So I figured since these mobile games are ongoing (and have stupid daily limits of how much you can see) they’re gonna take me too long to write a review for so instead I’m doing a PREVIEW! I stumbled upon Mobage which I thought was restricted to Japanese cell phones only but it looks like they have an unrestricted version for android phones running Android 2.1 or higher. You do not need to register a yahoo japan account as long as you download the app (you need to allow for non market apps to download to your phone) from sp.mbga.jp. Once you launch the app you can just register via app and you will be able to access all their games (well at least the ones available for smart phones – not Japanese feature phones.) Most games are web based so that’s why phones running 2.1 and higher will have flash on them to be able to run them. Some are app based which will require you to download the app to your phone and run it simultaneously with the site.
RenAi Byouin e Youkoso:
Story: You the heroine have just graduated medical school and are starting your first job at a local hospital. Fortunately for you, there’s 4 hot doctors and a tsundere patient for you to get with and slack off work. If you slack off work though, those hot doctors will yell at you so you better do your job in order to win their affection!
To raise affection of your bishie you can either talk to him & pick the right choice, or play a mini game. Talking to the dude will give you between 1-3 points (depending on the choice you pick – but they repeat a lot so you can make note for next time) and will use up 1 fatigue. The mini games use 2 fatigue but then in turn give you 10 points of affection so if you want to fill up the affection meter higher, I recommend just playing the mini games. The mini games are either tap the appropriate amount of pills as many as you can in a given time period or drive the ambulance to the hospital while getting cars & rocks out of the way & sealing up potholes. I’ll be honest the ambulance mini game is the easiest one so I’ve pretty much been spamming my way through that to fill up the affection meter. As you advance through various chapters, the amount of affection on the meter will increase by 10 each time (i.e. in chapter 4 you need 120 points.) Once you fill up the affection to the required amount, the next chapter scenario will unlock which will have you and the dude of choice doing your thing and then some crappy CG to go along with it 😆
Features: Umm…there’s 5 guys but it seems once you pick one you keep going on his path? There’s no save but once you empty out your fatigue you can close the game (so your fatigue can refill up – 1 point every 30 min) and come back later. There’s no voice or BGM or auto mode. If you have money to blow you can also buy items to fill up your fatigue meter or to save scenarios or CGs. Seeing how I don’t intend to spend money on a cell phone game, I basically play this casually every few hours until I get my next scenario and I take photos of the “Cgs” with my camera cause my phone’s not rooted so I can’t screencap directly.
Overall Thoughts: Well I suppose if you want to kill sometime the guys are pretty standard stereotype so there’s probably one you will like. I started with the oresama lone wolf surgeon, then there’s the megane urologist, the haraguro physician, the iyashikei guy (i forgot what he does) and the brain surgery tsundere kun (who maybe I will do next lol.) The plus side is at least we got some older mans for once not a bunch of little boys but it would be nice if there was at least BGMs or any kind of voice. Overall it’s still a cute casual otome game and I’ll probably be posting my progress with it on my tumblr.
Nijiiro no Oujisama:
Story: You’re a chick who just joined some European-style rich high school to learn to play piano and in the process you meet some Code Geass reject bishies.
System: Haven’t played too much into this other than the intro but you basically walk around, talk to bishies until your fatigue runs out. Once it’s out you cannot continue with the story and you have to wait 4 hours for it to refill unless you buy cash items etc.
Features: Only if you spend money you can actually get voiced scenarios which include Suzumura Kenichi, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Irino Miyu and Sakurai Takahiro. Lol god damnit all I’m not paying! (ﾉಥ益ಥ）ﾉ 彡┻━┻
Overall Thoughts: Well since this has a “time limit” of free play I guess I will be casually playing this game as well on the side along with RenAi Byouin. The dudes look like they’re from code geass and if you couldn’t guess already, that blondie is named Rudolph, aka Rudy-kun so we got a foreigner dude for lots of laughs! I found an official site for this one here.
Unfortunately I’m unable to provide links to the games but you can easily find them when you go into the mobage app and look under the game section. Sadly you cannot search for games and you have to go through the entire list lol but I did manage to find about 5 that looked like otome games so at some point I will try those other 3 and cover them on this blog. For now keep your eyes peeled on my tumblr for my progress since I have feeling at the “free” rate that I’m playing this is gonna take me several months lol. (´･ω･`；) Or better yet if you have an android phone try it yourself! XD