HENTAI SAVES AUSTRALIA is a lewd swippy-swappy puzzle game about a kick ass aussie and Bluey the koala.


At-a-glance


(Adult) Content?
(F) Nudity.

Censorship?
No. Woot! Woot!

Hours of Gameplay?
Thirty minutes.

Modding Support?
No.

Patch Available?
No, not necessary.



Foreword

I originally published a review for HENTAI SAVES AUSTRALIA on February 12th, 2020. I have updated that review, to reflect my thoughts on this game as of September, 2020. After reviewing this game, I was contacted by the developer — I believe this was during some sort of great wildfire in his country, and as bad as that was it was the least of his is troubles. . . I hope he’s doing alright these days. I was critical towards HENTAI SAVES AUSTRALIA due to it lacking what I considered “staple features” for swippy-swappies at the time (which I still stand by). The problem with this game is that it brings nothing to the table that sets it apart from the competition, and it lacks functionality that similarly priced (or outright free) titles offer. If I remember correctly, the blue koala mascot’s name is “Bluey”

Bluey was a dear friend of the developer, but I don’t think he’s still around — may he live-on from our hard drives.

Gameplay

Swap tiles around a board to unscramble an image. There are fifteen puzzles total, starting with four pieces and ending with forty-nine. Whenever you complete a puzzle, its respective CG is unlocked in the gallery.

Story

There is no in-game exposition. However, there is a busty, scantily-clothed lady with military-themed attire and a gun — and she means business! She’s got a companion, some sort of cutesy blue koala bear. At least, I think he’s a koala. . . and together they save Australia!

Visuals

The game features a wavering Australian flag and a fire flickering from below. It’s super patriotic (and the visual effects should definitely be toggleable). There is no titlescreen, just the level select menu. You can access the gallery, mute and exit the game from the main screen. As the artwork is rendered in a 1:1 aspect ratio, it cannot be probably fullscreened (even if “fullscreen” was an option).

The Goods

There’s ten static CGs to unlock, each with a busty waifu and her blue friend. The waifu is 3D-rendered, and she looks great! What’s unfortunate is the lack of full nudity or sexual content. Her dark skin n’ hairy muff are pretty hot, but you literally only get to see them all once. The backdrop looks stylish, but it’s not very thematic for a game about saving Australia. She accompanied by a cute mascot, though I find that his hand-drawn style clashes with his 3D partner.

Verdict

I don’t recommend this game. HENTAI SAVES AUSTRALIA is a below-average swippy-swippy with missed potential. Had the artwork been fullscreenable, and designed to fill a modern widescreen, this game would have met my expectations. There are equal-priced titles with better functionality and rewards for your commitment.