Our first Tester’s Corner for Throb! The Greatest Inventions of the Sexy Era! comes from Nurio!
Disclaimer: Censor circles in the screenshots are obviously not there in the game.
Warning: Longest Tester’s Corner yet.
I had a nice pattern going with story game → nukige → story game → nukige, but that pattern has been broken by having two nukiges in a row, and I’m not sure if my OCD can handle this! Seriously, why can’t it follow this simple pattern! Argh, the walls are closing in on me! …Oh wait, that’s claustrophobia, isn’t it? DAMMIT!
What do you mean, my pattern didn’t hold up from the start? Psh! Details!
Conquer– Slave W– I mean, The Greatest Inventions of the Sexy Era doesn’t pull its punches or beat about the bush with its title just like the other two nukige I tested. It’s almost like the nukige rule. The title is fairly straightforward and you can easily guess what to expect. Though there’s one difference with the other two nukige I tested: There’s no rape! …Well, sorta, kinda… I’ll explain later!
It’s no secret that the other two nukige I tested aren’t exactly my favorites… so I didn’t exactly have high hopes for this one either. It didn’t help that I was greeted by this on the menu screen:
I’ve already professed my hate for smiley characters who stare at you all happily with their breasts exposed. I’m only acting upon what I believe in!
But I can forgive this game for this normally unforgivable act, because… because… Oh my G… gah… Ah… This game… This game!!
Holy crapfucks! You don’t want to know how much this game is my fetish! Sure, there are some questionable things that I will touch upon later… But my dangsnips, this game is made for me! It’s everything I’ve always wanted! It’s like being under the shower, and suddenly the water is STARTING TO FEEL SO INCREDIBLY GOOD AND OH MY G–
Nuri-kyun? What are you doing~? Is this your Pony ritual again?
Ah… Ah, O-Onee-chan!? No, no… Not the Pony ritual.
Then… The MongoGamer thing?
Yes, yes… The MongoGam– err, MangaGamer thing…
Oh, I simply love Bamboo-samasensei’s stuff! Please show me!
I… I don’t think Bamboo has much to do with this.
Don’t say that! Bamboo-chansama is the embodiment of all! That ghost under your bed? Bamboo! The scruffy beard on your chin? Bamboo! The milk in your cereal? Bamboo!
Onee-chan… Please… Yo-you’re embarrassing me…
No! I shall not leave my precious otoutouotuo-kun unguarded! Please… please let me serve you in this way…
I… urgh… argh… Fine! J-just sit there and stay quiet, alright?
Okay, so, guys, this game has so many things that are my fetishes, it’s unreal! Seriously, the whole game has the central theme of “consensual rape” (which I like extra crispy). Yes! You heard that right! Just thinking back on it makes me go all, hmm… Ahhh….
Gah! O-Onee-chan, seriously! P-please! Just let me have my orgasms by myself! This is getting awkward, y’know!
So yeah… Fetishes. As I mentioned, this game is all about the “consensual rape”. This means that one doesn’t have sex by force but more by exploiting certain opportunities, and that the end goal is for both the girl and the guy having an orgasm. To some it might be the same as any old rape, but for me it changes a “No thanks” into a “Yes please”!
For example, for the very first sex scene, the main character – Daiguuji Kyousuke, a super intelligent P.E. teacher who wants to lead the Science Club – has made an invention called the Weed Bandana, which makes him nearly invisible.
Yes, that’s right! He’s using his invisibility to sneak up on a specific someone with the pretense of revenge, only to have his way with her and make her feel incredibly good in the end. Better yet, the guy originally intended to just feel her up a little, but he got so swept up in the moment and saw how good the girl felt, he couldn’t help but go all the way. So, his urges were just so strong that he simply had to give in! I. Love. It! And that’s not even the best part! Imagine me, all excited about this scene, when suddenly… BAM! It animates! Seriously, out of freaking nowhere, the scene is suddenly animated! Graah! My blood is boiling just thinking back on it!
Oh my~! I can see Nuri-pyun getting excited! <3
*cough* N-no… That’s just… eh… a… fold in my jeans, yeah!
It’s sort of like enjoying one of those delicious, yummy lollypops… and suddenly there’s chewing gum in the center! Something incredible turned even better out of nowhere! Now imagine that the chewing gum has a surprise syrup center, and you’re entering the heaven of pure eternal bliss. That’s what this game is. It’s a syrup-centered-chewing-gum-centered lollypop.
Bar a few scenes, I can safely say that almost every scene in this game is a fetish of mine. (How many times have I said this already?) There’s the aforementioned invisible assault, but there’s also sleep assault, wardrobe malfunction, girls in male clothing, trickery and heck yeah, even accidental sex!
Accidental sex, is that like a premature ejaculation? I… I didn’t know that was your fetish…
No, no, no! It’s when the penis accidentally enters the vagina!
Speaking about the girl in male clothing, I refrain from calling her a reverse trap, because…
I don’t know why Kyousuke didn’t immediately see she is a girl, but maybe he just only looks at the clothes or the hair? …I know that’s not where I’m looking.
Nuri-pyongyang, it’s rude to stare at a girl’s breasts… T-though, I guess if it’s you… *blush*
…That’s not where I’m looking. I’m looking at the text. It clearly says she’s a girl.
That said, a girl in male clothing isn’t exactly my biggest fetish, but the way Kyousuke talks about it makes me feel like it’s a fetish I’ve never known I had. Kind of like a long-lost kid sister who suddenly enters your life and professes her love to you. Kyousuke is so passionate about his things that his passion overflows to me and I can’t help but feel the very same excitement.
I don’t even really like big-breasted girls! But Kyousuke’s spirit opens new worlds for me, and I love him for that. No homo.
I thought you were straight…
I SAID NO HOMO!
And then there’s the one scene with her that I enjoyed a little bit less…
But even with scenes like these, they manage to make it pretty interesting. What do I mean? I guess you have to play the game for yourself!
Aww, please! What’s going to happen?
Nope, not telling! Beg all you want, but I’m ain’t budging!
I believe I’ve made my point clear: I love this game; this game is my fetish. They should’ve called this game Nurio’s Fetish instead! It’s like MangaGamer knew my opinion on rape nukige and was like “Yo Nurio, I heard you like consensual rape” and put me on this VN as a way to make me happy. I asked Kouryuu… But apparently it was completely a coincidence; luck and chance! Lady Luck must be smiling on me.
In any case, let’s talk a bit about the story. Naturally, the story isn’t particularly deep, since it’s a nukige. As you know, you play the role of Daiguuji Kyousuke, a P.E. teacher. He’s actually a super genius and loves science. When he hears he won’t be in charge of the Science Club, he gets devastated and starts plotting behind everyone’s back. He’s starting the Second Science Club and uses this club and his crazy-awesome inventions to get revenge on anyone who opposed him in the past.
And the revenge…
…Yes, the revenge is sex. It’s a nukige, after all.
It may seem a bit shallow of a plot, and technically it is. But this game shines in the execution. Everything is so over-the-top awesome that I was smiling all throughout the game. There’s this one song that I really like in this game, because it’s almost synonymous with the awesome that happens in this game. Heck, I am playing the song right now while writing this Tester’s Corner! [sc_embed_player fileurl=http://blog.mangagamer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/bgm_004.ogg]
For example, this music plays when Kyousuke wraps himself in power-inducing bandages that make him so buff that he can create Sonic Boom projectiles just by punching the air, all so he can defeat his Magical Girl arch nemesis and deflect her Wind Bomb attacks, after which an epic battle ensues at the academy all while every single student and teacher is sound asleep, unaware of the battle taking place, and where the Magical Girl gets defeated because her basic English skills aren’t exactly up to snuff, only to end with–
If you don’t believe me that this VN is amazing after my proclamation, I present you the warning screen:
So yeah, believe me, there are some gold moments in this VN. All the music is good, but this particular song stands out. I’ve listened to it plenty of times, bobbing my head to the beat.
Oh, so that’s what you were doing! I totally thought you were giving your laptop invisible blowjobs…
My laptop doesn’t have a penis! She’s a lady, not a man!
Anyway, Kyousuke isn’t alone when trying to take over the world get revenge. He has his very own Soldier No. 1: Fuuka! Now Fuuka is a special girl. A very very special girl. She’s a kind of stupid that baffles even me. I’ve seen plenty of dumb girls in games, but she takes the cake. And she’s the most lovable and the sexiest dumb girl in existence. Because though she is inexperienced in the sexual department, she makes the hottest animalistic sounds during sex. I’d keep going on and on about why exactly she’s this great, but words escape me. It’s better if you see for yourself!
I thought you liked intelligent girls.
I do! But this game made me realize there’s a whole wide world out there with so many fetishes I haven’t yet explored. It made me like things I didn’t even think I could ever like!
Oh! In that case, how about a threesome with me and B–
Going back to Kyousuke, he’s a bit of a forever alone type. You know, hasn’t gotten lucky with the girls yet, wasn’t that popular in general and seemed to have had more fun with his toys/inventions than with his friends when he was younger. These are his grounds for his schemes, and it’s pretty interesting how much I actually identify with the guy in that regard. I often felt the same emotions he felt during the game. For example, being moved by a certain scene happening in front of him. Add to that the fact that almost everything he does is my fetish, I can only come to one conclusion… Am I Kyousuke? Ha! I wish I was in his shoes!
Nuri-syan, that’s a bit sad…
I know! I need a hug! ;.;
It may seem a bit hard to believe at this point, but Kyousuke is actually opposed to rape. (Like me.) It doesn’t mean he’s not taking advantage of certain situations, but he wouldn’t force-force himself on someone. You gotta admire that, right? He can’t help it that he has such a huge libido that he has to act upon his urges from time to time!
*sigh* That reminds me of Bamboo-senseichan… He has trouble keeping it in his pants too!
But you’re loving it in the end, right?
I guess, a little — Okay, a lot.
And that’s all that matters! Justification!
To prove my points, here are two quotes from him: “Well, this was an evil act, and frankly speaking, I was just violating her… But… I did think that I would want my partner to feel good if I were to have sex with them” and “In this society, there are those sadists who enjoy the screams of females, but… I was different”. He even sucks at trash talking during the semi-rape. High five, Kyousuke! You’re my kinda guy! Again, no homo.
Kyousuke has 15 inventions, all of them for a different super-high-technical purpose. Some of them are very practical, and others are just weird. For example…
Horrifying, isn’t it!? And you won’t even believe what this invention does! (No, I won’t spoil it, and you’ll never guess this.) There are 4 points in the game where you pick one of two inventions to use, making for semi-split branches in the story. Depending on what you choose, you get one of four different endings. I actually thought it was pretty interesting how the story branches out to these 4 endings, but I won’t elaborate too much on that, because spoilers are serious business, people!
So, I haven’t even begun talking about my actual experiences testing this game! First of all, I have to say that this game had me occupied over and over again that I might not always have had the focus to pay attention for typos and the like. Don’t get me wrong, I still did my best and I am sure I got most typos. But my mind wasn’t as clear as, say, during Kotori Love Ex P. So if you ever find an error in the text, you can go like “Oh, I see Nurio was horny here.” Yes, you will now think of my horny face whenever you see a typo. Forever. Anywhere.
One more thing I liked about this game is that genitals aren’t beeped out. I’m not talking about uncensored CGs (they’re totally uncensored). I’m talking about how when a character says “dick” or something similar, it’s beeped out because it’s obscene in Japan. (Gasp!) These beeps usually aren’t removed for English releases because the company lost the source files or couldn’t be arsed to provide them. But this game shines through! No more annoying beeps during sex scenes! Hurrah!
Speaking of sex scenes, one more thing I’ve always hated was how the CG almost never showed pubes, but the text spoke of them. This discrepancy between text and graphics always made my head explode violently, but again this game shines through! There are no incorrect mentions of pubes in this game! Does this game ever stop amazing me?
Sadly, yes… Naturally, it often speaks about stuff like “erotic juices being secreted from her pussy”. That’s not bad at all, of course. But imagine the horror on my face when I have a friend who goes by the name Juice. I can only think of my erotic friend slowly crawling out of a girl’s vagina as if he’s some baby who’s 20 years overdue! THE HORROR! What is it with MangaGamer’s nukige and ruining my friends for me? First poor Denis, now poor Juice…
Is it Bamboo’s secret plot to rob me of the few friends I have!?
Eh!? Uuh… Uu… Uuuuu!! I’m just an innocent bystander!
P-please don’t cry… I luckily still have a few friends left… Will you feel better if I let you do the closing words on this Tester’s Corner?
Okay, uhm… “Happy fapping! And remember, don’t wank more than twice a day, or you’ll end up as Nuri-kun!”
And that’s the end of the Tester’s Corner! I’ll see you at the next game. (Which should totally be Chou Dengeki Stryker; it only makes sense. Hint hint, MangaGamer.)
I sincerely pray to god my real family won’t ever read this Tester’s Corner…