Happy Quest is a match-three game about a hired-hand and his sexual run-ins with his employers.


At-a-glance


(Adult) Content?
(FxM) Sexual content.

Censorship?
No. Woot! Woot!

Hours of Gameplay?
Three or four hours.

Modding Support?
No.

Patch Available?
Download as DLC.



Foreword

I received a free copy of this game from the developers. Thanks guys!

Gameplay

Match rows of like-colors to slay monsters! Happy Quest is a match-three game with a few twists. Monsters occupy one side of the screen, and they must be dispatched by launching attacks via appropriately placed matches and “combos”. Row-based attacks deal the most damage, but they don’t have the same spread or combo-potential of column-attacks. The color of gamepieces decides their element, and enemies are randomly assigned elemental strengths and weaknesses. It’s important to consider when to column and when to row, taking care not to waste attacks and exploiting weaknesses. It’s unwise to spam attacks — you have a limited number of turns, so every move counts. Whether you win or lose, you’ll earn “gold” which can be used to upgrade your attacks or special abilities. Between levels you will unlock visual-novel segments (or sex-scenes!)

Though Happy Quest is an interesting game, it could use a little balance.

The strength and fervor of combos is largely based on RNG; though skill helps set them up, sometimes your attacks fall flat. This becomes more problematic in later stages, where enemies both regenerate and rapidly duplicate. Once enemies start obtaining temporary invincibility, the game becomes more a crap-shoot than test of skill. It felt as though most of my wins were a combination of calculation and dumb lucklots of dumb luck. On the brighter side, the money you earn from losing is quite substantial. Chances are, with every loss you’ll be able to swing back with multiple upgrades. I found that “spells” are essential to fight ruts of bad RNG, but when you upgrade them they cost more magic (decreasing their viability!) I suggest only upgrading spells a few times, just enough to kill late-game enemies that can replicate.

Oh! And don’t invest into “Magic Regeneration” more than a few times, it has substantial diminishing returns!

Story

The protagonist (whom I named “Fabio”) is a boy in need of work; his story begins with princess, and as he collects new work he meets a wide cast of busty (and very. . . grateful) employers! To read a full-playthrough, click here!

Visuals

The titlescreen is bright and cheery, but otherwise mundane. You can adjust audio, display and language preferences from the “Settings” menu. “Demo 18+” allows you to view a random sex-scene, which are unlocked in-game (but don’t have to be unlocked when viewed from “demo mode”.) Unlocked CGs are tied to save games, and viewable from the level-select screen. However, I couldn’t figure out a way to hide the user-interface or version number (on the bottom left corner of the screen.) The user-interface is high-quality, though it looks strikingly similar to other match-three titles I have played. Overall, this game is a pleasure to view and gameplay is a satisfying mess of special effects!

The Goods

There are ten animated sex-scenes to see, and each character has a lewd and full-nude, animated portrait. Five of the sex-scenes are interactive, allowing you to choose from a variety of sex-moves to advance a “lust” meter. As the meter is filled, the subject(s) will first lose their clothes, and the scene will ultimately progress to warm, juicy, climax. The other five scenes are visual-novel segments, detailing the protagonists final interactions with the women he helps (until you know, explosive climax!) The sex-scenes are wonderfully animated, and the artwork is phenomenal. Don’t expect anything depraved or kinky — at worst I saw some unorthodox insertions, light BDSM and an extra set of hands!

Verdict

I fully recommend this game. What can I say? Happy Quest is a steal at two USD with meaningful gameplay and wonderful lewd content. However, this game is rough around the edges; the English isn’t great and the balance could use some, well balance. It felt as though most of the battles I won or lost were due almost exclusively to RNG. By the time you reach the end of the game, combat becomes frustrating and there isn’t a whole lot you can do about it — just pray alrighty RNGesus. The visuals are great, and it’s not often I like the male lead. I dunno guys, but he’s kinda hot. Ten-outta-ten would suck him watch him pork an elf and a succubus at the same time!