Video Game / Sacrifice Girl

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Sacrifice Girl: The Curse of Demon Snake is a 2D Survival Horror doujin game made by Fox Eye, the same people who made Holdover, Sufferer, Hades Vanquish, and BLUE GUARDIAN: Margaret.

You play as Miyo, a young blue-haired girl who has been offered up as a sacrifice to the demon snakes of an underwater cave after the guardian dragon was killed. Miyo's goal is to survive and make it back to the surface, preferably without drowning or getting eaten by the demon snakes.

The game's website is available in Japanese and English.


Sacrifice Girl contains examples of:

  • Author Appeal: It should come as no surprise that this is a Fox Eye game. Not only does pretty much the entire game take place underwater, but the risk of drowning is very present.
  • Automatic New Game: As the page image explains, you can control Miyo the very moment her coffin appears in the game's title screen. She can actually end up drowning in the coffin if you wait too long to let her out. And if you wait until her coffin reaches the bottom to let her out, she inescapably gets eaten by a demon snake that opens up what could've otherwise been her only way out of her small walled-in spot.
  • Beat Still, My Heart: The evil heart responsible for the damaging red seaweed.
  • Burial at Sea/Buried Alive: How the game starts. Miyo's first order of business is to escape from her stone coffin.
  • Darker and Edgier: This game is by far Fox Eye's darkest and bloodiest game, even more so than Holdover, on top of being their first and only Survival Horror, so far. The blood can be switched off, however, but the terrifying monsters that threaten the seemingly-helpless Miyo, along with the game's more melancholic music direction still make it quite a chilling experience to play through compared to most of the rest of Fox Eye's catalog.
  • Death from Above: Falling rocks are another of the many dangers Miyo faces. The flat ones force you downward and waste valuable air. The spiked ones do damage to you.
  • Dem Bones: Aside from the snakes, you will also encounter skeletal fish that like to nibble on you.
  • Difficulty Levels: Normal (which is easier on you), and Original (which is quite tough).
  • Eaten Alive: What will happen to you if any of the Demon Snakes catch you.
  • Faceless Eye: Some surfaces sport giant eyes that shoot you with lasers if they see you. The red seaweed also sometimes has eyes.
  • Fanservice: Miyo wears very skimpy sacrificial attire, and her sprite in game is practically naked (though of the Barbie Doll Anatomy type).
  • Feelies: The full version of the game can actually be downloaded from what is listed on DLSite as the "Trial Version", thus counting as a Freeware Game. However, buying it from DLSite will also give you several illustrations and wallpapers alongside the game itself, including a scrapped concept of Miyo being freed by a unnamed boy.
  • Human Sacrifice: What do you expect from the title of the thing?
  • 100% Completion: Collecting all the crystals and the Secret gets you an extra picture at the end of the game.
  • Leitmotif: If you hear the flute and violin start up with their long Scare Chord, that means one of the dreaded Demon Snakes has found you, and you need to get away.
  • Metroidvania: While pretty much all of the action consists of swimming, you need to collect items in order to progress through the game, and there are certain areas that cannot be accessed or survived without the oxygen item, which doubles your Oxygen Meter and allows you to stay underwater longer.
  • One-Woman Wail: The music that plays during the segment with the red seaweed and the evil heart.
  • Oxygen Meter: A Fox Eye trademark. In this game, your Oxygen Meter doubles as your Life Meter, and depletes if you get hit by lasers, nibbled on by fish, have spiked rocks fall on you, or take damage from the red seaweed powered by the evil heart.
  • Perpetual Frowner: It's been noted on the game's website that Miyo never smiles. Though given her situation, it's pretty hard to. This is only averted in some of the wallpapers she's in, which likely took place either before or after the events of the game.
  • Run or Die: When a Demon Snake shows up, running (or more accurately, swimming) is your only option, as harpoons will avail you nothing against them. When you resurrect the Dragon with the Dragon Pearl, you get to turn the tables on the bastards in grand fashion.
  • Save Point: The air pockets you find throughout the game serve as these. Fewer of them count as savepoints in Original mode.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: And in Miyo's case, they are a constant cause for Oh, Crap!
  • Super-Persistent Predator: The snakes. Sometimes you can trick them into going through stone barriers you need to pass through, and sometimes some simple evasion is sufficient. The later ones, however, are quite persistent in chasing you down.
  • Under the Sea: Miyo's struggle for survival takes place in an underwater cave. In fact, unlike every other Fox Eye game that has both over and underwater traveling, this game only has controls for swimming, since Miyo never reaches land until the very end of the game.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Miyo's hair is a dark blue.


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