VN of the Month October 1997 - Sweepers!

I only rate Sweepers! as masterpiece in October and thus it's VN of the Month.

1. Find Love ファインドラブ [980612] Lyceen

"Find Love" is part of the "Uniform Bishoujo Grand Prix" series. There are meetings prepared with 35 beautiful girls from all over Japan dressed in uniforms. All that's needed is solving a small puzzle each time. For PC version there is also erotic development involved.
Puzzles followed by dialogues scenes.

2. Jigoku Seek 地獄SEEK [971003] PIL
Main character appears in hell upon death and is given a simple choice - to be tormented eternally or to make three girls atone for their sins. But to purify their souls every bit of their sins must be expelled with torture.
What to say - another SEEK game. There is picturesque landscape now and some rules - inability to injure or harm girls, so it's torture rather than SM.

3. Saya/Sumire さや/すみれ [971003] Bell-Da
You click on "hot spots" on the screen and get a response of some sort from Saya or Sumire.
Same macromedia no VN material stuff as Mio & Miho. No text in the "game", only sounds and poses change.

4. Chaos Queen Ryouko Story #2 Sugiura Kasumi Hen カオスQUEEN遼子 STORY#2 杉浦夏澄編 [971009] Scoop
Ryouko's dream is interrupted by her assistant who is pursued by persistent scientist girl. Ryouko does not mind giving her love consultation and two strong personalities clash.
Game still follows baka eroge trail. In this story two girls compete in delivering men pleasures with various techniques.

5. Doop DOOP [971009] MBS Truth
Hero is a part of a marine rescue team. Just a day before his vacation there is an urgent request to save personnel and cargo of a drowned submarine. The submarine does not have identifying signs apart of the drawing "Doop" and all the crew disappears apart of one member with body half-eaten by mercury reminding liquid. Hero takes sample from the corpse, but the next day one of heroes is found killed by the same mercury reminding liquid. As the team launches investigation, it turns out that there is a criminal/collaborator among the team members...
Remastered version Advance is really impressive. The pacing is good and the mystery is intriguing. I left it while it was still an interesting mystery, but there are reports that the second half is a one way road with lots of HCG, fast resolution and unsatisfactory feeling.

6. Kaori Climax 2 ~Mezase Sekai no Hayase Kaori~ かおりクライマックス2 ~めざせ世界の早瀬かおり~ [971010] h.m.p

Kaori makes her debut as an idol and marries protagonist who is always here to support her. The long struggle finally pays off... until the day she suddenly announces that she wants to conquer USA now. They have to start from scratch now in a different country!
It's pretty much like prequel, but with much more adult development.

7. Kikan ~Return~ 帰還 〜RETURN〜 [971016] R.A.N Software 1
The story behind Return is that the main character, Tetsuya, received an order from his boss to nail down a drug dealer. Tetsuya and his girlfriend have oncetried to catch the dealer in Los Angeles, but unfortunately failed the mission. This time they received information that the dealer has appeared in Hong Kong. With the companion of Tetsuya's old pal and ex-girlfriend, the four police took off from Japan and head toward Hong Kong for the dealer. During the flight, they encountered a strange occurrence. All of their watches displayed different time. Although they soon ignore the strange phenomenon, they will soon be drawn into the inescapable time traveling that is caused by such phenomenon. When the foursome arrived to Hong Kong and found the dealer's hideout, a gunfight between them has caused the strange phenomenon to occur. Soon after they were drawn into the black hole, they realized they are no long in 1995. Instead, they are back in 1941 where Japan controlled most countries in Asia. From here on, the foursome is on the journey to "return" to 1995.
There is an English review.

8. Sotsugyou Vacation 卒業VACATION [971016] MYCOM 1 2
The player is on a southern island called Suzunari Jima. The 15 girls from Seika Joshi high school are also on the island for summer vacation.
The game starts as the master of the hotel tells a story of a hidden treasure on this island. Since many of the girls are pretty bored on the island, they decide to go look for the treasure.
Each day, the girls break up into several groups, and go looking for clues in finding the treasure. There are ten different locations on the island, and there are three times during the day (morning, noon, afternoon) that the player/girls can go to these locations. Then during dinner, everyone talks about what happened that day and makes plans for the next day.
There is enough information in English about this game.

9. Tactical Fighter Tactical Fighter [971016] TamTam Co., Ltd. 1
One rainy day a daughter of the director of a company visited the hero. She said that the company was hijacked, director was missing. In order to help director the hero starts to train this 15-year old girl in order to win in S-Grand Prix fighting competition in three years time.
Just previous month there was Metadoll Ai with almost the same story. This time there is raising SIM part and 2D fighting part where you do not participate at all, just watch. It's quite fun to learn new fighter moves and see how they are implemented so gameplay is good. You don't just train, there is a full-scale SIM part together with recreation, study and even part-time job activities. Still, three years period is a very long time and game gets repetitive. There are two kinds of endings - the true one and the scholar path if you lose the grand prix.

10. Kaibou Kyoushitsu 解剖狂室 [971017] iMAGE CLUB
Near future with virtual reality technology flourish. Hero goes to virtual reality service company "EDEN" for a sexual relief, but he could not know it would be beginning of an incident...
Ero-centered work.

11. Nagisa 100% なぎさ 100% [971017] Bell-Da
You can choose Nagisa profession at the start and see a short story regarding that profession.
Macromedia horror. Stories are very short. No save function. You need to choose places on a map screen till you have a dialogue scene.

12. Tales of the Nights ~Yumekyou no Miko~ テイルスナイツ ~夢鏡の巫女~ [971017] Tiare
There are a lot of worlds and it's possible to travel between the worlds in dreams. Iphilis is world of swords and magic, a peaceful world. However, the sealed witch Lamia broke free and summoned demons. Shrine maiden Elysia summons the hero from our world and asks for help.
RPG where hero travels to Iphilis world each night and tries to cleanse it from evil and in the daytime he goes to school. What a poor lad! Real world part is played as an ADV, but actions during this phase will affect Iphilis RPG part. Defeat the witch and have a happy end with one of the five girls, easy as that.

13. Gekkou Kemono 月光獣 [971024] Blue Gale
After the main character returned from school he was taking a nap at the bed in the room. At that time he dreamed that he was chasing someone familiar in a dark place. It was 8 o'clock in the evening when he woke up. The light of the pale moon was coming from the window. The hero rushed to city under the full moon.
What fate awaits him?
Hero has excitement level of four levels. Every time he sees an ecchi scene, excitement rises by one point. Whenever he gets "four" in excitement, he becomes a "beast". He then attacks the first girl he sees or bumps into a game over. After the attack the excitement level gets back to normal. There are six endings overall. Game's akin to Classmate the way moving is done around the town. It's quite short. Needless to say it's a borderline nukige work.

14. Karin -Tsukiiro no Yubiwa- かりん -月色の指輪- [971024] Bell-Da
Hero lives alone in a mansion. One day he receives a letter saying his younger sister Karin is coming, but he does not remember her. Karin arrives with her maid and she's anxious to help hero recover from his amnesia.
Usual Bell-Da macromedia stuff, but this time there is both Karin and maid, so hero can choose different rooms inside the mansion and trigger scenes with either of the heroine and sometimes both at once.

15. Magical Bunny まじかるバニー [971024] Aquarium
Shimamura Yuji has been dating sweet Shizuka Kasai for three months now. At the end of today's date she dragged them into a game center where clerk is a "bunny". Shizuka-chan disappears and "bunny" says that Shimamura has to play a game in order to help her. And so the travel into mysterious games begins.
Er... it's actually a stripping tetris game with modified rules.

16. Shiken Yasumi wa Mitsu no Aji 試験休みは密の味 [971024] Candy Lip
Hero attends high school for a week during the time of holidays and familiar people are much more friendly during the holidays.
There are five girls: childhood friend, sempai, swimming club kouhai, English teacher and nurse. There are four happy endings. There's dating, then confession, then H-scene. Poor answers make you appear in friend zone automatically. The graphics is done with QuickTime and is quite slow to load and ugly.

17. X Change [971024] Crowd 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
No matter how hard he tries, Aihara Takuya is just a weakling. Not only the boys, but the girls pick on him too! His step sister, Natsumi, the president of his school's chemistry club, Mami, and even his childhood friend, Asuka, they all enjoy teasing him.
Just when he thinks his life couldn't get any worse, he spills some vials of chemicals while cleaning up his school's chemistry room, splashing some onto his body as well. He looks down to assess the mess, and finds a new pair of breasts sticking out of his chest! He grabs them in disbelief, and discovers that he's been transformed into a girl!
And so begins Takuya's hilarious erotic adventure to search for a cure. Along the way he discovers a whole new world of experiences, some welcome and others not. Will he find a way back to normal, or will he be trapped in a girl's body for the rest of his life?
Game is localized and has many English reviews.

18. Yuukai Hakusho 誘拐白書 [971024] Pinpai
A high school girl was missing for three days and then her violated corpse was discovered in the park near protagonist house. Yagami Shingo is into detective business with his partner and he accepts this case that looks very much like kidnapping.
It's an ero-centered story and plot very soon becomes secondary, so there is little information to be found.

19. Ikusa Miko -Vestal Virgin- 戦巫女 -Vestal virgin- [971030] Alice Soft 1
You are a devil hunter. You became a hunter because your parents were killed by devils and so you went to learn how to kill those devils. To become a hunter you became a very lonely guy who wanders around looking for devils, until one day...
You came to a shrine chasing after the devil that killed your parents, but you couldn't use your "power" anymore. A miko (Chitose) suddenly appeared before your eyes. You transfered all your "power" to her and she beat that devil away. Since she saved your life, you began to teach her how to use her new "power" and let her be the one who kills the devil.
There is an English review of the game.

20. Pia Carrot e Youkoso!! 2 Pia♥キャロットへようこそ!!2 [971031] Cocktail Soft 1 2 3 4
Yusuke (from the first Pia Carrot series) returns as the manager with a whole new cast. So the new male lead is Maeda Koji. Despite being late after an "accident," Koji manages to get the job as the Carrot's waiter because he's very persistent. Included within the set are Azusa (the female lead who hates Koji for his perversion), Ryoko (the manager who's sweet on Koji by working him very hard), Aoi (the token alcoholic), Jun (the secret-hiding waitor), and Mina (Azusa's cute little sister).
Game has two English reviews.

21. Sweepers! [971031] Petit
Takuya Hayami is an ordinary university first grader. However, his constitution allows him to easily invite spirits to his body. His childhood friend Mizuki Fuko has been in coma for a long time because she got involved into youkai extermination incident.
Now he goes to a spa resort with his lover Miyuki Kusuhara, but he hears Fuko words and there's going to be a new ghost riot.
Love comedy work. There are five short chapters with a bit of branching to determine who you end up with. Pacing is good and there is tension in the air even at final confrontation scene. Characters are quite charming. There are five heroines total, but game is mostly about love triangle. There are some inconsistencies like some events are mentioned in the wrong routes. There are some character and uniform models from Petit previous titles. But overall it's a good story that leaves a nice impression.

22. Sweet Days スウィートデイズ [971031] Pearl Soft
The hero spent summer vacation of high school third grade without doing anything. The school side persuaded him to leave the advanced course because of lack of academic ability and motivation.
The mother of the protagonist is shocked by that. She asked revise that decision based on the results of forthcoming exams. She hired a neighbor Shinohara Aki who attends a famous national university as tutor.
Aki, who secretly had feelings for the hero, willingly accepted and for three weeks before the proficiency test she will tutor the hero.
Despite what synopsis might suggest, there are six heroines overall, but only Aki's route is somewhat well developed. And the other girls routes feel bad because you have to constantly skip studies and see grumpy Aki's face. It's quite a short game hardly reaching two hours length and most of that time is occupied by routine actions.

22. Dear Princess ディアプリンセス [9710] Aspect Corporation

In prophecy it's said that the protagonist is destined to become king. Standing in his way is his father's enemy(the protagonist's uncle), who he'll have to win the throne from. And so the protagonist sets out for this goal...
Pretty ancient SRPG to really care.

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