Become a student in the spicy ‘visual novel’ Summertime Saga! The story begins when the main protagonist’s father dies, meaning the debt he owed to the Mafia becomes the responsibility of you and your family.
Summertime Saga doesn’t have a strictly linear development, you are free to visit any part of the city whenever you wish, and interact with all the characters you meet along the way. But only three events can be completed per day, after that you must go to sleep, starting a new day.
Your protagonist has a series of attributes which can be slowly improved as you participate in events. For example, improve your charisma by competing in rap battles, or your physical attributes by going to the gym.
Graphical adventures for adults have been released constantly ever since this genre first appeared. Amongst the most popular ones we undoubtedly have to mention the Sierra classic Leisure Suit Larry, in which had to help a peculiar run-down character to make it big in the nightclubbing world. It became a great hit at the end of the 80s’ thanks to its graphics that made the most of 256-color VGA graphics cards, giving way to the prolific Larry saga.
Those of us who were lucky enough to play point-and-click graphical adventures back then and that have now been overtaken by other genres and styles within the adventure games universe, usually welcome any new game that’s inspired by this same gameplay although the truth is that on Android it’s not exactly the same because we can’t use our mouse.
A classic graphical adventure for adults
Well, Summertime Saga is game funded by Patreon and that’s come to revive those graphical adventures for adults in a title that we can download both in APK format for Android in versions for Windows and Mac computers.
With graphics that remind us of Japanese manga, although adapted to a Western audience, this is a story in which the main character has to deal with the murder of his father whilst he lives an ordinary lifeat school. Well, not exactly ordinary but he lives surrounded by semi-naked women with curves that defy the laws of physics. That’s why it’s for adults because there are a few situations that would need to be rated as 18+.
It’s hard to find out who killed your father with so many distractions.
With regard to the gameplay, we’re talking about a point-and-click adventure with a first-person view in which we can interact with different elements on the scenario (open, pick up, handle…), talk to other characters of the likes of Judith, Roxxy or Jenny, move around the settings…
All in all, it’s not the best graphical adventure in history (that honor probably belongs to The Secret of Monkey Island or The Day of The Tentacle) but it’s quite decent. However, we can’t be too happy about the fact that it has to show semi-nude women to attract a possible audience.Requirements and additional information:
- Minimum operating system requirements: Android 4.1.
- The installation of the app by means of the APK file requires the activation of the “Unknown sources” option within Settings>Applications.
One of the most interesting elements of Summertime Saga is, like most ‘visual novels’, you can develop romantic relationships with many of the characters. Learn more and more interesting details about the character’s backstories as you get to know them better.
Go on an adventure with Summertime Saga! You’ll enjoy the entertaining (and sometimes a bit risqué) story, numerous subplots, and strikingly good graphics.