The Royal Trap

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • So many endings with some fun twists – Well-presented graphics
Bad
  • Most choices are very clear cut (not much depth)
8

The Royal Trap is another popular visual novel experience developed by Hanako Games. The game features the same high level of polish of their other games and includes a playable demo on their official website that lets you play through the prologue and first chapter (out of 16 chapters).

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The Royal Trap features a number of story branches which ultimately offers the player 15 different endings. This is almost double if not triple the endings that similar games offer so if you love chasing all the game endings in visual novels you’ll really enjoy The Royal Trap.

In the game you play as the prince’s companion (Madeleine Valois) who is in charge of looking after him and keeping him out of trouble. The majority of the story revolves around a meeting between the prince and her potential new queen. After she goes missing the player realises that something fishy is going on in this town and you’ll need to rescue her for the prince. During this adventure though you might just be the one that falls in love with the prince instead.

Gameplay isn’t very different to the other games in Hankao Games portfolio but the setting is something completely different. Players will read through the story while making decisions at crucial moments in the story line.

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While the early parts of the game have very little variation after players complete the fourth chapter the game can break into four completely separate plot lines from which the story can branch several more times.

If you’ve tried the other games on offer from Hanako Games it’s hard to pass up this visual novel, especially considering the number of story branches available to explore. With 15 different endings there is no shortage of replay opportunity here either.

Summary:

  • Play as the prince’s assistant and keep him out of trouble.
  • Develop a romantic relationship with the prince.
  • A total of 15 different endings to experience.
  • Heaps of replay potential.
  • On Windows and Mac with a demo on the official website.

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on November 19, 2013. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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