Happy Puzzle is a lewd puzzle game about Akito’s quest for “magic water” (and a lil’ extra-extra!)


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.



Foreword

I received a free copy of this game for review purposes — thanks HappyGames Studio!

Gameplay (3/5★)

Solve logic puzzles (or just enjoy the boobs!) Each level consists of a grid with numbered tiles. Each non-numbered tile is considered empty, and the contents of numbered tiles can be used to “fill” empty tiles in any one direction. Whenever the contents of a numbered tile cross an already-filled tile, they will “hop” to the next empty space — this is where the strategy kicks in. The goal of each level is to reach a designated tile (marked with a heart icon). Doing so will mean finding out which tiles to unload first (and in which direction!) There are a series of unlockable short stories (though it’s unclear how you unlock them — the game let me undo the padlock icon on each selection after solving a mere ten puzzles).

Story (2/5★)

Akito is a lowly servant. He works beneath Alisia, tending to her every problem. One day, she faints without warning (and she wakes in extreme heat!) She claims that her fainting spell is the result of a curse (which is rumored to be deadly in additon to arousing). In an effort to save his employer, Akito offers to bring back water from a nearby magic well. However, getting to the well is easier said than done — and let’s just say Alisia isn’t the only one affected by the curse!

Visuals (2/5★)

The titlescreen looks awful. It’s just a plain background! You’d think HappyGames Studio would have thrown a pair tantalizing tiddies on the titlescreen, but they decided flat colors were better. From “Option”, you may adjust audio and display preferences. “Extra” is effectively it’s own game, featuring bite-sized visual novel segments with minigames. The user-interface can’t be hidden. When viewing stories, it’s pretty clear where HappyGames Studio skimped on budget.

The ‘Goods’ (3/5★)

The base game does not feature any nudity or sexual content. Any remotely lewd images are heavily cropped.

Happy Puzzle : True Happy [DLC]

This DLC adds a variety of nude, static CGs as background images when solving puzzles. When viewing “Extras”, this DLC adds a single, animated sex-scene for each story. The artwork and animations are high-quality, but sometimes I spotted strange movement (like jelly faces). The scenes are not interactive, and there’s no view them without text or play only-CGs.

Verdict (2.5/5★)

If the puzzles look interesting, definitely buy — otherwise, wait for a sale. Happy Puzzle sure delivers puzzles, but I wouldn’t call them “happy” puzzles. As a matter of fact, the puzzles of Happy Puzzle are grossly out-of-place. Between them and the “extra” content, they make this title feel like copy/pasted code. If Happy Puzzle was only minigames and reading, that’d be okay. Instead, we have one-hundred puzzles that’ll only appeal to a niche audience, and some half-baked stories with sexy-time. This game has a lot of value for your dollars, but as a lewd game it’s honestly meh. Are you a puzzle guy or a boob guy?