You find yourself in a bed at your school's infirmary. You remember nothing about yourself except your name and... that's pretty much it. On top of that, it's Valentine's Day, you've got an unlabeled box of chocolates sitting in your bag, and a few of your "friends" are here to see you. What in the world happened? Who are you? Who are these guys? And more importantly... Who are these chocolates for?!
Froot Basket Valentine takes place in a sort of progressive Japanese high school. I tried my very best to write the protagonist without using any gender-specific pronouns to test my writing skills. I hope it gives you warm, fuzzy, shoujo manga feelings~! Just don't get too comfortable with that vibe... All is not as it seems...
... When I used the walkthrough XD I'm usually not that bad at picking the right choices for LIs, but this game was just on another level, haha.
Honestly, in love with Paer-sensei, but would also love to get absolutely railed by the psycho, Momotarou. When the main menu- you know- I am delighted to say I started to feel chills. This was brilliant.
at first I got all the bad endings before reading the guide 😂 and I really was so happy when I read it and got to see their faces I was grining like an idiot 😂 anyway I really liked all of them like literally all of them I just wanted it to be longer than that and everyone of them to get their long route it's so good comedy sweet and creepy too and that creepy guy momo something his route was kinda scary but really why games like this can't be a little longer?
So like, i managed to put the story together and everything, but i guess it felt a little open ended? Without getting into spoilers or anything when i found the guy the chocolates were for things seemed to happen suddenly and with an unclear resolution, at least in the good end.
The bad end i have no doubts as to what happened xD
Anyways great game regardless! I guess i'm just wondering if i'm supposed to feel as confused and out of the loop as i wound up feeling?
Okay, this has been a long gap from me gjving rating to writing the comment but oh well revisiting this short twisty adorable otome once in a while is good for my weak heart. Such a good writing for gender neutral protagonist, too!
I can't choose between Beau, Pierre, or Appolo/Ringo as the favorite. One is my favorite trope of childhood friend, another is the first route I achieved his Happy Ending within a single playthrough and without looking at the guide, but also questioning my taste in teacher-high schooler love story. THEN comes my favorite fruit in the dorky doctor suit completed with the revealation of his glasses while I already warned and chanted in my mind you bet itwill be a sour-sweet romance like his head, brace the sourness and surprise he already had SO who you also know very well but still helping us and realizing it is the third-person trope that hits too close to home.... so, Appolo wins :'D
My only concern and actually the best part of it is collecting the piece of mystery and the implication of Momotarou's devilish cultist sacrifice obsession towards us through the chocolate. If the protagonist would redeveloping feelings to the other six characters (friendship or romance, up to intepretation and expectation) and finally share the ominous gift, then later stated that eating the chocolate perhaps plus the power of those lovely feelings with the chosen character, lol IS the cure...
Have we ever eat the chocolate before meeting Momotarou at the stall? We are still in his influence, aren't we??
Thanks so much for your rating and for this comment~ I'm so happy you enjoyed the game enough to play it multiple times and I'm glad you enjoy the characters too! Cx A prequel game is in the works and hopefully some questions will be answered. Please look forward to that one as well~ Thank you again <3 C:
ahh~ thank you so much! i'm so happy you had fun with it, and i'm glad you think all the characters are likable. Cx i love beau's energy! he is pretty awesome hahah! thanks for leaving a comment~ i really appreciate it C:
I'm super late to the party but I still wanted to leave a comment. I went into this game totally blind and nearly choked on my food when I saw the sprites. Then I had a good laugh at the characters' names. This game helped me release some stress and gave me a much needed laugh, so thanks for making this!
Despite the awesome comedy, the happy endings for each character were really heartfelt and even bittersweet at times. I especially liked the friendship between Spine and the MC. It was so wholesome and made me like her even more.
I gotta ask though, in Momotarou's CGs, are they laying on the bathroom floor? That's all I could think about during those scenes and I need to know the truth.
Also, love the Hatoful Boyfriend vibes in this game! :D
Thanks for making Froot Basket Valentine, I had a lot of fun with it!
Oh! No worries! You're not late to anything hahaha! I appreciate your comment~!
I'm glad it gave you a laugh Cx It was supposed to be a gag game at first, but I really wanted to try something different. I'm also happy you liked the endings!
I had a lot of fun writing Spine. I think deep down she's a lot like me in a way (hence the pineapple, bahaha). And yes! They are on the bathroom floor in those CGs, ehehe... Not very appealing or romantic to know that... ahaha so gross... ^_^;
I spent so much time playing this game, so I just wanted to say this is truly amazing! also I really loved all the endings! especially pink haired boy's, which was an awesome surprise for me! keep up the amazing work!
I just started playing it today and I really liked it. It's a nice change of page. Fruit boys? Who would've thought xD. Great job with the game. I love the CGs with their real face. The boys were so cute they caught me off guard. I also did a let's play of the game^^
Loved it! Was really fun going through all the bad and good endings to piece the story together and then finally getting to meet the elusive Momotarou and get both of his endings. Great stuff, revealing their faces in the cgs was a nice touch.
Wowie~ I'm so glad you enjoyed it and that the endings were worth the read and wait. And thanks so much! The other games I have out here as of 5/2019 are demos for other projects I'm working on. APC! is my priority right now, but The Salaryman will follow soon after! Thanks so much for your interest! Cx
I just got all the endings. It seems like to get the "true end" or to find out about the chocolates, you have to play through all the ends, including the bad ones as well. Not sure how far you've gotten in getting the ends though, because some of them are tricky and you also have play around with answers when he asks you if you remember him or not. :)