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VN of the Month August 1997

kivandopulus

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Kaeru nyo Panyon is decent enough to be the game of the month... or rather the others are totally appalling.

 


1. Bishoujo Hanafuda Kikou Michinoku Hisen Koimonogatari 美少女花札紀行 みちのく秘湯恋物語  [FOG] VNDB

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A romance adventure game where you go around the sightseeing spots in the Tohoku region, make photos of heroines and play cards with them. All backgrounds are live-action capture with detailed commentary on various places added. This game is regarded as the origin of travelling games.

It's all in the synopsis. Game's more like a travel guide with girls being almost tour guides.

 


2. Kaeru nyo Panyon かえるにょ・ぱにょ~ん [Alice Soft] VNDB

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A magician changes the prince of Parancho into a weird creature while he is on an errand in a distant land. Since his new form isn't very strong he has to entrust his life to a group of adventurers to get back home safely.

Game is localized and has some English reviews.


3. Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy ~Osorubeshi Karada Sokutei! Kakubakuhatsu 5 Byou Sen!!~ 魔法少女プリティサミー 恐るべし身体測定! 核爆発5秒前!! [Interchannel] VNDB

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Nuclear warheads were stolen. Find the culprit together with Sammy while enjoying school life!

Digital comic. The story feels like usual 60 min OVA is stretched to 120 min length. There is one place by the end when wrong selection means bad end. Game is mostly about parody and... bloomers.

 

4. Panic-chan ぱにっくちゃん [Imagineer Co., Ltd.] VNDB

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Kengo works part-time at video shop. One day when the store manager asked him to create a leaflet for recruiting new workers , a pretty girl suddenly appeared on the screen. She jumped from the screen on the floor and introduced herself as Panic-chan. Both Kengo and the store manager monotonous lives will subject to many changes from now on.

Game hardly reaches 2 hours length. Synopsis tells like 70% of the actual story. Its appeal points are cute girls, a lot of animation and a very cheap price. It's a low price fanservice work and should be treated this way.


5. Tokiiro no Matsuei 朱鷺色の末裔 [Palette (old)] VNDB

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Once upon a time the world was chaotic state. Those who had special abilities were born in chaos. Some of them helped human being, gave a guidance to people, and were revered as god. Others gave destruction and disasters, and were feared as devils. But what were born in chaos were not only god and devil, also Shinma, which had a figure of a god and a heart of a devil. And Shinma were feared as conductors of confusion. YamataNoOrochi,the king of Shinma, demanded sacrifices(maidens) from people, but was beaten by Susanoo. As a result Shinma were shut up under the ground, and lost their ability. However, Shinma is reviving now.

There is an English review for this game.



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