Hoshi Saga Dokuringo
It seems like only a few days ago we were given a new installment in Yoshio Ishii's gorgeous Hoshi Saga series, and today another one, number 8, lands in our virtual laps: Hoshi Saga Dokuringo. But before you go off playing this one, please note the rating. This latest set of levels contains some risqué imagery, as well as some way more difficult stages.
Inside you'll find 25 new stages to clear, made up of images from the previous "ringo" games with all new puzzles (and mini-games) designed for them, and all you need to do is find the star. How you go about it will take some creative problem solving along with the usual pointing and clicking, dragging and waggling. The first level is mandatory, and it contains a lot of Japanese text, which I suspect explains this set of levels. I'd really appreciate it if someone were to translate what is says for us in the comments. I hope it gives a good reason and warning for the titillating imagery of scantily clad young females that appear in this batch.
Another immediate and obvious oddity of the Dokuringo set is the stage numbering, which starts off at Stage 9976 for the first. I wonder if perhaps this was a set that the author never intended to publish. And maybe he decided to publish them after receiving complaints that the previous games were becoming too easy. What do you think about the numbering, and what do you think about the level of difficulty in this one?