Status: Available on Hentaishare
I don’t really go for the rehashed nurse genre in hentai games but the anime of Special Ward interested me enough in it to play it. In it a female doctor is crazy enough to test a drug on herself that causes her to grow a male organ. She then takes the liberty of raping her nursing staff until they are pregnant just to test out the effectiveness of her drug. Suffice it to say I wanted to see what the game was like after watching it.
I was lucky enough to get this special requested but then disappointed to then find out that the game is nothing like the anime.
A rough AGTH translation of the game nets you an understanding of why all these poor nurses are being raped left and right but the plot was changed considerably. Ryakko, the researcher who raped the nurses in the anime returns, but this time as a Heroine character.
The main character is a young, disgraced doctor who is newly assigned to the hospital. It is hinted that Ryakko has blackmailed the doctor into cooperation. Ryakko offers him a position at the hospital an in return he will test out her new fertility drug on the unsuspecting staff of nurses on the special late night shift. He’ll have the choice of which to make into “research subjects” and then write up a report on the results.
Initially the doctor has qualms about a plan that basically amounts to rape but Ryakko assures him that the drug also has an added effect of memory loss. The escapades of the nights before are forgotten the morning after. Add to that is the drug is like a supped up Viagra giving the slimy doc. more stamina and making his sperm more potent.
I could just tell that the main character is a worthless bastard. Half the game is taken up with inner dialogue about his fear of getting caught. After two successful conquests you can decide to enter the games “multiple rape” routes. Which run parallel to the normal “multiple pregnancy” routes. In it you’ll start to circumvent Ryakko’s authority and use different methods until you target her as well.
With all that said the plot actually makes sense even though it sounds like a perverted old man’s fantasy. It just wasn’t as exciting without Ryakko as the main character. Instead I get reams of text about from a main character who can’t stop whining like a bitch.
Design is confusing to say the least. Special Ward is the type of game where you are given a map of the hospital and allowed to select which characters you’ll interact with at that floor. There you get all the plot details and start raising event flags and such. The problem is that there are absolutely no clues as to what to do and in what order. It may not be a flaw to Japanese speakers but for english speaking audience it is a pain in the ass. Once the appropriate requirements are met the girl is accessible for your nocturnal adventures. The game splits activities by the time of day (morning, noon. Night) so plan accordingly.
Hentai sequences are like clockwork because they all take place in the nigh shift at the end of the day where the hospital is empty save for you, Ryakko, and the nurse that is your target. They are all triggered when you enter Ryakko’s office and a selection menu allows you to choose your victim. (Pay attention to the character’s faces when you muse over their selection card. They go from normal to extremely nervous. It is rather funny.)
Select the girl and you are off.
Music sucks big time in this game and gets repetitive. Mute the shit in the option menu for your own sanity.
The menus are run of the mill crap. Purple and green textboxes don’t endear themselves to me and make the game look a bit slipshod. The main menu features all the usual stuff. (CG, Memory, Music Mode)
Art and character design save the game for the most part. Bishop games (good or bad) have a certain distinct look and feel about them. Characters are attractive but could have been better. There are enough different personalities and body types to keep your interest. A perverted game device lets you strip the main characters down to nothing with some sort of X-Ray vision technique. There is no explanation as to why you can do this but it is a neat touch. A lot of H games can get boring and the option to just strip down a girl in the game while she is lecturing you is fun. Entertain yourself with a harem of nurses running around in their underwear.
Obviously most of it is rape but after a few rounds with each girl they eventually break from the drugs. During an scene you get two options. The first will be to use a blue or white pill. That will decide if you follow the rape (blue) or Pregnancy (white) routes. The second option is coming inside or outside. If your objective is to get them pregnant then you’ll be shooting your spunk inside them more often then not.
The sequences are not confined to one place. You’ll be raping girls in the medical room, library, on top of X-ray equipment. etc. Basically like an episode of the TV show Nip Tuck.
Too much dialogue during the sex ruins it though. Everybody likes the content but not when it lasts 15 minutes plus.
Here are some tags. If you see your fetish then good for you.
Bukkake, Cumshot, Rape, Nurses, Drugs/Mind Control, and Multiple Pregnancy.
Bottom Line: An semi-enjoyable game with a multitude of options for characters and H-sequences but to much dialogue and repetitive gameplay bogs it down. It also has significant differences from the anime