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"I always felt like there was something missing in Bejeweled. Huniepop told me it was naked women. I don't disagree."
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HuniePop is a mix of Dating Sim, RPG and Puzzle Game released on January 19th, 2015 by Ryan Koons.

Like most games in the dating sim genre, you play some nameless, faceless H-Game POV Character who happens to be a loveless virgin, and thus the goddess of love sends out one of her love fairies named Kyu to help you out with that.

The core gameplay consists of a Bejeweled like game where various tokens have to be lined up and eliminated for enough points to max out an Affection meter. Joy tokens give extra turns, Heartbreak tokens lower the affection meter, and Sentiment tokens allow the use of special items that can mass eliminate other tokens on the board, among other effects. These game portions award "Hunie" (in game currency), which is used to buy more items and raise stats to make the puzzle sections easier.

Many artists on DeviantART, such as Kopianget, Agata Wiejak, Ninamo, and Kaskia collaborated for the game, and the musical score was composed by Jonathan Wandag.

It is available on Steam, GOG.com, MangaGamer and the main website for the creators, with the Steam version being censored to comply with their rating requirements, though they have condoned a patch to remove this.

Tropes used in HuniePop include:
  • 100% Completion: Achieved when all outfits, all hairstyles and all presents for all 12 girls are unlocked. In a Take That, Audience! manner, the corresponding Steam achievement is called "Zero Life".
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Jessie and Ayanna.
  • All There in the Manual:
    • Despite the same last name and similar appearances, Jessie and Tiffany's relationship is only hinted at in-game.
    • The girls' countries of origin are only stated in supplementary bios. The only exception is Aiko, who's explicitly stated to be Japanese in the dialogue.
  • Alpha Bitch: Audrey has the attitude of one. She's even referred to as "mega-bitch" by the developers.
  • Animesque: The art style in general. It was created in the USA, but the art style is decidedly Anime-like.
  • Artistic License Economics: The money (Munie) you need to buy gifts is earned after dates.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Kyu's name is pronounced the same as the Japanese word for 'nine'. Unless you've already unlocked Momo, Kyu is the ninth girl to be added to your HunieBee.
  • But Liquor Is Quicker: Giving booze to the girls increases the amount of Hunie you get when talking to them and also gives you up to 6 bonus Sentimentality points at the start of the date puzzle. One of the most used strategies is to give alcohol to a girl before the final date to increase the odds of getting them in bed. Taking on the Self-Imposed Challenge of bedding every character without using alcohol at all is rewarded with the "Sobriety" achievement on Steam.
  • Buxom Is Better: Large breasts are regularly depicted as being better. Even the girls with C-cups show clear symptoms of A-Cup Angst.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: The player can choose to pursue one of the girls or all of them.
  • Delinquents: Audrey, being a drug user and chronic truant from school. A few other characters flirt with this trope, but not as great an extent.
  • Developers' Foresight:
    • You can try to bring up the profiles on the HunieBee when you are being quizzed... but it hides everything and just displays "Nice try, cheater!".
    • Most girls will refuse alcohol early in the day.
    • They also thought of everything when they made the "censored" version for Steam. It turns out... that the censored version's code is not altered in any way. The game simply checks for the presence of a certain file in the directory the executable was in. The contents of the file don't matter, only the name... it can be zero bytes. If the file is present, then the uncensored version runs, even if you bought it on Steam. The obvious intent was for Steam to have an censored version so Valve wouldn't complain, but anyone that is even remotely internet savvy and has access to Google can un-censor their copy in about two seconds.
  • The Dev Team Thinks of Everything: The HunieBee displays "nice try, cheater!" if you try bringing it up during a quiz by one of the girls. Alcohol is also refused by all the girls unless drunk at a logical place and time.
  • Divine Date: Venus and Kyu.
  • Everyone Is Bi: Being male or female doesn't change anything about your dating options aside from commentary. Because of your Purely Aesthetic Gender, every girl in the game can be considered bi. They'll go out with you either way. However, it's implied a few times in the game that at least some of the girls are not bi, they're either straight or gay depending on which gender you pick.
  • Experience Booster: Love Potions have this effect. Passion tokens increase the girl of your choice's affections towards you.
  • Exposition Fairy: Kyu, a literal fairy in this case. She's a bit... quirkier than most.
  • Fanservice: TONS of it. Even the Steam censored version is tap-dancing as close to the line as it possibly can in the sexy images department.
  • Featureless Protagonist: Your gender is only relevant in changing dialogue, it does nothing to change the game at all, and it can even be changed mid-game.
  • Fundamentally Female Cast: The cast is all female, and even the player can be one. Males are implied and referenced, but never seen.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: Unlock and date 12 girls until you've bedded them all!
  • Guide Dang It: Getting the two secret characters is never really explained. To get Celeste the alien girl, you must give Kyu the porn mag you start the game with, then show up at the beach at night with the item she gives you in your active inventory. To get Momo the catgirl, buy the bag of goldfish, then toss it out of your inventory during the day in an outside area.
  • Hot Coffee Minigame: When you get a girl's affection for you high enough, finishing a date successfully at night time results in a... ahem... bonus round. You don't see the important bits in the censored version, but the sound and the dialogue prior to it makes what's happening very clear.
  • Invisible To Normals: Kyu seems to fit, though Celeste seems to go unnoticed as well, even though she shows up at places that would be fairly crowded and hard to hide or blend in, even at night.
  • Joke Item: The player starts off with two, a porn mag and a box of tissues. though the porn mag can be useful if given to Kyu, and the latter, if given to Kyu after losing your "v-card", will get you a semi-secret date item.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Aiko and Kyanna's preferred unique gifts are based off of their respective ethnicities: Aiko likes Japanese gifts like chopsticks and rice balls, Kyanna prefers Mexican items like sombreros and maracas. One of Aiko's stock responses to getting such a gift is "God, you're so racist!" (said in a teasing and playful tone of voice).
  • Last Lousy Point: Not as bad as most examples, but still prevalent. If you're trying to bed all the girls, it can be pretty annoying once you've gotten all but one done: you have to specifically succeed a date with them at night, and at this point, the difficulty level has definitely gotten rather high. This means you have to dawdle around for a full ingame day, hope that they're actually awake and in town (god help you if Lola's your final target), then succeed the at-this-point difficult puzzle. Even worse if you haven't done all their previous dates yet, meaning you have to waste multiple days getting those other dates done, as you can't go on more than one date a day per girl regardless of if you succeed or not.
  • Level Up At Intimacy 5: The raison d'etre of the game.
  • Low-Level Run: Choosing not to trade your Hunie for trait upgrades for as long as possible while still successfully completing dates is the equivalent of a Low-Level Run. A Steam achievement "Lucky Loser" is rewarded if you can seduce three women without upgrading any of your traits (i.e. for a minimum of 12 dates).
  • Luck-Based Mission: Since the order and placement of the date tokens are randomized, it's entirely possible to be unlucky enough early on in the game that a date can be impossible to complete successfully. Fortunately, this doesn't result in a game over.
  • Multinational Team: The cast has two Americans, an Englishwoman, a Latin American (heavily indicated as Mexican), an Indian (at least ethnically) and a Japanese woman (and this last one is heavily lampshaded).
  • Nintendo Hard: The eventual point of Alpha Mode, which permanently ratchets up the goal score with every successful date.
  • No-Damage Run: Bedding every character in the game without failing a single date nets you the "Smooth as F*ck" achievement on Steam. Doing this within 18 in-game days requires you to not waste a single time slot and nets you the "Pickup Legend" achievement.
  • No Ending: The game itself never really ends, even after successful dating every woman to completion.
  • Poison Mushroom: Heartbreak tokens, though some special items can either negate them or make them ironic powerups in other ways.
  • Power Echoes: The girls' love cries and moans echo at the point of orgasm.
  • Purely Aesthetic Gender: Aside from the tone/pronouns used in the dialogue, the gender of your character does not matter.
  • Quest for Sex: The Protagonist starts dateless and unable to form a coherent sentence in front of cute girls. Kyu gets them in the way of 8 hot chicks, gives them some tips, and then leaves them on their own with the mission of getting at least one of the women in bed.
  • Sarcastic Confession: Tiffany will occasionally ask if you're seeing any other girls: the answer that scores points with her is "Yeah, but only like seven other chicks", which she laughs off.
    • Equally, when first meeting Lola, the player has an option to tell her "I just do what the magic fairy that follows me around tells me." Lola just laughs it off as a pick-up line she's never heard of.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: Each girl has a set of clothes and hairstyles which can be unlocked, then mixed-and-matched or set randomly.
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