Tag: Microtransactions

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This visual novel makes use of microtransactions. Microtransactions are a game mechanic in which a player can buy content within the game with real money. Microtransactions are extremely common in "free-to-play" games, leading to the term "freemium" to describe them. They are most often found in games on mobile platforms, but are not exclusive to them.

Rather than paying for content directly, games with microtransactions often require the player to buy amounts of a "premium" currency, which is then exchanged for the content that they want.

In visual novels, microtransactions can be implemented in any or all of the following ways (this list is not exhaustive):

1. The player can only read a certain amount of the VN in a single day, but can pay to read more. This is often represented by a "tickets" system in VNs, or a "stamina" or "energy" gauge in other types of games.

2. When the player comes to a choice point, the "best" choice requires the player to pay to select it. This may simply unlock a CG or may be required for a good ending.

3. The player can use money/premium currency to draw random content (side stories, game items, game currency, etc) from a pool. Use g2711 for games that include this mechanic.

Do not use this tag for games which have a free prologue then allow you to buy individual routes (these are functionally identical to a demo and a paid game) or for games which have paid side stories or similar bonus content (these are just normal DLC) unless they also contain another type of microtransaction mechanic.

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Technical

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MTX
Freemium

Score Title Released Popularity Rating
3.0
Monmusu    2018-05-110.644.70 (142)
3.0
Oooku 801 ~Hizumi no Shou~   2013-12-130.000.00 (0)
3.0
Yoiyami no Koibito Vampire Honey    2013-020.106.15 (18)
2.3
Susanghan Messenger      2016-07-085.377.92 (584)
2.0
A Courtesan of Rome   2019-06-120.016.32 (1)
2.0
Across the Void   2019-05-130.016.25 (2)
2.0
Adabana no Chigiri     2016-03-300.036.40 (3)
2.0
Aigan Nightmare Plus    2015-03-050.000.00 (0)
2.0
Akuma Kyoushi -It's Time for Torture-   2014-04-170.016.26 (1)
2.0
America's Most Eligible   2018-10-310.016.30 (1)
2.0
Astoria: Fate's Kiss   2015-07-150.096.39 (12)
2.0
Astoria: Lost Kisses   2018-06-250.026.35 (2)
2.0
Aya Kare ~Hyakki Ren'yakou~    2015-08-130.036.28 (3)
2.0
Ayakashi Koimeguri     2018-100.166.44 (14)
2.0
Baby BumpTBA0.000.00 (0)
2.0
Bachelorette Party   2019-10-170.000.00 (0)
2.0
Beast x Light   2017-05-260.036.34 (3)
2.0
Big Sky Country   2018-12-280.006.28 (1)
2.0
Blades of Light and Shadow   2020-06-030.000.00 (0)
2.0
Bloodbound   2018-07-060.016.27 (3)
2.0
Bloodbound: Dark Solstice   2020-01-110.016.30 (1)
2.0
Blood Domination    2018-04-240.056.30 (4)
2.0
Blood in Roses+    2015-04-200.496.41 (56)
2.0
Castaway! Love's Adventure   2016-09-010.056.20 (7)
2.0
Cerulean Heart  2017-05-290.086.29 (6)
2.0
Chigiribako   2014-12-040.016.28 (1)
2.0
Chris: Luxury Getaway   2016-08-220.000.00 (0)
2.0
Cinderella to 100 Oku-doru no Ouji-sama    2015-07-240.016.30 (1)
2.0
Danna-sama ga 7-nin iru!?     2014-11-210.146.33 (15)
2.0
Dead or Love ~Kyouai no Mujintou~    2014-12-220.026.29 (2)
2.0
Desire & Decorum   2018-11-050.000.00 (0)
2.0
Desire & Decorum: First Winter   2020-01-120.000.00 (0)
2.0
Destiny Ninja 2+    2015-08-310.356.42 (34)
2.0
Do S ni Koishite ~Suiteroom de Himitsu no Shihai~     2016-07-260.096.12 (12)
2.0
Endless Summer   2017-03-290.076.48 (8)
2.0
Gangsters in Love   2016-03-070.136.49 (14)
2.0
Guard Me, Sherlock!    2016-09-040.286.35 (28)
2.0
Hatsukoi Signal     2016-12-190.126.24 (13)
2.0
Havenfall Is for Lovers   2017-09-080.106.54 (11)
2.0
Hero   2017-11-080.016.30 (1)
2.0
High School Story   2017-09-070.056.27 (3)
2.0
High School Story: Class Act   2019-01-140.016.32 (1)
2.0
Himitsu Kareshi - Idol Hitotsu Yane no Shita    2013-02-180.026.32 (4)
2.0
Home for the Holidays   2018-02-140.000.00 (0)
2.0
I Kare ~Ore no Kare wa Idol-sama~    2013-04-070.000.00 (0)
2.0
Ikemen Bakumatsu ◆ Unmei no Koi     2014-10-290.196.35 (21)
2.0
Ikemen Kakumei ◆ Alice to Koi no Mahou    2016-12-130.366.75 (40)
2.0
Ikemen Oukyuu ◆ Mayonaka no Cinderella    2013-09-190.466.44 (60)
2.0
Ikemen Rensei Suikoden -Love Never Dies-    2016-08-060.000.00 (0)
2.0
Ikemen Sengoku◆Toki o Kakeru Koi     2015-06-220.716.89 (80)