TW: Super Tentacle Hentai Porn (that means tentacle rape, and lot’s of it).

Due to the fact that this game has little in terms of SFW images, I have slightly blurred the screenshots of this game. If you want to see them unblurred, I’d suggest playing the game.

There are generally two types of hentai games; those that take themselves seriously and try to tell an interesting story, and those that just try to be masturbation fuel. Ruby Striker is an example of the latter, and it is a pretty good one at that. As I was reading it, I found myself continually aroused by it and appreciated its creativity and descriptiveness.

It should naturally go without saying that someone who is not into gratuitous tentacle rape should not be playing a game based entirely around it, but some stuff can get a bit on the freaky side and there is some stuff related to pain. As such, those into softer material may be better off elsewhere. Otherwise, the only real flaw is the game’s short length.

Ruby Striker | Zodiac
Apparently, Ted Cruz’s zodiac killing was the least of the skeletons in his closet.

The main storyline of the game focuses a magical girl known as Ruby Striker, who is captured by the villain known as Zodiac, who also serves as the game’s narrator. She gets captured due to having all of her energy getting drained and being unable to fight, but she is kept alive by the power of the Jewelstar, the magical mcguffin that Zodiac is after. In a cruel twist of fate, the same Jewelstar that protected her from danger is now keeping her in a permanent state of peril as she suffers through Zodiac’s sexual torture and degradation done both to get the Jewelstar out of her and for his own sick amusement… mostly through tentacles.

This game is a pretty bizarre twist on the Magical Girl formula that shows a dark look at what would happen realistically if one of these villains captured them. Granted it is also one that has likely been done plenty of times before given the nature of people’s perverted thoughts of corrupting and subverting innocence, but I don’t know if it has been done in game form. There is also a major plot point of corrupting Ruby, an innocent virgin girl, by exposing her to degradation and pain that even most depraved perverts would never be able to withstand, and even an implication that Ruby may actually be enjoying it.

This is, of course, because a common theme in hentai is taking strong women and emotionally breaking them until they become obedient and submissive. To an ardent feminist such as myself, this concept, and its popularity is naturally horrifying to an ardent feminist such as myself because it demonstrates that not only do a lot of men get sexually aroused from seeing us go from strong and confident women to subservient and brainless women that only exist for sexual pleasure, or at least it should be. In actuality, this turns me on A LOT, and the fact that it IS so horrifying is possibly why.

Some moments did seem like they were more painful than sexual but I was still strangely aroused by them and they had my attention. However, it should be noted that, as stated previously, Ruby Striker is pure masturbation fuel for extreme perverts such as myself, and as such, one should not expect much of a deep plot from it and a lot of what I just said JUST came to me now over a year after having played the game.

Ruby Striker | Perverted
The fact that she uses a term as benign as “perverted” only makes her denial all the more transparent.

The art style is very effective in its use of various shades of red that give off this very alien vibe to the backdrop. It creates the feelings of being trapped and that no one is coming to help Ruby. There is no animation involved and the entire game is in still frames, but they are still well drawn. The sound effects are also greatly effective in terms of their desired intentions. What is especially of note is the music that does an amazing job at evoking the oppressive atmosphere while continuously building upon itself, similarly to the game itself.

There are only a few issues I had in regards to the game’s interface. The first was the way the skip function worked. It often only skipped a few lines and I needed to keep re selecting it multiple times in order to get it to work. The problem is that it stops skipping as soon as the picture changes and considering that they change to match what is going on, that happens frequently. However, this would not have been a problem if the choice aspect wasn’t as unnecessary as it was.

The way each individual scene is accessed is based on what you choose to put Ruby through. You start with one choice, each of which branches off to a different choice, each result leading to their own scene. This means you’d need to read through three more times to access four scenes, which is a cheap way of providing the illusion of longevity considering each route has the same ending

Ruby Striker | Broken Ruby
It probably speaks a lot to my odd sexual preferences that I am aroused at the thought of being in Ruby’s position.

The flaws with Ruby Striker are rather minor though and it is a pretty solid hentai title. It is a short but also a sexy title for perverts such as myself, and it is recommended for anyone else who is into these sorts of things. At the end of the game, there was a cliffhanger stating that the story was to be continued in Lapis Gunner, and I am personally interested in playing that one myself based on my experience with this game. There is not much of a reason to not recommend this game to any fans of its genre, especially at the price of only $10.00, which is pretty cheap for an eroge.

This review was originally posted to GameFAQs on March 22nd of 2016, and has been re-edited with enhanced presentation.

If you are interested in playing this game for yourself, it can be purchased here (MangaGamer) or here (DLSite) where it is on sale for 50% off until September 22nd.

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3 thoughts on “Ruby Striker: Brief but Hardcore Tentacle Action (Eroge Review) (NSFW)

  1. Great review Annie. Despite not being that into tentacle porn, your review aroused me and have me interested in possibly trying this game myself.

    Its a shame to hear its on the short side. Though i’m not that familiar with hentai games, so i wouldn’t really know what the standard length would be.

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  2. The length on hentai games tends to vary a lot. Some can be just a few hours while others could be 50+ even. It often depends on the game. And yeah, eroge tends to be priced more expensively than regular games, which is why Ruby Striker is more expensive than a non ero visual novel of the same length would be.

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