Mayoiga no Oni is another horror game by Sun Denshi, who released series of horror games such as Seventh Blood Vampire and Yugami no Kuni no Alice last year.
Why did I give it a go with this game even though I'm not particularly big in to the horror genre? Well, look at these characters. You wouldn't expect anything too scary from them, would you?
The plot revolves around two high school students, Yosuke Kazumi and Marika Endo. On their school field trip, the two get lost and run into an abandoned house.
It is basically a text adventure game, but you do have to walk around and inside the abandoned house by tapping on your screen. I played on a 4.3-inch screen. Although it never requires complicated actions, it might be a bit difficult to play if your phone doesn't have a big screen.
You have to look in every nook and cranny to find your way out of the house. If you think you've hit a dead end, try searching the place again. You need to be a little patient here. Watching the two having funny conversations, you will easily forget that this is a horror game. But...
Suddenly you are pulled back to the scary reality of this game. Just look around carefully and run. But from whom?
Reading and looking around are not the only things you must do. Sometimes, you are required to outrun ghosts, so stay alert.
By the way, have you ever heard the psychological theory that when a man meets a woman under a scary circumstance, there's a high chance that he gets attracted to the woman?
I think I proved this theory when Marika started looking very attractive.
Anyway, Mayoiga no Oni is not too graphic or shocking, but still gives you a very entertaining thrill. If you've always wanted to try some horror games but been too scared, this game is a really good start.
Device used: EVO WiMAX ISW11HT
Publisher: © SUNFOST
Last Updated: 1/11/2012
Price: 350 yen
Compatibility: Android 2.1 or higher
Translation by Tukasa Konso