Now you can – and date six different monsters in the game Monster Prom. You can probably tell what the game’s about by the title: You’re a high school monster who is trying to win over one of the six popular people in the school, by making them fall in love with you and go to prom with you. Damien the devil’s son is always up to mischief and killing. Liam is an artistic vampire. Scott is a dopey and lovable werewolf. Vera is a medusa and a businesswoman. Miranda is a fish princess. Finally, Polly the Ghost loves to party.
Monster Prom was developed by Beautiful Glitch & published by Those Awesome Guys.
Also, the game was produced by the YouTube celebrity Jesse Cox. Released in April 2018, this visual novel is only available on PC. Monster Prom has some cool light voice acting as well, the actors include Sarah Anne Williams who has done work for Sword Art Online and Accel World, Nathan Sharp voice acted for Dream Daddy, Fairy Tail: The Movie- Dragon Cry and Attack on Titan and more. Arin Hanson who is the co-founder for the Youtube channel Game Grumps also contributed and Jesse Cox also voice-acted in the game.
The Game does not have a maturity rating yet.
However, they say on the Steam page “Monster Prom features mature themes, naughty words and some objectively bawdy scenarios, not suited for the sheepish or the faint of heart. Please bear this in mind before playing.”
The game has stats like a lot of games.
Your stats depend on two things: How you answer the pop quiz at the start and what you decide to do in school time. The stats are smarts, boldness, creativity, fun, and money. Your rate of successfully getting one of the six people to be your prom date depends on your stats, but it also depends on your decisions you make while talking to them. The pop quiz doesn’t just set your initial stats, it also lets you know who you should try to get as a prom date. This doesn’t mean you have to go for them, it just makes it a little harder to get someone else.
Monster Prom can be completed in less than an hour. However, it has 22 endings (some of which are secret!), 388 different events, and 1384 outcomes. So if you are a completionist, the game will take a while.
Monster Prom is also multiplayer.
You can compete with up to four friends and try to get the character you want to go to prom with you. To decide who is going first for each day you are asked to debate things like who of your friends is most likely hiding a corpse. There are a huge array of questions and all of them lead to a hopefully friendly debate (but probably not). There are also opportunities in which you can help or hinder your friends chances with their chosen dates, so friendships can certainly hang in the balance!
In conclusion, Monster Prom is great for people who love visual novels and dating simulators. But like all games, there is room for improvement. The multiplayer questions don’t work well with only one other player and perhaps it would be better if the starting player was chosen at random.
Monster Prom is currently available on Steam for the price of £9.29
This review copy was provided by the publisher.