When she came to, The heroine Fuka, was in an unknown land without her memories or her name. Suddenly, she is confronted by a mysterious silver haired man who points his sword at her. She escapes into the city without knowing the reason why."I'm going to be killed"-----When she prepared for that moment, the one who held out a hand to help her is.....?
This work is a fantasy adventure game where strife's between mafia families unfold. It is set in a world based on the fairytale masterpiece "The Wizard of OZ".
Bright and colorful artwork by Satoi. There are a few inconsistent CG's but you can see how Satoi's artwork has improved over the years.
Lots of upbeat and music box bgm that suits the atmosphere of the game. The most notable music are the opening and ending songs which are sung by a Canadian Christian rock band "Article One"
Easy. Its mainly standard visual novel format, and at certain times a map will pop up with character icons, asking who you want to visit.
オズマフィア (website)Company: Poni-Pachet SYAge Rating: All ages (recommened for 15+)Voice Cast: Shingaki Tarusuke, Okitsu Kazuyuki, Kakehashi Atsushi, Honda Hiroyuki, Yamaguchi Kazuya, Awazu Takatsugu, Hanamura Akiko, Fujii Kyouko, Fujinami Satoru, Kirimoto Takuya, Yuichi Iguchi
The Heroine, Fuka, ends up living with three members of the OZ Family; Caramia, the courageous boss, Axel, the blunt and taciturn caporegime and Kyrie, the gentle mannered consigliere. The images of these three members are that Caramia is the Lion from the Wizard of Oz, Axel is the Tin Man, and Kyrie is the Scarecrow. In addition to the three OZ characters there are characters from other fairytales who reside in the city.
There are nine characters you can capture;
Caramia, The boss of the Oz Family
Kyrie, The consigliere of the Oz Family
Axel, A caporegime of the Oz Family
Caesar, The leader of the Wolfgang
So, A member of the Wolfgang
Scarlet, A member of the Grimm Family
Pashet, The boss of the Boots Family
Robin Hood, The doctor who runs Sherwood Clinic
Hameln, The boss of the Grimm family
The three brothel guys (Manboy, Alfani and Dorian Gray) share a route.
The system is pretty easy, for the most part its a standard visual novel with choices that chime when you choose the correct one. Throughout the game a map will pop up asking you who you would like to visit on "Sunday" in the game. Simply visit the guy whose route you want to go on whenever the map pops up. Caramia, Kyrie and Axel have four endings each along with rival scenarios for each other where Fuka can choose to stay with the Oz guy she's with or leave him for another. Every other character in the game has two endings each. Once you finish an ending for a route, you will unlock extra scenes. The extra scenes are short but it wouldn't hurt to start a route from the beginning to watch them. Also it should be noted that this game is only 75% voiced, which was a little off putting at first because the characters will randomly stop talking or they will only say one or two random lines in an entire scene. Though the website says Fuka is voiced, she only talks in the epilogue and the grand ending. Fuka's name is changeable but if you leave it, the characters will speak her name.
Ozmafia is definitely one of the funniest games i've played in a while, the script is very humorous. Some of the extra scenes show interactions between the other characters when Fuka isn't around. There are common scenes throughout the game, usually when Fuka is at the Oz residence during weekdays and each route has its own story line. You will see some conflicts arise between the mafia groups in the common route and certain characters who will make an appearance in every ending. There is a lot of skipping involved after you've played the common scenes once. Despite Fuka having amnesia, this game is not all about Fuka trying to regain her memories, in fact I feel like it was even pushed to the side and forgotten in the routes. Each route you play will give you lots of questions and little to no answers concerning Fuka's identity, and a certain incident that happened in the city prior to her arrival. It's not until the very end that everything falls into place.
9.0 It's kind of hard for me to talk about my favorite parts of this game without giving away any major spoilers. What I expected to be a completely light hearted and innocent game, turned out to have some very unexpected twists. Some characters might not turn out like you thought they would. However, there are so many charming characters here, at least one is bound to capture your interest. It was also nice to hear some fresh voice's, I hope to see these seiyuu again in the future. My only complaints would be the random 75% voice thing and it might have been nice to have a love meter or status page to see how you're doing on a route. For this to be the work of only two people, i'm impressed and overall very happy with this game!