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Visual Novel / Wingman DX

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Welcome to Wing Academy for the Soon-to-be-Delicious!

''I will not forget your tasty flavor. Soft and tender skin all over.
Our youth spent together.
Fried chicken is my love."
Wingman DX is a Ren'Py-based visual novel set in Wing Academy for the Soon-to-be-Delicious, an academy where wings learn how to become more delicious and appealing to humans and find their Soulmouth. You play as a human admitted to the academy on scholarship as part of a work-study where you are simultaneously expected to be a full-time student and also help teach wings what humans find attractive. Throughout your time at the school, you meet fourteen eligible hot wings, each with their own issues to work through.

The eligible hot wings are:

The game is downloadable on and its official Tumblr.

Not to be confused with Hatoful Boyfriend. Also not to be confused with debut manga of Masakazu Katsura, Wingman.

The game contains examples of following tropes:

  • Affectionate Parody: Of the visual novel and dating simulator genres.
  • Author Appeal: The credits attributes the game idea to the author's love of wings.
  • Bad End: If none of the Wings are attached enough to you to go to the dance, you get one of these. Several of the endings in the routes proper may also count.
  • Bait-and-Switch: You're allowed to name your Player Character anything you want, but most of the characters reject this name and refer to you as Balyssa anyway.
  • Bedroom Adultery Scene: Not shown, but described by Spicy Kochukaru over his former Soulmouth Steve.
  • Big "NO!": In a comedic example, one of Spicy's voicelines is this.
  • Bilingual Bonus: More like quadrilingual if that was a term that was used. Original Hot speaks a total of five languages in the game, including French, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. The end credits are also sung in Mandarin Chinese with no subtitles. That most of the non-English is illegible to many players is the point.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Several characters could apply, including Mango, Original, and Hickory.
  • Deconstructor Fleet: Of both the visual novel and dating simulator genres and also several romcom and teen movie tropes.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Each of the Wings have some personal problem they're working through.
  • Fantastic Racism: Lemon mentions that the term "chicken wings" is a slur if non-wings say it. Mr. Fry suggests fear of this as the reason why he hid Balyssa's heritage from them.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Original Hot is one.
  • Foreshadowing: Quite a bit for several of the routes and major twists.
    • Garlic marries a fry in Honey's ending and mentions feeling oddly close to you despite not being attracted to humans. This sets up his attraction to fries.
    • Garlic being drawn to you even though he's not attracted to humans foreshadows that the player character may not be fully human.
    • Honey straight up mentions he thinks Cajun is trying to kill him.
    • Teriyaki and Smoke0 both attempt to drop some hints about the true nature of the school, hoping to convince you to help them.
    • Cajun hints at having a more nefarious goal and is disappointed if you seem to disapprove or misunderstand him.
  • Gay Option: The player character's gender is never revealed, so it's possible for any of the routes to be gay, assuming hot wings have analogous genders. The human portrait version makes this more explicit.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite the off-the-wall premise, each of the Wings actually has a storyline that extends beyond them being hot wings.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In one scene, Atomic tricks Spicy into eating fried chicken. It strains their relationship.
  • Lost in Translation: The name of the credits song requires an understanding of Mandarin Chinese to get the pun.
  • Medium Awareness: In spades, particularly from Hickory.
  • Multiple Endings: As is expected of the genre.
  • Pair the Spares: Deconstructed and subverted in Honey's route.
  • Pun-Based Title: Wingman is both a dating term for someone who helps you get a date, and also a reference to literal Wing-men.
  • Self-Deprecation: There are periodic jabs at both the game's medium (visual novel) and the game itself. Louisiana Rub's entire ending revolves around this for the game.
  • Shout-Out: In spades.
    Smoke0: You have a buffalo wild night?
    • Legally Blonde: Atomic has been suspended 174 times (and will be kicked out the 175th time) and there are multiple references to the lyrics of "Chip on My Shoulder".
    • High School Musical: Honey's reference to falling in love of cookies references the end of the first film.
    • Friday: Which seat will you take?
  • You All Look Familiar: The player character mentions having difficulty telling Wings apart and instantly feeling bad for it.