Pachi Pachi On A Roll (3/5★)

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Pachi Pachi On A Roll is a “fun mix of pachinko and pinball” and other assorted mini-games.

Adult Content?
(F) Nudity.

No. Woot! Woot!

Hours of Gameplay?
One or two hours.

Patch Available?
No, not necessary.

Gameplay: published June 22nd, 2021 (4/5★)

Strategically drop your balls (LOL) and watch ’em bounce about a series of interactive stages! Pachi Pachi On A Roll is a form of “pachinko” game; simply put, you must collect “points” by bouncing your balls from assorted objects. Once you let go of your balls (hah), they leave your control (hah!) There can only be one ball on-screen at any time, so it’s important to drop ’em with care (fuck, I can’t even). There are four levels to unlock with unique mechanics to keep gameplay interesting. These “mechanics” include slot machines, runaway trains, flying saucers and disembodied hands. There’s a secret mini-game in each stage, but they require some skill to play. Not only do you have to learn a completely new set of controls and mechanics, you have to unlock them through some convoluted mechanism. Thankfully, if you fail a minigame your progress is saved until you run out of balls. Some games may require you to unlock them multiple times during a session. I only saw a few mini-games, but I failed to beat any of them before running out of balls. Simply playing the game will unlock entries in the “gallery”, but I’m unsure if the minigames offer any meaningful rewards.

Sexual Content: updated August 1st, 2021 (3/5★)

You’re able to strip each character by striking designated “pegs” (indicated by heart symbols). When they are struck four times, they are removed from the game. There isn’t any sexual content, but there is full nudity. It’s a shame, because Fujiko and Robin lesbian sex would be awesome! Regardless, their puffy tits and unshaved twats are a welcome sight. Hitting the designated pegs requires careful aim and a lot of balls (heh). It’s difficult to strip Fujiko and Robin without straying taking a pause from quests, minigames and general progression. Thankfully, your score is carried-over between rounds of gameplay (so you can strip away guilt free!)

Story: published June 22nd, 2021 (1/5★)

As far as I’m concerned, there is no story. However, Dolores Entertainment writes;

Join Fujiko and Robin, two thieves, risking all (including their clothes) to ruin the bank of the biggest 4 casinos in Money City.

This is never explained — had I not read the “about” page, there would be no reason for me to infer any part of the “story”. Also, there’s more than two characters. Based on the Steam Achievements I earned, it’s reasonable to conclude Fujiko and Robin are the two main protagonists. However, there’s a purple-haired girl that seems to act as a villain. She participates as an obstacle to and for minigames. Dolores Entertainment could have easily used visual-novel story-telling using pre-existing art to deliver the plot.

Sound: published June 22nd, 2021 (4/5★)

This game sounds like arcades and gambling — it’s satisfying. The music ain’t half-bad, and the sound of clacking balls is a joy. The titlescreen features some sort of theme song that isn’t played anywhere else in the game. It’s kind of catchy, and it’s totally appropriate. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long to repeat, but I don’t think you’ll be spending too much time on the titlescreen.

Visuals: published June 22nd, 2021 (4/5★)

The titlescreen and menu look great. I think the text is a little off-centered, but the animated background is awesome (though it has virtually no relation to the actual gameplay). There doesn’t seem to be a way to adjust user-preferences, such as audio or display — talk about a fail. From the “Gallery”, you may review unlocked material. Unfortunately, none of the content can be borderless full-screened. The gallery is strictly comprised of conceptual art (so you’re not missing out on much). Pachi Pachi On A Roll offers a wonderful array of movement and flashy colors. Visually, this game is spot-on. The graphics and user-interface are a delight. Beyond the titlescreen, Pachi Pachi On A Roll appears to be a polished game that’s sure to evoke some sense of gambling and grandeur.

Verdict: updated August 1st, 2021 (3/5★)

This a fun time killer, but I still think it’s twice-overpriced. It’s a nine-dollar arcade game with an hour’s worth of content (maybe two hours for achievement hunters). However, I have to commend Pachi Pachi On A Roll for mechanically interesting gameplay. Dolores Entertainment took full advantage of the digital medium by offering a form of pachinko that couldn’t be replicated in real-life. I’m stoked Dolores Entertainment added full nudity to this game — skin is a powerful motivation to play with your balls. As much as I enjoyed the variety of levels, I think this game would have benefited from a unified theme. The last level offers a wonderful (and surprisingly difficult) fantasy-themed rendition of pachinko. If the entire game looked like the last level, that’d be pretty dope (and Dolores Entertainment could sell themed sequels!) I enjoyed this game the first time around. I had no problem revisiting to check out the new “Adult Content Update!” Pachi Pachi On A Roll needs more content, but naked ladies are a step in the right direction!

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