Adult interactive dating game
Among early bishōjo adventure games it had a degree of polish that previous games lacked.It was also the first to have recognizably modern anime-style artwork: its characters had very large eyes and a tiny nose and mouth but were otherwise basically normally proportioned, characteristics which today are found in virtually all bishōjo games.These came to national attention in Japan in 1986 with the release by d B-soft of 177, a game where the player takes the role of a rapist.(The game's title originates from the number of the Japanese law criminalizing rape.) 177 was not actually the first game designed around this premise, but it was unusually explicit.Prior to 1985, girls were generally drawn either as normally proportioned adults or super deformed children.
However, it was unique in that it contained not only adventure-game elements but also a combat system borrowed from tactical combat games such as Tactics Ogre.
The first bishōjo games were not too popular, At the beginning of the genre, almost all the games were pornographic.
A notable landmark was Jast's Tenshitachi no gogo (1985), a precursor to the modern dating simulation.
The game caused debate in the Japanese parliament and was eventually recalled and re-released with the most controversial scenes removed.
The industry gradually moved away from proprietary Japanese hardware to the burgeoning DOS platform, and then later in the decade to Windows.
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