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Rance - Hikari o Motomete -

ランス -光をもとめて-

TitleRance - Hikari o Motomete -
Original titleランス -光をもとめて-
AliasesRance 1
LengthShort (2 - 10 hours)
DeveloperAlice Soft
PublishersAlice Soft
Rance Translation Project & 2.0 Translations
Alternative version
Rance 01 - Hikari o Motomete -
Shares characters
Little Princess
Little Vampire
Rance II - Hangyaku no Shoujo-tachi -
Same setting
Kaeru nyo Panyon
Toushin Toshi
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, VNStat
Related anime[DB-ANN] Rance (OVA, 1993)


The story is pretty simple - Hikari ("Light"), the red haired girl that you see in an opening clip, has been kidnapped. And Rance gets the mission from his boss (the bald guy) to investigate the case.

Rance is something like a detective in this story. This also turns the whole game more into a detective-like exploring than into rpg or more less rpg/strategy to which the gamers of the latter games of the series are used to. Rance isn’t alone in his job as he has a helper - 16 year old Sill. She's actually Rance's slave. She was from a rich family but later got kidnapped by some bandit and then auctioned as a slave. The one who bought her was of course Rance.

Now with her help you (Rance) have to solve this mystery, bring Hikari back and pay back to the ones at fault.

[Taken from the AliceSoft Wikia]

Single Ending 3.0 Promiscuous Protagonist 3.0 Antihero Protagonist 3.0 Protagonist with Sexual Experience 3.0 Fighting Protagonist 2.9 Sword Wielding Protagonist 2.9 Male Protagonist 2.8 Unavoidable Rape 2.8 Map Movement 2.8 Short Sexual Scenes 2.8 Rapist Protagonist 2.8 RPG 2.8 Linear Plot 2.8 Nympho Protagonist 2.8 Mercenary Protagonist 2.7 Past Setting in a Fictional World 2.7 Playboy Protagonist 2.7 ADV 2.6 Arrogant Protagonist 2.5 Comedy Rape 2.5 Fictional Beings 2.5 Mage Heroine 2.5 Interactive Adventure Game 2.3 Princess HeroineS 2.2 Magic 2.2 High Sexual Content 2.2 Missionary Position 2.0 Sexual Content 2.0 Rape 2.0 Spontaneous Sex Scenes 2.0 Timid Heroine 2.0 Castle 2.0 Early Sexual Content 2.0 Heroine with Sexual Experience 2.0 DeflorationS 2.0 No Event CGs 2.0 Fantasy 2.0 Medieval Fantasy 2.0 Monsters 2.0 Standing Sex 2.0 Disappearance 2.0 No Gallery 2.0 No Romance Plot 2.0 No Quick Save/Load 2.0 No Auto Function 2.0 Pixel Art 2.0 Detective Work 1.9 Game Over 1.9 Lesbian HeroineS 1.7 Comedy 1.7 Bisexual Heroine 1.7 Shy Heroine 1.6 Breaking the Fourth Wall 1.6 Fighting Heroine 1.4 Kunoichi Heroine 1.4 Maid Heroine 1.3 Vaginal Fingering 1.0 Ghost 1.0 Bondage 1.0 Female Domination 1.0 Sexual Devices 1.0 Slave Heroine 1.0 Sex in Public Places 1.0 Sexual Slavery (Non-consensual) 1.0 Wooden Horse 1.0 Violence 1.0 BDSM 1.0 Sexual Scenes with Gameplay 1.0 Doggy Style 1.0 Kidnapping 1.0 Sadist Protagonist 1.0 Clothed Male Naked Female 1.0 Impulsive Protagonist 1.0 Sexual Slavery (Choukyou Variation) 1.0

Mini reviews

By exoticbankai on 2020-09-24r28671Vote: 7
<report>The start of a great franchise but a nightmare to play for a modern game player, tried but found it impossible to know what to do, where to go etc without following a guide every step of the way, it's a short game, but if i had to play without a guide i'd never finish it.

Outside of that i really liked it, the art is great if you love retro, same for the music.

The characters are great, especially rance and sill, main character for 30 years, first game and already has the great comedy rance is know for.

Story is simple, but enjoyable.

The only reason i would recommend this is if you like retro game or you want to see where rance started, otherwise wait for the english release of the remake of rance 1 and 2.

Full reviews

By zakashi on 2021-01-29Vote: 4.5
<report>Terrible, boring gameplay, it's very hard to beat this without some kind of guide, since the game gives you almost no clues to what to do next. To move around in the map you have to choose to which direction in a menu, which gets tiring really fast. The enemies look like drawings of 5 year olds, it's almost comedy. It's very easy also, with an extremely simple combat system and weak enemies, so the fights can get annoying really fast.

The story is kinda interesting, entertaining enough for a short game with kindergarten-like artstyle, and some characters are so flat that the game is actually aware of that which makes it funnier.

The best thing here is the protagonist, he's an anti-cliche... Read more »
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