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"I've built an amazing machine! It'll summon Heroes from other universes!"
— Nanus explaining the premise of the game.
In the world of Mamatoto, all countries have moving castles. Because their fortresses can move the countries constantly grapple for territory. Mamatoto is the last castle of Nanus' nation, and all his life they have been fleeing from bigger countries. Nanus dreams of a world where all the countries would be united, with an end to the constant fighting.
To this end, he uses the evil-looking Mamatoto castle, as well as his inventions, to conquer the world. To do this he invented a device that will allow him to summon soldiers from another dimension by utilizing summon ore. Because he seeks to unite the world as quickly and with the least killing possible, he aims to improve his army to the point where he has such overpowering numbers that his enemies would be forced to surrender. The game follows him building up his army by venturing through the Cross Cave seeking the summon ore that will fuel his machine and summon great heroes from other dimensions.
Widenyo is a widescreen remake
of Mamanyonyo a Massive Multiplayer Crossover Strategy RPG
game featuring characters from past Alicesoft
games including the Rance, Toushin Toshi and Dai series. The game is part of the Alicesoft 2010 collection and it has received a fan-translation
which can be found here
Widenyo provides examples of:
- Alternate Continuity: Shows up with the summoned characters from the Rance series. Most of them, Rance, Sill, Kanami, Shizuka etc, are from their appearances in the "What-if" game Kichikuou Rance, while some of the newer characters, like Kenshin and Senhime, are from the mainline game, Sengoku Rance, which is in a completely different continuity. It all fit's though, since the Idenyon summons from all of the three canon continuities.
- Angel Face, Demon Face: King Kakaro has a docile face and a Slasher Smile face, which he generally only puts one when being a Dirty Old Man.
- Assist Character: A good few of the playable characters have no combat ability whatsoever and instead give bonuses to the rest of the units on the map when fielded.
- Bishōnen: Nanus is described as girly looking multiple times, to the point where Akuji almost rapes him. Other characters include the entire cast from the Alice Blue series, Rick, Tsubasa and Ragou.
- Bleached Underpants: Unlike the original Mamanyonyo, Widenyo has no H-scenes.
- Blood Knight: Senhime of Sengoku Rance makes an appearance. She isn't as inconvenienced by being summoned as some of the other characters are.
- Boys Love Genre: A couple of characters from Alice Soft's lesser know Alice Blue games also make an appearance.
- Chainmail Bikini: With the sheer amount of female fighters, from an H-Game company no less, it is to be expected that some show up, the most prominent examples being Milli and Leila from the Rance series.
- Chaste Hero: Unlike every other Alicesoft protagonist, Nanus is incredibly chaste, a virgin and completely embarrassed by anything sexual. His father, on the other hand, more than makes up for this.
- Continuity Nod: The game's opening is more or less identical to Mamatoto's up until Nanus introduces Idenyon rather than the Kids System. Even the narration is identical.
- Continuity Porn: Practically everything featured in the game is a direct reference to one of the earlier Alicesoft games, right down to the dialogue and Mooks.
- Critical Hit: There's not just one, but five different kinds of crits in the game with every character having a different percentage for each to activate. The five kinds are:
- The standard critical hit, which just boost damage.
- Dual Action, which gives the unit another turn.
- Relocation, that let's you place the enemy in a new location after the attack.
- Area, which expands the attack to a blast allowing you to hit multiple enemies.
- And lastly there's Counter, which makes the unit counterattack upon being hit and while it isn't technically a crit it's still counted in the same category
- Crutch Character: Rick is easily the strongest member of your team initially, and while there are better characters later, his availability will also make him one of your primary fighters throughout.
- Cute Monster Girls: As in most Alicesoft games, Gal Monster are present and are actually recruitable for once.
- Endless Game: The ride never ends!
- Excuse Plot: While the original plot from Mamatoto gets hinted at, it doesn't really play a large role.
- Expy: Rick, Stolin, and Patton from Mamatoto are the expies of Rick Addison, Sanada Tourin, and Patton Misnarge from the Rance series, respectively. Stolin's fairly unique in how the Mamatoto version came first.
- Forced Level Grinding: The core gameplay element.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Story wise all characters are summoned during their own respective adventures, yet they all join you at level 1.
- Green Aesop: Tiger Joe joins your company to teach you not to waste your resources. Not that he actually does anything about it.
- Grid Inventory: Every character gets a small one.
- Hybrid Monster: One of the usable characters is a half-Hanny.
- Idiot Hair: Rizna shows up again and is immediately afraid that the residents of Mamatoto are tricking her.
- Joke Character: Gou from Daibanchou continues to live up to his title of weakest man in the world, as his attack and defense stats are awful and he has a unique ability to attract attacks from enemies.
- Large Ham: Tiger Joe is outrageously over the top. Zanma Gou and Ricardo Greyzen are also very hammy.
- Leaked Experience: Although every character joins at level 1 it's still present. XP, like in many other Alicesoft games, is an actual thing and because of a device the protagonist created, no matter who defeats the Mooks all of the experience gets collected and can then be distributed at your leisure. This makes all the grinding a lot more manageable.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: There's 156 unlockable characters, and the primary goal of the game is collecting them.
- Marth Debuted in Smash Bros.: Due to the small amount of dialogue within the game, Widenyo was translated fairly quickly at a point where only Daibanchou and several Rance games had been translated, meaning this was the debut of over 90% of the cast in english as well as causing confusion over the presence of two Ricks within the game.
- Mighty Glacier: Characters like Red Death have incredibly high health, defense and attack power, but have fewer move spaces than most of the other fighters as well as needing very high amounts of experience points to level up.
- Mooks: Haniwa, Alicesoft's iconic mooks, appear as enemies.
- Non-Action Guy: Despite his technological prowess, Nanus doesn't fight at all, and instead sits around summoning characters from Idenyon. It's suggested that you're controlling him when you distribute experience and deploy units, making him The Strategist.
- Panthera Awesome: Tiger Joe.
- Purposely Overpowered: Rance is an absolute beast and is one of the only characters that have a S-rank in Talent. Given that he is the protagonist of AliceSoft's flagship series and one of the most popular characters in eroge history, this makes sense.
- Not to mention the fact that this is Rance from the What If? continuity where he takes over the world.
- Random Number God
- Red Baron: There're two versions of Rick in the game. One is the alternate Mamatoto version of him and the other is the original Rick from the Rance World with his iconic red armor on, known just as "Red Death" in the game.
- Rule of Cute: Every character, no matter what they looked like in their original game, looks adorable in Widenyo.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: Satsu, the heroine of Daiakuji, is a tiny schoolgirl who uses a multishot rocket launcher in battle.
- Super-Deformed: The main art style.
- Unexpected Character: Alice-chan, the mascot of Alicesoft appears as one of the obtainable characters.
- You'd expect Rouga, the protagonist of Daibanchou to be there representing his series, but instead it's his older brother Gou.
- Verbal Tic: Multiple examples, but the most obvious one is Arietta's "Nyo" which the game uses in its title.
- The Wise Prince: Nanus, in rare Alicesoft form, is presented as a kindhearted, mature and intelligent young man who wants the best for his kingdom. His father, King Kakaro, is far more depraved and unruly, but still cares about the well being of his kingdom and subjects.
- Yakuza: Characters from Daiakuji get pulled to Mamatoto by Nanus, almost all of them having at least direct ties to the mafia.