(18+) REVIEW: Nakadashi Banzai

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Title Nakadashi Banzai
Developer Umi Soft
Publisher JAST USA
Release Date July 4th, 2014
Genre Eroge
Platform PC
Age Rating 18+
Official Website

When browsing through some of Nutaku.Net’s downloadable games section I noticed an older title that I’d never seen before. The game was called Nakadashi Banzai, which translates to “cream pie party”. Reading the description of the game I soon learned that main protagonist was basically a player that would say whatever he need to get gals in the sack. Now usually I go for the romance type Eroge, but I thought the artwork here looked nice and that this would be something different, so let’s try it out and see if it is any good.

The story for this one is pretty much what I said in the opening. You play a protagonist, which you can name, and try to find yourself a lady to take back to his hotel room and cream pie. You will have to search the city for a gal that fits the bill, and this is done through a series of choices. Eventually you will run across one of the three possible partners for the evening – Kotomi Shida, the aspiring model, Kozue Kaji, the lonely housewife, and Erika Honda, Tsundere virgin.

Nakadashi Banzai | Kotomi

In order to get these ladies to go back to your room for the evening, your protagonist will have to be creative. The player will need to save really often as you will be given a ton of dialogue choices. If you chose the correct response you will hear a chime, but a bad response will net you buzzing sound. You want to make all the correct choices so you get the to see all the CG during the H Scenes. Each lady has a ton of sexy art to unlock and I loved the basic yet erotic style in which these CGs were done. The facial expressions go a long way in making these ladies really come to life.

Overall I have to say the writing in this game is very solid. All of the ladies fit the typical dating sim tropes, but this is not really that big of an issue since the dialogue just works so well. The protagonist is in fact the very definition of a player, and in all honesty while the exchanges with the girls are quite entertaining, no one should take them too seriously. I mean, I’m sure there are some smooth talking guys out there, but no one would ever fall for the craziness this guy spews, which is the point of the game and pulls it off perfectly.

Nakadashi Banzai | Questions

The H scenes, which make up most of the game, are fairly well written. The dialogue can feel a bit cheesy at times, but honestly it kinda fits the tone. The main menu theme sounds like it is straight out of a 70s porn; it’s groovy as hell. The game features full Japanese voice acting for the gals, and this makes the H-Scenes much sexier than if they were just silent. Each H scene can be viewed from the main menu once it’s unlocked in the game as well, which is always a nice feature in a Eroge title.

Overall, Nakadashi Banzai is set up oddly with the fact you have to make all the correct choices to see all of the H Scenes. This makes for a lot of trial and error in figuring out how to unlock all of the scenes. On the plus side, the art and writing are top notch and I feel the game is well worth the $15 price tag. Even if it is on the short side, clocking in at around 6 hours, it is 6 hours well spent trying to charm your way into these ladies’ graces.

Review Score

Review copy was provided by Nutaku.Net


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