Review written by Faizxer0, edited by Otaku Apologist
Sakura Swim Club; created by Winged Cloud, is a short and tasty $10 eroge of 1,5 hours in length.
You play as a boy named Keida. He has transfered schools so often, he hasn´t made any friends since middle school. When he joins the swimming club of his newest school, he meets the two last club members remaining. They are Hitomi and Meiko, your future lovers. Yes, you romance both of them… at the same time!
The game has a typical anime story; on windy days, you see girls’ panties, controller cables somehow transform into BDSM apparel, the usual stuff. Getting to know Meiko and Hitomi, you learn more about the difficult pasts they have, such as near-death experiences and family tragedies. You have a difficult time living in your father’s shadow, as well as a terrible feeling that you are missing a gap in your memory, from around middle school. Soon, your ailing grades pushes your father to force you to come back home, and in a moment fueled by the cries of your friends, you make a deal with your father: win the national swimming competion or return home sexually unfulfilled. For such a short game, it has a compelling story with characters you grow attached to.
You are presented with a lot of choices in the game, and they do make an impact on what you learn later in the game. Some choices will determine for example, whether you get to penetrate Meiko anally or vaginally, while another determines whether Hitomi’s tits get tangled up.
There’s a total of 4 sex scenes, and since this is a PC visual novel, each scene is comprised of images with the text doing most of the work. I honestly didn’t expect much from a $10 dollar game, but it was definitely more than enough. There’s plenty of ecchi scenes as well, to be expected from this kind of game. The art was good enough that the sex scenes get you aroused, the music not so much. The music has 5 soundtracks total, each fit the situation they are played in. There is no voice acting.
All in all, I do recommend Sakura Swim Club. Give Sybilla-chan’s face a tap to kidnap Hitomi and and Meiko on your PC.