The main selling point of a video game for me is whether or not it has cute little girls in it.
Help me find some retro games with which to sate my depravity, /vr/.
Pic related is a good example of the sort of game I'm looking for.
I'm interested in this topic as well. The only retro examples that come to my mind are Cotton, KiKi KaiKai and perhaps retro Touhou.
I just bought Survival Kids for Gameboy the other day because you can play as a 10-year-old girl and it looks cute and fun.
>Who wants to see that?
She's actually still pretty cute even when she grows up, as far as I'm concerned, though obviously kindergarten Arle is on a whole different level. She's freakin hilarious.
Sadly I don't remember very many little girls on Saturn.
Plenty of teenagers, of course.
Balloon Fight GB
Apple Town Story (which is just the Famicom port of Little Computer People with a little girl instead of a man)
Momoko 120% (but she grows up so probably not)
Madou Monogatari Hanamaru Daiyouchienji
Some great suggestions in this thread, you have all done me a great service.
Loopop Cube for PlayStation, there's NDS/PSP versions too
Salad a cute
All Izumi Takemoto games (and interactive movies) are great for cute girls. Loopop Cube is about the only one that is playable without knowing Japanese, though. Even then you loose understanding the sillycute cutscenes.
Picture is Yumimi Mix.
Daina Airan or
This is probably the best real-time console-based 2D animation I've seen. It's like many PCE cutscenes (except this one is on the Saturn) just more of it and they're moving more too. Interactive movie with no FMV in sight. Story is really cute too.
Tekipaki Working love, which is a raising simulator where you train your underlings and they take on (very) varying jobs. The story progresses through the jobs and results change depending on who you assign to what (remember also that some jobs might fit one person better etc.)
The blonde one is a guy btw.
His manga, illustrations, and other stuff is also phenomenally cute, and it's a shame none of it is translated and that he is not known more in the west.
I'm going to post the cover for the PC-FX version, because cute.
Yumimimix is so great.
I found the cover for what seems to be a Drama CD or soundtrack (or both) for Daina Airan.
I need to find this and listen to it.
I forgot about anime license games.
That's a good area to investigate.
Do you like pokemon, OP? Try Touhoumon and raise a team of fighting lolis. Otherwise play a Harvest Moon game and woo some little farmer girls.
>The protagonist's voice actor is a former AV actress turned normal actress.
>One of the people who worked on that game ended making the Wild Arms and Symphogear series.
I wonder what more surprises it will have
Also, Panel de Pon, essentially Tetris Attack with cute fairies and different enemy AI (focuses more on short but constant small chains instead of gigantic chains over everything else.)
OP here, once again thanks for all your contributions. I'd have never found half these games without your help.
I'm sorry to break the flow, but could we take a moment to appreciate Madou Monogatari's soundtrack?
Never played the game, probably never will, but I love the music.
>with a straight face
> it's a shame none of it is translated
Actually, one of his manga works is translated, Transistor Venus.
Pretty fun read, especially if you're into yuri.
>She grows up in later games, doesn't she? Who wants to see that? Not me, that's for sure.
She still looks cute.
Plus, the later games have a better system. My favourite is the Saturn Madou Monogatari, which is very playable even without knowing runes. You only need translations for the gear names, which are hilarious - the attack weapons for Arle are magical tiaras, while for Rulue they are knuckledusters.
It's not a dungeon crawler though, but if you want that, there is also Waku Puyo Dungeon, which is an overhead crawler with randomly generated maps and item crafting (the best gears are only available by combining existing ones in specific order, and they are insanely powerful from what I remember). It is also difficult as fuck since the game measures how much food you have eaten, and if you get hungry, you will do 1% damage.
she's a hag in the later games. Ruined.
Rod Land always seems like a much more lewd game than it actually is, must be my dirty mind
Alternatively, I imagine a world where everyone looks like Rod from Pokemon TCG.
Keio Flying Squadron probably qualifies.
what is this?
There aren't really that many after the initial wave of Lolita games.
Most eroge have ages in the double digits with one or two lolis at most.
Plus Op said he wanted cute instead of lewd.
Saturn is full of games with cute girls in them.
Princess Crown has been the most disappointing Saturn game I've ever played next to Marvel Super Heroes.
The game is just slow paced as all fuck, and both the backgrounds and music was meh. The spritework and the cooking system are the only noteworthy things about the game.
They're better on /v/ anyway. Interestingly a lot of modern eroge do a fun job of imitating /vr/ type platformers and RPGs. It's to lower production costs of course, but it's an interesting phenomenon.
>fushigi no yume no alice
watch out for this one and its wonky controls.
OT: Puchi Carat
It's like breakout, but with anime portraits and voices a la Puyo Puyo.
but it has something for us slightly-more-well-adjusted weebs too.
As you say, we're not talking about the PS2 here, this is supposed to be retro.
...but if we were, Ape Escape 3 is a thing of beauty.