Written by Rastafoo69, edited by Otaku Apologist

Magical Girl Sarah, a hentai RPG developed by circle yaminabedaiichikantai. Released August 5, 2017. Download on DLSite for 12.00. For PC Windows. No voice acting. Censored genitals.

Sarah is a half-demon magical girl on a mission to save the world! Alongside her young friend Horun, their job is to fight the forces of evil! But be careful! The monsters only care about one thing.

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STORY

Demons from another dimension have invaded earth! The men are killed and enslaved while the women are used as breeding sows for more monsters! Humanity was hopelessly outmatched until the Pilgrim Cats appeared!

Sarah is the dark-skinned titular character while Horun is her short and shy sidekick. Sarah is half demon, but her human traits are dominant. Due to discrimination, Sarah has developed an aloof and individualistic personality. Horun on the other hand, is more emotional and willing to rely on others. They balance each other out.

This is the fourth game in the Magical Girl series. Settings, characters, system information, and more are all written in the help section of the pause menu. Feel free to read it if you’re into the lore.

There is no overall plot. Sarah and Horun go to the demon base and defeat their leader, the end. If you return to the demon base after beating the game, the secret ending plays. I recommend avoiding it.

In the secret ending, the pilgrim cats are revealed to be evil. Then you get one-shot by a cat in a scripted defeat scene. The cat has infinite health and even using cheats, the battle is still scripted as a loss. Sarah and Horun are enslaved for the rest of their lives by the demon army. That is the true ending of the game. It was not well written or exciting, it just felt extremely cheap. Honestly, a stupid writing decision.

GAMEPLAY

The game was created in RPG Maker VX Ace, using systems carried over from the developer’s previous game, Magical Girl Tetra. Move with the arrow keys. Press Shift to run. Press A to speed up the entire game including animations. This speeds up the game’s internal clock, so it will still count time as if you watched the whole cutscene.

Rather than a standard level-up system, this game relies on points. These points are distributed to whichever skills you choose to customize your characters. There is no equipment or skill acquisition system. Consequently, skills are percentage-based, rather than scaled to level. To raise the power of your skills, you must put points into the ATK stat.

There is one dungeon for the entire 3 hours of gameplay. To stretch this out, the game forces you to backtrack constantly. At one point, you need to find 44 pickup spots across the entire demon base. The justification is that you’re “scouting it”, but in reality you’re just running from location to location.

Stats are explained in the help menu, like how luck increases your critical strike chance. Sensitivity levels rise as your girls get more sexually experienced, making them more vulnerable to sexual harassment during combat. The turn-based combat style is typical for the genre, though there are some quirks like the ability to rematch boss battles after beating them.

The story can only progress when you have both Sarah and Horun in your party. It is possible to lose one if they run out of health in battle. If that happens, they are captured and taken to monster HQ. They will not return until you go and save them. This is the “Capture System” circle yaminabedaiichikantai is well known for.

Improvements on this system include the addition of “hate levels” and “communication crystals”. You can check on your party mate (to watch the sex scenes) with the crystal in your inventory.

When your partner is captured, an area to the south-east becomes available. Depending on which girl you’re using, you’ll start at a different section of the maze dungeon. Navigate to the prison and try to avoid tentacle traps that drain your health. If you die trying to save your companion, it’s game over.

Similarly, if you take too long to rescue them or their sexual sensitivity is too high, you’ll get a game-over. This is because the girl has “The Demon’s Final Ritual” performed on her. First her magic power is drained, then her magic core is polluted. This happens via a sexual minigame where you control the monsters and decide how to violate the prisoner.

GRAPHICS

The art is drawn in the anime style. Smooth legs, flashy clothing, and an overuse of lighting on the hair makes this a classic product from this developer. While you might find it all cheesy, it’s all in service of the ‘Final Ritual’ system explained above.

Once their magic power is stolen from them, Horun’s light purple hair turns brown and Sarah’s silver hair turns jet black. Once their magic core is corrupted, they lose their flashy clothing entirely, never to become magic girls again. It’s the process of slowly losing their original designs, that makes the corruption so impactful. Very few games go this far in showing a fall from grace.

There are 12 CGs in total. All scenes are monster sex with a focus on bondage via ropes or tentacles. While Sarah is tall and womanly, Horun is more petite and cute. This gives each of them a unique appeal and encourages players to find all the scenes. I loved to get Sarah fucked and watch it from the vision crystal while she waited for me to save her.

Stock assets are used throughout the game. Whether it’s the demon base having stained glass windows or the abandoned buildings, there are many moments with a clear disconnect between the visuals and the lore. Even worse, there is no backlog or ability to hide text boxes. It’s clear the developer put most of his time into the CG art rather than the game itself. Heck, even the final boss is just a stock enemy asset!

VOICE ACTING AND SOUND EFFECTS (SFX)

Magical Girl Sarah has no voice acting.

All audio is stock assets from the RPG Maker library. Due to the lack of skill aquisitions, you’ll hear all available sound effects within your first ten minutes of the game. Naturally over a three hour experience, they’re going to get stale quickly.

MUSIC

There are 20 tracks in total, all from the RPG Maker library. Many of the tracks share a melody, just with a varied tempo in order to extend or constrict the track. Therefore, none are memorable. They all blend together into a forgettable fog of turn-based combat. Considering the amount of necessary grind for stat points, I recommend muting the game and playing your own music instead.

HENTAI

There are 12 scenes in total. All scenes are unlocked in the recollection room once the game is completed.

Sex almost always has the girls suspended in the air, usually via tentacles or chains. Don’t expect loving missionary or cowgirl here! Similarly, erotic dialogue also fits the theme of kidnapping, with the girls resisting and claiming they’ll never give in before having another climax.

The focus of the game is not on virginity or sex stats, it’s on the “Magic Drain” and “Core Pollution” scenes. When captured by monsters, a girl gets fucked so hard, she’ll lose tons of her magical power. And if you don’t save her in time, her heart becomes “polluted”, so she can never use magic again! The demons have finally and fully owned her! She’s demon property now and there’s no going back! If you love being dominated and owned, this is the perfect game for you.

My primary complaint is the lack of impregnation. While dialogue indicates magical girls can get impregnated by monsters, it never happens! Even if it was a pregnancy ending, that would be enough for me. Sadly, this game won’t even show the fertilization. I ended up waiting so long for nothing.

CONCLUDING WORDS

Magical Girl Sarah is a simple RPG experience full of grinding. The story and sound design are basic, but the “Final Ritual” system is super erotic! I’d love to see this feature return in future games with the addition of virginity and impregnation mechanics.

Download Magical Girl Sarah. If you want more from the developer, then check out our review of Magical Fighting Princess Lilstea.

Overall
2.6
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  • Gameplay
  • Story
  • Music
  • SFX
  • Hentai