Unlike the had over a decade of sequels and various ports, as well as some brief stints as a TV show.
And though ELF didn’t gain immense fame because of these games, they were certainly successful enough to keep the series going for so many sequels.
That is, the intentionally sexual “Dead or Alive” series.
The series consists mostly of arcade-style fighting games, but there two games (abbreviated as “DOAX”) that feature the series’ busty female characters playing volleyball – or doing whatever else one might do on vacation – on a beach.
One of the most successful dating simulation series began soon after, in 1994.
“Tokimeki Memorial” (“Heartbeat Memorial”) was created by Konami, who are particularly famous for works like “Metal Gear Solid,” and “Dance Dance Revolution.” Since then, they have made a slew of games, released ports for everything from computers to mobile phones, and even produced an anime in 2006.
And so we have today a wide selection of what are known as “dating simulation” games.