Oneshota Series [王様はおねショタの夢を見る] and [おねショタACT] 狩人の夢守る旅
Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:15 am
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When the title translates into "King's Dream of Older Girls on Young Boy" you know you're asking for trouble. It's a perverted brawler where you play as a young boy who must maintain his purity so the king of the dream world can create the ultimate weapon to defeat the dream princess bent on world domination . Since the dream princess cannot attack the boy directly, she basically places a bounty on the boy by invading the dreams of the women and girls in his town; she will reward anyone who takes his purity. Some want material goods, others want success in their careers, and one person wants a cure for her grandmother's illness; it's a classic brawler story. The demo can be found here, and it has two regular enemies plus one boss, but it's been updated to more closely resemble the final build where every enemy has a custom game over picture. If you have Windows 7, you can go into Control Panel, go to Clock, Language, and Region, go to Region and Language to open a popup, and then go to Administrative tab to change the Language for non-Unicode programs to Japanese. That also allows you to run any Japanese game on Windows 7 without having to rely on AppLocale. There is an English site which sells the game, but the game itself is still in Japanese.
I finished playing the full game; it's a game for people who like losing. Imagine Combatribes on one plane (no foreground or background movement) where all the enemies are female and perform naughty grapples. The player cannot walk past the enemies; he must use the roll maneuver to bypass them. There's no indicator to determine stage progression. The game could either progress after defeating three enemies or forty. There are thirty-four enemies and thirty-four game over screen (probably to show off the artwork of zzinzinz) if one of them defeats the player. The counter system is a little tricky to handle because timing can be a little strict. Sometimes the hit box is behind the player, so you can actually perform the counter with your back turned, but sometimes the counter fails if you're too close the enemy. The challenge is escaping from the enemy if you're caught because up to four enemies can pile onto the player where the first enemy perform the grapple while the other three restrain the player, which can be dangerous if you're low on health because it takes much longer to push off four people than one. There are seven stages and an edit mode to customize your stage and enemies; they're all available from the beginning. If you can overlook all the perverseness it's a very competent brawler. It was built on the 2D格闘ﾂｸｰﾙ2nd engine which powered a few Japanese fighters like Vanguard Princess.
After only a week, the developer already released three patches to fix random glitches that may occur. Like most brawlers, it does become a little repetitive, which is why the patch also shortens the length of some stages. The latest patch to fix more random glitches was in February 24, 2013.
There's now a real stage editor program for the Edit Mode. Rather than modifying the files yourself, you can now use this program to choose the parameters like choosing up to six enemy types, the stage, the number of enemies to defeat, and the number of enemies to simultaneously restrain the player.