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Awesome Selection and Quality Sound with Extras!

Dec/25/2012   By redpandagamesReviewer Rank: 2

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Copyright-free BGM Vol.16 -School ADV Game Materials-
Kannazuki
$17.05 / 1,944 JPY | 180pt (Point 10%)
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Volume 16 is 20 BGM tracks, 5 musical effects and 30 sound effects themed for school sims.
Doujin SoftwareMusicAudio Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Jul/10/2012
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The musical effects are great! They are more like transitions that you could use between chapters or for intermissions, etc.

The BGM music is for the most part "merry" or "happy go lucky", but there are a few "humor", "horror", and "sad" tracks as well, so you can create a project with varied emotion.

There are also some bonus sound effects. Most of these are school bells or door bells, I think.

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Hardcore shooting action

Dec/25/2012   By seaslug74

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COLORFULSPACE MONOCHROME
Y-NRG SYSTEM
$6.63 / 756 JPY | 70pt (Point 10%)
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10 levels x 4 missions x 5 stages = 200 total stages of side scrolling shooter action.
Doujin GameShooterExecutable Filewith Trial Version
  • Release: Dec/10/2012
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Straightforward barrage shooting from Y-NRG System. If you played their previous STG, Reincarnation, you'll feel at home with this game. Easy to pick up and get into, but has enough challenge and enough stages to keep you playing on. I'm a big fan of Y-NRG so picked this up as soon as it became available on the ENG DLsite. But I guess it might be too simple for some people, say those who like the more modern-style manic shooters. If in doubt, give the demo a try!

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This game.......

Dec/17/2012   By SetsunaTohou

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English Ver. Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
MIST[PSI]PRESS
$3.78 / 432 JPY | 40pt (Point 10%)
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The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
Doujin GameAdventureExecutable FileGirlsOtome Game
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
  • DL: 7244
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Now, I don't want to sound like everyone else who is praising the game for its incredible story, but I have to. This game is amazing. When I first heard of it I had to check it out, the very concept idea of it was laughable but then I started to play it...

I think it was the fourth time I went through for one of the endings that I forgot I was even playing a dating game about birds. It surprised me how well the story is, the characters and all of the twists that it throws at you just when you thought it was done throwing things at you. The jokes inside the game could easily be turned into a swarm of memes and I wouldn't doubt if they already are.

If you are unsure if you want to pick this game up, do it anyway. Its $5, its not like it's $20-30, but then again, this game is worth that much. As much as this game gives to you it is worth every penny and more. I highly recommend this game if you want to play something with great characters, a game that has a wonderful grasp on its own world and even a game that you want to think about the possibilities of. I applaud the author and maker of this game for a job well done and for bringing this to the world!

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A Cool action packed War Manga

Dec/11/2012   By vessaliusReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Maria in Turmoil of War Anthology 1 & Revisions 0+1
MCS
$3.78 / 432 JPY | 40pt (Point 10%)
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The story of a man who loved a tank, and the tank who loved him.
DoujinshiMangaPDF Filewith Trial Version
  • Release: Dec/08/2012
  • DL: 6
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This manga is really well drawn, even if i can't read japanese. it was still quite entertaining.
The Character designs are cool, espcially the uniforms.
At the beginning i found it strange seeing a 3-4 meter tall girl tank. but after giving a try and reading it. I got cought by the action packed gun(other rather canon) fights.

I hope there will be a english version of it someday.

and i totaly look forward to the next chapter!

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Good Sequel

Dec/11/2012   By vessaliusReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Maria in turmoil of war 02
MCS
$5.68 / 648 JPY | 60pt (Point 10%)
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A beautiful anthropomorphic tank girl. A commander, Erhard Heideger, with a sad fate.
DoujinshiMangaPDF Filewith Trial Version
  • Release: Dec/10/2012
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This sequel is cool and awesome!
The Drawings and style have improved a bit
and this time with more pages. Like the last volume and my review from volume 1, i can't read japanese but I hope someday for a translated version of it, because this volume looks like to have more background story.
It is really intersting and i wish i could read japanese

I look forward to the next Volume and will purchase it as well

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A beautiful Japanese style house.

Dec/03/2012   By redpandagamesReviewer Rank: 2

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Copyright-free background materials [house]
T.O.P.
$28.42 / 3,240 JPY | 300pt (Point 10%)
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This is a collection of non-copyrighted scenery CGs, which can be used for game and website creation.
Doujin SoftwareCG CollectionBMP Filewith Trial Version
  • Release: Dec/27/2011
  • DL: 37
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This is by chance exactly what I needed for a visual novel that I'm working on.

I think that I counted 17 completely unique renders. I would suggest downloading the trial to make sure that it will work for your project.

The only drag is that the documentation and charts are all written in Japanese, though they seem completely unnecessary.

The addition of snow in the outdoor scenes is a nice touch. You can also look out the balcony onto the city, but if you look out the front door, you'll just see the background blend into a dense fog, snow, or rain.

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Interesting story, hope to see more!

Nov/20/2012   Reviewer Rank: Top 50

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English Ver. Precedent Maker Episode 1
Precedent Maker
$4.73 / 540 JPY | 50pt (Point 10%)
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I'm training hard to become a Knight. This is my story. (English or Japanese language)
Doujin GameDigital NovelExecutable Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Feb/13/2011
  • DL: 28
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You follow the story of TigerToe, whose biggest wish (apart from peace) is to become a knight when graduating from her school. The school educates students in the arts of magic, battle and summoning.

When we take part of the story, the students are slowly preparing to summon monsters before the sacred summoning ceremony is meant take place.
Each student has as a goal to summon one monster for themselves with an item they have decorated. During the ceremonies students then try to make pacts with their summoned monsters.

But TigerToe has other things apart from school to worry about... her obnoxious rival is trying to take her fiancé from her, the economic situation of her peers and a war that could be approaching her home.

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The art in Precedent Maker Episode 1 was nice, the characters distinct and the story interesting. The battle, as in the second screenshot on the product page, was presented in an original way. The engine used worked nicely; you could easily scroll back if you wanted to reread something.

The story started out a bit slowly, but got quite exciting near the end. It felt a bit short, but for the first episode of a series it was of good length.

I hope to see the authors continue this series, it has potential and I look forward for more! I haven't played many visual novels, but I quite liked this one.

I recommend Precedent Maker!

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Enjoyable read!

Nov/20/2012   Reviewer Rank: Top 50

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English Ver. POINT LIFE
zetubou
$6.63 / 756 JPY | 70pt (Point 10%)
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The self-help book without a strong spirit!
DoujinshiMangaJPEG File
  • Release: Feb/16/2012
  • DL: 2
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This guide was just as I expected it to be, full of ideas presented in a funny way with nice illustrations. It teaches you how counting points can make you enjoy doing chores by giving a value to doing something that seems meaningless.

But- I can't put it to use without a tally counter, so I ordered one just to be able to use this guide.

I recommend this if you need the motivation to get things done, otherwise it's just a fun read.

Hope to see more work from Zetubou!

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Nice game with simple polarity system

Nov/05/2012   By FetusZeroReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Reverse * Twinkle
Desunoya
$9.47 / 1,080 JPY | 100pt (Point 10%)
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A free-movement side-scrolling B&W shooting game. Two player co-op!
Doujin GameShooterExecutable Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Mar/11/2012
  • DL: 2
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For those who are familiar with it, Reverse Twinkle has a polarity system and plays like a top view shooter/platformer. The polarity system, while simple, adds a nice change as there are bullets you can't absorb no matter the color you choose.

For those who are unfamiliar with the polarity system in such games, here's a brief explanation: The bullets as well as your own character switches between two different colors, in this instance, red and white. When your character is white, it will shoot white bullets as well as absorb the white enemy bullets. While in one color, you can only take damage from the opposite color and in turn, you also deal more damage to enemies of the opposite color.

The art in Reverse Twinkle is surprisingly good, such I did not expect from this game as it seems to have fallen quite below the radar. The gameplay itself is decent. Your character will shoot in the direction you are facing, which requires a bit of a learning curve, but you can, with the press of a button, lock towards a certain direction, which also slows your movement down. At any time during play you can switch between two characters, each of which have different speed movement and different attack patterns, which definitely enhances gameplay as one can switch out depending on the current situation.

The game also supports co-op play. I haven't had a chance to actually try it out, but it still is a nice addition and the controls for both players can be customized.

Overall, it's a nice game that didn't seem to get much attention. I definitely recommend it if you don't mind the cute graphics (I know some people think there's too many out there) and are looking for something a bit different, all while remaining simplistic. I highly recommend using a gamepad for this one as well. I usually play solely with my keyboard, but a gamepad definitely helps in Reverse Twinkle. One thing to note, I have yet to be able to make the 'replay' function work.

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Good shmup

Oct/15/2012   By FetusZeroReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Another Apocalypse
Mercenary
$5.68 / 648 JPY | 60pt (Point 10%)
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Play as your choice of carefree, innocent or all-powerful apocalypso. Splendidly annihilate all those who oppose you.
Doujin GameShooterExecutable Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Apr/09/2011
  • DL: 6
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In a world where there literally is a sea of shmups available to the fans, why would we pick up Another Apocalypse, especially since it seemed to have went under the radar? Because it is a simple game, has good music, nicely drawn scenes (albeit not animated) and overall is a satisfying game. And for those out there who may enjoy it, the main character is also cute.

The one drawback for some veterans is that the game doesn't come with much of scoring mechanic. You just shoot at enemies and avoid dying, grazing bullets as you may please and thus your score increases. I know that for many people, a hefty scoring mechanic is a must, but they won't find such a thing in AA. If you are, like me, someone who enjoys shmups purely for the fun of it and for the survival, then this guy should satisfy you and be a good addition to your library.

To top it off, physical copies are becoming hard to find, coupled with the low price offered here, it makes this an easy and worthy purchase.

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