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Crush Crush is a Unity Dating Sim Idle Game created by Sad Panda Studios as their first game. The basic premise of the game is that you meet various girls by wrecking some part of their life, apologizing, and then eventually becoming their lover. This game does not take itself too seriously, with many pop-culture references, fourth wall and meta jokes. It's available for free on Steam and Kongregate, as well as an uncensored version on Nutaku. In 2018, SPS have announced a visual novel with the same characters (seven of them, plus two more as stretch goals). It got funded on Kickstarter in three days.


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  • Accidental Hand Hold: Discussed when Luna gets to the Awkward Besties relationship level:
    Luna: This next relationship level is called Awkward Besties. What does that mean? Am I supposed to blush when you accidentally graze my hand?
  • A-Cup Angst:
    • Discussed with some of the A-cup girls, like Luna:
      Luna: You don't think I'm... Umm... Lacking in "plot", do you? You know... Tracts of land?
    • Fumi mentions trying to artificially give herself breasts similar to Elle's. It took her less than thirty minutes to develop severe back pain.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms:
    • Implied that the protagonist has been using their socks for it, as a wank sock, by Nina in her Crush selection quote, even when the protagonist is set to female:
      Nina: I washed yer socks. What the hell have you been usin' 'em for?!
    • Poking Mio after becoming Lovers will occasionally yield:
      Mio: Please, go slowly. Most of my experience is in, um... "single player".
  • Affectionate Parody: The game pokes fun at common Dating Sim tropes a lot, especially with how most of your Meet Cutes with the girls are such disastrous failures that you need to "atone" before they give you the time of day.
  • Age Lift: Ayano is aged up from 17 to 18 in order to make the NSFW version's sex scenes legal.
  • Alien Sky: Luna remarks that the Earth is one to her after a Moonlight Stroll, as the moon isn't the color of blood. Fumi makes a similar observation, remarking that she thought the sky being blue was a "malfunction in my [glasses] chromatic sensors. Fumi's change is most certainly a result of the Lustpocalypse, and hints at just how catastrophic you unleashing Pamu actually is.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Shoes are one of the gifts that can be given to the girls to get hearts, so they all like them.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: With skills like Badass, Angst and Mysteriousness needed to win over all the girls, this applies.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Fumi also shows interest in Bonnibel (and in the other girls in general).
    • Mio mentions that she's had crushes on other "girls in video games" during her Lovers scene.
    • All the girls to an extent, as there's no change in your ability to woo them if you set your gender to female.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Bearverly's Little Bit Beastly human form has a reddish brown tint to her skin.
    • On the other hand, Karma and Sutra are both very definitely Indian, albeit from clearly different castes.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: You can spend diamonds to purchase new outfits for the girls, but only "completed" girls (those brought up to Lover level) are willing to wear them.
  • Animesque: The whole game is styled this way.
  • Anything That Moves: If it has a pulse, Nutaku will lust after it. Adorably, though, she seems thoroughly infatuated with the main character.
  • Apocalypse How: Fumi mentions she comes from a future where Mankind's libido and sex drives have been thrown irrevocably out of whack following an event called the Lustpocalypse, which is apparently also a good time to invest in lube.
  • Art Shift: Bearverly initially appears to be this, being drawn as a realistic brown bear with pink clothes and lipstick (she was originally an April Fool's Day prank).
  • Ass Shove: Pops up occasionally in the games unlockable pinups, and a few of the girls will drop hints about enjoying it, but Pamu is the only one to flip it around.
    Pamu: "I heard a wise man once said I should love my neighbor as I love myself. Sounds great! Try not to clench!"
  • Auto-Save: There is an autosave slot in addition to the two manual save slots.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Once you click on Generica to start her intro cutscene, she loses her slot in the lineup of girls, and Ayano takes over that slot.
  • Bandage Babe:
    • Cassie, while she's in the hospital. She's not happy about it.
      Cassie: I look like a toilet paper pirate!
    • Eva, apparently:
      Eva: I am not good at fashion. Though one time I dressed in nothing but bandages at a gala, and it went over very well. I have no idea why.
  • Beach Bury: Sleepyhead Elle has this happen to her when you take her on a date to the beach. When she's seen, she's asleep.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Subverted - although Bearverly is a literal bear, you have to give her a potion that turns her human in order to reach the final level with her. The game lampshades it.
  • Being Watched: After unlocking Ayano, some of the random things another character will say upon your arrival are...
    Elle: Do you ever have the feeling you're being watched? Especially in the shower? What a weird feeling...
    Bonnibel: Sugar, you ever get the feeling you're being watched? Like - with a "stabby" vibe?
    Bonnibel: Have you noticed a schoolgirl hanging around lately? She looks a bit troubled. Maybe a few free cupcakes will cheer her up.
  • Beer Goggles:
    • Nina perceives Marshmallow as more attractive after some stout, which is a kind of beer, as said in a Girlfriend Flirt:
      Nina: You know, after a few cups of the stout, you start looking pretty good...
    • Luna has a similar line at Awkward Besties/Crush level:
      Luna: You know, in a certain light, at a certain time of day, after a certain number of drinks... you're kind of a cutie!
  • Better Than a Bare Bulb: Most of the girls will either outright address the fact that it is a game, or make note of some other oddity of the game format.
  • Bi the Way: Nutaku and Pamu make it very, very clear their interests include other women. Karma and Sutra are also explicitly stated to be lovers in addition to falling for Marshmallow. They even get involved in each other's sex scenes.
  • Big Eater: Bearverly demands 50 chocolates at Frenemy level and 50 cakes at Acquaintance level.
  • Bland-Name Product: Fappy Bird for Flappy Birdnote , the Starving Games and the Hangry Gamez for The Hunger Games, Pokey and Fountain Dew for Pocky and Mountain Dew, among others.
  • Blood Is the New Black: Several of Ayano's outfits feature prominent blood splatters on them. This gets cranked Up to Eleven for her "Don't Notice Me, Senpai" pinup, which depicts her utterly soaked in gore and cackling maniacally.
  • Blue with Shock:
    • Elle, upon being informed there is no spoon.
    • Happens to Luna if you poke her at Nuisance level:
      Luna: Are you groping my armor?! You're bad at this!
  • Brains and Bondage:
    • Hinted at with Nutaku, who is able to quote fairly obscure literature while simultaneously altering it to flirt with you, and absolutely craves being tied up and punished.
    • Bonnibel has shades of it, since she mentions enjoying a good spanking (giving or receiving is never quite clear) and finds smart people very attractive.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Mio, Nutaku, and Pamu do this regularly. Nutaku even literally breaks the fourth wall during her introduction!
  • Breast Expansion: Ayano, rather notably, has a bust size listed as "variable".
    • Female!Marshmallow's cup size noticeably increases as she levels up her skills, starting with being almost as totally flat as Male!Marshmallow, and seeming to end around a D cup.
  • Broke the Rating Scale: Discussed. Iro uses it when you try to Atone and she talks about how miffed she is at you for destroying her motorcycle:
    Iro: I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty miffed. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'm 'zebra'. The scale is broken, in other words.
  • Bullying a Dragon: The first attempt might count as Mugging the Monster, but Ayano keeps pulling the same stunt...
    Ayano: Wow! I jokingly pulled a katana on Fumi and she had a retractable one in her glove. You'd better be polite to her, Senpai!
  • Burger Fool: The first job is to work fast food, and your avatar does get to wear a goofy outfit!
  • Burning with Anger: Bearverly gets flames out of her mouth from anger if you poke her at low relationship levels.
  • Buxom Is Better: Mio and Nutaku are at least a bit proud that they're on the higher end of the cup size scale. Elle and Bonnibel, on the other hand, seem sad or even a little resentful that people usually see them as nothing but a pretty face with big boobs.
    • Nutaku puts it rather bluntly:
      Nutaku: "My favorite part of a girl is the boobies."
  • Cardboard Box Home: Quill lives in one until it gets CRUSHED.
  • Cash Gate: The price of gifts can get pretty ridiculous, with all of them being overpriced versus their real life counterparts. For instance, the donut costs $5880, and prices just keep going upwards from there! Luna might be the worst in this department; want to make it to Lover level? All it takes is a mere sixty-five quadrillion dollars.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: After unlocking Ayano, some of the other characters might mention odd events upon your arrival. The way they word their report is usually peeved or mildly concerned, but there are some exceptions.
    Alpha: My handlers told me that I received some poisoned chocolates.note  I wonder if by accident?
    Alpha: I think someone tried to hack my servers today. And by "hack" I mean with a meat cleaver.
    Alpha: Fortunately, I'm programmed to respond politely to all stalkers and potentially dangerous fans. They're so cute!
    Bearverly: BEARVERLY FIND BULLET ON FRONT STEP! SO SCARED! IS BEAR SEASON!?
    Bonnibel: Oh dear! Someone left a meat cleaver stuck in one of my cakes. That's no way to cut a cake!
    Cassie: Some sicko left a decapitated doll on my doorstep. I'm about to go second amendment on somebody!Clarification 
    Elle: I need to be more careful. I fell asleep on the bus, and woke up in a swamp.
    Fumi: My proximity alarm detected an intruder last night. They escaped before I could subdue and eliminate them.
    Iro: Some punk tried to swap my shampoo with bleach. That's some hardcore trolling.
    Iro: I was taking a bath, when I caught a toaster that had fallen from a shelf. I don't recall keeping a plugged in toaster there.
    Luna: Ugh! I think I have a stalker or an assassin chasing me. They're BOTH annoying!
    Luna: Heh heh! I saw someone sneaking up with a knife. Rogues do it from behind, am I right?
    Luna: I found a knife in my door today. So I left a battleaxe. Ball's in their court, I would say.
    Mio: The other day, I found my favourite arcade with a hammer put through the screen. Someone must have gotten frustrated.
    Nina: I found a garrote wire strung up in the conservatory. I think we've got an infestation of assassins or something!
    Nutaku: Uh-oh. I think I've got a stalker. Being in danger makes me so horny.
    Quill: Are Cat-Catchers allowed to use steak knives for their jobs? Because the one that's chasing me sure is.
  • Casual Kink:
    • Apparently, Bonnibel likes to spank or be spanked, it's a little vague. How did this line stay in the censored versions? In the uncensored version, poking her when she's naked will confirm she likes to deliver the spanking, promising Marshmallow one if they don't stop tickling her.
      Bonnibel: Ya'llsic  remind me of a wooden spoon. Great for mixing it up, and you'll do for a spanking in a pinch... Tee hee!
    • Nutaku is about as casual as one can get, asking the main character directly and often how she can best get them to tie her up, ravish her and spank her.
    • Cassie will, at high levels, mention that she's got a thing for being made to wear revealing or kinky clothing in public, and exhibitionism in general. And possibly for biting (see Man Bites Man below).
      Cassie: Anything saucy you want to dress me in, feel free. I love the feeling of lace AND latex. I'm an equal opportunity exhibitionist!
      Cassie: I just want to cruise around with my top down... Hee hee, you KNOW what I mean!
    • Quill's sex scene at the Lovers level reveals she's been wearing a buttplug tail sex toy the entire time she's been interacting with you. The scene even revolves around her having purchased a bigger plug for you to put in her.
    • Nina jokes early on that she's not accustomed to wearing clothes during moonlit strolls. She, like Cassie, is an exhibitionist, and admits to having a thing for being made to perform her duties nude, in addition to generally preferring to be naked.
  • Cat Girl: Quill.
  • Cats Have Nine Lives: Discussed in a Flirt with Quill:
    Quill: Let's spend all 9 lives together.
  • The Cameo:
    • Ayano is, well, Ayano "Yan-chan" Aishi from Yandere Simulator.
    • Generica is clearly a stand-in for Kokona Haruka from the same game, and the setting of Yandere Simulator, Akademi High, is the background of the first encounter with her.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: When you unlock the Wizard job things start to get ominously dark and once the Dark One shows up, the comedy completely vanishes and is replaced by a Cosmic Horror Story and both endings are depressingly bleak.
  • Chocolate of Romance: Well, it's a gift that you're giving to the girls to romance them, and they come in a heart-shaped box. However, Ayano in particular has it as her preferred gift.
  • Covered in Gunge: When you first meet Bonnibel, you knock over her cakes and cover her in frosting, which just so happens to be white. She can't help but feel that someone somewhere was getting off on that.
  • Crazy Cultural Comparison: Bearverly, while defying Fumbling the Gauntlet.
    Bearverly: GIRL BEARS USUALLY ATTACK SUITORS TO SHOW THEY MEAN BUSINESS. BUT I WILL STICK TO SAUCY TEXTS!
  • Cross-Popping Veins: Some girls have it when they're mad...
    • Alpha and Cassie at Adversary
    • Ayano bashing a pigeon with a baseball bat
    • When a crab steals Cassie's bikini top at the beach
    • Nina when poked at Adversary
    • Pamu when poked at Nuisance
  • Crush Blush:
    • Iro, when you give her a gift at Crush level:
      Iro: Thanks. Damn. I'm actually blushing here. What are you doing to me?
    • And in Generica's introduction scene:
      With blushing confidence, you approach your high school crush, Generica, and give her a love note confessing your feelings. It works; she has a crush on you too!
  • Cute Little Fangs: Cassie has one when she falls at the beginning of the game.
  • Dead Man's Switch: Fumi has an explosive one.
    Fumi: If I wind up murdered, please escape to a minimum distance of 5 kilometers. My heart is wired to a Sweet16 explosive device.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Most of the girls treat you rather coldly at first (usually because you made a rather bad first impression on them) and gradually start warming up to you as you level up your relationship with them.
    • Fumi stands out in particular, as most of her early levels involve her coldly demanding help from Marshmallow to return to the future and breaking down your gifts as fuel to that end. By the end, she's forsaken the future, become hopelessly smitten with Marshmallow and instead chosen to enjoy the past and it's quaint but convincing arguments for this thing called "monogamy."
  • Demonic Possession: At certain relationship levels, when you buy Nina things, she references you being possessed by the big man (er, demon) himself:
    Nina: Hahaha! What possessed you to buy this? Satan?
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
    • Discussed in a Flirt with Mio:
      Mio: Successful dialogue was successful. Heart points increased. Congratulations!
    • Exaggerated with Luna:
      Luna: Lord of Darkness of the Dark World, I call upon you. Grant me your dark darkness so I may darken the darkest regions of the dark, and bring darkness to the great darkness within the darkness!
  • Depraved Bisexual: Pamu can be a little bit ... direct.
    • Nutaku lives almost entirely controlled by her libido, makes no secret she'd like to share the other girls you're dating, and has some very esoteric kinks that she's only too happy to tell you about.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Lampshaded by Mio.
    Mio: You know I can see you staring at them? No worries, of course. They're pretty distracting. Hey, wait a minute... 
  • The Ditz: Elle, who got CRUSHED by being told there is no spoon.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • When you flirt with Ayano at Sweetheart level, she makes a comment that's probably about her newfound emotions, and yet is rather suggestive...
      Ayano: Something inside is overflowing out of me. Oh how lovely.
    • Either Nutaku is extremely short (shorter than our four foot protagonist), or she's blowing Marshmellow in her Movie Theater date.
  • Don't Sneak Up On Me Like That: Downplayed when you poke Mio at Lover level - her fists are raised, but she smiles and blushes instead of attacking.
    Mio: Ooh! Stop sneaking up on me! Or I'll go Chun Li on your butt!
  • Downer Ending: In either ending, either you or Q-Pernikiss have to die in order to save the world. The game automatically soft resets if you sacrifice yourself meaning that since the game itself tells you this is the canon ending your marshmellow character is Killed Off for Real, while letting Q-Pernikiss sacrifice herself causes her to be unavailable to select from the girls until the next soft reset.
  • Dramatic Wind: Parodied during a sightseeing date with Luna; the wind dramatically billows her cape... over her face.
  • Dream Within a Dream: Elle, who, when selected at certain stages, says:
    I dreamt that I had a dream I was dreaming of you last night yesterday afternoon. It was trippy.
  • Emotionally Tongue-Tied: Cassie, even at lover level. She's still a tsundere, after all.
    "Don't say the 'L' word. Just... Feel it, I guess."
  • Erotic Dream: Referenced when selecting Eva at the Girlfriend level:
    I dreamt of you last night. It was... It was a dream I could not tell others about...
  • Erotic Eating: Bonnibel will compliment you on not trying to do this and lick her clear while she's Covered in Gunge from you dumping a whole cake on her. Upon reaching the Lovers level, she'll ask if you would like to do exactly that: frosting her body like a cake and then eating it off.
  • Everyone Is Bi: While only Fumi, Pamu, Mio and Nutaku specifically mention an interest in women, all of the girls will date you regardless of whether you're playing as a male or female character.
  • Everything's Worse With Bears: Bearverly, who is a literal bear, is a pretty spendy girlfriend, demanding huge quantities of food to appease. The food items are fairly cheap compared to what the later girls demand in similar quantities, but it's a shocker when she's first unlocked!
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: Nina recommends you pick up a foreign language or two, claiming there's nothing better than a cunning linguist.
  • Expy: Some of the girls are blatant parodies of other characters.
    • Iro looks like Rainbow Dash in human form.
    • Luna fairly closely resembles Lina Inverse with elf ears, even trying to use a version of Lina's Dragon Slave named "Doragu Rabu Sureigu".Funny Fact  See:
    Luna: Dark stuff beyond midnight! Scarlet beyond a bloody nose! Buried in the... litter box of time is where your power... Wait, I forgot the words...
  • Evil Counterpart: The Dark One is a gothic version of Mio.
  • Expressive Accessory: Quill's cat ears, despite clearly being a headband, will still droop and fold like the real deal. Her tail is one too, as it's often seen mimicking her mood in her portrait, but her Lovers scene clearly demonstrates that it's an anal toy.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Waiting an hour for Generica without noticing her bloodied shoe right in front of you?
  • Fanservice Costumes: Pretty much every single one of the outfits you can purchase for the girls upon becoming Lovers with them. Swimsuits, schoolgirl outfits, holiday dresses and wedding dresses are available in all versions of the game, while underwear and birthday suits note  are present in the uncensored version.
  • Featureless Protagonist: The player avatar is depicted as a featureless blob in a humanoid shape. Lampshaded by some of the girls as they try to describe him. You can add hair and a hat, and you're provided with facial features (butt-ugly at first, becoming gradually better-looking as you develop your hobbies), but always staying monochrome.
  • Fireballs: Luna uses them against annoyances:
    Luna: "I'm not much of a "friend" type person. People annoy me and I tend to fireball them. But I'd be willing to give it a shot."
  • Flowers of Romance: Flowers are one of the gifts that you can buy. Well, two, actually, since you can also buy a single rose at a much lower price.
  • Free-Love Future: Fumi hails from one, finding it remarkable how much the past is obsessed with quaint notions of things like "relationships", "dating" and "monogamy" instead of wanton lust, and considering her very revealing lingerie as titillating, rather than modest formalwear. Interestingly, it also seems to be a Post Apocalyptic Bad Future of sorts, where human libido has become ravenously unhinged following the "Lustpocalypse". An event you directly have a hand in causing by accidentally unleashing Pamu on the world.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: At random intervals, Ayano's portrait will go from her innocently smiling face to a creepy grin for a split second.
  • French Maid: Nina, although she's Irish. Though, if anything, her outfit is even more fetishy. She addresses this after you become Lovers.
    Nina: "Oh? You're curious why my uniform is so colorful? Well, I'll be dead in the cold ground before I dress up in French attire."
  • Gamer Girl: Mio's whole personality.
  • Gender Bender: You can change your sex at any time. A Seduce quote from Bonnibel discusses it:
    Bonnibel: You're looking rather dapper, sugar! Is that a new hat? Did you change your gender?
  • Get a Room!: One of Cassie's Seduce responses:
    Cassie: Hey hey, get a room. Don't you be starting with the public displays and what not.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: Eva fights one during a beach date.
  • Girls Love Chocolate: Well, every girl can be given chocolates to get Hearts, Ayano has them as her preferred Gift, and others request them too, as requirements to get to the next Relationship Level. Like Big Eater Bearverly, who wants 50 boxes to get through Frenemy Level.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: A Plushy Toy is one of the gifts you can give to the girls.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: Fumi's glasses apparently allow her to see lots of other things, like through others' clothing.
  • Going Commando: Conversed. Luna says she is as one of the Seduce responses:
    Luna: "Oh, this armor feels SO HEAVY today... If only I were wearing something underneath, so I could take it off... Tee hee!"
    • Cassie will admit to indulging in going without underwear occasionally in the uncensored version if Seduced while naked.
    Cassie: "Truth be told- I don't wear underwear very often anyway. It makes wearing a skirt an adventure."
  • Gold Digger: Nina. The only gifts she'll accept are cars, which are the most expensive gift in the game before unlocking the 'Wizard' job at a whopping $14,972,675,477. Not to mention that frequently, you'll need to reach a certain threshold of money in your bank to get to the next level with a girl – but she'll never actually take it from you. Not so with Nina – one of her early requirements is a million dollars, and she snatches it right out of your bank account. This can be particularly annoying the first time you encounter her, as you have no idea this'll happen and might have been saving up for something.
    • Iro has hints of it after becoming your girlfriend, bragging about how she's going to do bad things to your wallet and repeatedly mentioning making you buy her things, in addition to being the first girl to require being bought a car.
  • Groin Attack: Implied via a rather unpleasant Double Entendre from Ayano
    Ayano: "'Box cutter' is a great name for a tool. Because there's all sorts of boxes you can cut with it." note 
  • Guns Akimbo: The art for the Slaying job has the character dual wielding crossbows.
  • Hair Decorations: Every girl has them, from Quill's cat ears to Alpha's CD clips. Even Bearverly wears a bonnet.
    • Even the player can put some on when customizing their character, including but not limited to: cat ears that look suspiciously like Quill's, devil horns, and a classy top hat.
  • Harem Seeker: The game is set up to depict the hero as this, although he usually meets the girls by accident. Fumi also expresses an interest in developing a harem of her own.
  • Have You Come to Gloat?: Mio asks you this when you transition from Adversary to Nuisance.
    Mio: Wer der yer wernt? Kerm ter rerb mer ferse irn yer verktry? De-garbled 
  • Heartbreak and Ice Cream: Non-romantic example. Mio is so devastated by some random stranger (aka you, the player) beating her high score on a video game that she starts guzzling down ice cream.
    Mio: Derrs errs cream... Ert ders nerthing fer mer pern... De-garbled 
  • Heroic Sacrifice: What either you or Q-Pernikiss have to do to save the world.
  • Identical Stranger: Elle discusses it:
    Elle: "Someone said I was one in a million. Does that mean there are 7000 others like me out there?"
  • Idiot Hair: Eva, once her helmet is removed.
  • I Have This Friend...: Lighter and Softer question from Quill:
    Quill: Hey, you don't happen to have a feather, some string, and a stick? I'm asking for a friend.
    • Also done by Bonnibel when you become Awkward Besties with her:
    Bonnibel: Oh dear. See, I've got this... friend who's got a problem. She's super attracted to a friend of hers. Do you think there's a chance they like her back?
  • In-Joke: Ayano's dialogue is filled with these toward Yandere Simulator.
    • The Dark One also couts, but is orders of magnitude more obscure.
  • The Inspector Is Coming: for Bonnibel, if Ayano is to be believed...
    Ayano: Did you hear about Bonnibel's "secret ingredient"? Apparently the health inspector will be investigating soon...
  • Interface Spoiler: The uncensored version's launch page on Nutaku (the website, not the girl) depicts Alpha and Bearverly in their fully human form. Completely naked, no less.
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: The cutscene to unlock Luna starts off like that:
    "One dark and stormy night, while meddling with forces beyond your comprehension..."
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Implied in some of Nina's dialogue, post-Lovers. Part of her job is coordinating all of your dates with your harem, and now that she's developed genuine feelings for you, performing that duty has become very awkward and even a little emotionally painful.
  • I Will Show You X: Said by Pamu if you poke her at low relationship levels.
    Pamu: You call that a poke? I'll SHOW you a poke!
  • The Insomniac: Elle mentions that her doctor diagnosed her with temporary insomnia, as one of the things she responds with when you attempt to Atone at the Adversary relationship level with her. He, of course, took the opportunity to note her bizarre confluence of being a narcoleptic insomniac.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Referenced when Bonnibel mentions shopping for a new swimsuit. The sales woman described her admittedly quite curvy figure as "cartoonish."
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: The player character needs improbably bad aiming skills to successfully take out a motorcycle driving down the road despite aiming up.
  • Just for Pun: A couple of fire puns.
    Luna: Alright, Squishy, you work for me now! I need a new lackey, since my last one was cooked by a fireball... I mean... he was fired.
    Ayano: Luna cast a fireball spell at me, and called me a "hot little number". I'm glad that she likes fire so much...
  • Just Friends: Becoming Awkward Besties with a girl causes her dialogue to become noticeably flirtier without any actual kissing going on yet.
  • Kids Prefer Boxes: Quill, after you get her a gift at Sweetheart level:
    Quill: I like this. I'm going to leave it here and ignore it, and play with the box it came in. Bliss.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: Ayano does this a few times.
    Ayano (describing her new knife): "Guaranteed not to slip, even when covered in... milk."
    Ayano: "When I look at you, I see someone worth fighting for. Worth sacrificing for. Worth killing... time for."
  • L33t L1ng0: Mio uses 53xy for sexy.
  • Level-Up at Intimacy 5: Basically the whole point of the game is to max out your relationships with all girls. Gaining a new relationship level for the first time grants 1 diamond, with the final rank granting 3 diamonds and providing a huge boost to the number of hearts you get whenever you chat with a girl. Also, you can buy outfits for the girls once at Lover rank.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Quill and the final form of Bearverly, who are basically humans except for animal ears.
  • The Load: Among the first seven girls, Quill. Emoting with her from the start only nets you 20 hearts each. Her desired trait (which generates hearts and increases hearts earned for emoting) is Luck. Unfortunately for you, the hobby associated with the Luck trait is the last hobby you unlock! So until then, have fun clicking the crap out of her image just to level her up.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: Generica lost her shoe (and her life) in her intro cutscene, thanks to Ayano.
  • Love Confession: Every upgrade to Lover level gets one from the girl.
    • Iro:
    If you're frightened of commitment, you're not going to like what I want to say. You cool with some serious talk? [OK]
    Okay, here goes. I like your sexy body and your voice gives me funny feelings in my tummy. Phew! Glad I got that off my chest! [...]
    • Ayano:
    Senpai... Do you love me...?
    • In Generica's introduction scene:
    With blushing confidence, you approach your high school crush, Generica, and give her a love note confessing your feelings. It works- she has a crush on you too!
  • Magikarp Power: The Actor and Wizard jobs both take up a large number of time blocks and initially give you only $1 per run-through, but if you have the patience to level them up, they become two of the best-paying jobs in the game.
  • Man Bites Man: A selection quote for Cassie at Lover level:
    Cassie: Pay attention to me, or I'll bite you!
    • Poking her at the Lover level also implies that she enjoys getting nipped.
    Cassie: "Hey! You're supposed to bite your dessert, not squeeze it!"
    • Bonnibel hints at a similar appreciation for feeling her lovers teeth on her skin
    • Bearverly just comes right out and says it, asking Marshmallow to bite her since she likes it rough.
  • Marilyn Maneuver: Pamu does it when Sightseeing.
  • Marry Them All: You can do this, if you buy everyone diamond rings.
  • Meet Cute: Every. Single. Introduction. Usually ending up with the player character wrecking the girl's life.
  • Meganekko: Fumi and Nina. The term is also the password for Fumi's clothing.
  • Miracle Food: In Luna's arrival cutscene, you use magic to create food:
    "you begin to cast a spell to create a delicious pie."
  • Mistaken for Subculture: In of Eva's Awkward Besties Flirt quotes, she said she was mistaken for being a submissive of the BDSM subculture:
    Eva: Someone mistook my Connection Suit for something meant for... immodest roleplay. They tried to sell me a ball gag.
  • Multiboobage: Fumi mentions that 3 breasts is something future women have.
    • Quill will ponder why Li'l Quill (her cat) has six nipples while she only has two.
  • Microtransactions: has these in the form of diamonds you can purchase, which do all kinds of things, from speeding up time to buying in-game items, although you can get a limited (but still sizable) amount simply by playing the game itself: each first time you reach a new level with a girl grants you one diamond, while reaching her final level gives you three.
  • Multicolored Hair: Iro, has rainbow-colored hair, in layers. The top layer is yellow, which turns green further down, then an orange layer turning red, with blue under that, and the hair that falls down her back is purple.
    • Though it's easy to miss, her nails are rainbow-coloured as well.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: While Ayano's daily murder attempts on Senpai's other girls are nothing new, she seems to reserve her homicidal tendencies for those she considers a threat to her Senpai's affections. When you go on a Movie Theater date with a girl, the place is shown to be entirely empty but for you and the girl you're taking. However, with Ayano, there are several very clearly murdered people in the rows in front of you. Somehow this is not unsettling to the player character.
    Ayano: "What a great movie! I'm sure glad nobody talked during it. That makes me SO mad!"
  • Mythology Gag: Quill's Catgirl theme and behaviors are directly inspired by the fact that she's based on one of the creator's cats.
  • Naked on Arrival: Fumi, wreathed in Censor Steam. Which remains in a perfectly concealing cloud around her until you get her to second rank. Unless you're playing the uncensored version, where she's on full display.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Bonnibel, the curvy, plainspoken, hard-working baker, admits that the creativity and passion of artists gets her hot and bothered. In fact, several of her rank up requirements involve advancing down the Artist job path. She's also the only girl whose Preferred Stat is Wisdom.
    Bonnibel: "The sexiest organ is the brain, sugar. A little wisdom upstairs is worth all the smolder in the basement, if you catch my meaning."
  • Never Trust a Trailer: Many of the banner ads for the uncensored version make the game out to be much more pornographic than it actually is.
    • Elle is depicted as an insatiable sex fiend, often licking and biting her own nipples or being touted as a trainable slut, in stark contrast to the shy, romantic and virginal girl we see in the game. note 
    • Almost every girl in the ads has huge breasts. In the game, the only really busty girls are Elle, Bonnibel, Karma and Qpernikiss.
    • The sex scenes are depicted as interactive. They're not, beyond being able to click on the girl to have her make an o-face.
    • Most egregiously, the ads have animation while the actual game doesn't!
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Not only do you usually cause many bad things to happen to the girls during your first encounter with them, but unlocking the Wizard job causes you to carelessly create a Dark Portal that threatens to end all of reality.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Pamu seems to enjoy being hunted...
    Pamu: Wow! Some broad has been stalking me with a knife! She's so disturbed and adorable - I love her!
    Ayano: I think that Pamu might not be human... She laughs when she's stabbed... I hear.
  • No Bulk Discounts: Horribly inverted, you get charged an additional 10% as a "processing fee" for buying more than one of an item in a single click. Not a big deal with most early gifts, but late game will add trillions to your purchases.
  • No Fourth Wall: Most girls appear aware that they are in a game, and in this particular genre of game too. Nutaku is happy about it while some others tend to tease the player. The only girl consistently denying such awareness is Ayano, who is a licensed character from another game (and a known Unreliable Narrator, so she might conceivably be aware too, just lying about it).
    Ayano: Pamu complimented me on "my other video game", saying it was awesome. She's so strange.
  • No Indoor Voice: BEARVERLY ALWAYS TALKS IN ALL CAPS! VERY EMOTIONAL.
  • Offstage Villainy: Alpha, when she catches a virus.
    Alpha: I got some malware yesterday and turned evil for a few hours. But no worries - I'm all fixed up now!
  • Only Like Can Cut Like: Ayano briefly ponders if, in order to stab a holographic girl, she'd need a holographic knife.
  • Panty Shot: Discussed by Pamu in a Girlfriend Flirt:
    Pamu: I'm afraid I draw the line at panty shots. I don't believe in panties. They're like Santa Claus, or God.
    • Her friendship picture has a panty shot, despite her not wearing them (though only in the SFW versions).
  • Panty Thief: Ayano stole Eva's panties.
    Eva: I think someone stole my panties. That's unfortunate, because I don't own many pairs.
  • The Password Is Always "Swordfish": Mocked by Nina.
    Nina: Your Jazzers account was hacked again. I took the liberty of changin' your password from 123 to "imabloodyeejit".
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: Alpha wants to be a real girl as you get further along in her relationship, and succeeds with the help of a Magic USB at the end of her story.
  • Playboy Bunny: Elle dons a bunnygirl outfit for the 2017 Easter Egg Hunt event. Completing the event earns you a pinup of her in the costume with her butt front and center. While she's sucking on a carrot.
    • In the uncensored version, she's completely naked except for the ears and the paws. And has decided she'd enjoy the carrot a lot more if it was in her anus.
  • Play Every Day: The game got a daily event system in late 2017 that encourages this by giving players opportunities to gain free money, time skips, and even diamonds by dedicating some of their time blocks to run the event's activities for a certain amount of time. Event tokens can also be acquired every day and collecting enough of them earns you a pin-up, outfit, or some other special reward from the current event.
  • Point of No Return: The last two girls unlocked, unlike all the other girls, become unavailable once you get them to Lover status: the Dark One because she gets killed by The Power of Love, and QPernikiss because either she sacrifices herself to save the world or you decide to take her place which resets the game. This means that you will never be able to purchase outfits or see special Lover greetings for them.
  • Punny Name: Bonnibel, in her Awkward Besties selection quote, says she named her banana nut muffins, "Going Bananas". It is possibly a reference to "Going Bananas" as a euphemism for "going crazy" and "nutty" as a synonym for "crazy".
    Bonnibel: Ah, nice to see you darling. Here, try one of these new banana nut muffins. I call 'em Going Bananas!
    • Both forms of the love goddess from the beginning of the game, Q Piddy (of Cupid) and Q Pernikiss (of Copernicus)
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Ayano, in reference to Fumi:
    Ayano: It's so funny when girls wear glasses when they don't need them. It's a bit silly, don't you think?
  • Really Gets Around: Apparently, the Marshmallow.
    • Unleashing... I mean, unlocking Pamu prompts what is known as the Lustpocalypse. Yeah. Fumi mentions that when such event comes, is a good time to invest in lube.Thef
    • Ayano claims Bonnibel has had sex with an absolutely astounding number of people.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Taking Pamu on a sightseeing date brings her back to where she was sealed away. She lampshades it, naturally.
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: Bonnibel says one if you poke her under Lover level:
    "You rogue! Do I look like a batch of dough that needs kneading? Wait, don't answer that..."
  • Romantic Wingman: Nina will offer her services as one to help you pick up girls once you reach a high enough relationship with her. Specifically, upon becoming your girlfriend, which has very interesting implications about her.
  • Roses are Red, Violets are Blue...:
    Nutaku: Roses are red. So is this wine. I'll be the 6, if you'll be my 9.
  • Russian Reversal: Twice over with Ayano. She and Nutaku are the only ones whose messages on reaching a new level don't entail, i.e. "You are now Frenemies with [x]"; while Nutaku's are instead increasingly sexual comments, Ayano's message instead have comments like "Ayano is now your Frenemy!". Meanwhile, YanSim veterans will find themselves in the unpleasant situation of being her oblivious Senpai, helpless to prevent Yan-chan's machinations.
  • Save-Game Limits: There are two manual save slots in addition to the Auto-Save slot.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Fumi gets them when you go on a Moonlight Stroll.
  • Schizophrenic Difficulty: The girls are generally unlocked in order of difficulty but some girls' level requirements can be surprisingly easier or harder to meet than others'.
    • Quill shows up as the third girl in the game, but it's very likely you'll get Elle, Nutaku and possibly Iro to Lovers before she's even at Girlfriend, since she doesn't start generating bonus hearts until you gain levels in Lucky, the second to last stat to unlock.
    • Ayano's requirements start out in line with her unlocking position between Bonnibel and Fumi's but hit a big Difficulty Spike after she becomes Friendzoned and her Lover requirements are much more difficult to complete than any girl's before Pamu.
    • Eva is unlocked at almost the same time as Luna but many players get her to Lover status long before Luna because of Luna's absurdly expensive gift requirements.
    • Karma and Sutra both require multiple hobbies at the maximum level of 75 to complete, which will take days to do even if you have the highest bonus multiplier possible (pity the poor players who don't have enough diamonds to buy speed boosts from the store...). Once you've finally reached Lover level with them, however, your maxed-out hobbies and jobs make completing the final two girls after them a walk in the park in comparison.
  • Schmuck Bait: Diamonds are a precious commodity, available only through the cash shop or in very limited quantity through achievements. The game will cheerfully allow you to spend them on mundane purchases, like gifts and dates, instead of money — at a laughably unfair exchange rate.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Pamu, theoretically.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: When you reach Sweethearts level with Fumi, she'll say that if she needs to alter history for the two of you to stay togethernote , she'll do so without remorse, because 'Screw the future.'
    • A later flirt of her may even be referencing her making preparations for this.
    "I have used my Computer to perform several simulations recently that would likely get me court martialed from the Librarian Assassin's confederation."
  • Shame If Something Happened: Some of Ayano's remarks about the other girls.
    Cassie's ponytails are gorgeous! Let's hope she doesn't get them tangled in a car door and dragged for several miles.
    So Cassie doesn't have health insurance? Oh, I hope she doesn't have another accident!
    I was reading about bear traps, and how inhumane they are. Sometimes the bear has to gnaw off their own limbs. So sad.
    I heard Elle talking about her narcolepsy. She should be careful. That would be an easy way to drown in a bathtub.
    I heard people with narcolepsy sometimes slip and fall and stab themselves with knives 20 or 30 times. How awful!
    When Iro gets her new bike, she'd better keep a close eye on the brakes. Now THERE'S an accident you probably wouldn't walk away from.
  • Shapeshifting Lover: Bearverly, believe it or not...
    • Pamu transforms into the player character to go "knocking boots" around. To be precise, with Bearverly. Huh.
  • Shout-Out: It has its own page.
  • Sleepyhead: Elle mentions her narcolepsy in many of her emits. She even carries around a pillow just in case.
  • Sliding Scale of Free Will vs. Fate:
    Fumi: I find considerable mirth in the existential crisis provoked by attempting to reconcile free will with the determinative nature of physics. HAHAHA!
  • Spoonerism: Pamu states she loves snatching kisses. And vice versa.
  • Stop Poking Me!: If you try to poke one of the girls after scoring enough hearts to reach the next relationship level, she'll yell at you. At higher levels, though, they start giggling and will chide you for getting handsy outside the bedroom.
  • Sweatdrop: Bonnibel has one in her Nuisance level art.
  • Symbol Swearing: Iro, in her intro cutscene, after her motorcycle's CRUSHED.
    Iro: #%$&@!
  • Take Over the World: Discussed by Ayano regarding pigeons.
    Ayano: Did you see that pigeon? They freak me out. I feel like they might take over the world someday.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: Mentioned in a selection quote for Nina if you select Ayano immediately before her:
    Nina: Someone. Poisoned. The stout. Someone. Is going. To PAY.
  • Tears of Joy: Elle when she gets to Lover level.
    Elle: You make me so happy, I think I'm going to cry. Happy crying is weird, but I like it.
  • Threesomes Are Hot: Nutaku will often suggest you bring in another girl you're wooing so you can both have fun with her. In the same vein, Fumi will occasionally propose having one with Nina to you.
    • The end result of reaching Lovers with Karma or Sutra is a sex scene where the other girl gets involved.
  • Thrill Seeker: Iro shows a lot of this.
    Iro: You notice how there's never any cool stories that start with, "Remember when we did that safe thing?"
    Iro: We should go skydiving together sometime! Nothing says "romantic date" like plummeting towards the earth at terminal velocity.
    • Cassie has hints of it once you become Lovers.
    Cassie: I'm rewriting everything on my bucket list to include you. I hope you like wingsuits!
  • Tickle Torture: Fumi, when poked at Friendzoned level:
    Fumi: Tee hee! Your physical interaction has caused an unforeseen gargalesis response! STOP! It is delicious torture!
    • Cassie, at the Girlfriend level:
    Cassie: Ahahaha! Stop! This is just a defensive response, I actually hate this, I swear!
  • Title Drop:
    • The result of getting QPernikiss to Crush level is:
      QPernikiss has a double crush on you! A Crush Crush!
    • A Flirt with QPernikiss at Crush level is:
      I've got such a crush on you. Like a double crush. A crush crush, if you would.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Discussed by Bearverly if you poke her at low relationship levels.
    Bearverly: DO NOT PET BEARS! YOU ARE POOR SURVIVALIST!
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: The "Artist" job takes up to 8 time slots and gives a low income. Its maximum level, "Iconoclast", only takes one time slot, and becomes one of the most profitable jobs. A Take That! can also be implied. invoked
  • Tsundere: The first girl, Cassie. The achievement for completing her route is even called "Tsundere Tamer". At the Lovers level, she will sometimes ponder the idea of writing a book, "Attracting People Through Hostility", based on her relationship with Marshmallow.
  • Uncanny Valley: Implied with a batch of Bonnibel's cookies. invoked
    Bonnibel: I tried making cookies in the shape of your cute little face, but they came out a bit, umm... Melty. Scary melty.
  • Un-Entendre: Iro accidentally pulls one on herself.
    Iro: Oh man, I got stuffed in the barrel yesterday... Surfing. Hmm. That sounded oddly sexual.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: Once you reach the Lover level with a girl, you can purchase new outfits for her to wear, with each girl having their own permutations of each outfit. These outfits can only be purchased with Diamonds, however, and they have to purchased for each girl separately. With twenty girls and six outfits each (four in the censored version) costing 10 Diamonds a pop, this gets very expensive very fast.
    • The swimsuit option for each girl is glimpsed momentarily in the Beach date for most of the girls. Elle's is a surprise since she spends it in a Beach Bury.
    • A couple outfits can be won during seasonal events, which technically don't require Diamonds to acquire, but if you miss the event you're SOL.
    • On a meta level, all the artwork of the girls, since, according to SadPanda, each girl is first drawn naked, then has her clothes drawn on top of her. This streamlines the process of creating new outfits for the girls considerably, especially since the Birthday Suit option just turns off the clothing layer.
  • Whatever Mancy: Luna mentions Erosmancers in a Girlfriend Flirt:
    Luna: Oh! I get it! You're an Erosmancer! No wonder I keep imagining all those inappropriate things about you!
  • Wham Line: Initiate the romance with Generica, and the ensuing cutscene goes along well, if a bit abnormal and devoid of the usual relationship-starting problems. Then...
  • Wingding Eyes: When a girl reaches a high-enough level, her eyes gain heart emotes when first visited. Fumi and Eva even reference it.
  • Winged Humanoid: Q-piddy, the fairy, has wings and is humanoid.
  • What the Hell, Player?: Several of the girls lay on serious guilt trips early on, particularly Quill. Not that you really have any choice about crushing them!
    • Pamu pulls a rather distressing one in her middle tiers by demanding to know if you feel bad for romancing so many girls simultaneously. Then she tells you to stop being a stick in the mud since all the girls are clearly okay with you not being monogamous.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Mio does.
    Mio: Hey! I don't wear these shorty shorts for warmth! I'm expecting squeezes and/or awkward shouting ala Gangnam style!
  • Yandere: Ayano, the protagonist of Yandere Simulator, is a guest love interest and aptly enough dislikes the other love interests to a murderous extent.
  • You All Look Alike: As seen in Nina and Alpha's introductions, seemingly everyone in this world who isn't one of the girls resembles Marshmallow with different accessories.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Elle has pink hair, Iro has rainbow-colored hair, Alpha has blue hair even after becoming human, Nutaku has halved pink and blue, and Pamu's is seafoam with pink highlights.
  • You Killed My Next Of Kin: In a flirt with Nina, she'll tell you that while going over your will and testament, she has added the request to "avenge your death" to your next of kin.
  • You Remind Me of X:
    • In a Sweetheart Flirt, Bonnibel will compare the player character to a wooden spoon and giggle. See the Casual Kink entry.
    • In an Awkward Besties Flirt, Eva will tell you that she's met Cassie, and that she reminds her of a colleague of hers. See the Shout-Out entry.

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