The vice-principal, who is a sadist, finds out about Miyuki and begins to use her as a masochist slave...


3. Kenkyuu Nisshi 研究日誌 [010706] Red Zone
University laboratory. Main character is a 25-year-old doctor who conducts sex psychology and does laboratory research on dreams and psychology of sex in the laboratory. 
He sets up an experiment sending various images to the dreams of two girls and observing result during daytime. 


4. Osen 汚染 [010706] Cross
Main character has a terrific special ability to dominate other person's body and mind. He walks on the streets and can have fun with any girl provided that there is no enemy around to disturb them.


5. Tottemo Pheromone とってもフェロモン [010706] Trabulance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sakuragi Takuya has recently moved to Tokyo in order to start his college studies. Conveniently, his cousin Takashi and Takashi's wife Ms. Silk live in the same area so Takuya has moved in with them while he is attending his classes. In exchange for free accommodation, Takuya started working as a part-time waiter at his cousin's cake shop.
One evening, while they were having dinner in the living room, a beautiful blond woman appeared before them out of nowhere. Soon, it was revealed that her name was Silk, the same name that Ms. Silk had, and that she was a trapped mage that was cursed to travel through alternate dimensions, never being able to return to her homeworld. Silk has informed Takuya and the couple that she needs a large amount of female elemental nature life energy to power up the spell that would return her to her own dimension, so she wants of Takuya to go out and seduce various women around him in order to gather the necessary sexual energy. To assist him in this task she has enchanted him with superhuman charism that will allow him to woo any women he desires.
And so Takuya's ordinary life became ordinary no more.


6. Uta ~歌~ [010706] Eno Yamamoto Ten 1
A piece about a lonely (and apparently unpopular) young musician and the quiet girl who listens to him sing every day.


7. Itsuwari no Kizuna 偽りの絆 [010713] Masys
Main character family adopts a girl who lost her family. Protagonist uses his position of older brother to teach the girl indecencies and play mild sexual pranks on her. Where will it take them?


8. Jii★Spot 自慰★すぽっと [010713] Candy Soft
Main character visits father's small clinic in a rural town during summer vacations. He will encounter different people and experience various situations there.


9. Maid de Oyuugi めいどdeおゆうぎ [010713] Tristar
Near future. Main character gets to test the final version of a new maid-roid. He will need to test its abilities in competition with the rival company model.


10. Petit Teens ~Junsui Shoujo Fetishism~ Petit teens~純粋少女フェティシズム~ [010713] Libido
Main character is a gym teacher with the small girls fetish. He invites girls to the health room to take their measurements.


11. Yuka-chan A-so-bo ゆかちゃんあ・そ・ぼ [010713] Studio Neko Punch
Main character lives with Yuka-chan who treats him like a brother. Depending on protagonist's approach different endings are possible.


12. Inki no Su 淫鬼の巣 [010719] Clione
Main character is a student who suddenly gets a personality of a rapist. The targets are girls around him. Will he keep this attitude or regain his real self?


13. Maid Final メイドふぁいなる [010719] Owl
Maid training simulation game.


14. Shin Gekka Bijin ~Hitori Shizuka 真月花美人 ~ひとりしづか [010719] Studio Jikkenshitsu 1
Taiki Uneme takes over his late stepfather's tea ceremony master position and sexual training job. One day, his uncle, Genzo, asks Taiki to train a girl. He goes to Genzo's house and meets Shiori Yachigusa, Taiki's childhood friend. Shiori tells him of the disappearance of her parents after they went bankrupt, and now she has to shoulder their debt. Her guardian directs her to meet Taiki.
Taiki is disgusted to hear this, yet he feels some weird, spiritual evolution at the same time. He starts to train Shiori with Hinano Kuramata, who lives with Taiki. 


15. Shuushuusha ~Collector~ 蒐集者~コレクター~ [010719] Mink 1 2
Yuji Kitada is an elite businessman who works for a leading stock brokerage firm. However, Yuji has another face beneath this. The real Yuji hates ugly things and is abnormally obsessed with beautiful things. One day, a mysterious man suggests that Yuji kidnap beautiful girls and enter them in an evaluation show for female slaves. The guy also offers Yuji a luxurious mansion in order to accomplish the task. Yuji accepts his offer and takes Yuki, his co-worker, Marine, a beautiful girl, and Emiko away. He confines them inside the mansion. He starts to create his best collection to satisfy his passionate desires...
Players will have one month to discipline the girls in order to receive the best evaluation at the show. You'll enjoy a variety of girls' costumes. Depending on your training, you will get to enjoy many sexual encounters. The training initially starts easy, but it obviously gets harder and harder. You'll take full advantage of the "Love system," which will enable you to make the girls scream, simply by moving your mouse. You'll enjoy every bit of sexual play with these girls!!


16. Tsuma x Tsuma 2 ~Motto! Hitozuma Paradise~ 人妻×人妻2 ~もっと!人妻ぱらだいす~ [010719] Discovery
Yamato Sendo is a single 26-year-old businessman who hates females. His mother is Mishio Sendo, a well-known actress. He has been with the company for 4 years, and he is now given the responsibility to rebuild and manage the "Royal Estate Seven Princes."
On his first day of the project, a female he has never met before awakens him. She says her name is Nana Sendo, and claims she is his wife. Yamato's mother has sent Nana to be his wife. 
Yamato has always hated his mom for mistreating him. Will he listen to his mother and remain married to Nana? Will he be successful in rebuilding the Royal Estate Seven Princes? What will happen?
Yamato's apartment (Royal Estate Seven Princes) will be given status on how well he manages it. (Good, Normal, Poor) Yamato will also meet many housewives in the apartment. It is now up to you, the player, to decide how to run the apartment and how to treat these housewives.


17. Tsume Ato 爪痕 [010719]  Kappadou
Main character lost his memory in a traffic accident. He now wakes up in a pavilion of a mysterious fantasy novelist active during Showa era. He is greeted by manager Misako who requests him to counsel two girls and recover memory this way. He spends more and more days here, but the memory does not return! One day a letter with threats arrives at the pavilion, followed by a phantom "golden mask" that causes mysterious disturbance. And at this point memories of his ugly past gradually start to return.


18. Ikunyuushu ~Genjuuya Advance Episode~ 育乳種 ~幻獣屋アドバンストエピソード~ [010721] Pinky Soft
Main character is a young man who lives in a mansion in the suburbs of the Highlandy Republic capital. The mansion used to be an enterprise to provide girl escorts from aquatic tribes, and protagonist starts to study aquatic culture. One day a hunter appears and asks protagonist to take care of a mermaid. That was the first encounter with Ryuka.


19. masher [010726] SilveredSteel
Heroine encounters chikan in the train for the first time in her life. Every next day her torments increase with new assaults.


20. Apocripha/0 Alex Disk Apocripha/0 アレクディスク [010727] STACK software
An angel falls from Heaven to the Abyss, and here he cultivates a kingdom, the kingdom of Hell (Naraku), becoming the King of Hell. He tries to build a beautiful land, but it can never reach the beauty of Heaven: the demons live in troubled times, being attacked by fallen angels who survive the fall to the Abyss, fearing the bloodshed caused by these insane former angels against them. The King starts to become weak and tired, and with his last power, he gave birth to two new hopes: a prince with golden hair born from his red right eye, and a price with silver hair born from his blue left eye.
The King decides that the two twin prices, Alex and Platina, are to fight each other, and the winner who proves his power will become the new king of Hell, while the loser will face death. As such, Alex and Platina, who never even knew each other, are thrust into a battle against each other, and the future will change depending on the outcome. And hiding in the background, another hand plays in to manipulating their fate...
Boys Love


21. Concerto. [010727] Succubus
Main character is a lyricist and a vocal trainer. His uncle leaves the mansion for his care for some time, and inside the mansion in the coffins lie cheerful girls. Protagonist becomes vocal trainer for girls to make the best idol out of them.


22. Hako no Naka no Etsuraku 2 匣の中の悦楽2 [010727] Gaia
Main character envies the fame of protagonist from the previous game. He intends to surpass his predecessor. 


23. Hana Yori Dango ~Another Love Story~ 花より男子~ANOTHER LOVE STORY~ [010727] Creative Core
Makino Tsukushi: a girl who comes from a poor family just wants to get through her 2 last years at Eitoku Gakuen, quietly. But once she makes herself known by standing up for her friend to the F4, the 4 most popular, powerful and rich boys at the school. She gets the red card: F4's way of a "Declaration of War". But when she doesnt let herself be beaten by them and is starting to fall for one of the F4; Hanazawa Rui. She starts to see that there is more than meets the eye...


24. Konna Atashi de mo... こんなアタシでも… [010727] Winters 1 2
Atsunori Toi falls in love with Mafuyu Shinonome; she's as pure as snow and as beautiful as a painting. He asks her out, but she tells him her secret. She has had countless sex. She doesn't even know the names of some of them. She asks our hero, "Can you still love me?" Will he or will he not fall in love with her? This is Winters' second masterpiece. It is an adventure game centered around a nymphomaniac girl.
However, there are more girls!! The girls in this game are; our nympho heroine, Mafuyu Shinonome, a tomboy friend, Yuka Hagawa, and a college girl afraid of sex, Yoko Kohoku. The situations in this game will really get you excited!


25. Mind Crush [010727] Studio Pandora
Europe in the early 1900s. Small poor country is sandwiched between three enemy states.
Main character is from such country. In order for his country to survive he decides to train women as sexual slaves and provide them to high-ranking officials of neighboring countries.


26. Suika 水夏~SUIKA~ [010727] Circus 1 2 3
Suika is a collection of mysterious love stories that occurred one summer in a silent and remote village of Tokiwa.


27. The Guts! 3 ~Yama de Guts!~ The ガッツ!3~山でガッツ!~ [010727] Authoring Heaven
The construction company workers have decided to go a mountain hots springs resort and they  forced main character who is a part-time worker to go there with them.

Foreword: I spotted No Reality many-many years ago, but I lacked technical skills to play it properly - I had just one monitor back then, and game crashed at even sophisticated attempts to launch it in window mode or minimize in order to hook properly. Now with the help of agth and two monitors it's been a piece of cake. The most mysterious cyberpunk'ish game finally opened its doors for me.

Title: No Reality

Developer: Unknown

Date: 2001-06-29

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v6383

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxqxQhirxgc


Synopsis: With the violent crime outburst government established "fixer" profession that compensates for security activities. Fixers receive individual cases for investigations, but they aren't given special rights which causes constant conflicts with the police over legality of means used.

Main character Neil Foxx is a fixer who used to be a detective. He has an innate special ability "ecstasy borders" to see with the eyes of the criminal upon touching a corpse. Several prostitutes are killed in a chain, and Neil is given a request to investigate it. It's yet to know that the case is going to develop in a series of terrible murders.

Structure: None

Length: 4 hours

Game type: Point-and-click detective cyberpunk-ish story.

Difficulty: Several times I was at a loss what and where to click, so walkthrough is recommended

Character Design rating: 9/10

Protagonist rating: 10/10

Story rating: 10/10

Game quality: 9/10

Overall rating: 9/10


Rating comments: I have just one complaint - absence of voicing. Apart of that it's a perfect game with great atmosphere, characters and dialogues. 

Protagonist: Neil Foxx is a hardcore detective. It's a rare mystery game where protagonist really investigates himself at every step and moves the story with just his force. He's got a face, so there's no need to try and take on his boots. He's absolutely separate from the reader.

Characters: I rated characters as 9/10 because game is too short and linear to have the time for heroines. But heroines are all mature and free-spirited. Noone chases after anyone - characters act individually, and only sometimes intersect. Only half of heroines have H scenes at all, because it's a story-focused game. I'd like to specially emphasis existence of hard-boiled men as characters - detective partner Joe Bertran and police chief Bert Randolf. What's most surprising for me is the appearance of protagonist's assistant Ryouko Shinjou at the front of the game cover. She basically just searches her cat for the whole game! Well, she and her cat are the only things mentioned in epilogue, but that does not make her important at all! She's got great looks and costume, that's basically it. Still, a great cast.


Story: It's hard to say anything about the story beyond the synopsis. We basically just inspect the corpse, talk with everyone gathering clues and progressively getting access to new areas. All these activities are not separate, but just one seamless narration process, accessed via point-and-click. At times unexpected events happen giving more leads, but that's all I can really tell about the story.

CG: Graphics is fabulous. CG are very different giving special angles and focusing on some items sometimes. Great variety.

Sound: General BGM is rhythmic, but special moments and ending BGM is much more pleasant, so there's no bad aftertaste.



1) It looks like company title was chosen just for this one single game they were going to produce. Game actually has allusions to both Unknown and No reality themes, and I really appreciate it when strange title is explained during the game. 

2) Unfortunately game can not be honestly called a cyberpunk. It has its atmosphere, but not attributes. It's a night city with emphasis on night life, and there are computers and lots of screens around, but apart of that no high-tech advances.

3) Game really looks and feels like EVE series. Neil detective office-warehouse is almost exact mirrored version of Koijiro's den. Here and there point-and-click is used. Both are low cyberpunk detective stories (EVE has genetics in the core of the story, so it's more advanced this way). Even graphics looks very much alike. No Reality is a must have for any EVE fan. In my opinion No reality and Unknown are also used to show that visual novel industry has stagnated after EVE series failing to produce same level stories. And this is an attempt to push the industry in the right direction again as it's possible to make high quality story games even without huge budget or voicing.

Overall comments: No reality is a great example that even small company can create a high quality story. It won't sell as good as a game with a famous artist or 12 routes for all the heroines, but it will become the core of the medium, a work that the company can be proud of. 



No Reality and Chain Ushinawareta Ashiato are masterpieces of the month, but No Reality is the best.

1. Records of Silfade [010608] SmokingWOLF
The story revolves around Eshutā, who wishes to be a doctor. He managed to enter the renowned Nōma Academy, and then he starts an extraordinary school life, in which he is surrounded by weird characters and peculiar events thanks to his misfortune and hard luck...
Not sure what it's doing here. Just an RPG Maker...


2. Yami no Koe 闇の声 [010608] Black Cyc 1 2 3 4
A group of six people--two teachers, two male and two female students--rents a yacht, only to find a stowaway, a girl named Tachikawa Nanami. Shortly after, violent seas wreck their ship and force them ashore an island. What are the intentions of the beautiful woman named Sayoko and her maid K, who offer them shelter in her mansion until the ferry arrives in 30 days? What are Nanami's intentions? Time is running out.
There are English review.


3. Tomak: Jigu-reul Jikyeora 토막: 지구를지켜라, 러브스토리 [010609] Seed9 1
The gods want to destroy the Earth because "true love" no longer exists. But the Goddess of Love, Evian, still believes in humans. To prove that "true love" exists, she comes to Earth. However, the other gods only let her bring her head, to prove that what another feels for her is love, not lust. Evian's head is in a flowerpot. You have only three years to get Evian to fall in love with you before the gods destroy the world.
There is an English review.


4. Akaki Isakaime 紅き諍い女 [010615] Vega
Two tribes have been serving their own gods and lived in isolation from each other. But war broke out because of a certain incident. The prince from one tribe and princess of the other tribe were in love, but decided to sacrifice their lives to put an end to the war. At the last moment princess lowered her sword hoping her lover would live for both of them. The prince vowed to resurrect his princess. 
Despite all the high-strung setting, hero just has his fun with pretty much any woman he meets on his way. There are only four choices in the whole game, so the structure is very simple. The branches are also super short up to 10 minutes short and containing a H scene immediately. So there's hardly anything to discuss here.


5. Ame Agari no Neko-tachi e 雨あがりの猫たちへ [010615] Hooksoft 1
This story begins in 1990. Hitomi and Hoshibana lead the lives of 2 ordinary high school girls. Hoshibana, having distrust for all men due to a prior traumatic experience, falls in love with
Hitomi. With these complex emotions, Hoshibana continues seeing Hitomi, until one rainy day, she confronts Hitomi with her feelings. Suddenly, an accident occurs... They're buried alive in a landslide! A monument is built for these two at the school; the sorrow for these two continues...
Multi-site time travel loop adventure. So many curious features! But reality is much more harsh. There is no voicing, no future Hooksoft moe in this debut work. Keeper and Maker views on the story aren't too different. All the looping just makes the same scenario play over and over bringing eternal boredom.


6. Cos Para ~Happy Costume Paradise~ コス☆パラ~はっぴぃコスチューム☆パラダイス~ [010615] Black Package
Main character is the son of a director of a huge department store chain. He is entrusted to hold a beauty competition among store clerks. And in accordance to father's tastes it should be a cosplay competition. The concurs outcome will determine the position protagonist achieves in the company.
Game is actually a training SIM to prepare the best candidate, and thus a disguised nukige...


7. Hotaru no Hikari ~Fluorite~ ほたるのひかり ~フローライト~ [010615] Adonis
Fluorite is a power stone ore that emits beautiful sparkle when put in fire, just as as firefly. But in the end of the day it crumbles, just as Hotaru childhood friend in the nurse room.
She only could say "I'm fine" before fainting, so I brought her to the nurse room.
I gave her flowlight as a present in the childhood, and she was very pleased with it. I was not aware of "fluorite" alias back then.
Hotaru is a regular at the nurse room. I peek at her medical card. Lung cancer. Hotaru only has several months to live.
Game has zero impressions or comments. There are four heroines, including Hotaru. There is quite a lot of H action put into each route, and there are also two bad endings just for that. One of the heroines is actually sex buddy. So overall direction of the game is well seen.


8. Private Nurse プライベートナース [010615] Angel Smile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Young Hiroki has been sick all his life. His father died when he was young, and his mother is distant. Even with all of this, he thinks of himself as a pretty normal guy, except that he's completely dependent on his childhood friend, Ayano, who enjoys taking care of him while his mother is away.
One day, Hiroki's mom calls and tells him, "I'm hiring a 'private nurse' for you", but Hiroki strongly objects. He doesn't even know what a "private nurse" is, but he knows he doesn't want one ... until she's standing in his doorway, dressed in a sexy nurse uniform.
"Hi, I'm Maria. I'm your new private nurse!". She promises to cure Hiroki of his disease within a month. While unbelievable, he tentatively accepts and the treatment begins. Her methods are very "hands on", and Ayano watches with mixed feelings as Maria treats him. As his treatment intensifies so do feelings of love and jealousy. What kind of treatment will Maria use to finally cure Hiroki, and will Ayano just quietly watch and do nothing? 
Game is localized and has English reviews.


9. Railway ~Koko ni Aru Yume~ Railway~ここにある夢~ [010615] Emu
A small port town with mountains on the back and the sea in the front. Main character returns to this town for the first time in 8 years after leaving it because of parents divorce.
Now grandmother invites him to help with the coffee shop "Railway" that got its name due to being set up at an abandoned train locomotive on the outskirts of the town. 
Meeting old friends, recovering old memories... it's a place where dreams come true.
First half of the game is a good slice of life example with many unique heroines. But the second half gets really heavy with lots of incurable disease and suicide themes. Bugs and confusing routes outcomes hurt the impression.


10. Touch My Heart たっち・まい・は~と [010615] Haoh
Main character is a prospective newly hired employee in a family restaurant. Besides the beauty manager there are six cute girls working there as waitresses. Learn to work, learn to love and conquer the heart of the girl you like!
Typing games are inserted everywhere here and game develops depending on the outcome of typing practice. Sometimes emphasis is on speed, sometimes on accuracy.


11. Yukiusagi ゆきうさぎ [010615] LiLiM
This game is staged in the town of Chelkiki, nestled in the northern part of Japan glistening like the color of silver. Its picturesque serenity has never existed on a map.Hayato Sanada, the owner of an magnificent villa, is enjoying a ride with his butler in his "Hawaiian Crusher ‡U." It is a continuous summer-like 86 degrees inside the Hawaiian. Suddenly, a girl comes rolling down from the top of the summit in a snowball. She collides with the Hawaiian, and his beautiful car is demolished. What a way to meet a girl! The girl Yuuna helps Hayato return to his villa; he realizes that it was their destiny to meet.This slapstick comedy-adventure is staged in the land of snow, where you'll also enjoy appearances from heroines from our other pieces of work. Amongst the laughter, this game will really make you yearn for your youthful days.
A bakage where main character has different personality according to heroine route. Only one scenario is somewhat satisfying. Game is mostly about gags and animated H scenes.


12. Mahou Shoujo Ai 魔法少女アイ [010622] Colors
In a certain town, there were consecutive phantom assaults. Because the incidents were extraordinary, there was a rumor that a ghost or supernatural creature caused them. The students in the Akitoshi's school were frightened. One day, an unknown girl appeared in the school. However, all the students except Akitoshi thought they had known her. Feeling strange, he shadowed her in order to investigate her but he lost sight of her. At that moment, he heard the scream of a woman from the nearby material yard and went to the place where the scream came from. There he found the beautiful girl of the school, Mikage. Mikage was surrounded by monsters "Yuragi" (fluctuation), and she was hanging naked. Yuragi noticed Akitoshi and began to attack him. Then, the fighter, Ai, appeared and cut them down.
Akitoshi stared at Ai. What was her true character, an enemy or an ally?
I don't think there was a correlation between magical girls and tentacles before this game. But Mahou Shoujo Ai really turned the tides. Story here is weak and without impressive ending, but it has lots and lots of tentacle H events, most of which are bad endings. Battles are quite well done, but besides that game is painful for all but tentacle fans.


13. Mitama ~Shinobi~ 御魂~忍~ [010622] Ciel 1
Ninja super action! Set during the time of the North and South Dynasties in Japan, the chaotic period after the collapse of the Kamakura government and before the formation of the Muromachi government. You must choose, in the beginning, one of two characters and determine whether you will side with the North or the South Dynasties. Depending on how you carry yourself throughout the game, you will actively change the fate of the game. Choose the Southern Dynasty and become Yahiro, the youngest sibling of a noble family, commanded to search and obtain the three sacred treasures handed down from the gods. Choose the Northern Dynasty and become Oboro, the ninja from the Fuga clan, commanded to assassinate the Southern Emperor. The intense portrayal of these two characters living in turbulent times and the mysteries that confront you make this all worthwhile. Also, there are fighting everywhere on this map and events, with intensity burning even hotter.
Quite a serous historical work. Atmosphere of the time is depicted well and graphics are on par to it. There are fixed fighting scenes, and winning in them develops skill and level. Fight system resembles janken as there is attack, defend and art, and guessing enemy action determines the outcome - so it's kinda luck based. There are two routes for two different clans members. And it's quite inevitable that main characters have to fight each other in the end. Some bugs remain even after final patch.


14. Toki no Mori no Monogatari ~Tear~ 時の森の物語 ~TEAR~ [010622] Fairytale
Warran Kingdom in the northern part of the Vorobian Continent. Main character Rex holds accepts various requests for the living. a  is a store anything that deals with various duties. His childhood acquaintance is the princess of the kingdom, and she recommends Rex for a task to find the source of demons. Will Rex be able to protect those he loves from demons and conspiracies?
A moderately difficult to operate action RPG to clear dungeon levels. Not really much from visual novel here.


15. Typing Viper タイピングVIPER [010622] Sogna
Under pressure to improve your typing skills in real life, you find yourself dreaming every night about scenarios from various VIPER games in which proficient typing would be used to solve a particular problem. As your skills improve, the stages get progressively harder.
Only old games scenarios are used, no really fresh content. So it's more like a fandisc, no value for me.


16. Chain Ushinawareta Ashiato チェーン 失われた足跡 [010629] ZyX 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Takeshi Shinonome is a private detective. One day, he meets a girl named Ayumu out in the rain. Ayumu's sister, Marie, and Takeshi went to the same high school. She asks him to investigate rumors concerning her husband. Takeshi finds evidence that her husband is having an affair with Ako Sonomura. Later, Ayumu's father asks Takeshi to investigate her private life. He is a well known politician and is afraid of having a scandal during the upcoming general election. 
Soon after Takeshi starts investigating, Ayumu is confronted with an extremely dangerous situation. Is her father's enemy behind this? As Takeshi tries to find out who is putting Ayumu in danger, he discovers a new drug is behind the entire problem. Murders become rampant. The new drug is constantly tied to the murders, but there is not enough evidence to prove it. Will the beautiful girls he becomes involved with help him solve the mystery?
There are lots of English reviews.


17. D.i.G [010629] Aaru 1
You come upon a village with buildings and everything, except there are no people. The story begins with our hero being led to this village by the goddess "Oferia," who protects this village. According to legend, an evil demon sleeps deep within a dungeon in the village. This demon extinguished the village and sealed the villagers in various parts of the dungeon. 
This is an unusual RPG game, with cave-digging and falling objects. The goddess has requested that our hero subdue the evil demon and free the villagers. The villagers who are freed build houses and stores and provide weapons and tools to our hero. In order to make your adventure easier, it's extremely important to help the villagers to get free. Your objectives are to subdue the demon, free all of the villagers, gather weapons, be endowed with various titles, and enjoy the other fun-loaded elements as well. 
Hole digging RPG... not my definition of fun.


18. Eternity エターニティ [010629] Ange 1
One day, Tatsuhiko finds a strange glowing stone in an antique shop. He gets the feeling that somebody is hailing him as he holds the stone. He decides to look for the origin of the stone. On his way to the mountain village where the stone was found, Tatsuhiko loses his way. A girl called Yuka saves Tatsuhiko and tells him about old folklore of the village. There is a story of a snow woman who was caught and sealed somewhere in the village. Later on, Tatsuhiko, Yuka, and her friend Nagi look for clues about the stone, but they find nothing. In the night, Tatsuhiko is called by the stone again and brought into an old storehouse.
There, he finds a girl named Miyuki. With some feelings of suspicion, Tatsuhiko takes Miyuki out of the storehouse. Once they get outside, Miyuki's face suddenly turns into a devil, and she runs away in the dark. Shocked, Tatsuhiko stands alone in the darkness... The next morning, Yuka finds a dead body covered with blood in front of her house. A rumor spreads among the villagers, "The snow woman's revenge has begun." This is the beginning of a series of murders. Not only by herself, but Miyuki sometimes manipulates Nagi's younger brother to take people's lives. Tatsuhiko might have accidentally started this mayhem, but can he stop it now?
As usual, there is not a single impression for Ange game. This company's weird drawing style, weak stories and ero-centered nature has managed to get them to as far as year 2001, but it's the last year of company's existence. It's hard to find appeal points in these works anymore.


19. Mune Kyun! Heartful Cafe 胸キュン!はぁとふるCafe [010629] Unison Shift
Main character gets a job at a coffee shop. Suddenly twin sisters-in-law arrives there and start to live together with protagonist. A sweet life with cute sisters begins. 
Period is two months. A comedy moege. But at the very end it gets painfully realistic creating a bad aftertaste.


20. No Reality [010629] Unknown
With the violent crime outburst government established "fixer" profession that compensates for security activities. Fixers receive individual cases for investigations, but they aren't given special rights which causes constant conflicts with the police over legality of means used.
Main character Neil Foxx is a fixer who used to be a detective. He has an innate special ability "ecstasy borders" to see with the eyes of the criminal upon touching a corpse. Several prostitutes are killed in a chain, and Neil is given a request to investigate it. It's yet to know that the case is going to develop in a series of terrible murders.
This game is everything why I read visual novels. A detailed cyberpunk world in an absolutely hard boiled novel. Of course I'm making a review.


21. Oyakusoku Love お約束LOVE [010629] Hayashigumi
Main character is an ordinary student. One day a fortune teller claims that there are multiple red threads of fate entangled about the protagonist. In order to break free he needs to spend the night of his next birthday with the special person he likes. The boy does not take it seriously, but a series of fateful encounters makes him think otherwise. He only has three months left till his birthday.
Love comedy. This work has a very loose structure, and for that reason relations advance even with non-targeted heroines, including H events. And H element is strong, 2-4 scenes for each heroine. First playthrough takes only about two hours.




1. Care ~Iyasubeki Fuchi no Kyouki~ Care~癒すべき不治の狂気~ [010601] Radi
Main character is a caretaker of diseased girls in a Western-style mansion. He assaults the girls and feels guilt for that. But as he tries to heal their wounds, he feels hatred and revengeful mood from them. Will he continue the treatment approach or burst out in anger?


2. Ochiyuku Kyoushitsu 堕ちゆく教室 [010601] Atelier Kaguya
During school tour class visits toy factory and gets lost in its huge labyrinth-like basement. They are able to find food there, but food contains strong aphrodisiacs. Males together with the teacher start insulting the girls one by one. It all turns out to be a trap of a shady organization that transmits the whole breakout run online in the internet and its members bid on girls they like. Will main character be able to protect the girls or fall victim of this madness as well?


3. NekoNeko Soft Okaeshi CD 1 ねこねこソフト おかえしCD [010605] NekoNeko Soft


4. Application Mind あぷりけーしょんマインド [010608] Rave
One winter day game software is born. Main character Michiru is born as a program with its own will inside it. From the fans in the game board he gets to know that he's the creator of the game Michiruki Michiru who died in a traffic incident without telling anyone what kind of game he was making. So he decides that it will be a game everyone can enjoy, so he provides an opportunity for players to finish the software according to their wishes. Every time girl comes to the scene it's possible to control her next actions.


5. Akagawa Jirou: Yasoukyoku 2 赤川次郎 夜想曲2 [010614] Marvelous Interactive
This adventure game is also adapted from Akagawa Jirou's classic mystery novel Yasoukyoku and this sequel contains three separate detective stories. The stage is set in a Library, a mansion hidden in a small town where a collection of books related to death are stored. 


6. Dokusen 独占 [010615] rúf 1 2
Kaoru wants Kyoshiro's girlfriend, Tsumugi, for himself. He meets Kyoshiro in a chat room and they make a contract. Kyoshiro and Kaoru will take turns training Tsumugi to be a sex slave, and they'll record their progress on a website. At the deadline, all the site's visitors will vote on which one of them deserves to be Tsumugi's boyfriend.


7. Gibomai ~Haitoku no Kyouen~ 犠母妹~背徳の狂宴~ [010615] Selen
A renown painter dies of heart disease while being married with Megumi, a woman much younger than he is. His son, Kyosuke, never liked that union and wants Megumi out of the house. Therefore Megumi proposes that Kyosuke can do anything he wants with her daughter Yuna, Kyosuke's sister-in-law, if he allows them to stay. Naturaly, Kyosuke accepts.


8. Iyashite Ageru 癒してあげる [010615] Aquarium 1
Caught up in the middle of a recession with no relief in sight, the only news written about in newspapers are depressing articles about lay offs and bankruptcies. Now the publishing company Ayako has been working for goes bankrupt. She has become a victim of the recession left destitute. On top of that, she has been disowned by her family for breaking her promise to return home after graduating from her vocational college by accepting employment in the city. "If I were to beg for forgiveness, it's not like I couldn't go back to the country, but I have more pride than that. I just can't find any work..."
Being young and innocent, there is one job she can apply for: She can work in a sex shop. Ayako is employed as a sex shop girl for a fashion health club. Can she find the happiness she seeks with her positive attitude? 


9. Kimi to Koi ni Ochiru Toki 君と恋におちる季節 [010615] Swallowtail
Private school that integrates education from kindergarten to university.  
Educational practitioner Chisato Hirose came to the school around the end of January from the new term. 
For some of his class students it is the name impossible to forget... 
Boys Love


10. Shounen-tachi no Byoutou 少年達の病棟 [010615] Singing Canary
Ayase Reiji, used to be his high school's soccer champ. However, he made the choice to give up soccer when he went into his sophomore year of university. On the day he finally comes to terms with himself over his reasons for quitting the sport and decides that he should pursue it again, he gets in an accident on his motorbike.
The accident was bad, and Reiji was rushed to an urgent operation, and was fortunate enough to come through the operation all right. However, he will still have to spend a while in the hospital recuperating from his injuries, with the knowledge that now that he had finally decided to return to soccer, his life as a soccer player is now over.
Now Reiji passes his days in recuperation at the hospital, meeting five other boys that are in the same hospital ward, each with their own troubles. Can perhaps Reiji build up a relationship with one of these boys, and begin a new take on life?
Boys Love


11. Doll ~Uroboros ni Na o Tsuraneru Mono~ DOLL~ウロボロスに名を連ねる者~ [010622] 1
The medieval country of Ouroboros is in trouble. An evil earl has been oppressing the population, imposing heavy taxes and establishing an iron rule. This led to tensions with a neighboring country, who thought of a simple solution: send an assassin to the earl and kill him. The assassin they chose is a highly skilled swordsman named Noel. But as Noel arrives at the earl's castle, he realizes killing him won't be a simple matter. He'll need help, and maybe it will come from a certain young lady and from a mechanical maid in the castle.
Doll: Ouroboros is composed mainly of a huge 3D movie, with some interaction between watching the clips. The interaction is confined to making a decision (a wrong decision will usually lead to Game Over), and choosing one of the several available paths for Noel to take.


12. Jun'ai Girl 純愛GirL [010622] Cage
Secret encounters with girls is the only fun in main character boring school life. He is determined to infuse five girls with pure feelings and train them into sex slaves.


13. Keraku no Ou けらくの王-快楽の王- [010622] Cromwell 1
No friends, daily beatings by bullies and even his parents have given up on Ryuuichi. However, his life changes one day when a new girl transfers into his class. Chihiro is an old childhood friend, and she remembers Ryuuichi. She is unaware that he has suffered brain damage from an injury he suffered while they were playing as children. Riddled with guilt, she offers to do anything for him. Taking advantage of the situation, Ryuuichi demands sex from her. Her conscience does not allow Chihiro to back out, and she agrees. Ryuuichi quickly learns that he is infallible in bed, that he has a secret weapon. After years of abuse at the hands of his classmates, he only has one purpose... Revenge. He sets out on a carnal, perverse journey to turn all the women that disdained him into his personal sex slaves...


14. Ouji-sama Lv1 王子さまLv1 [010622] Alice Blue
The protagonist is Canaan, the second prince of Luukius kingdom, a small country. He didn't have a special training, so he has the strength of any average boy.
One day, an adventurers guild is formed. They want to break the seal of a labyrinth that was closed a long time ago. Then, Canaan and his servant Celest join the adventure...
Boys Love


15. Seraphim Spiral -Shounen no Ori- セラフィム・スパイラル-少年の檻- [010622] B Works
Kugami Akito, Age 17, is your average socially awkward loner who would lead his life never standing out that much.
However, one day Akito has a sudden scandalous event fall upon him that forces him to drop out of the school he was attending. Thankfully all is not bad as, thanks to his brother Souichirou, Akito gets to attend the newly established school known to have the latest high-tech equipment, Private Yahiro Academy, as a out-of-season transfer student.
After a surprising reunion with a childhood friend he can’t really remember, it doesn’t take long for Akito to stumble upon even more odd things happening around him soon after the transfer. Who is this Mikanagi, who seems to be aiming for Akito’s life? What does he mean by ‘the offering’? And how about Kagami, who claims of ‘protecting’ him?
The answer to that, and many more questions, might not be that pleasant for Akito no matter if he wishes to know or not.
Boys Love


16. Shoukoujo ~Watashi o Wasurenaide~ 少拘女~私を忘れないで~ [010622] Atelier Kaguya
Main character is an angel apprentice who got down to the lower world to take the final exam. He possesses the body of just died in accident son of the chairman of the Morioka Group, a major home electronics manufacturer. He gets acquainted with a girl at father's sponsored party. A month later the same girl becomes a new servant at the mansion. Main character has the power to change the fate of the unfortunate girl. But what will he do?


17. Spotlight ~Senbou to Yokubou no Hazama~ SPOTLIGHT~羨望と欲望の狭間~ [010622] Blue Gale
Saori is cute, perky, and dreams of being a star! Along with the beautiful Yuna and the striking Erica, Saori is part of a new female pop group named Twinkle - and this hot little group is ready for their big debut!
But this tantalizing trio is about to discover that the music industry is ruthless and demanding of its female artists! First, band manager Masaki decides to give Yuna and Erica a special session in pleasure and pain... Then, as lead singer, it's up to Saori to get the band past Kijima, the shady don of the entertainment business. Using his position to fulfill his wildest desires with all of the hot new pop idols, he'll never even consider giving anyone a chance at a big break until after his carnal desires have been satisfied. Saori's mother knows this all too well; to get Twinkle noticed, she's already given in to his erotic demands.


18. Utage ~Urei no Yakata~ 宴 ~憂いの館~ [010622] Bell-Da
Main character inherits an old hotel on the hill of a small island. A lot of strange people have booking there. According to his deceased novelist uncle will, protagonist will lose inheritance rights unless he finds the unpublished uncle's novel. Main character will need to get along the inhabitants of this place to approach the secret about this place and hidden novel.


19. Bishimai Kutsujoku no Heya 美姉妹 屈辱の部屋 [010629] Guilty 1
Kasumi's anxiety has been growing ever since her older sister, Mayumi, went missing over a week ago. While looking for clues, Kasumi and her friend Kensuke find a suspicious music tape in Mayumi's room. They realize that the tape contains a recording of telephone sex between Mayumi and a middle-aged man. The content of the tape turns Kensuke on, but Kasumi stubbornly refuses to go along with him, and they start fighting.
Kasumi listens to the tape after Kensuke leaves. She recognizes the man's voice. His name is Fukuzawa, Mayumi's ex-boss. He was having an affair with Mayumi. Kasumi goes to see Fukuzawa at a bar, where he shows his sadistic nature. He forces Kasumi into giving him a blowjob and then ejaculates on her face. This incident makes Kasumi realize her masochistic bloodline...
Where is Mayumi now? Kasumi makes up with Kensuke, and together, they continue searching for her missing sister. The quest reveals Mayumi's masochistic nature and allows Kasumi to experience her sister's sexual journey.


20. Ryoujoku Kangofu Gakuin 凌辱看護婦学院 [010629] Anim
Yumi Asakura is a young, pretty and naive girl who is making an effort to become, one day, a great nurse. In the hospital where she works, everybody wants to make out with her, even the head doctor and the other nurses, and she is forced to practice unusual techniques to help patients feel better. But she thinks that it is the only way to become a great nurse, so she does not complain much and does whatever she is told to do.


21. Shimai Kyoushi ~Chijoku no Jikanwari~ 姉妹教師~恥辱の時間割~ [010629] Black Package Try 1
On the surface, our hero is just an ordinary student at Seijo High School. However, he is actually a sadist, who gets his kicks out of violating women. He's already attacked several girls. His next target is a beautiful teacher, Reiko Watase. He takes pictures of her as he rapes her. He then uses the pictures by threatening to use them against her. He forces her to sign a contract that says, "Every time she obeys an order, he will return one picture to her." Reiko's little sister arrives at the school as an intern. Our hero starts to eye Miyuki Otonashi as well." ...
The trademark "user-friendly system" has been carried over in this title as well. Even though this is an orthodox adventure game, it's stress-free for any player, with its easy-to-use interface and full CG mode. In addition to the standard story route, the player can also take very abnormal routes as well.


22. Triangle Heart 3 ~Lyrical Omochabako~ とらいあんぐるハート3 ~リリカルおもちゃ箱~ [010629] Ivory 1
This is our desktop accessory collection from "Love, Love Omocha Bako." This collection is loaded with even more fun stuff than our previous product. You'll find "Akira's Dynamite Hammer," a mole-hitting keyboard game, Pon, a hyper quiz game, and much, much more! We've also included an alarm clock for your desktop, wallpaper, a screensaver, and even sound drag. Your PC will once again become a very exciting part of your life!
Along with the many exciting accessories, you'll find our special mini-AVG feature, "Maho Shojo: Nanoha Lilikaru." Unlike our previous version, you will find areas where characters can be changed. Not only will you be able to change Nanoha, you'll also be able to change Momoko and Phyllis as well. It all leads up to a very captivating story! As an added bonus, we have provided multiple endings for endless hours of fun. As the story diverges outward, it becomes more difficult with each new stage. You'll never make fun of mini-AVGs again!


23. Victim ~Datenshi no Chigiri~ VICTIM~堕天使の契り~ [010629] Aqua House 1
The Demons, (The Race of Darkness) are attacked by the Angels. (The Pure White Race)They face utter annihilation. To prevent this from happening, the young and noble second prince of the demon king sets out in search of the oldest member of his clan to seek advice. He finds an old hag and learns of a legend that the world will be saved by one of the daughters of angel royalty. This young girl must vow to never fall in love. Through having relationships without emotion, her child will become the savior of the demon world. Upon learning of this legend, the prince stealthily abducts a royal princess and confines her in a detached house within the castle walls. From that day on, the prince and the angel begin their unemotional sex rituals on a daily basis.
However, this legend also states, "should their relationship become emotional, both of them will likely meet with disaster." The story proceeds along these fiendish lines. 


24. XXXXX -Five X- [010629] STONE HEADS
5 mini stories:
X-1: Mago.
X-2: Walkin' the Dog.
X-3: Pink.
X-4: Crazy for You.
X-5: Star Fucker.


25. Chobinove ちょびノベ [010630] Digital Aniki
A fan-fiction VN based on the anime/manga Chobits.


26. WH Heaven/Hell [0106] Ritz software
Detective infiltrates a school as a temporary instructor upon a request to investigate dark rumors about the school. In order to explore the truth of rumors detective needs to select reliable partners and persuade them to cooperate.
Boys Love

Foreword: I only got sort of interested in Femme Fatale as prequel of Edelweiss and as a part of chaotic production of Inspire company. Detective mystery game should be a safe bet for an interesting story, right?

Title: Femme Fatale

Developer: Inspire

Date: 2001-05-25

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v11647

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEQ3nVwC13A


Synopsis: Taisho era. Main character is a detective in Tokyo. He returns to hometown to dispose of his father's legacy. Local policeman tells him about a case of girl death from illness at a boarding school, but under suspicious conditions. Detective decides to investigate the incident as he needs to stay at the town for some time anyway.

Structure: 9 days

Length: 6 hours

Game type: Taisho era detective mystery

Difficulty: Easy as each wrong decision immediately delivers a bad end.

Character Design rating: 1/10

Protagonist rating: 1/10

Story rating: 1/10

Game quality: 1/10

Overall rating: 1/10

Rating comments: Should I even continue? I'm gravely offended by this game.


Protagonist: Yagami Shinobu is faceless, voiceless and hardly with any individuality at all.

Characters: Game does not have heroine routes - just one story with lots of bad ends. Girls are well written and have voice, but when spontaneous H events start to trigger one by one  any charm that's left just evaporates.

Story: There's hardly anything happens during those 9 days. Each day is divided into some 10 phases, so it's roughly 90 phases where you need to check the new information about places, then the new information about persons and then advance the events further triggering some dialogues and coming out of nowhere spontaneous H events. I admit that it might be me who was not attentive enough to see the correlation of arriving information, but absolutely nothing happened till the last 9th day when you come to the dormitory for the 10th time or so and you're greeted by a character who says "Hey, I expected you to come earlier, but still well done" and that character just tells you who is the killer etc... Credits.


CG: There is on average ONE non-HCG per every girl, and it's CG when we first meet that girl. That's just nothing, an insult. 

Overall comments: The story is absolutely banal and greatly ero-tilt so that every girl showing up on the screen could have her performance. All the important information is compressed into one last day. I skipped all the BAD endings (which are all just H events), but there were still some 6 (!) spontaneous H events incorporated into the story-line. So I really hope Edelweiss would have much to do with weapons, because the kind of story Femme Fatale has is a scam and should be only distributed for free like it used to be done for several months.



There aren't masterpieces this month, but I evaluate Sapphism no Gensou higher than any other game this month. Wanted to review it myself, but there are too many English reviews already from the yuri army. I'll be playing Femme Fatale since it's the prequel of Edelweiss that I have certain hopes about.

1. Sora no Fudousan 空の浮動産 [010504] Jitensha Sougyou
Near future. Magic has been invented a year ago, and law faculties now study magic. Magic has become an object of numerous regulations. This is a story of a freshman entering such faculty.
Game uses the same system as Ano, Subarashii o Mou Ichido that we saw in 1999. That roughly means countless restarts and reloads to find items and hints to bring them back to the saved game. It sounds like pain, and it IS pain.


2. Love Love Teatime らぶらぶティータイム [010511] Actress
Main character gets a part-time job at a coffee shop. There are really cute waitresses working there, but is it possible to go out with a girl met at work?
In two weeks it's needed to raise favorability rate with one of seven girls. Moege with 3-5 H scenes per heroine. Surprisingly, there's a quite decent route about time travel that opens only after all the girls are captured.


3. Silence ~Seinaru Yoru no Kane no Naka de...~ Silence~聖なる夜の鐘の中で・・・~ [010511] e-Erekiteru 1
Our hero has been working day and night on preparations for the school festival. He suddenly experiences a blinding headache and is taken to the hospital. He is diagnosed with a brain tumor and is admitted into the reputable Saint Nicola Hospital. There are eerie rumors that ghosts have been sighted. Just what is it with this hospital? Frightened by his worsening condition, our hero is comforted by the various girls he comes across in the hospital. Christmas swings around as death approaches. . .
Choices diverge into various paths as conversations with girls are taken up in this picture novel. As the player, you can decide how our hero's remaining days will be spent to face the approaching end: To leave without regrets. Even with such an overbearing theme, it really is a refreshing piece of work that we know you'll enjoy.
There are nine heroines to capture including secret one that appears after clearing all other good and bad endings. Scenario is thin. One route takes about 1.5 hours. Protagonist is cruel and selfish. No voicing. Game leaves a poor impression.


4. Trouble Witch!! とらぶるウィッチ~ズ!! [010511] For 1
An inexperienced magician has mistakenly sent our hero and Orihime to the dream world. They want to go back to the real world as soon as possible, but it looks like it will take more than a month just to prepare for the ceremony to send them back. Until then, they have to stay with Pastel, the inexperienced magician, who brought them here in the first place. 
This is an orthodox AVG with very cute characters. You will get to meet the following exciting characters: Orihime, Pastel, Milfiyu, Princess Acerola, Chocola, and Maroon. The disagreeable Cacao will also appear, as he tries to capture Orihime. 
Content is boring as there is no real aim in the game, just waiting. Good text and characters though.


5. Bunchasai ぶんちゃさい [010518] Jade
Main character somehow becomes a school festival executive committee member. He gets a task to find participants in cute girls competition as school mascots.
Period is 5 days pre-festival and 2 days during festival. One playthrough takes less than 2 hours, but some heroines have two endings. Since it's a charage, evaluation depends on affection towards the girls.


6. Sapphism no Gensou サフィズムの舷窓 [010518] Liar-soft 1 2 3 4
Story takes place on a fanciful, all-girl educational institution that floats along the oceans. Despite the complete absence of men, there have been incidents of rape among the passengers and crew. No one knows who it is just yet, but there are three candidates that carry the high probability of being the next target. Suspense and mystery await as the women suspect one another to be the perpetrator, and who will be next victim. You play as an idol--a female--of the student body who joins in the hunt for finding who did it. The rub lies in the fact that the ship will disembark in three weeks, and the culprit will have gotten away with it by then.
Game takes 3 weeks. On weekdays it's exploration and information gathering, on Saturday deduction work, and on Sunday date with main heroine -> repeat. The scenario is thin, so the main attraction is full yuri, atmosphere and characters.


7. Shinseiki Evangelion: Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 綾波育成計画 [010518] Gainax 1 2 3
In Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku, the player takes on the role of a NERV officer who has just been assigned to Tokyo-3. Upon meeting with Commander Gendo Ikari, he is charged with taking care of the First Child, the mysterious Evangelion pilot Rei Ayanami. It is up to the player to decide Ayanami's weekly schedule, balancing between education, duties at NERV, and leisure. The game spans approximately one year, and includes the events of the entire anime series, as well as the movie The End of Evangelion.
Game is localized and has English reviews


8. Bounty Hunter Sara: Holly Mountain no Teiou バウンティハンターサラ ホーリーマウンテンの帝王 [010524] Capcom 1
In the year 2060, Neo Tokyo overflows with the criminal element and it's a thug life for many up 'n coming miscreants. The police force can't cope and resorts to doling out mercenary work to enterprising freelance contractors who have the resources to kneecap goons who are dignified only by the warrants on their heads.
As Sara Fitzgerald, you play the part of a bounty hunter who takes on high-risk assignments to earn the almighty dollar. The game focuses on your mission to take down the Lord of Holly Mountain, a feared gangster, by going through his ranks and making the right decisions when facing a dicey scenario.
Movie-ish game featuring lots of exotic vehicles and gunfire. Most of deaths come not from wrong decisions, but exactly from gunfire. Not much story value, as developers are more interested in HOW the justice is going to be done, not why etc.


9. Pokopoko Gunsho ~Tana kara Koboreta Story~ ぽこぽこ軍将 ~棚からこぼれたストーリー~ [010524] ainos
Main character found a strange UFO when cleaning his room. Inside were two aliens who came to this planet to spread military shogi game. Intimacy will be reward for winning. 
Not interested


10. 21-Two One- [010525] BasiL 1
Takuya Kirishima is a brilliant young surgeon who can save anyone with a disease. He spends his days working with his childhood friend Seri Sasaki, who is a nurse in the same hospital. One day, a murder is commited in the hospital and people starts suffering a strange disease not seen before. Takuya starts looking for the answer of these strange happenings so he can protect Seri.
7 heroines, plus one additional. Story focuses on the incident, but psychological description of heroines is missing, so they end up existing separately from the incident. In the end it's a perfectly fine charage, but plot feels not integral enough. Atmosphere is great, though. Additional scenario is actually more interesting than the main plot story.


11. Double DOUBLE~ダブル~ [010525] Cherry Soft
Near future. Winged descendants of angels and demons have appeared on the Earth. A series of crimes break out in the capital Chiba City. Main character is a student who attends Chiba Defense Academy ADAMAS. One day he meets an angelic girl at a crime scene...
Basically it's same setting as Kimon Youitan, and more or less same RPG system. Battles are same repeating and boring, but beautiful CG and same enough to keep going. Scenario is not intriguing enough for me to play this kind of story.


12. DT Lords of Genomes DTローズ・オブ・ゲノム [010525] GameStudio
You are a DT master. 
You can change the substance with the collected data and use it in fights. Governments, 
secret societies, religious organizations all aim to get that ability and attack it's owner. 
There are mysteries you need to understand - what's their purpose, why you became DT master, why each data was developed and what's the secret identity of DT. But first of all you need to survive.
Gameboy exclusive with card battles? Pass.


13. Femme Fatale ファム ファタール [010525] Inspire
Taisho era. Main character is a detective in Tokyo. He returns to hometown to dispose of his father's legacy. Local policeman tells him about a case of girl death from illness at a boarding school, but under suspicious conditions. Detective decides to investigate the incident as he needs to stay at the town for some time anyway.
One road with some bad endings on the way (that include most of H scenes). The most irritating factor is when you get to sleep without perfect investigation during the day - then you are looped backwards till you do it perfectly... System is with lots of little irritations. The atmosphere is inspirational. There are some very interesting mature heroines like your ex wife and daughter you temporarily live with, as long as foreign teacher Freya that seems to be a direct reference to Days Innocent game. So game is more interesting as a part of Inspire flow of works rather than an individual work.


14. Night Walker [010525] Arieroof 1
Monsters, called "Breed", threaten the people of Japan. Tatsuhiko Shibafuji, the proprietor and sole employee of the Shibafuji Detective Agency, possesses great powers that can be used against the "Breed." However, this guy only accepts those cases that attract him. Due to his nighttime activities, people within his industry call him the "Night Walker."
Tatsuhiko receives a request from a private sponsor, Yayoi Matsunaga, who is an inspector on the police force. Our hero sets out to inspect a suspiciously related incident at Saint Michael All-Girls Institute. He comes in contact with one of the friends of the victim, Kazumi Asano. Our hero and Riho Yamazaki find a secret underground room beneath the chapel. Here, they find a pendant, which had belonged to Kazumi. The situation is much more serious that he had expected. 
This AVG is an orthodox command-selection game. A player searches for clues by traveling to different places, meeting different people, and obtaining various items. Throughout this detective story, a player will come upon many obstructions that will have to be cleared in order to solve the case. 
Unfortunately the game is a poor remake of the original game. System remains same old-fashioned look/think/speak/investigate. Basically only graphics improved. Game is released to reap the light of anime adaptation... but isn't it better to watch anime version instead then.


15. Susukinohara no Yakusoku ススキノハラの約束 [010525] Kur-Mar-Ter
Main character attends high school and suffers from nightmares every night. The strange thing in the nightmares is that girls there are from the real life around protagonist. Then one day a girl appears before him asking forgiveness for sending him into these dreams, but also asking for his help...
Dream world and real life world are linked. At daytime hero chases girls in order to proceed the story of the dream world. Real world has more comical approach and dream world is rather serious. The connection between the worlds is thin. The theme of the work feels weak and routes fail to impress. No impact at all.


16. Tobi DVine とびでばいん [010525] Abogado Powers 1 2
Our heroine is an energetic girl named Sakura. For the past few days, she's been having problems being honest with herself and her feelings for her friend, Hide. The two of them are adventurers. Hide fought against the evil spirits at "Ruins 374," also known as The Aveil Ruins. At the request of Patty, deputy researcher at the ruins, Sakura and Hide return to Aveil. "This time, we want you two to check out "Ruins 267", nearly 50 miles from Ruins 374." When Sakura and Hide arrive in town, something happens. Pirates capture Mia, Manati, and Sumaki!
The two of them must go to Ruins 267 and save them!! D+Vine [LUV] has returned as a shooting game! The world and the game system itself follow its predecessor. In this shooting game, there are three different kinds of shots. We have also prepared a charge shot called "Rune Shot" and a bomb called "Rune Bomb." Attacks are extremely colorful. Once you save the fair maidens and return to town, heavenly bliss awaits you! With that in mind, destroy the pirates and return for the fun! Good luck!
There is an English review.


17. Univ ~Koi Hajimaru Yo~ univ ~恋・はじまるよっ~ [010525] Cocktail Soft
A story of college student and his life in the campus.
You have to study to make sure you pass the exam and graduate and find a part-time job to collect money to buy a gift for girls.
Pretty basic dating SIM with lots of efforts required and few events are presented in the form of reward. But the most important feature of the work is that it's possible to set required parameters and time will pass with activities selected automatically, so at least SIM part is simplified.


18. Vivre Kokoro kara no Egao Vivre 魂からの笑顔 [010525] Soup
A common male and female relationship. But she suddenly dies. Main character denies everything with grief and becomes despised. His lover continues to exist in this world as a ghost, and she wishes to see her former partner cheerful again. For that she is determined to get him a partner in school trip to Kyoto with the use of body possession.
Game takes 4 days and 3 nights, and one playthrough is as short as 1-2 hours. It's a zapping adventure, and as a ghost it's possible to possess various people. All this confusing synopsis is just a convenient way to bring upon lots of perverse situations with multiple people - don't really see any other meaning besides that in this camouflaged nukige.


19. Weakness Hero Torauman ウィークネスヒーロー トラウマン [010525] Fortyfive
Secret evil society Black Pheromone has started world conquest! Only one cyborg warrior has risen to oppose that ambition. And his name is Miracle Cyborg Double Nine!
Childish superhero all-age bakage with many gameplay elements! Pass.




1. Canon V キャノン GO! [010502] Digital Aniki
Another fan-fiction VN featuring Ka*on's characters.


2. Yuuwaku 誘惑 -ゆうわく- [010503] Scoop
Unable to resist his animal urges, a professor is caught red-handed having sex with one of his students! Now under blackmail, he must help his new partner in crime mentor the hottest girls in school... and capture their erotic training sessions on film!


3. EXodus [010505] Black "H" Box
How do you like the world of no-sex?
What if you and/or your partner would die after your making love?
It's the mysterious story of such a tragic world in the future.
Boys Love


4. Suki na Mono wa Suki Dakara Shouganai!! 2 -Target + Nights- 好きなものは好きだからしょうがない!! 2 -TARGET + NIGHTS- [010505] Platinum Label
After spending some time in Shinichirou and Nanami's place, Sora and Sunao come across a mysterious cosplaying bandit known only by the number 416. He claims that he has come to take away something precious from Sora. Meanwhile, Sora and Sunao meet Chris, who works at the nearby church. While he seems harmless, he begins to spend more time with Sora. To top it all off, Sora begins to realize that there are times when he and Sunao are mysteriously in bed together. He already knows about Sunao's connection with his alternate personality Ran, but could that mean he has his own alternate personality as well? 
Boys Love


5. Itazura King 悪戯王 ~いたずらキング~ [010511] Interheart 1
Kanta Komori is the legitimate successor to "Hotto Surussho," a technique for causing mischief. He fails to pull a prank in a train properly and is chased by the mafia. He runs over a girl on his motorcycle while trying to escape from them. Konatsu Yumemura loses her eyesight because of the accident. Kanta realizes that it is his fault, so he seals up his mischievous techniques and starts to help her commute back and forth to the hospital.
A few years later, an assassin from the archrival "Nanto" murders his uncle. On his deathbed, he tells our hero that Konatsu's eyesight can be restored through secret techniques of Hotto. Our hero unseals the techniques to bring back her sight...


6. Now on sale! ~Kanbai Orei! Depart Hen~ NOW ON SALE! 〜感売御礼! デパート編〜 [010511] Airyu
Main character is being persistently recommended to buy goods by a cute department store selling girl. The reason is harsh selling norms demanded from workers. Hero does not have money, but agrees to use credit card to help the girl. She is so grateful that spends evening with him. Investigation of these strange norms brings hero to the truth that girls are being insulted there every night.


7. Sugata ―スガタ― [010511] May-Be Soft 1
Sakurako washed my underwears without hesitating. Azusa swore at me when she got drunk. I liked Tsubasa's cheerful voice. Until the day we were informed that we weren't related by blood. Nothing was changed but it was true. I was so shocked to hear that, and immersed in inventing a drug to forget it. Finally, I invented a liquid drug called "No.21". Once I drink it, I become invisible. I immediately drink it and go outside, and rape the girls at random including a female high school student, my ex-homeroom teacher and so on. I come back to my house later on, and start a new life with sisters again. Yes, a new life..


8. Dorodoro Tsuma x Musume no Himitsu どろどろ 妻×娘の秘密 [010518] Noise
Main character gets to know that a certain married woman owns a SM club and has curious fetishes. The daughter of that woman inherits mother's nymphomania and works on a part-time job in SM club. It's high time to visit this notorious enterprise...


9. Folklore ~Hontou wa Ecchi na Maerchen no Sekai~ フォークロア ~本当はエッチなメルヘンの世界~ [010518] Gaia 1
The prince was brought up on fairy tales about people living peacefully and happily ever after and he longed to live in such a country. Once the prince has reached a mature age, he sets out with his best friend to search for such a land. During their journey, these two will encounter hilarious situations, as well as scenes that will bring tears to your eyes.


10. Jinshin Yuugi ~Moteasobareru Kokoro to Karada~ 人心遊戯 ~弄ばれる心と身体~ [010518] Eve 1
Losing all goals in life, our hero has lead a dissipated life of constant gambling. Because of the tremendous debt he has accumulated, he accepts a job as a trainer for a love club managed by the mafia called "The Gentleman's Club." He trains the clientele with their varying tastes and hobbies. It is left up to our hero to choose which client to train.
Each and every one of the 4 girls our hero is in charge of has a very distinct personality: Sana Sakurazuki, who was sold because her father's business failed, Minfa, who was sold from a foreign country, Shirley with her murderous past, and Akina Saeki, who was tricked by a man. 
Now, can our hero train these girls as lovers by tormenting them as much as is possible, or will he sacrifice three of them to obtain the love of one; will he save them all? Will he sacrifice himself? Not only is this training sex game extremely popular, but you will also continue to be haunted with our hero's dilemma. You will stay glued to this story that will pull at your heartstrings! 


11. Kuro no Tsuki 蒼黒の月 [010518] Moon Parrot
Kuro no Tsuki tells the story of two royal brothers, Roland and Altraud. A sudden change in the once-kind Roland brings about the downfall of their kingdom and a hurt Altraud, having lost everything, begins the search to find out why. Could the Black Kingdom, having been vanquished centuries ago, be pulling the strings?
Boys Love


12. Shokuzai no Kyoushitsu Bad End 贖罪の教室 BAD END [010518] FlyingShine
Mikimoto has everything it takes to become a top-rank journalist, but a journalist can't go without a good scandal to write about. Developing his own personal underground newspaper, Mikimoto makes his fellow male students angry and lustful all towards one person: the voluptuous Nanase. When his classmates finally go after her to punish her for all of her "sins," Mikimoto records every depraved moment. As the popularity of the newspaper spreads, more and more girls become prey to the perverse desires of those influenced by it. Even Mikimoto is finding it hard to resist his own dark desires towards one specific well rounded beauty, Madoka.


13. 210 -Two One Zero- [010525] BasiL
An additional scenario included on a "special fan disc" only given out as a preorder bonus. Yanohara Makie and Nakahara Hideaki from Bless ~Close Your Eyes, Open Your Mind~ make appearances.


14. Chuushaki 2 注射器2 [010525] AyPio
Main character gets hospitalized with abdominal pain of unknown cause. He feels much better after a while and starts hitting after cute nurses when he meets his former girlfriend there. There's the need to set priorities here! 


15. Kyouiku Jisshuu Mania 狂育実習マニア [010525] Chiffon
Main character comes as an educational practitioner to a school where he wants to work as a teacher. He tries to seduce chief secretary, and it's taken on a digital camera. Now he is blackmailed into insulting a certain woman at school. After that case his wild senses go rampart.


16. Lingeries [010525] Mink 1
One day, the main character is sent to a famous underwear company and works there for three months. Of course, his mission is to make a profit and the support of his colleagues is necessary to achieve it. Luckily, there works a lot of beautiful girls. Will he be able to establish good relationships with them and complete his mission?


17. Plastic Honeymoon プラスチックハネムーン [010525] D.O. 1
Japan, 10 years from now...
The technology to make androids is here, but it's still too expensive for most people.
The protagonist is an ordinary businessman and cannot afford an android. But one day an old friend calls up and says he needs his help. The protagonist is asked to monitor an android maid named "Clarice" for a week.


18. Utsukushihime ~Mahou Choukyou Monogatari~ うつくしひめ ~魔法調教物語~ [010525] Rouge 1
The evil "Madou Empire" has beaten the last remaining country, "Grandis Kanan." As Leno sits in the ruins of the palace savoring this great victory, he uncovers a plot to kill him. Princess Farina of the fallen kingdom is behind this scheme. The emperor of the Madou Empire is impressed with the resistant and hostile attitude of this princess and orders Leno to train her as a sex slave, worthy of the emperor. 


19. Uzukihime 疼姫 [010525] Pochette 1
Our hero is lured up on to the roof by a beautiful upper-classman, where he ends up having sex with her. The next day, he is summoned to an old annex of the school. He is shown a videotape of the previous day. It has been edited to the point of looking as though he is raping the girl. The class president stands there wickedly laughing at him. The invitation yesterday was all a trap! Our hero must succumb to the perverted tastes of the class president. He is coerced into going after and raping all the immature-looking girls in the school...
During recesses and lunch breaks you decide which girl will be your target. After school, you decide which girl will be filmed. This game has been set up in a very simple and user-friendly system. There won't be any foul ups because you simply decide on the character, not the place. You can sit back and watch the exciting sex scenes simply by choosing the automatic play selection. This game will fulfill all your needs!

Foreword: April 2001 had zero visual novels to interest me. After long torments of what to choose, I stopped at Handle With Care. It's a serious musical band story, so I expected Kira☆Kira, just more serious. Should Kira☆Kira tremble at the sight of its rival that came 6 years before?

Title: Handle With Care..

Developer: ETOILE

Date: 2001-04-06

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v3140

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRNwJFAbAb0&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_xgEeDrWo3RE8DTA9SrO4c


Synopsis: Our hero was the vocalist of the legendary rock band "Bloody Roses." Presently, his activities with the band are on hold. At one of the live houses he played at, he met an extremely talented vocalist named Sahara Shion. He takes it upon himself to help her in her career... As a player, it is your goal to eventually bring this beautiful talent on stage at the live house "Moon Rouge."

Structure: 10 days

Length: Took me 30 hours without skipping read text.

Game type: Serious rock band love story.

Difficulty: More confusing, than difficult. Too much text repeated, so figuring routes myself would be a pain.

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 6/10

Story rating: 5/10

Game quality: 7/10

Overall rating: 6/10

Rating comments: It's the highest score I can give to a non-masterpiece. Game is very well done. But it is not enough to be interesting. Story is not the strongest part here.


Protagonist: Our protagonist is Rei, former member of "Bloody Roses" band. He's pretty cool looking guitar player, always wearing round stylish glasses and long coats. But his most notorious feature is that he kind whispers rather than talking. If BGM is put to MIDI, then Rei almost can't be heard at all. It looks most funny when he talks with some heroine with a bright loud voice, and she actually understands everything that he says unlike us, listeners! If BGM is set on lowest DirectSound, Rei finally is able to be heard. What I like in Rei the most is that he's really mature, about 30 years old, and that he's absolutely indifferent to girls. There is one H even in (almost) each route that he participates in the end, but every time he's kinda dragged into it despite his intentions.


Characters: Let's count heroines with the routes: vocalist Shion, drums Ruo, pop-singer Sayura, musical producer Arisa, diner host Emi. But the fact is... the whole game Rei only communicates with Shion on daily basis and occasionally with others. Shion dominates here to such extent that other heroines sometimes only get as many as only 3 CG. All the other heroines aren't much noticeable, really. I was glad to see that the youngest heroine with route Emi did not get a H scene.

Story: Hmm... is there even a story here? Rei finds Shion at a car dump, and during common route they get two more members of the band and get acquainted with three more girls that would serve as heroines. The give couple gigs, then participate in a competition, and get assaulted by some delinquents. Each heroine adds just a tiny grain of drama to it. That's the whole non-existing story...


CG: Too few. And CG aren't articualte. Either people just stand or play musical instruments, that's the bulk of CG compositions.

Sound: BGM is ok, but that's bad for a musical game. Game has five songs, but they all suck. The opening theme is weak, and it's by far the best musical piece in the game. There is a pop-singer song, but it also manages to suck. What's wrong with this game, really?

Thoughts:  The biggest appeal point in the game is that it's... convenient. If I heard that recommendation, I'd thought it's some porn. In fact, game has just very light system, auto reading, and everyone including males is voiced. In 2000-2001 system was still a huge issue, and most games got negative feedback just because of poor or heavy system. This game got mostly positive feedback... but what does it really have besides the system? Shion is quite nice as a heroine... and that's it. But negative points accumulate: non-articulate story, poor sub-heroines routes, lots and lots or repeated reading to do just to read 20 minutes worth of unique text, then repeat.


Overall comments: I have many questions to Kira☆Kira, but at the very least it was possible to provide unique touching routes for all the heroines. Handle With Care could not do even that much. It's not a bad game if you read just common route, Shion flagging and Shion True route once. But the problem is that Shion True route only opens up after seeing all the other routes, and that's balls - rereading the same common route just to see that 1% unique text for each heroine. Game is convenient, but the problems is that it's not needed to be convenient to become a great game. Most of my favorite visual novels are anti-convenient, they are just so awesome that all the negative sides can be neglected. In Handle With Care all I can focus on is the negative sides.



There aren't masterpieces this month. But closest to it is Mizuiro . I will review Handle With Care..

1. True Love Story 3 トゥルーラブストーリー3 [010405] Game Club 1
True Love Story 3 places the player in the shoes of a young male protagonist experiencing his third year of Junior High with the goal of confessing his love to one of a number of female peers. As the year opens he is introduced to the girl he has long had a crush on, Aotsuki Takane, by his twin sister who commutes to the same school, Kaname. 
The game tracks characters' "level of friendship" (友人度) and "level of affection" (恋愛度) towards the player character on a triangular diagram that the player can learn the status of regularly by consulting with his twin sister at the end of a day. Instead of playing each day of the school year, the player selects "try-your-best days" (頑張る日), the frequency of which affects his level of enthusiasm (やる気), which in turn influences the occurrence of special events.
But the most distinguishing feature of the game and of the series as a whole is its unique conversation system. At the end of a weekday, if the weather is sunny, the player has three chances to try to meet a girl who he can invite to walk home with (or be invited to walk home with) and the invite, if successful, leads to a complex conversation mode in which numerous topics can be selected, the goal being to raise the girl's "hearthrob gauge" (ときめきゲージ) without filling up her "pounding heart" (ドキドキハート) and possibly invite her out on a date before the walk home concludes.
Third bulled of a classical SIM series that keeps inventing more and more difficulties each time making enjoying it pretty much impossible for a westerner.


2. Handle With Care.. [010406] ETOILE 1
Our hero was the vocalist of the legendary rock band "Bloody Roses." Presently, his activities with the band are on hold. At one of the live houses he played at, he met an extremely talented vocalist named Sahara Shion. He takes it upon himself to help her in her career... As a player, it is your goal to eventually bring this beautiful talent on stage at the live house "Moon Rouge." 
Story is straight and without surprises, but it's not a story-centered game, after all. At least it's a serious story of a juvenile band growing up. Five vocal songs and frequent use of animation give the game high production values. But, most importantly, girls are charming enough and atmosphere good enough to feel the part of the group. One playthrough is some 8 hours, next ones with read text skip takes about 3 hours. Endings vary greatly from one heroine to another, and only Shion has both normal ending and true ending. Depending on person, it can easily be a masterpiece. And I'm not such person.


3. Negapoji ~Onii-chan to Yobanaide!!~ ねがぽじ~お兄ちゃんと呼ばないでっ!!~ [010406] Active 1
Hiroba Mahiru, the protagonist, is a girl attending Mizuki Academy. One day in the changing rooms at school, Mahiru's friend Kasumi Sakuraba accidentally tore off her panties. After what she saw, Kasumi declared Mahiru was a boy. After this, Mahiru was forced to go to the hospital for two months, before finally being able to return to school... but as a boy instead.
There are three heroines for capture and five endings overall, one being bad end and one true end. Somehow hero is treated very coldly by everyone in school and family, and only a few of his old friends keep treating him normally, so it's not a full-fledged comedy. Other than True end scenarios have some different approach, but still hardly worth seeing after the True end.


4. Pon' 2: Truth of the Nightmare [010406] Cheri
The hunt for SDW goes on with the number of mini-games increased
There's not even a normal synopsis for this game around. But with concept left intact, noone cares. So shall I.


5. Case 266 ~266 Gou Jiken~ CASE266~266号事件~ [010413] Complet's
United States midlands, 1998. Two prisoners Kane and Gaston who are charged with life sentence manage to jailbreak. The police severe measures are in vain, and crimes are commenced one after another. 
Detective Ralph Vincent is a detective who initially caught those two criminals. Together with his young partner John Orwell they investigate the so called "266 case", but it turns out not so easy to crack. However, the hunt has just begun.
Game turned out to be very small, simple and tedious. There's the need to patrol suspicious places by choosing them on the map and choosing one of three actions to do there. It's game over if nothing found in 20 days.


6. Mizuiro みずいろ [010413] NekoNeko Soft 1 2 3
The protagonist, Kenji, is living with his adopted sister Yuki, who admires her older brother and harbors a slight secret crush on him. One day, after a certain night, a girl - Hiyori, their childhood friend - begin to appear in Kenji's closet. Moreover, her body is transparent, and she has gaps in her memory. As they struggle to figure out the mystery behind Hiyori's state, Kenji begins to realize his forgotten feelings and Yuki suffers with her secret.
Game is localized and has English reviews.


7. Stainless Night -Ikiteru- Stainless Night −いきてる− [010413] Sequence 1
With an invitation to go on a trip from Hiromi Hongo, who is one year his senior, our hero Hikaru Takatsuki decides to take her up on her offer. This sounds like they are a couple, however their delicate relationship has never went beyond just being friends, even though Hikaru let Hiromi know of his feelings for her over a year ago. Finally no longer to contain herself, Hiromi has asked him to go with her. Hikaru seems pleased with the turn of events. 
The two of them arrive at a small island that is undergoing resort developments. Hikaru will experience various encounters here on this island: Kouhaku and a maid residing with her at the inn, a girl that he grew up with named Ai, and a shrine maiden with long silver hair named Uguisu. At a glance, the encounters will seem like ordinary situations that generally occur on such trips, but Hikaru gradually realizes that each of them have deep ties to him...
Through continuous playing, you will find that each ending with each different character will open the curtain to new and exciting scenarios. This game will leave you deeply impressed with the story plotted out in its entirety. 
The order of four heroines capture is fixed alike Kizuato, and with that scenario reaches really high degree of completeness. Main theme is that in previous life heroines and protagonist were pulled apart for different age, and here they reincarnate to meet again. But every story surpasses expectations and breaks out of expectations circle. There are references to previous work Pure Angel. So game is almost a masterpiece.


8. Tokyo Yuuyuu 東京幽遊 [010413] Sarang 1
Yuichiro Mikami was previously engaged to Yukino Yamase. His parents had arranged it all, and neither he nor his fiance had any true feelings for each other. During the devastating earthquake in Kanto, Yukino was killed and Yuichiro was injured and fell unconscious.
A few years later, our hero regains consciousness, only to find the ghost of Yukino floating over him. It seems that the only way to exorcise her spirit is for him to fall in love with someone else. In order to send her soul back where it belongs, Yuichiro sets out for Tokyo to fall in love.
The concept behind this game is found in the intermingling of various images. The story itself shows the many contrasts relevant to the latter part of the Taisho era and the beginning of the Showa era in Japan. This game provides a new sense of freshness to reality.
Sarang specializes in animation, so game opening and ending really shine, as well as some non-H scene animations during the game like lip sync. Player is bombarded only with bad endings at first. There are many heroines, but only two have developed story, so if you like someone else - tough luck. Overall it's a late Taisho-early Showa charage that feels unsatisfactory with all elements considered.


9. Close to ~Inori no Oka~ Close to ~祈りの丘~ [010419] KID 1 2 3 4
Homura Motoki was walking down the street one day with his girlfriend Yuuna when they were struck by a car. When he woke up in the hospital, he realized something incredible had happened. He was having an out of body experience and no one seems to be able to see or hear him. Floating around in the air, Motoki set off to find Yuuna, only to discover she has lost all her memories of him because of the accident.
With only a few days left until his body can no longer be sustained, Motoki must now find a way to make Yuuna remember him so he can return back to his body.
There are English reviews.


10. Tobira [扉] -TOBIRA- [010419] Alice Soft
Makoto returns from study in USA to his school in Japan. He needs to choose one class door... and the person he meets there will be protagonist for the next day and will need to choose next door... Where will this constant protagonist swaps lead to?
I can't answer this question since game has zero reviews just as any other Alice fandisc free game, and I'm not excited by this prospect much to get to the end.


11. Yoru Ga Kuru! -Square of the Moon- 夜が来る!-Square of the MOON- [010419] Alice Soft 1 2 3 4
The story begins with another moon appearing in our skies. No one has yet to find out why such a celestial occurrence came to be, but humanity has to keep on living. Three years since the event, Ryo Hamura is your unassuming high school guy when they are confronted by a strange girl who asks him to fight along side her. Without much else to say (nor much to be written beyond this information), our hero is drawn into a secret world of magic and intrigue.
There are English reviews


12. Anime Shop e Ikou! あにめショップへいこう! [010420] Squadra D 1
The long, endless summer vacation is here: Our hero is asked to go back to work during the summer for 'Peppermint,' an animation shop he used to work for. Being unable to turn them down, our hero tells them he will work for them until the end of August. Little does he know about the dream-like occurrences he will experience, nor the girls he will meet.
The feature of the story is that pure love turns into a painful dark feeling. There's a bonus scenario after normal scenario, and this bonus one is bigger in length. There are also couple hidden heroines. Overall the number of heroines is 8, and their routes vary greatly, only one or two is of high scenario level, though.


13. Aozameta Tsuki no Hikari 蒼ざめた月の光 [010420] Studio e.go!
Main character Astoria is a demon that lives over 1000 years by robbing people's mind. He targets a new village and aims at some girl standing there. However, a thug appears and attacks the girl just before that, and it looks as if Astoria protects the girl as a result. Her sincere gratitude makes Astoria laugh, and he can't attack her as planned. The cold-hearted demon could not even imagine he would fall in love with this innocent girl Selene ...
Sensation - this is Studio e.go, but game is not an RPG. There are 7 endings, and usually new endings open up only after new game start. There are happy ones, but mostly insulting ones. The number of H scenes is 14, including 4 tentacle ones. The graphics are superb, but there's not much in the story department, ero-centered work.


14. Baby, BE -Bedside Emotion- Baby, BE -Bedside Emotion- [010420] BeF 1
Our hero sees a "help wanted" sign at a restaurant in Chinatown in Yokohama. He applies for the job and meets the owners. Two beautiful sisters run the restaurant, and they decide to hire him because he really has a desire to work. He begins to live in their house and help in the restaurant. These young people really start to get involved with each other as they interact on a daily basis.
Izumi sisters are main heroines and have 3 H events each while the multiple sub-heroines just one. Story is short and text of different quality. Really, there's little worthwhile here besides graphics and music.


15. Kaizoku Oukan 海賊王冠 [010420] SofthouseChara 1 2
In this world...
The great military power Dearumor boasts an almighty force.
Land is cleared, new weapons are developed, conventional strategy and tactics are perfected into an art which culminates on the well trained officers and soldiers, and surrounding countries are conquered.
Everyone believes that no one can stop their charge, no one doubted that the world is for Dearumor to take.
But, there are three powers that can actually oppose them.
First is the Fettercairn Treaty Alliance, led by the Ruciun Kindom.
Seeing Dearumor's actions as unforgivable, the alliance that's formed in self-defense is capable of fighting equally the invincible Dearumor military whether at land or sea.
Another are the sea creatures that are living deep in uncharted waters, the Last Kin.
Dearumor's navy which unwittingly trodden on their proud waters, got annihilated.
And last... are those that are freely rampaging on the high seas, the pirates.
There's enough information in English in discussion thread.


16. Pheromone ~Hashire Eros! Ai no Time Limit~ フェロモン~走れエロス!愛のタイムリミット~ [010420] Ciel 1
When Hidemaru gets excited, his body secretes a chemical substance called "Pheromone." This substance stimulates sexual feelings in any girl anywhere near him. There are always so many girls around him that he has become afraid of women.From an invitation from his sister, Hidemaru visits her college campus, where he falls in love with Haruna Sakurai. She is completely unaffected by the substance his body produces. However, every other girl becomes a raging animal, when his body produces pheromone. Hidemaru has no control over this, other than to try to remain calm. Will he be able to overcome his problems and enjoy life with Haruna? 
This is basically an adventure-style game. You will be provided with a map of general outlines, which must be utilized to succeed. Your objective is to move the map around and arrive in time for your date with Haruna. You can adjust your speed as you move the map, but if you move too fast, your body will produce pheromone, which will definitely cause problems. Here's the catch: If you walk, you'll miss your date with Haruna! Watch your pulse; watch out for the hoards of girls; see if you can make it on time! 
Shifting between running and walking to regulate heartbeat level is quite easy if main heroine is the aim, but actually entering full pheromone mode can be more fun. The main heroine remains hugely undeveloped as a character. Quite a stupid game.


17. Shiawase Mille-Feuille ~Sora kara Futago ga Futtekita!!~ しあわせ★ミルフィーユ~そらからふたごがふってきた!!~ [010420] Kuroneko-san Team
Twin girls suddenly appear from a UFO. Main character needs to raise them as sisters for four years. What kinds of sisters will he bring up?
No, it's not that kind of a game. It's a new innocent all-age SIM by Kuroneko-san Team. Game unique point is that player does not give girls instructions to do some activities. Instead, there are problems arising one by one, and solving them differently affects girls in different ways.


18. Happy Lesson [010426] Datam Polystar 1
An newly orphaned child enters a dormitory filled with amiable women and in the process, gains five new mothers and doting teachers. The routine of life revolves around the dynamics of interaction between you and your new caretakers who work in different careers and wield specific skills which they can teach you.
Satsuki works as a physical education advisor, excels at sports and looks the part with an athletic build. Yayoi works in the university medical department and Uzuki advises you on the fine arts. Two other mother figures teach you about chemistry and literature. A girl named Minazuki who also lives in the dorm gets a tad jealous of all the attention you get and acts as a sort of rival for the affections of the teachers. Happy Lesson plays in the style of an interaction game where the feelings of the other characters are affected by your actions and conversational abilities. Be the good son and you'll be on easy street but behave badly and face the whip.
Dreamcast exclusive Dating SIM stretches far beyond by interest.


19. Konohana: True Report 此花 True Report [010426] Vridge Inc. 1 2 3
This is the first game in Konohana series and takes place in a high-school, featuring Meguru Momoi as a protagonist, a second year student who just moved to Konohana high-school. As things would have it, what you thought to be the peaceful period until the graduation turns into a suspense thriller. The teacher has been killed, and together with Miako Tachibana, a second year student who is part of a school's newspaper club, you end up entangled in trying to solve the mystery behind the series of murder and the "Legend of Grim Reaper".
There is an English review.


20. Love Songs: Idol ga Classmate Love Songs アイドルがクラスメ〜ト [010426] HuneX 1
Love Songs is a dating simulation and adventure game with a setting in high-school. You are an unnamed high-school student (you create your character profile before starting the game) and your high-school is holding a performing arts course. And it just so happens that a currently popular idol, Ayano Seto, enrolled as a student here and ends up as one of your classmates.
The game takes place over three-year high-school period until graduation day. During that time you can perform various school and extracurricular activities to upgrade your character stats. You can study, train, sleep, work a part-time job to earn money, ask girls on a date and more. You can also write and receive love e-mails on your computer. Your goal is to become popular among the girls, and that means you must study hard, earn money, keep your body in shape, be fashionable, and know what to say while on a date with the girl that peeks your interest.
PS2 exclusive Dating SIM is only slightly better than DS exclusive one. A miss.


21. Aoki Daichi 蒼き大地 [010427] Waffle
Main character leaves home after a trifle quarrel with his father. Two years have passed. Every night he sees a dream that he is called by someone, and for the first time in two years he goes back home. He takes over the ranch of his parents and meets five girls with different troubles. Between the wilderness, the ranch and the horses, will he be able to heal the heart wounds of these girls? 
Game is not voiced, and one story only takes about 30 minutes. Heroines backgrounds aren't explained, development is forced. Game is so short that there's just not enough content to evaluate.


22. B ~Aoki Haitoku~ B~蒼き背徳~ [010427] Tetra 1
Our hero is a former commander in the self-defense forces. He was relieved of command for being responsible for the annihilation of his entire unit. He now leads a calm and peaceful life as an investigator for an insurance company. One day however, his girlfriend Mie suddenly disappears. Having lost the only thing in life that matters to him, our hero succumbs to alcoholism. About this time, a girl claiming to be Mie's friend contacts him and tells him she knows where Mie is. He heads out to meet this friend, Emiko, but is skeptical about any useful information. Our hero isn't at all prepared for what he finds...
This is an adventure game, where your mission is to finds our hero's girlfriend, Mie. You will use the key word "Misty Blue" to solve the mystery. A player has 4 different types of games to choose from: Action, Horror, Splatter, or Suspense. All of these stories follow along the lines of the key word "Misty Blue." You will get the feeling of being in another realm. You can't help but enjoy these rich and colorful stories! 
There are too many choices to choose from with the majority being fake ones. Voicing is absolutely amateurish, and it spoils absolutely everything including H scenes. There's not much meaning in the keywords and story overall, just four heroines to capture, preferably with voice turned off.


23. Genrin no Kishougun 幻燐の姫将軍 [010427] Eushully 1
Blood of the demons runs in the family of Riui. His mother died in persecution, his father killed for the same reason even after he fought to liberate the lands.
Riui returns home to take revenge for his family, he is ready to go any lengths for this pledge. But before he bloodies his hands his human side takes over...
There is an English review.


24. Jun'ai Kei. 純愛系。 [010427] NEOPIL
Main character gets tired of his usual life and convenient relations with his lover. On a September night girl Ai appears before him with the summer breeze feeling. She insists that protagonist must become her master as she saw it in the dream. The mysterious girl, the lover or the secret admirer - who will become the heroine of this pure love story?
Whenever I see "pure" I expect something very nasty - that's the law of the genre. Ai route immediately takes us to mild SM slave-master relations, other heroines routes ardently try to catch up to it. But overall it's a well written youth story with great style and atmosphere.


25. Kasumi KA・SU・MI [010427] Scramble House 1
Ippei Matsuba has had a lot of complicated family problems; he returns to his hometown after a 3-year absence to become a dependent of the Matsuba household. As he finishes unpacking one night, he looks up at the night sky and happens to see the retreating figure of a ninja. The following day, he attends his new school, only to find out that he had actually seen the mysterious phantom thief of the harbor; the whole school is talking about it. Ippei meets Kasumi Shiranami, the class president. She bustles about trying to take care of him, and he inwardly begins to fall for her.
Ippei happens to see the phantom thief again, and this time, decides to follow and discover the identity of the thief. As he closes in on the phantom, he is discovered and the thief gets away. He notices that the thief looks a lot like a certain girl he knows.
The stage for this game is set in our hero's hometown, Fujimi Machi. As you move your map around, you proceed by making contact with various girls. The map not only helps you locate girls, it will also help guide you in conversations with them. Being "kind" is the key to succeeding. You can't help but get some great action being this kind!
There are five heroines. Choosing the preferred girl after school is usually enough to trigger event. The ninja/thief theme is not developed even in the Kasumi route, let alone the others. Hero actually needs to learn the way of the sword to protect girls from baddies in something akin to battles. Heroines are cute, but without voicing not that impactful. 


26. Mahou no Palette 魔法のパレット [010427] Ivory 1 
Jan lost his parents in a fire when he was a child. He now tries to become a painter and travels the land as his father did. He has two purposes in his journey: to polish his skills as a painter and to find the witch with a stone called "A Drop of the Moon," which appeared in his father's painting. Unfortunately, the painting was lost in the fire, but it remains in Jan's memory. No one believes in the existence of witches, but Jan's father believed it up until his death. Jan believes his father, and he finally arrives at the famous "witch-town" of Evenburg.
Will Jan be able to finally meet the witch? This adventurous story takes place in the beautiful, medieval European-like town of Evenburg. The goal of the player (Jan) is to find the gem called "A Drop of the Moon." Throughout the quest, the player will meet many cute witches and experience exciting events with them! This title features a new "Attribute System," which appoints every witch a specific guardian gemstone. This system randomly decides which events will occur according to the personalities of the characters. For instance, if your character doesn't share matching attributes with the heroine, your character will never share the night with her! Play hard! Get the gem! Get your favorite girl!!
Game mostly for magical girl fetish. There are five heroines. Difficulty is high. Story is usually incomprehensible or stupid with sudden baddie in the end. An average moege.


27. Mujintou Monogatari X.2001 ~Sugatanaki Akuma~ 無人島物語X.2001~姿なき悪魔~ [010427] Pinpai 1
A solitary island, growing thick with tropical rain forests, lies in the middle of the Northern Sea. 10 specialists from 2 countries are dispatched to gather samples of a new virus. They encounter this new virus, ferocious beyond their wildest dreams. . . Will this group be able to gather the new virus without being infected and make it off the island with their lives?
Besides the new virus, which must be gathered to clear the game, you will encounter many different types of viruses and events that will really cause havoc. You will be confronted with many unrelated events on this tropical island. The island is dotted with many different and dangerous viruses. Through gathering all the different types, you'll have your very own virus collection!
There is a camp site and girls that receive individual instructions what to explore or do. 8 simple virus patters are given to compare virus to. Only 10 days are given to finish the job and away from the island. There are no reviews, but, as you can see, gameplay is simplified in every field compared to ancient predecessors. And that finally concludes the long Mujintou Monogatari series history.


28. Oku-sama wa Miko? 奥さまは巫女? [010427] Pajamas Soft
Two childhood friends suddenly confess to protagonist. During the golden week he must decide which one he likes the most. Shrine maiden? Magic girl? Or maybe another childhood friend of maid type?
Genre is comedy. Three heroines with different degree of depth - maid one being the weakest. Content is nothing extraordinary, quite satisfactory for its nieche.


29. Tricolore TRICOLORE -トリコロール- [010427] PL+US 1
One day, our hero receives a package from his father, the scientist. He opens it up to find a robot in the form of a girl. Her name is Shizu. His father asks him to monitor, teach, and train the robot. So begins the life of our hero and his robot. It all starts out with a lot of fun, but there is a secret hidden inside this robot: She has 3 separate personalities!
Another robot girl training game that inherits all the predecessors disadvantages. The only good part here is that each personality has her own theme and more or less own story. But you won't get away without SIM elements like increasing communication value axis etc.


1. Jii Tousaku 自慰倒錯 [010406] TinkerBell 1
Our heroine leads an ordinary life of an office girl and does not mix well with other people. Her life is very monotonous: Her work, her house, and the daily commute back and forth. Her only hobby is surfing the web before retiring at night. During this daily routine, she happens to come upon an adult mail order shop for ladies while surfing the web one evening. She decides to buy the cheapest book she can find centered on hobbies. She receives pleasure beyond her imagination from what comes in the mail. The desires of this plain and serious young girl begin to awaken...
2. Minna de Tsukushite Agechau みんなで尽くしてあげちゃう [010406] Trabulance 1
This is a combination of the popular "Tsukushite Agechau" and "Tsukushite Agechau Nandemo Shichauno" games packaged together into 1 DVD. You'll enjoy this innocent love story with lots of simple, yet rich sex scenes. Along with the new scenarios you'll find in this game, we have included wallpaper data for your enjoyment. 
We have added many new sex scenes and scenario that allow you to get it on with girls you weren't able to get in the first two series. You'll also be able to have multiple partners simultaneously. Along with present fans of this series, those of you who have never experienced "1" or "2," will really find this a fresh and new experience. 
3. Auction オークション [010413] Vega
One day main character receives a letter inviting him to attend an auction at a certain time. He gets absorbed in the act of buying, training and selling women for an underground organization.
4. Bakuetsu! Chimou Yuugi "Kakutou Shimai Monmon Hen" 爆悦!恥妄遊戯「格闘姉妹悶々編」 [010413] Megami
Main character's plans to live by holding a dojo fail. He goes to his sister's dojo to challenge her and collapses there. After being fed, he challenges sister, and with some side support the fight ends in a draw. Then the sides to settle the dispute by running dojo again. And to reduce protagonist's chances of winning girls prepare special training sessions for him each day.
Brightia [010413] Cronus 1 2
Our hero is an angel, who actually loves sex, SM, and all that fun stuff. Unfortunately, he has no chance in heaven with these pure angelic girls around. His eternal life is spent in agony and pent-up frustration. One day, the daughters of the devil are captured, and our hero is ordered to rehabilitate them. He is ecstatic with the idea of being able to havethese girls all to himself to sexually abuse and train them all in the name of rehabilitation!
There are a total of 4 demon daughters for your sex-slave training: 1The quiet and proper princess of the duke of hell. 2 The devil's defiant daughter. 3 The devil's quiet shrine maiden. 4 The daughter of a royal and very exotic family line, who is still a virgin: 4 very different types! It's up to you (the player) to decide if you will submit these girls to the torment of sexual slave-training to become obedient to your every wish, or whether you will treat them with love and compassion.
6. Dual Colors [010413] Chiffon 1
Sofia, the princess of S Kingdom is visiting Japan and intends to make the best of her remaining days as a single girl. In one month's time, she is to be married. She intends on using her remaining time having fun. Cain, the man that Sofia has been in love with since childhood has been sent to Japan at her wishes. He has been called to serve in the SP reserve forces for their country. 
On the other hand, there is another waiting for her in Japan, who is also in love with her: A girl thief. She had tried to steal the princess's ring during her last visit to Japan only to fail and fall madly in love with her. Hearing the rumor of the princess's upcoming wedding, the girl thief wants nothing more than to prevent it from happening. The girl thief hears that the princess always wears a certain necklace that will be necessary for the wedding. She vows to steal this necklace. Thievery on one side and protection on the other: Even though their circumstances are very different, they both love her. You will see the feelings of these two entwined with the expectations of surrounding people.
The story begins...
7. Ochi Yuku Seijo 堕ちゆく聖女 [010413] Studio Jikkenshitsu 1
Rock Raven used to be a student at a religious school, but he is now a servant for a rich merchant. One day, this merchant asks him to kidnap Sister Marleese from an abbey. Rock Raven sneaks into the abbey, as "Gray," a priest who has lost his religious beliefs. Marleese is the illegitimate child of a nobleman who recently died, and only a few people in the abbey know about it. The merchant gets the information from someone and tries to get the nobleman's inheritance by becoming Marleese's financial guardian. 
Even priests cannot easily contact sisters in the strict abbey. In the beginning, players may only contact a teacher named Alexis. You'll start with her in your "sister raping." Next, you'll go after Rio, Merleese's guard, and Christabel, the abbey supervisor. You can even make Merleese your sex slave!
8. Inbi no Makoku 淫美ノ魔刻 [010420] Puchi Devil 1
This game has its setting on an island in the Far East, where the North and South are divided in war. The player becomes the commander of an intelligence unit called Makoku, who invades the
enemy country to save his girlfriend, Nanayo. You, Mitsuru, promote all the beautiful women under your command to "Lust Sergeants" and train them to become lustful dolls. These lust sergeants then go out and sleep with the enemy, looking for any weaknesses there may be. You, then go in and assassinate them. 
The existence of such a team having these inhuman tactics has instilled fear in many people.
These Makoku have been renamed the Inbi no Makoku. (The lustful dolls)
By sacrificing these beautiful assassins, with their lustful appetites to sleep with enemy soldiers, Mitsuru tries with all his might to save his girlfriend. How will these girls look upon these deeds? What will Nanayo's fate be? This is a world of Japanese fantasy. Have fun with this tactical SLG, along with training beautiful girls! 
9. Saikyou Darling. 最強彼氏。 [010420] Spray
The action of the game takes place in an university dorm. It's the summer vacation and the dorm is almost empty. However there are some students who haven't gone home...
The game is devided in four parts. In the first part you are Naoki Hayama, the son of a well-known writter, who likes basketball and falls in love with Hitoshi Yoshizawa, a blond and cold guy.
In the second part you are You Onohara, a very popular guy, friend with Takashi Kizaki, the leader of the football team.
In the third story you are Daigo Tsutsumi, who falls in love with a young guy named Masaya Nakamura.
In the last story you are Kei Arimura, the teacher who must take care of the dorms during the summer. Kuniaki Shiba, a very popular student possesses a picture with you and your ex in a love hotel. So you have to do whatever he asks you in order to make him keep the silence.
Boys Love
10. Torawareta Garasu no Kokoro 捕われた硝子の心 [010420] Teatime 1 2
Upon the sudden death of his wealthy father, our hero inherits a vast fortune along with a plea included in the will: "Please continue managing our hotel." As our hero proceeds to the hotel, he meets 3 girls, who have received the same plea. There are also 2 maids working at the hotel. Shortly after arriving, our hero notices that someone has punctured his tires and that the phone lines have been cut. Far from any town or city, they are stranded in the hotel...
In this adventure game, you will spend 5 days with 5 wonderful girls, as you wait for the next delivery truck to arrive. The hotel has been produced in 3D graphics, with a complete cast of polygon characters for exciting and slippery sex scenes. Not only are you able to enjoy viewing from any angle you wish, you are also able to change any character's posture. This game provides you with complete freedom of choice. There are no unnatural joints or pieces. You will really enjoy the graphics of these girls. These are as close to real girls as you can get! 
11. Tanbi Musou Meine Liebe 耽美夢想マイネリーベ [010426] Konami
The year is 1935.
In a beautiful island country surrounded by the Atlantic ocean in Europe called Kuchen there is a famous high class boarding school called Rosenstolz Academy.
The protagonist is a new transfer student who spends two years at the academy meeting new people and experiencing many events.
Her goal is to improve herself and be able to confess to her beloved at the graduation party.
12. AND(X)AS(Y) -アンドエックスアズワイ- [010427] Zepher
Takaaki Fujimura is an average Japanese high school boy, going to an all-boys' school. Everything is the same routine, day after day, until he finds Valentine's chocolates in his shoe locker two days after Valentine's Day with a note that simply says "AND(X)AS(Y)". He continues through his normal routine, but wonders... who sent him that chocolate? Is it the girl from the neighboring school he rides the subway with, or perhaps even one of his own classmates from his all-boys' school? 
Boys Love
13. Himera 姫裸 [010427] Soubi Kenkyuujo 1
Duran was one of the knights who had pledged his allegiance to the king. However, the king betrayed them all. They were disgraced and then completely destroyed. Our hero vows revenge and roams the country reeking havoc as a black knight.
Duran and his vagabonds creep into the city one night and kidnap the king's daughter and maid in waiting. They confine the two girls in their hideout, where they rape and disgrace the two in innumerous ways.
14. ~Momiji~ "Watashi... Ningyou ja Arimasen..." ~もみじ~ 「ワタシ...人形じゃありません...」 [010427] Lune
Momiji was a shy and introverted girl even before tragedy stuck her. After her parents died and her relatives took all their money they dumped her into a boarding school for girls. She lost all her hope for the future and gave up on life.
Kazuto was the son of a rich family and one day he found the chance and raped Momiji. But when she didn't resist at all he got even more interested. He decided to fix that broken girl and went out of his way to get her to come live in his house as a maid as a start.
15. Overflow Pleasure Box オーバーフロー ぷれじゃ~ボックス [010427] 0verflow 1
PureChatter: A mini game typing.
☆QuizDE☆PonPon : Sequel to LargePonPon and a Quiz game.
PureMail Gaiden: Gaiden story of PureMail. 
PureMail After
Staff Room
A trailer of a future game
16. Prism Heart ~Ken ni Kometa Omoi~ プリズム・ハート ~剣に込めた想い~ [010427] Pajamas Soft
This mini-game and accessory collection were produced from material taken from our popular hit "Prism Heart." We have included portions of "Prism Heart" and a new and original AVG called "Okusama Wa Miko?" Furthermore, we have included a mini-game entitled "Jarajara Heart" and a quiz game as well. We have also supplied wallpaper and a screensaver for our fans that you've just got to see!
"Jarajara Heart" is a mini game in which the 5 main characters from "Prism Heart" are pitted against each other
17. Purple Fandisk パープルファンディスク [010427] Purple
Kasumi Yuugi , Lien ~Owaranai Kimi no Uta~ , Tsuioku fandisc
18. Dark Abyss [010429] Guerilla Corps
Looks like just the 4th part of the same story.
Boys Love
19. Eternal Tether [010429] Guerilla Corps
Looks like just the 5th part of the same story.
Boys Love
20. To Road [0104] LaplusCube
Find out who you care about at the academy reception race!
Boys Love

Sayonara o Oshiete has a good number of English reviews (1 2 3), plus reddit comments (4), but what strikes me is that all of them are positive despite some noticed flaws. But as a plotge fetishist and pragmatist to the bones, I demand demolition of fake idols. This bastion shall fall today.

Video playthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvPm3uYd90o


1) Sayonara o Oshiete has a synopsis, but does not have a story. Deal with it. Nothing happens, like absolutely. Protagonist just visits three students out of five after school before going home. He sees some delusions involving the students. Getting into heroine route only tells us about each heroine specific theme. Just as theme starts to uncover there's the same abrupt end for each heroine. Credits.

2) Heroines totally lack charm. Sugamo Mutsuki is presented as a pure angel and supposedly main heroine. But pretty much the first H scene almost made me throw up. There's no realism or depth in the heroines, just specific theme and some cleverly written dialogues paired up with actually eminent voicing. 

3) Protagonist is no good. He can be renamed and is an abstract mass of destruction delusions. He's impossible to sympathize with. 

4) H scenes. Roughly only half of them are shocking, but the rest are quite conventional. And that's a huge problem for me. It looks like game bears some idea half of the time, but also wants to appeal to as many players as possible and becomes a plain nukige. From idea point of view For Elise ~Elise no Tame ni~ was perfect. H events in delusions were 100% appalling. Sayonara o Oshiete is basically about same horrible delusions, but with very sexy heroines sprites and often appealing H events. There's not enough real trash in H events.

5) Loli abuse. Can't deny - all loli scenes are drawn in a very traumatic way here. But I just detest any loli H events, especially such hardcore ones.

 I've seen transformation of nukige genres since the 80s. There has been shift to museum type vns, then to training SIMs, then to devil games, and currently I cautiously try to grasp when the shift to corruption visual novels happened. And Sayonara o Oshiete is the first candidate so far to be grandfather of all corruption games. With the half-measures Craftwork actually managed to depict sexy destruction, and that's no way a compliment considered that I detest corruption games the most.

Horrible as it may sound, I'm relieved to see game translation project stalled, because completion  would cause an outrageous reaction and backlash at Japanese developers due to very troubling content involving loli characters.

The only definite strong sides of Sayonara o Oshiete are first-class voicing and great song theme. Visual and textual decisions are questionable. But for me the number of negative elements outweighs it all. The only lingering taste after the game is nausea, and I hope to forget it as a nightmare asap.


The masterpieces of the month are Silent Hill: Play Novel , Gensou Suikogaiden Vol. 2: Crystal Valley no KettouSilent Hill: Play Novel is the winner, mostly because Suikogaiden Vol. 1 was already the winner once. But I will play Sayonara o Oshiete ~Comment te Dire Adieu~ , because I need to work out my own position here.

1. Sayonara o Oshiete ~Comment te Dire Adieu~ さよならを教えて~comment te dire adieu~ [010302] Craftwork 1 2 3 4 5
The protagonist is a trainee teacher who commutes to a certain girls' school. 
Safely finishing the daily practice period, and becoming a regular teacher is his goal. 
However, his mind begins to tire. 
Uneasiness and nightmares come in sudden attacks, causing a strain, a social phobia, begins to grow more and more every day. 
Slowly a fear of the girls he meets with after school begins to emerge, yet at the same time, a desire and passion.
Disgust, a kind of taboo, such a feeling is directed to the adult women who are his colleagues. 
"Am I really fit to be a teacher?"
Day by day, the pressure builds.
Even when the lessons are over, the lights are off, and the school is closed for another night.
He cannot help but wander.
There are English reviews.


2. Silver Gene ~The Mutia Chronicle 1~ シルバージーン ~the mutia chronicle 1~ [010302] Candle
I will not forget those eyes. 
A funny cat-ears girl Mi is picked up at a garbage dump. 
She lost all her memory. 
I search for clues to regain Mi's memory. 
A silver gene of Mi gets her hunted by a mysterious organization. 
For me the only question is how faithfully the story of first Gao Gao is presented and what changes have been made to the story. And in that regard game's done very well. The changes are mostly introduction of more fanservice scenes and eradication of command selection. And that exactly posed the main problem of the game - with command selection gone game has become very short with just one route. I'm still glad Candle stayed loyal to the history, and it's just sad that the other parts of the series could not get a remastered version.


3. Sister Princess シスター・プリンセス [010308] MediaWorks 1 2 3
The premise behind Sister Princess is that an ordinary young man (the player) is made to live with twelve lovable little sisters, each with their own distinct quirks and personalities. Players have about a month to spend with the sisters with each day broken up into three segments: first is the free time period before noon, followed by the period after lunch and ending with another period of time before bed. During day time, the player can choose which of the girls he wishes to escort to school, if any. The period after lunch is similar to the one in the morning, with additional choices which allow the player to go to various places in town besides walking home with one of the girls. Every night before bed, the player will be allowed to check his e-mail and send replies. As the player continues to interact with the sisters, their reactions to their big brother will change accordingly until the ending.
There are two different endings for each sister: the normal ending and the "non-blood relation" ending. As the name would suggest, the special ending reveals that the brother-character and sister are not actually related by blood. In the case of some of the older sisters, this can lead to the protagonist and "sister" marrying one another. 
There is an English review.


4. Condition Blue コンディション・ブルー [010309] PetitPack
Main character visits pension "Grüné" to consider including it into a new tourist tour under premise "Let's return to nature!". He pretends to be an ordinary customer and inquires the local girls about the stories of the place. As he advances his investigation, he faces unexpected issues...
As a feature of this work, we get tour selling points from the girls stories resulting in eight different tour types. Period is one week and one play time is between 1 and 2 hours. Difficulty level is low, but all these words gathering and different leaflets collecting is confusing.


5. Kurukuru Tenki wa Hanamaru Moyou くるくる天気は花丸模様 [010309] Ange 1
Located in the city of Abel Town, a small inn called Moku More Nittei serves mainly the local Sevito people. Very few humans ever come this way. Once in a while, the explorer Lime will show up with the elf Nashan. One day, a girl named Artia shows up with a treasure map. She claims there is buried treasure beneath one of the trees near the inn. Her announcement causes frenzied digging. These reckless attempts are finally stopped, but the atmosphere remains electric. On top of this, Lime shows up with the female swordsman, Gina, hot on his trail. The excitement and commotion grow...
Type is normal ADV, but there are couple battles in each route. There are 7 heroines, and each route takes just from 1 to 4 days. So it's more about chasing girls than anything else.


6. Vie - Itsuka no Natsu no Hi. Vie-いつかの夏の日。 [010309] FlyingShine
Main character is a third grader attending basketball club. One day on the way to morning training he saves a girl from a rampage car, but gets to the hospital instead. The injuries are insignificant and are to fully heal in a week time, but there are so many pretty doctors and nurses around that it would be a waste to miss on such opportunity!
Looks like FlyingShine have not found themselves yet, but they are trying something absolutely new this time. They specialized on insult games, but now it's a moe hospital nakige. Stories are short and H events come relatively early. Thanks to Carnelian graphical part is flawless. The system is improved considerably from their earlier games. Game lacks depth, but it's the first serious looking game of FlyingShine.


7. Mermaid no Kisetsu マーメイドの季節 [010316] Game Village 1 2 3
The game follows Masato Takahata, a high-school sophomore, living alone, going to school classes and working a part-time at Aqua Rouge cafe. The setting is in the near future with technological advancements, but the living style didn't change that much. One day you find a strange note with an address of a home page. You check it out only to see the ominous warning text. While you're not trying to figure out the mystery behind it, you will traverse town meeting various people, mostly girls and women, with whom you'll work on relationship to become friends with, or something more.
There is an English review.


8. Seika no Mori 盛夏の杜 [010316] Guts! 1
This is a visual novel with multiple scenarios, where the story changes depending upon your decisions. You will witness the love story of our hero Seiji Mizuno and his girlfriend Ayumi Takigawa. You will see their lives as circumstances evolve around them: The city and the country, as well as the past and the present. Please pay particular attention to the stage background brimming with emotion.
Considered Guts background, it's useless to expect anything other than nukige, but let's try to dig deeper anyway. A boy and a girl date each other for a half a year, but can't become lovers still. They visit home town Bonbon festival, and boy decides to break up with the girl and tag along other girls. Loli characters and abuse of urination scenes add the finishing touches to the picture.


9. Tsubaki-iro no Prigione 椿色のプリジオーネ [010316] Mink
Chairman of a huge company dies and his son is called back to Japan. He enjoys his life in the mansion with wonderful servants, but a murder occurs. He decides to hide the fact from publicity and investigate the case himself.
There's no surprise game is ero-centered since it's Mink, but let's explore detective side. We need to choose rooms of this huge mansion and talk with the servants. Surprisingly enough, ero part is thin - just service time comes and we get one of four girl servants to do one of the service activities which takes exactly one HCG. In each route there is a different culprit, so repeatability is good. Anime version conveys the atmosphere of the game quite well.


10. Wing & Wind Wing&Wind [010316] Clear 1
From an invitation from his sister, who lives in a small village close to a mountain,
our main character uses his vacation time to go visit the village.
Here, he meets eternal life, or in other words, the heroine, who carries the destiny of
both never growing old and never dying. For the price of eternal life, the heroine is always avoided, the outcast, the outsider. Even with this life of solitude, our heroine leads a happy and bright life. Around this girl are her cousins,
a very quiet girl, and a priestess. The simple, ordinary life of our hero is slowly being changed by meeting these girls. 
Type is a comedy even though such heavy topics like eternal life and death are involved. Game lacks depiction and details - e.g. the three friends of hero remain unnamed. There are four heroines. Difficulty level is high due to fake choices and the story going on naturally for some time after choices are failed. The atmosphere is ok, but there's not enough characters affinity.


11. Silent Hill: Play Novel [010321] KCET 1 2 3 4 5
Silent Hill: Play Novel is an adaptation of the original Silent Hill for Game Boy Advance in the form of visual novel. A visual novel is an interactive fiction game featuring mostly static graphics with text. At certain moments the game asks a player to make a choice between two or more possible variants which affect the following walkthrough. Such kind of games is very popular in Japan, however totally unpopular in the west, therefore Silent Hill: Play Novel was never released outside this country.
The game offered two scenarios: for Harry and Cybil (available after completing Harry's Scenario). Also there were four additional scenarios available for download, the main hero of which was the boy named Andy. However Konami ended the download service after a short time. Besides the narration the game features a couple of puzzles and multiple endings. After reaching the ending a player is awarded with Digital Trading Cards - 32 in total for all scenarios.
Game is localized and has English reviews.


12. Gensou Suikogaiden Vol. 2: Crystal Valley no Kettou 幻想水滸外伝 Vol.2 クリスタルバレーの決闘 [010322] KCET 1 2 3
After the completion of the Dunan Unification Wars (the events of Suikoden II), Nash intends to return to the capital of Holy Harmonia, the Crystal Valley. However, his travels involve more adventure than he anticipates.
His journey involves traveling through the Grasslands, where one village happens to be celebrating the legend of the Flame Champion and the Fire Bringers who stopped the Harmonians from invading some sixty year ago; an unfortunate stop over in Caleria, the base of operations for mercenaries of Southern Harmonian Border Defence Force; helping stop a wild dragon from terrorizing a village before finally reaching his destination.
Game is localized and has enough English information


13. Harusame Youbi 春雨曜日 [010322] SIMS Co., Ltd. 1 2 3
The game is set in a Japanese onsen-ryoukan (hot spring inn). The player character is working for three weeks in the inn, which belongs to his auntie. There you meet several girls, workers or customers at the inn. Some of the stories involve Japanese mysticism and supernatural things
There are English reviews


14. Sakura Taisen 3 ~Paris wa Moeteiru ka~ サクラ大戦3~巴里は燃えているか~ [010322] Sega 1 2 3 4 5
After events of Sakura Taisen 2 Ichiro Oogami comes to Paris to become a leader of a new formed Paris Kagekidan. In Paris the cover for Kagekidan is not a theatre but carnaval where the members of Paris Kagekidan dancing. New enemies and new romances waits for our protagonist. The members of Paris Kagekidan are: 16-year old nun in training, naive and clumsy Erica Fontaine, heir of old noble family Glycine Bleumer who strongly disrespect the protagonist at first, typical Yamato Nadeshiko, 1/4 French 3/4 Japanese Hanabi Kitaōji, 11-year old Vietnam Orphan who was raised up as a young magician in a circus - Coquelicot and dangerous criminal Lobelia Carlini who warks for Kagekidan for money and to shorten her 1000-year term in prison.
There are English reviews


15. Aoki Shinjuku 蒼き新宿 [010323] Penguin Works
Shinjuku, 2017. Sharp rise in temperature resulted in flood of huge territories. 
Deck runs an "information store" and gets a request to investigate a "NOKIA" program. At the same time a big package is delivered that turns out to be a girl who awakens from Cold Sleep and remembers only Shinjuku of 20th century prior to the huge flood...
Even males are voiced, but the amount of text is thin, there are just two endings. A low cost work.


16. Dear My Sister Dear My しすたあ [010323] Future
Near future, a boom of robotics. A normal family where brother and sister lived in good relations till sister died in a traffic incident. Farther recreated image of the girl in an android. There have never been thoughts of sexual affection towards sister, and yet...
There are three heroines for capture. Hero is dense. First half is fooling around, then H starts. The most prominent point in the work is a great work of voice actors.


17. Heart of Hearts [010323] Doors
Magic has given a great boost to growth of "Shinsen" country, however it also triggered mass production of monsters that conquered this land. As time passed, an expedition was organized to recapture the territory with the use of soldier raising skills.
Raising SIM with dungeon crawler RPG battles. Not my mix of genres to investigate.


18. Kafu ~Kono Shirabe ga Kimi ni Todokimasu You ni~ 花譜 ~この調べが君に届きますように~ [010323] AniSeed 1
Following the great earthquake, the devastated city has finally been reconstructed. Within the city, is a reputable western-style restaurant called, "Fumongen." One day, Muni Saginomiya and her sister Suzune visit the restaurant. The Saginomiya family reign over a very large zaibatsu in the financial world, but for an undisclosed reason, the two girls become waitresses at "Fumongen." This is a high-class restaurant with beautiful waitresses. Through her short time working at this restaurant, Muni is able to learn how to interact and cooperate with people. 
The highlight of this game is the exquisite animation you will encounter from a first class animator. You will find extravagant animation utilized not only in the hot and sexy scenes, but also throughout the entire game, which really heightens the entire performance. 
Taisho era resembling restaurant part-time job... can't help projecting Pia Carrot franchise over it. So basically it's a moege with many animations, including H scenes. Anyone expected an epic story?


19. Ouki 櫻姫 [010323] Lapis
Main character is a teacher of ancient history. When he arrives home, he is kidnapped in a black car and take to a shrine. He is told a thousand year old legend about a girl that can save the capital, but in order to remember her hero must find an ancient sword. So he sets on a journey to find the sword.
System is bad and game is full of bugs including inability to finish the game and frequent game terminations. Patch fixes only ability to reach the ending, but those who managed to do it weren't impressed either with graphics or with a thousand year spurred love story. 


20. Ren'ai Chu! ~Kanojo no Himitsu wa Otoko no Ko?~ 恋愛CHU!~彼女の秘密はオトコのコ?~ [010323] Saga Planets
Main character enters an elite high school where all love affairs are restricted. He has a girl pen-friend who wants to meet him in real life, but he does not want to risk dropping out of school. One day a new transfer student comes to share a room with protagonist and suddenly embraces him! Transfer student turns out to the pen-friend girl who used her twin brother credentials to sneak into this school. Is this the beginning of the end or a new fun life adventure?
There were several games with trap characters, but can they compare with the charm of a reverse trap?! It's a love comedy, but PC version has even main heroine insult darker route. There are also six sub-heroines. Only main heroine has a satisfying good ending.


21. Brave Soul [010330] Crowd 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
It is a world very different from ours, a world in which magic exists, a world where peasants labor under the burden of heavy taxes imposed upon them by the unfair rulers of the land. Although the commoners have a difficult lot, there are those among them with the strength to use his sword and make a name for himself -- an adventurer. To be an adventurer is the dream of every peasant.
The story details the journey of a young man who was raised in the countryside of Souvania, on the continent of Valencia. Disowned by his own father and forced to make his way in life, he chooses to become a Hunter, a mercenary who accepts jobs for a variety of adventures. Heading into town to officially join the Hunter’s Guild with his dragon Shell at his side, he happens across a mysterious girl who looks strikingly like the Moon Goddess.
The Moon Goddess... Ever since he was young, a beautiful girl appears before him on nights of a full moon. Because of the mysterious manner of her appearance, he gave her her unique name. With the mysterious girl Alicia and dragon Shell at his side, as well as new characters he will join with later, our hero embarks on many bold adventures. But will he ever be able to solve the bizarre mystery of the beautiful Moon Goddess standing in the lake...?
Game is localized and has lots of English reviews.


22. Girl's Chat ~Wakariaetara~ ガールズ・チャット ~わかりあえたら~ [010330] Girl's Software
Main character's younger sister drops a membership card of the chat club "Girls Chat". Protagonist pretends to be his sister and uses membership card to become friends with chat regulars.
8 short scenarios 1-2 hours long even though the period is a whole month. Easy game with easy shift to H. Still game is more of a moege than a nukige, mostly thanks to cute character design and  great voicing.


23. Hinata no Oka ひなたのおか [010330] Pumpkin Software 1
Our hero is stricken with a fatal disease called "Heinemann's Disease." He returns to his hometown to bid his farewells. He is pleased to be among familiar faces, but learns that his first love has passed away from contracting the same disease. As his unfulfilled dreams tear at his heart, our hero begins to build relationships with different women. They confront him with their worries. As he goes about trying to help them, he begins to reconsider his own predicament in life. "Is it enough to merely exist until dying?" As our hero confronts death, his psychological portrayal is truly remarkable. 
Game proceeds by choosing icon on the map. What's surprising is the amount of uneventful small talk for a dying person. The number of heroines is just 3 instead of announced 5. Without patch game does not launch. There is no impact.


24. Kamaitachi ~Hiiro no Sakeme~ かまいたち~緋色の裂け目~ [010330] Bell-Da
Main character comes from an ancient clan and lives with three Shinto maiden sisters. He enters university and visits his home town. On the way back he learns about a strangely cruel murder - it looks like someone is trying to awaken Kamaitachi from the legend. He sees the rift that no ordinary person can see. He needs to enter it and oppose this occult plague himself.
Game is a choice ADV, but is mostly about battles with sexy opponents. Balance is very bad. One playthrough takes two hours for 5 in-game days (till hero becomes 20 years old).


25. Kanawanu Koi no Monogatari 叶わぬ恋の物語 [010330] Foster 1
Masayuki Asano is working at his father's architect office. Ritsuko is Masayuki's little sister; she is a college student. One day, Ritsuko doesn't come home. At first, Masayuki is angry, but he starts to worry about her because he hasn't heard from her for two days. Masayuki goes looking for his little sister. When he finally finds her, something isn't right. Ritsuko has lost her memory. Masayuki used to be her loving brother; now, he's just a stranger to her. They still live under the same roof, but what happened to Ritsuko? Will she get her memory back? Through many hardships, Masayuki and Ritsuko try to find the truth. What will their future hold ? This is a zapping style AVG.
Playthrough only takes 2 hours. There is zapping system, but there's no real need to zap points of view, story feels as a single road. There are very few choices, like six or so. And - usual for Foster - sudden H events are paid much more attention that text itself.


26. Love Love ☆ Strange Days らぶらぶ☆ストレンジDays [010330] Triangle
Main character fails university entrance exams and through an acquaintance gets a place at a boarding house. However, it turns out to be a boarding house dedicated to girls! Girls reject his company and try to drive him out! They don't even let him study. The only way out is to become friends with each of the girls. Is university entrance even possible in such circumstances?
Gag comedy, but with lots of H. Period is almost a year. Number of heroines is five, each with roughly 4 H events, many of which are presented thanks to loopholes in the walls. A light work, but repetitive and without a real story.


27. Onsen de Takkyuu 温泉DE卓球 [010330] Studio B-Room
Main character organizes a hot springs trip to advance relations with the girl he likes. To invite the girl he asks for his sister's help. But it turns out that sister has her own plans for the girl. Only table tennis match can determine who shares the room with the target girl.
Ok, I have not invented a category to block table tennis visual novels. But it does not mean I'll seriously discuss it.


28. Riddle in Riddle [010330] Ast 1
Our setting is 19th century Europe; a metropolis, where among the advancements of 
industrial revolution, prosperity and corruption live side by side. Our hero runs a detective agency
here in a city, that would remind one of London.
Everything from simple robberies, exterminations by organized crime, to incidents connected to the royal family come our hero's way. Many different types of requests are brought to Anthony.
In the beginning, Anthony had to solve the problems by himself; however with his growing business, he brings in a female partner to help him out. With this new partner's help, cases are cracked much more effectively. Special events also begin to happen with this added intimacy. 
This is a crime and mystery game, where trouble brings more trouble, and encounters bring even more encounters. Will you be able to solve all of the cases with your beautiful partner? 
System is quite irritating as each day there's the need to wander around time, sometimes in vain, and time for each incident is limited. Based on observation report is done, and if it's perfectly complete, the case is solved. So it's not a story-focused work, and thus not really interesting.


29. Suiso ~1/2 no Kiseki~ 水素~1/2の奇蹟~ [010330] e-Erekiteru
Main character who attends newspaper club matures along with the girls at school. He starts to see in them what he could not see. He starts to know them from the sides unknown before. Wait... what does he even know about girls?
Each of five heroines has some quirk in personality that starts to show up after start of dating. Difficulty is standard, but it's quite difficult to get to the preferred girl branch. There is a True End for each heroine if the critical choices are properly done, otherwise is the ordinary End. If the same girl route is entered after initial capture, there are more choices available, but the choices are mostly just for additional H scenes. The pace is quite bad and there's no special appeal.


1. Kango Shichauzo 看護しちゃうぞ [010302] Trabulance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Life in the medical world can be interesting. Shortly after finally attaining his dream of becoming a doctor, Nakagawa Shinobu is asked to transfer to St. Michael's Nursing School as a substitute teacher. Since the person asking him to make this transfer is none other than Maioka Kaede, the first woman he ever fell in love with and also his own foster mother, how could he ever refuse?
The nursing school is full of young, beautiful nurses-in-training, complete with the cutest nurse outfits out there. Despite his desire to be a professional, Shinobu knows old feelings can be sparked back up with just a simple hit of a switch... making any kind of professionalism a thing of the past.
2. Shiritsu Taisei Gakuen Monogatari 私立大成学園物語 [010302] Swallowtail
Pure and innocent Nanami Yuu has just been enrolled at a private school, but it's not your average private school. Secret relationships, kidnapping, and sex are just some of the things going on at this school and Yuu is right in the middle of it. Will he be able to stay the pure virgin he is, or will he get eaten up by one of his fellow students?!
Boys Love
3. Canon IV キャノン フォー [010305] Digital Aniki
Another fan-fiction VN featuring Ka*on's characters.
4. Memories Off Festa メモリーズオフ -フェスタ- [010308] KID
A donjara game with Memories Off characters.
5. Kyouiku Jisshuu 2 ~Joshikousei Maniacs~ 教育実習2 ~女子校生マニアックス~ [010309] Tetratech
Main character is coming on a two-week practice to a girls' academy. He is absolutely shocked first by teachers and then by students behavior. He decides not to hold back if it's the nasty things that girls really desire.
6. Bukkake Tenshi Silky & Milky ぶっかけ天使シルキー&ミルキー [010316] Evolution
One night two lights jumped into main character's room. They turned into two girls - Silky and Milky. They are heavenly warriors chasing the runaway fallen angels. It turns out that protagonist happens to be the source of the energy required for their activities in the human world. Will girls catch fallen angel if hero complies?
7. Hiiro no Byoutou 緋色の病棟 [010316] Gaia 1
Our hero is admitted to the Tosei General Hospital with a slight lung ailment, only to be erroneously diagnosed as having contracted a serious cancer. He is informed that his mortal days of existence are numbered. No longer caring about consequences, he resolves that if he is going to die anyway, he will do all the things he was never able to, anyway he wishes. He wants to rape every girl that suits his fancy. As he wanders the hospital halls, he looks for opportunities to catch his targeted patients, nurses, and attending physicians. How many young and beautiful girls can you get within 2 weeks?
8. Sakura no Shizuku 桜のしずく [010316] Ail
Main character visits a town where grows a legendary sakura tree rumored to be over 1000 years old. He lives there peacefully until TV station crew arrives to the town. At that time protagonist's other personality suddenly awakens and starts to insult women regardless of his own intention. However, each time he insults a woman, he feels a shift in his other personality. Can he return back to normal?
9. Shi~mania Tenshi no Shizuku し~まにあ 天使の雫 [010316] Oz Project
Watch girls pee. Can you get a drop of an angel?
10. Konbini こんびに [010318] Katokichi
Main character lives in Chiba Prefecture and gets a job at a food shop. But he suffers from loneliness and is about to go to Okinawa where his neighbor Shinichi is supposed to get a job. But suddenly Shinichi arrives at the same food shop, and days obtain a much brighter coloring.
Boys Love
11. Doura III ~Kairaiai~ 瞳裸III~傀儡哀~ [010323] Studio Jikkenshitsu 1
In order to prove the correctness of philosophy (alchemy) to the world, our hero has tried to complete his perfect cyborg, Aria. Our hero, Mislandia, has given the cyborg magic stones for eyes. It will take 30 days to prepare the necessary conditions to create "Doura," Cyborgs are expensive to make. He must have capital, and he must collect materials he will need. Our hero must also raise the power level in his cyborg assistant. In order to reach his goal, our hero has chosen to open a sex item shop.
12. Innocent Family innocentふぁみりぃ [010323] Nekotama
What is the definition of a family? Blood bonds? Mamoru has fun with his mother-in-law and sister-in-law every day. It's not a usual family, but he swore to protect and love the people who are important to him. There are also girls outside his house, so his life can get a bit noisy, but he can handle it, no worries.
13. Kairaku ~Haitoku no Tsubasa~ 快落 ~背徳の翼~ [010323] Rouge
The world where angels and demons live in constant struggle. Main character is an angel who gets captured by demons turning into a fallen angel getting accustomed to local life flow. One day two more angels get captured - protagonist's older sister and former lover - but he can't recognized them after his memory is erased. He gets a task to taint both girls and train them into fallen angels...
14. Mofuku no Gibo 喪服の義母 [010323] Penguin Works
No info
15. Warawanai Erika 笑わないエリカ [010323] Penguin Works
Main character's beloved sister Erika dies of heart disease. He lost all the motivation, but his part-time job of private tutor gradually helps him recover. Can he find his other self?
16. Yasou Bunkasai 夜想文化祭 [010323] Peach
Main character is forced to be in cultural festival executive commission in his new school. In such position girls who rely on protagonist show up. Can he meet their expectations and bring the festival to a success? At the same time a suspicious person tempts protagonist every night. Is her true intention to corrupt him? What choices will he make?
17. Love Hina - Smile Again ラブひな スマイル・アゲイン [010329] Sega
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. 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.
18. Sentimental Graffiti ~Yakusoku~ センチメンタルグラフティ 〜約束〜 [010329] Interchannel 1 2
Sentimental Graffiti Yakusoku is a sound novel game based on the Sentimental Graffiti series of dating simulation games. It is not actually a game, it is more like a text novel with voice-over about the first meeting of protagonist and each of twelve girls during childhood.
There is only one CG for each girl and the background is just the place where the conversation or action takes place.
19. Ecchi na Bunny-san wa Kirai? エッチなバニーさんは嫌い? [010330] ZyX 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Yukari Fujisawa had no idea what he was signing up for when he started working at the trendiest new restaurant in town, "Platinum."
Platinum is a very classy, upscale place, catering to those with plenty of money in their pockets. And the gorgeous women working there all dress in bunny costumes! But these gorgeous girls aren't your average bunny girls -- they're incredibly horny! As Yukari works alongside these sexy girls, they begin to let him know just how exciting they can be. Apparently you need quite the libido to be a bunny girl, and these girls seem to have some really unique desires.
20. Kisaku 鬼作 [010330] Elf
Kisaku, professional letch and all-purpose pervert, is the best when it comes to blackmailing the local women into performing lurid sex acts. While quality is preferable over quantity, Kisaku has some plans for both. 
21. Kiss x 100 GiriGiri na Onna-tachi KISS×100 GiriGiriな女達 [010330] Winters 1
Keiichi has been an only child until his father remarries. All of a sudden, he ends up with 3 stepsisters. Time passes on and Keiichi reaches adolescence. He begins to learn about sexual passion from his stepsisters. We find him spending his days and nights in passionate lovemaking with his 2 sisters, Mikage and Hitoyo. What's more, his stepmother, Mina is added to the list. Keiichi's sister Luli cannot put up with this. She tries to put a stop to this nonsense
22. Nayu-chan no Yuuutsu 奈夕ちゃんのユウウツ [010330] Honey Dip
Main character is a psychiatrist, and Nayu-chan is his assistant. They use new mental extension device SECOM at treatment sessions. With its help they listen to girls troubles and lift mental suffering. However, there is a suspicious organization that aims at SECOM device. Will protagonist protect Nayu-chan and SECOM while solving patients' problems?
23. Paro Special! Oui Soudatsusen パロスペシャル! 王位争奪戦 [010330] Omni-sha
Underground military base is visited by the princess. Unexpectedly alarm is triggered and base becomes sealed while regime enemies show up. Main character needs to protect the princess and manage to escape in a week's time, or she can't attend coronation and conspiracy faction takes the lead. Luckily all the base personnel are women, so it may be possible to find non-violent solution for some of them.  
24. Vanishing/I's [010330] Gastro
Main character lives peacefully with his sister after loosing both parents. But one day beloved sister dies as well. The autopsy shows that sister bore a child. To avenge humiliation and death of his sister, protagonist infiltrates her education facility. He chooses the means to insult the officials who could not notice sister's despair and that way approach the real culprit.

Foreword: I rated Lipstick Adv.EX as 9/10 and I just can't believe that absolutely the same people - Fairytale and scenario writer Notori Shinji - could really make a terrible game after that. I hope to present an unbiased opinion from a person who knows the series well.

Title: Lipstick ADV.4

Developer: Fairytale

Date: 2001-02-23

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v8780

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgQ6XYeF1ro


Synopsis: A small detective office in a non-descript back street shopping center, there is Goro Asami, a private detective, competent in his job, with business going well, but not well enough to live in wealth. There is Otomi Kiyosato, a student of Siratori High and the founder of the "Beauty Private Detective Club, one of the stranger clubs in that school, being an absolute pain in the ass by claiming to be Goro's assistant and inviting herself to his office enough to absolutely drive him up the wall.

During this period of relative bliss, an unexpected incident shatters the peace of Siratori High. Mari Kitagawa, the chief manager for the Creative Literature Club, is found dead with massive doses of tranquilizers and sleeping pills in her body. From the location of the body and the means of her death, the police initially declared this to be a suicide, but by the following day, they abruptly change their stance by issuing a cryptic statement that "Her death was not from suicide." Rumors spread throughout the high school like wildfire, and Otomi and her fellow detective club members began investigating the case. Goro also begins investigating this strange case, after being hired by the victim's father. With Otomi's cooperation, each step of the case gradually comes to light. Yet, before the case could be determined to be murder or suicide, Tomoko Andou is found raped and murdered at the thicket of the high school's rear compound. What is going on? Are the deaths related? Who wrote that mysterious notice, "Who's next?" on the board?


Structure: 6 ACTs

Length: 7 hours

Game type: School detective story

Difficulty: Easy since it's a one road story with only bad endings on wrong choices

Character Design rating: 7/10

Protagonist rating: 6/10

Story rating: 6/10

Game quality: 5/10

Overall rating: 6/10

Rating comments: I don't consider this game a masterpiece, thus can't rate it higher than 6. My biggest complaints are about sudden H events and the story that I failed to see logical development in. About that in relative sections.

Protagonist: Goro has not changed much, but he is not voiced and actually is paid terrifically little time in the story. He can't get any results and is not good even for an advice. What he only manages to do is seduce nurse from the hospital that controls medicaments used with first victim death. So he's portrayed just as gigolo and at the same time all his special connection with Otomi goes to hell.


Characters: Game is a single road story, there there aren't character routes. Otomi is one of two protagonists. The other two female detective club members Rieko and Aki are still there with their personalities totally the same as in Lipstick Adv.EX. There are also some 6-10 girls that exist for entourage/fanservice/as victims. 

Story: Scenario is actually as sophisticated as in Lipstick Adv.EX. But in that game both protagonists were able to find the clue that led them both at the same time to the criminal. In Lipstick ADV.4 there is much more chaos and depression and much less logic. If I remember Lipstick Adv.EX mostly by detective club smalltalk and fabulous epic fails of Rie, Lipstick ADV.4 is remembered by crying faces and atmosphere of total hopelessness. The killings continue to happen, the billboard notices concerning criminal next actions continue to be drawn each day, the voyeur cameras are found, but no steps are made to identify the culprit. It is a SPOILER ahead, but without it can't describe the flaw of the game.


The whole detective intrigue is solved by just throwing in three criminals at once - even if you could guess one or two, you would not be able to tell there are three of them, right? And the way these criminals are identified are just laughable. One of the criminals is identified and caught by the 3rd party, so neither Otomi nor Goro have zero progress in this incident. The second criminal just admits his guilt in a long talk himself - is not it stupid? The third criminal is just a wild guess that we have to make among a huge list of names in the end. And since there aren't any clues in the game, it could be absolutely anyone. All three cases are absolutely pathetic and have nothing to do with detective mystery solving.


CG: There are quite many CG, but they all feel bleak. Most of them are just one girl / several girls standing still. Even CG with some activity are poorly done and I can't feel affection for them. Also I'm absolutely surprised by the fact that 8/9 H scenes are shown during the main course of the game and just one as a part of a bad ending. All the other bad endings just present a gore picture of some death. I'd really want to see H scenes only as part of BAD endings.

Sound: All girls are voiced and BGM... not remaining in the memory.



1) Story was the first element that disappointed me, but the second element is Otomi. The whole series was holding on the fact that a sexy girl can be a full-fledged partner in detective office and not an object of sexual manipulation. And Lipstick Adv.EX was surprisingly true to the series. Otomi equivalent Koume there manages to remain a symbol of purity, and her kidnapping in the end is seen as an attempt to defile that purity of the series. Koume remains virgin loyal to Megumi (equivalent of Gorou). But what happens in Lipstick ADV.4 is freaking weird. Otomi interrupts two girls having fun and as a result gets involved into a mild lesbo 3P. After that she thinks it over at home and understands that she was practically raped there. But on the next day she is invited by the same two girls to the karaoke and under their pressure just can not say "no" - and she freaking gets raped for the second time... that's just so humiliating and stupid, really. Humiliating because it goes in contradiction with the whole series experience and stupid because only an idiot would step on the same rake two times!

2) Comparison of Lipstick Adv.EX and Lipstick ADV.4. I've no idea why Lipstick Adv.EX has basically the very same characters, but with different names, probably because of some rights issues or some characters getting an irreversible development. But with both games having the same scenario writer it's natural that games are very much alike. More that that - I see an absolute mirroring in many cases. Both games start with the girl death and have highest depression peak after second girl death. Both games have spontaneous scenes of girls being insulted by an unknown person. And I even see the mirroring in the fact that the core motive of both first murders in both games is justice seeking revenge, but the next murders are only seemingly of the same kind, but actually absolutely different. So games are very much alike, but in absolutely every element Lipstick Adv.EX prevails.  


Overall comments: Lipstick ADV.4 is not a bad game at all, but it is basically a degraded version of Lipstick Adv.EX and thus is shown in a bad light. At the same time Lipstick ADV.4 breaks several traditions of the series:

1) It has nothing to do with the bombings

2) It defiles the figure of main heroine

3) It humiliates talents of main hero making story develop by itself

With that I suggest to extradite Lipstick ADV.4 from being a part of the series. Amen.



Tasogare is the only masterpiece of the month and winner by default. But for review I'm picking Lipstick ADV.4 to put an end to my history with these series.

1. Okaeri! ~Yuunagi iro no Koi Monogatari~ おかえりっ! ~夕凪色の恋物語~ [010202] Arco Entertainment 1 2
This is the story of Youhei Oohira, a third year college student living alone in Tokyo. One summer, he returns to Himegima island for his teaching practice. On the ferry to the island he runs into his childhood friend, Nagisa Shinohara, who gets agitated by the fact that he didn't recognize her. While on the island, Youhei meets other characters, mainly girls, where this story of love and friendship begins.
Five heroines - five hour intro plus two hours per heroine route. Game cost is much lower than average, so it becomes obvious that it's quite a simple nostalgia countryside adventure. There is a mystery on the island which gets fully depicted on seeing all the endings.


2. Tasogare 誰彼~たそがれ~ [010209] Leaf 1 2 3 4
You are part of a special program in the Imperial Army of Japan. During WW2 you were a clone that were subject of tests and special mutations. Liquid were injected into you that helped you develop special powers, like better healing and vision. The most important of all, immortality. You will die eventually if you are exposed to limb/body damage beyond the rate of repair, but anyway you will stay young forever.
Among your hibernation grounds there were also 3 others. One whom you once called friend. For some reason your hibernation was interrupted when your friend tried to kill you. Being almost immortal your brawl was interrupted when 2 girls entered the domain and caused your "friend" to divert attention to the uninvited visitors. Soon you found yourself on the ground and were carried to safety by the 2 girls.
After a few word of exchange you were discharged from the hospital and went home with one of the girls that you saved. Meeting your clone you discovered that you have been dormant for almost 50 some years!
There are English reviews.


3. Sen no Tomoshibi no Mukou ni ~Outer Ring Tale~ 千の灯火の向こうに~OuterRingTale~ [010211] Studio Neko Punch
Year in early 2200s, space pioneering era. Main character Ares is a bounty hunter taking various job on requests. His aim is to save 50 million credits and organize an expedition to the Second Galaxy where his father got missing. There may be secondary goals to help heroines in need, but the journey goes on as long as a star named "dream" keeps shining in people's mind.
Character design is unique, but males are painted just horribly. Missions are almost exclusively of carry, rescue and patrol types. Battles are rare, but very difficult in second half. Heroines stories have a heavy feeling, but everyday talks are light and fun. 


4. Believe [010216] Forte
Main character is born into a family with special powers. His village gets burnt and he flees together with his sister, but the get separated. Boy is saved from a muddy stream by a demonist. As protagonist grows up, he opens a detective office also hunting for demons. Investigation leads him to girls exercising some magical powers and to a young man connected to his village fire.
The few reviews there are claim that game is very confusing and very little is explained. There are killings and lots of insult.


5. Kyou Kara Idol ~Imitation Doll~ 今日からアイドル ~IMITATION DOLL~ [010216] Chiffon
Main character's elder sister who works as an idol suddenly disappears. Her brother who has the same appearance takes her place under pressure of their mother and idol manager at the same time. Main character welcomes getting to know other idols closely, but where is his sister?
Story is comical and mostly consists of running after other idol girls. Sister shows up, but is not available for capture. Number of H events is quite high, but it's not the main aim of the game.


6. Mirai wa Bokura no Te no naka ni 未来はぼくらの手のなかに [010216] Shape Shifter
In girls school there is a legend that on a full moon night there are 13 stairs in a staircase of an old school building instead of 12, and that the curse of the city is linked with these 13 stairs. 
On a full moon night two weeks before cultural festival main character witnesses a girl staying on 13 stairs. Has she got cursed? As school festival draws near, mysterious phenomena occur one by one. Will protagonist be able to lift the curse from the girl with the help of his friends before the festival?
Game is much more of a comedy than a mystery. But love element is thin, it's basically fooling around for the most part of the root, and then sudden confession. The girl that accumulates the most favorability wins. One playthrough is about 3 hours.


7. Ragna ラグナ [010216] Nikukyuu
Scion El is a town that enjoys peace after sealing an evil spirit. But as young prince inherits the kingdom, disarray starts to spread out. Neighboring country enemy forces overrun Scion El. Young king returns to his deprived town and decides to fight against invaders.
Some strategy with units and turn-based army battles. Battles are very poorly done and are too frequent, usually every second day. Girls events feel secondary. 


8. Di Gi Charat Fantasy デ・ジ・キャラット ファンタジー [010222] Broccoli 1 2 3 4
Take on the role of a boy with a crush on Dejiko who, along with Dejiko, Puchiko, and Rabi-en-Rose, gets sucked through a dimensional vortex into a fantasy world. The player finds himself alone with Dejiko in a forest, and she's lost her memory. In this game, players are given a very different view of Dejiko, as the amnesia makes her innocent and shy.
There is an English review


9. Piyona Pikona ぴヨナ=ピコナ [010222] Rune
Main character is a prince of a kingdom, but he is branded ineligible for succession because of magic affinity. He enters "Magical High School" to prove his worth, but decides to rather get himself a harem from girl students and teachers.
Period is 70 days which is painfully long. After that there is chosen heroine ending. Game type is a comedy. Overall game can be enjoyed as a comedy, but the redundant and repeating gameplay leaves only bad impressions.


10. C' ~Can't Live Without You~ [010223] Rasen
Main character has a lover. Both of them have affairs on a daily basis, but from time to time get together. Will there ever be the day when they get the same surname?
Each scenario is short, but true route opens up upon clearing all ordinary routes. Content mostly consist of slice of life scenes. Difficulty level is high because of the flags. 


11. Flutter of Birds ~Toritachi no Habataki~ flutter of birds~鳥達の羽ばたき~ [010223] Silky's 1
Yusaku is a medical school student who has come back to his old hometown to work at the local clinic. During his time there, his earnest nature allows the women of the clinic, both staff and patients, to open up to him emotionally and sexually.
A nakige of above average level, but won't be interesting to those not looking for nakige and country hospital slice-of-life.


12. Four Card [010223] Tail
Main character find all his household items gone after returning home from camping. There is only a letter on the floor saying that his parents suddenly gone to Bahamas selling the house and entrusting protagonist to his uncle's care. He settles at uncle's place under the same roof with four pretty girls.
There are four heroines for capture, but youngest sister does not have H events. Atmosphere is heartwarming and tempo is good, but lack of voicing really hurts in a moege.


13. Genjuu Shuushuudan 幻獣蒐集団 [010223] Pinky Soft
The Highlandy Republic and the Dragon Empire normalized their diplomatic relations through negotiations. In addition, "International highway" was built as a magical defensive means against phantom beasts. 
Aneka is a small town in the northern part of the Highlandy Republic, mostly known for mountaineering. However it has a mysterious provincial guild that takes on requests far more difficult than a normal hunters guild. It is rumored to have a unique secret phantom beast capturing technique. 
Main character travels to Aneka from Dragon Empire and meets phantom beast collector girl Jade.
Once again a crude 3D dungeon crawler with lots of H encounters.


14. Lipstick ADV.4 Lipstick ADV.4 [010223] Fairytale 1
A small detective office in a non-descript back street shopping center, there is Goro Asami, a private detective, competent in his job, with business going well, but not well enough to live in wealth. There is Otomi Kiyosato, a student of Siratori High and the founder of the "Beauty Private Detective Club, one of the stranger clubs in that school, being an absolute pain in the ass by claiming to be Goro's assistant and inviting herself to his office enough to absolutely drive him up the wall.
During this period of relative bliss, an unexpected incident shatters the peace of Siratori High. Mari Kitagawa, the chief manager for the Creative Literature Club, is found dead with massive doses of tranquilizers and sleeping pills in her body. From the location of the body and the means of her death, the police initially declared this to be a suicide, but by the following day, they abruptly change their stance by issuing a cryptic statement that "Her death was not from suicide." Rumors spread throughout the high school like wildfire, and Otomi and her fellow detective club members began investigating the case. Goro also begins investigating this strange case, after being hired by the victim's father. With Otomi's cooperation, each step of the case gradually comes to light. Yet, before the case could be determined to be murder or suicide, Tomoko Andou is found raped and murdered at the thicket of the high school's rear compound. What is going on? Are the deaths related? Who wrote that mysterious notice, "Who's next?" on the board?
I need to see this resolution with my own eyes.


15. Mitsuru Tsuki 満つる月 [010223] Sirius 1
Story takes place in the second year of the Taisho era (1914), protagonist is a psychic detective. He is asked to investigate the house of a princess who was about to get married but suddenly had a change of personality and became violent like posessed. To investigate this matter he infiltrated the house disguised as a servant...
There are 13 endings, but many of them are just slightly different and even reuse the same CG. There are 10 heroines for capture. There are few puzzle/mystery elements in the game, so it's useless as a detective story - the approach is ero-centered, 3-4 H scene per heroine. Each heroine has some secret, but a huge chunk of the flow is the same each time, so it gets repetitive very soon.


16. Shinohana 紫花 -しのはな- [010223] PL+US
A quiet mountain village. A boy is found fallen in the waterfall and a girl is found fallen from a mountain there. Both have lost memory. Can village songs and mysterious flowers growing there be keys to their memory?
Zapping system adventure. But this shift between protagonists is used mostly to solve puzzles rather than actually affect story. Each scenario is short, but the number of scenarios is big. The largest disappointment that after all those puzzles and scenarios village mystery remains intact.


17. Sokkou Hikaku Jirai Circle 速攻非核地雷サークル [010223] Libido
Strategy to lay landmines and destroy enemy robots. Main character is a mechanic that assists heroines who manage robots equipped with firearms.
Winning means insults of enemies and losing means insults of allies. A win-win situation. So it's rather a nukige with a mini-game attached. I never expected anything else from Libido.


18. Storia ~Ouma no Mori no Himegimi-tachi~ Storia ~逢魔の森の姫君達~ [010223] 1
The season is autumn, near Halloween. Our hero, Alfonse, and his acclaimed assistant and cousin, Marybell, visit Wolf Wood, a town surrounded by a deep forest. On the surface, their reason for visiting the town is to find material for his novel; however the real purpose for their visit is to search for his friend who had disappeared 4 years ago. Alfonse received a single letter stating that his friend had come to Wolf Wood.
They stop at the town's only inn, Ruu Inn. The only people there are a rich man named Joe Cunningham and the owners of the inn, Erin, Aria, and Caress, who are sisters. No one has heard of his friend, Kirks; however there is a legend handed down from ancient times that every 4 years, a young man disappears on Halloween night... 
The number of events is too small, so romance part is no good. Such hasty romance does not suit serious story development. Other parts besides love are poorly described.


1. Wriggling Malice [010204] Guerilla Corps
Looks like just the third part of the very same game.
Boys Love
2. Choir Choir~クァイア~ [010209] Rateblack
There used to be a man seeking "immortality". He uses his vast assents to conduct crazy experiments. As a result, "magic" was born. Magic needs a conductor in the form of a card. Mage acquired immortality but for the price of the need to search for new body each time and fall asleep for a long time afterwards. Last time he got into the body of a young Japanese man during Taisho era, and then fell asleep. He wakes up on October 2000...
Card game
3. Deathtopia デストピア [010209] Gaia 1
Seiji is a teacher at the West Star Academy with a secret agenda - to take revenge on a female teacher Ruriko for some slight she did to him. Natheless, revenge is dish best served cold, and Seiji first intends to corrupt and turn into the sex slaves three of Ruriko's favorite students Sae, Chisato and Manami using drugs and hypnosis. To that end he gets the help of a yakuza boss Ryouji and another student Yuriko.
4. Gibo 義母 [010209] Guilty 1 2 3 4 5
When Yagami Yuusuke was just a little boy, he witnessed something which no one should ever see. He'll never forget the scene of his own mother, locked in the throes of passion with a man who wasn't his father. Her adultery caused his happy home to come crashing down and his father divorced her. Ever since those dark days, Yuusuke has been mistrustful of what the concept of 'mother' really was supposed to be.
Now, after so many years, Yuusuke's father has remarried and suddenly he got a new stepmother, or gibo (japanese). The woman his father married was not old, but young and beautiful. When he looked at Misako for the first time, he felt that something had moved inside him. As the days went by, Yuusuke found himself thinking of his new mother in ways that shocked even himself. Could he really accept this beautiful woman as his mother? After all, he already found out what mothers are really like the day when he saw how unfaithful they can be. Punishment may be necessary...
5. Kimi ga Ita Ano Hi 君がいたあの日 [010209] Noise 1
Our hero has come to a small, ocean side clinic as an intern. Here, he is faced with Kouta Suzukaze, a girl who has been hospitalized with a fatal illness that cannot be cured or even treated with modern medicine. Due to her imminent death, she has closed herself off from the world. Is it possible for you, as an intern, to help her open up? You will get to meet Kouta's rival and little sister, Komichi, along with the hot and seductive Dr. Ryoko Nagauchi. You will be able to hear full-voice narrations and enjoy every scene in full-CG animation.
6. Shiiku Chuu ~Zenryousei Mesu Dorei no Manabiya~ 飼育中 ~全寮制メス奴隷の学舎~ [010209] Zero
Monastery is transformed into an academy where orphans and abused children are gathered. New owner decides to use it to satisfy his dark desires and desires of powerful people sending unspeakable requests.
7. Fragrance Tale [010216] Limenade
In a system created by Gaea, three planets exist: Flaithis, akin to the Heavens, where the angels live, Annwn, akin to Hell, where the demons live, and the Earth-like Rirudahna which lies between the two. Flaithis and Annwn have been at war for many years, and it isn't any surprise that the peaceful Rirudahna, which falls between the two, would be drug into the battle.
A young boy, Liam, who is a student on Rirudahna, is visited by Lugh, the angelic ruler of Flaithis, to find fragrances and mix a perfume with the power to bring the holy forces and demonic forces together in mediation and thus bring peace, and Liam accepts this task. He is visited by angels from Flaithis that aid him in bringing him the scents of their homeland to help his quest, but the demons of Annwn also find out about this plot, and decide to work their own strategy against it, also visiting Liam and bringing him the fragrances of Annwn.
Can Liam create the peace-bringing legendary fragrance "Naveri"? Or will he instead find himself falling for one of his angelic or demonic visitors?
Boys Love
8. Punipuni Nyuunyuuten ぷにぷに生乳店 [010216] Airyu 1
As a counter measure against worldwide famine, Japan has taken up milking domestic animals...
Our hero's work and the object of the game: To squeeze a certain amount of milk in a designated amount of time from life forms called Alma, who have taken on the appearance of young girls... This involves more than just squeezing. In order to efficiently extract high quality milk, our hero must administer drugs, properly train and take care of these Alma. These Alma, just like human girls, each have different personalities. If you want to get the most in an efficient way, you've got to treat each alma according to her needs!
There are also relationships to be had with other great looking babes. You'll witness rebelling almas trying to escape, along with other exciting events. Enjoy the fun at this sexy farm! 
9. Kokan Hunter ~Amai Fukurami~ 股間ハンター ~甘いふくらみ~ [010222] Usagi Software
Goro Goro is the only groin hunter in the world. Today he will wander around the city again in search for shiny legs!
10. Burugeteki Datsui Shougi ブルゲ的脱衣将棋 [010223] Blue Gale 1
One day, our hero receives a letter from his distant uncle asking him if he would like to come and visit. Our hero heads out for his uncle's estate. Awaiting him are the successive beautiful girls appearing in the "Blue Gale Game". Anything goes! The uncle, who is really into Shogi, (Japanese Chess) tells our hero that he would like him to challenge the girls in a game of Shogi. Furthermore, if our hero wins, the girls have to strip. If he wins all the way to the end, he gets a free luxurious cruise trip around the universe!
Our hero suddenly gets all fired up to play: "I've got to win!"
This is the first genuine Japanese Chess game that you get to play with gorgeous babes. Your opponents are all successive characters from the "Blue Gale Game"; all you fans out there will get a kick out of this! 
11. Dolls Antique ~Ningyou-tachi no Yakata~ Dolls Antique ~人形達の館~ [010223] Touchable