Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble

Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble may have a suggestive title, but the game itself renders it more flippant than controversial. DHSG is set in 1920's America, where a group of young girls have decided to become upstanding independent-minded women, and make a lot of mischief for authority figures along the way.

Besides being draped in some wonderfully period-centric art, the story and dialogue are all pulled from similar inspirations. It's got plenty of 1920's slang to satisfy anyone's longings for quirky dialogue. The story is presented similarly to an RPG, with a series of quests that help move along the main story. It's wonderfully written and involves plenty of adults up to no good – and of course the kids who catch them!

The various mini-games are all about how the girls deal with these events, such as the principal finding you loose in the hallway during class. The girls could break out in such uproarious behavior as flirting, insult contests or even lying. Truly these girls are the height of controversy.

The gameplay itself is described as a “computer board game”. The board and pieces are actually rendered like a board game and most of the game's events happen on cards with dice. But I've never seen a board game like this, the game takes full advantage of the automated setting to make a game that's something a little more.

It scratches that board game itch without resorting to the normal board game tedium. The feel of a board game is intact, but the fast pace and sheer breadth of the game are far beyond what most board games can attain.

Why You Should Check This Out – An original setting, wonderful dialogue, and some interesting mechanics combine to make a truly original “computer board game”. Plus, where else can you win by exposing the maintenance man's secret love for a teacher, then blackmailing him? It's as the site says “This is the game where good girls get better by being bad!

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Comments

A wonderful choice.

I played this last month and had a great time. I loved the board art, and as you say, the writing is great. There's a fun and sometimes risque humour that runs through it, and even a couple of surprisingly dark turns of events. The only tiny annoyance was that I found the flirting minigame a little too trial and error.

The demo is very generous, too, I played for an hour before deciding to buy it.

Here's a video of some example gameplay

...and of course, there's the recent controversy that ended up with DHSGiT getting pulled from the Big Fish casual games portal. RockPaperShotgun did a nice writeup about the situation.

- Alan

Hooray for games on the Mac!

That's all I have for now. I'll post more once I've played it; I learned that lesson last time.

How much money for this one? At work and blocked sadly.

TheWanderer wrote:

How much money for this one? At work and blocked sadly.

$20.

The demo is quite long, however, I got a good hour+ of playtime out of it.

PyromanFO wrote:

The demo is quite long, however, I got a good hour+ of playtime out of it.

And the end of the demo is gracefully and humorously done. I can't really afford the game right now, but I was sorely tempted to buy it based just on how the demo expiration was presented.

Another "Hooray for games on the Mac!" from me. Looking forward to trying out the demo.

It scratches that board game itch without resorting to the normal board game tedium.

Methinks you're playing the wrong board games.

lostlobster wrote:

Another "Hooray for games on the Mac!" from me. Looking forward to trying out the demo.

It scratches that board game itch without resorting to the normal board game tedium.

Methinks you're playing the wrong board games.

Let's face it, something this complex would take 4-5 hours in a board game format, for just one board. You can play through it in an hour here on the computer.

Or Catan on XBLA, as another example. Maybe tedium was the wrong word, maybe it's more like "slowness".

Hey awesome, the taunting mini game is just like the Sword fighting system from The Curse of Monkey Island!

Yoyoson wrote:

Hey awesome, the taunting mini game is just like the Sword fighting system from The Curse of Monkey Island!

How appropriate, you post like a cow!

Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble may have a suggestive title, but...

Way to shatter my hopes in just the first sentence.

*Legion* wrote:
Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble may have a suggestive title, but...

Way to shatter my hopes in just the first sentence. :(

Sorry man, Certis won't let me put Hentai bus-rape simulators on the front page.

I played the demo a while back when it first came out, played it again today and bought the full game. Oso's verdict: fun and stylish!

Stengah wrote:
Yoyoson wrote:

Hey awesome, the taunting mini game is just like the Sword fighting system from The Curse of Monkey Island!

How appropriate, you post like a cow!

How appropriate, you dress like a dairy-farmer!

Waitaminit...

Sorry man, Certis won't let me put Hentai bus-rape simulators on the front page.

Hey that bus was asking for it, cruising around town around with that slutty tailpipe hanging out!

PyromanFO wrote:

Sorry man, Certis won't let me put Hentai bus-rape simulators on the front page.

What a prude.

JoeBedurndurn wrote:
Sorry man, Certis won't let me put Hentai bus-rape simulators on the front page.

Hey that bus was asking for it, cruising around town around with that slutty tailpipe hanging out!

Each to his own ofcourse, but you know that tailpipe can get real hot. You know what I mean.

Now on Steam. Don't know how much in dollars, but 8.99 euro down here is a nice price.

Interestingly Steam makes you enter your date of birth to view this product (recommended for ages 13 and up) but doesn't require the same for 18 rated (UK ratings) games like Fallout 3... Seems a bit strange but maybe they are being careful thanks to the early "controversy"

wanderingtaoist wrote:

Now on Steam. Don't know how much in dollars, but 8.99 euro down here is a nice price.

It seems to also be $8.99 in USD.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/27...

Hmmm, Pyroman writes about it and it goes up on Steam......and I've never seen Gabe and Pyroman together at the same time either.....

Just sayin'

Nightmare wrote:

Hmmm, Pyroman writes about it and it goes up on Steam......and I've never seen Gabe and Pyroman together at the same time either.....

Just sayin'

Conspiracy! *Cartman voice* It's 9/11 all over again. *Cartman voice*

Full price on Steam is $9.99, the 10% off is until next week I think, the first week of sales on Steam.

I had fun for a little bit with the demo, but both my girlfriend and I got bored after a little bit. She was really excited when I read her your description and was into it at first, but thought it required to much attention in order to remember what was happening. She plays a bunch of casual games and I think those let you zone out more than this one. I thought the presentation was pretty good, but that the mini games were kind of unclear the first time. I felt like everything was only clear once you had done it at least once, like holding the pow wow, figuring out how to use the dialogue, etc. My enjoyment started pretty high, but quickly faded.

Stop with the weird spamming!

Although, I must say - the game title piques my interest...

I could totally write an essay on this topic. But who would buy it?