Bikini Island Challenge is a lewd open-world RPG about finding bikini babes and fighting naked babes.


At-a-glance


(Adult) Content?
(FxM) Sexual content.

Censorship?
No. Woot! Woot!

Hours of Gameplay?
Two or three hours.

Modding Support?
No.

Patch Available?
No, not necessary.



Gameplay

Note — you must create an account with Instantiated Entertainment before you may play this game.

Go from point (A) to (B) and shoot baddies along the way. The goal of the game is to locate hidden “bikini girls” and complete fetch quests. You may explore a handful of islands, which are populated by aggressive animals and tribeswomen. Combat is fought in real time, but damage is fixed and dealt overtime. If you pick a fight with a stronger character, you lose. Thankfully, there is no penalty for death (but time). Much of the game is spent walking — between death, exploration and fetch quests, there’s plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. Enemies drop designated items, or in some cases, Credits (also earned from “Quests”), which are used to purchase gear and weapons. Be sure to level up with careful grinding!

Speaking of grinding, the grind is real.

Credits are a necessary resource to upgrade your weapons and armor (or unlock optional, lewd content). The only enemies that drop Credits don’t respawn, and there are only a few quests in the game (which yield a single, full credit). Combat is slow is tedious, and enemies that do respawn are a nuisance (and a death sentence should they spawn in pairs). If an enemy spots you, you must kill them. There is no fleeing from baddies, and they can hurt you regardless of distance. To target enemies, you must click on them — given how utterly despicable the controls are, this is easier said than done. The expmorable area is seldom populated, and you’re punished whenever you leave the beaten path.

If you’re lucky, you’ll find nothing — that or your imminent demise.

Story

Before starting a new game, you must create and name a character — I named my character “Bradrick”. It was the douchiest name I could think of to match the only available avatar (some Hawaiian-shirted, goofy-haired dude). The game starts with Bradrick touching down on Bikini Island. Through the Hostess he finds out that the island is undergoing a hostile takeover. The Nippaslappa tribe threatens Bikini Island’s benevolent, half-naked women. It’s up to Bradrick to free the island from Nippaslappa occupation, and uh. . . get his Brad. . . wick wet.

Visuals

The title-menu is nicely arranged, and the user-interface is attractive. I enjoyed the spread of bikini clad waifus. The bulk of the title-menu is dedicated to account creation, login, and a link to the publisher’s website. From “System”, you may adjust graphical preferences. There does not appear to be a way to adjust audio or display preferences. I’m unsure what purpose “Cinematics” serves; clicking on this button does nothing. The in-game interface is attractive, but I’d appreciate the ability to toggle visibility. The user-interface is not necessary for the bulk of gameplay, and I hate seeing UI when viewing sex-scenes.

The Goods

I didn’t see any adult content, although sexual animations appear to be purchasable via in-game currency. Based on the preview images available on Steam, they are. . . okay. The player character is strictly male (though a female alternative is planned). Does that mean lesbian content is in the works? He looks ridiculous, and the female characters are hit or miss. I appreciated the “armor” they wear (or in the case of enemies, lack-of.)

Verdict

Wait for updates, lots of updates. I understand Bikini Island Challenge is “Early Access” — but this game is awful. I feel like a lost a few brain cells after walking back and forth and being unfairly killed tens of times. Bikini Island Challenge is grossly unfinished. I can’t complain about the price, but in its current state I feel as though my time and storage have been wasted. Though I didn’t enjoy this game, it has the makings of a fun experience. The cast could use some work, but the explorable world is beautiful. It’s fun leveling up and acquiring randomized items and equipment. Lewd content is always welcome in my book; it’s too bad it’s locked behind hour-after-hour of grinding. I don’t recommend installing Bikini Island Challenge, but I recommend keeping an eye on this title!