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Rime Berta: The hallows of wishes is a Turn-Based Strategy game released on December 16, 2014. It was developed by NEXT-SOFT+, and published by AGM PLAYISM.

Long ago, a race of people living at the top of a grand tower created "Hallows that would grant any wish". To protect the hallows from outsiders, some of the people moved down the tower and became its Guardians. Those that went all the way down to the surface, leaving the tower, would be known as the citizens of Sandi. Many generations later, the people of Sandi became ill from a disease with no known cure. To save them, Livia, a young girl from the village, decided to find the hallows and wish for a cure. The current Guardians will stand in her way, alongside the puppets enchanted to help defend against intruders. But Livia quickly befriends some stray puppets to help her, each of them curious as to what will await them at the tower's top...


This game makes use of the following Tropes:

  • Arbitrary Head Count Limit: Only 5 puppets can be brought into any battle, and 20 total can be in Livia's party at any point.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: The guardians of the tower are assigned their floor depending on their power, with the weakest guarding the lowest.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When she became a Guardian, Ran got to make a wish on the Hallows, and wanted to surpass her ancestors. Instead of improving Ran's capabilities, the Hallows instead erased her family from existence, with only Ran's memories of them remaining.
  • Blade on a Stick: The weapon of Lancer puppets.
  • Blood Knight: Ran, the 3rd Floor Guardian.
  • Character Class System: Aside from the plot-important Guides, all puppets that join Livia's party are completely generic and defined by their class, most of which can be upgraded to a Prestige Class after leveling their skills.
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  • Chromatic Arrangement: Affi is green, Hanna is blue, and Misty is red.
  • Color-Coded Armies: The puppets in Livia's party are given lighter color tints compared to their opponents.
  • Combat Medic: Archers, Bishops, and some other puppet classes can learn both healing and offensive moves.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Beating a stage gives you the option of recruiting one of its enemies into Livia's party. Additionally, the Guide puppets Hanna and Misty each join Livia after fighting alongside a floor's Guardian.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Affi is the Fighter, Hanna is the Mage, and Misty is the Thief.
  • Four-Seasons Level: The entire Tower is this, with each floor representing a different season.
  • Fusion Dance: Fusing puppets together sacrifices one to give the other its stat bonuses. All puppets begin with three random stat bonuses, gain three more every time they promote to a better class, and can gain stats through fusion up to thirty times.
  • Guide Dang It!: Learning new skills requires some combination of Skill Points earned in battle, and use of previous skills. However, some skills in advanced classes require specific skills from an earlier class, and the game won't tell you which unless that skill was already learned.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Affi, the first Guide that Livia meets, is convinced that the human has joined her party.
  • Level Grinding: Aside from a lack of leaked experience and the ability to replay all battles, skills can only be improved through repeated use, and all class promotions require specific minimum skill levels.
  • Living Toys: The puppets created to defend the tower.
  • Marionette Master: Livia and the tower's Guardians, though as the tower's puppets are sentient, it's mostly a matter of giving them tactical advice.
  • Multiple Endings: Three, though Route C is labeled as the True Ending.
  • Player Mooks: Aside from the Guides, none of the playable (or enemy) puppets have any personality whatsoever.
  • Starter Mon: Livia begins with Affi the Guide, a Warrior, and an Archer, and is guaranteed to recruit a Magician after her first battle. The latter three are the game's most basic classes, though it also means that they have the most options for promotion.
  • Technical Pacifist: Solaris, the 2nd Floor Guardian; she became a Guardian to protect puppets instead of culling the weak, but her job requires her to fight.
  • Tsundere: The current Guardian of the 1st Floor, Cynthia, is called one by Hanna.
  • Verbal Tic: Ran's "Paru~", to the point that it's her nickname.

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