Schoolgirls fight aliens with the power of science! When an alien invasion targets a private school after hours, only the members of the Science Club stand ready to defend their homeworld from the leafy menace. Gather up your team of specialists and face off against monsters in classic console turn-based combat.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (79 reviews)
Release Date: May 28, 2009

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Schoolgirls fight aliens with the power of science!

When an alien invasion targets a private school after hours, only the members of the Science Club stand ready to defend their homeworld from the leafy menace. Gather up your team of specialists and face off against monsters in classic console turn-based combat. Your journey will take you through time, space, and paradox to alien worlds and beyond.

Features:

  • Blowing things up with physics and chemistry
  • Choice of skills to raise, to customise characters as you prefer
  • Three difficulty levels for those who hate stress or enjoy a challenge
  • Swap active combat characters at any time
  • All characters in party gain experience
  • Light-hearted storyline (with a few geeky jokes)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Win 2000 or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.4 or higher
    Minimum:
    • OS: x86 or compatible processor
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 39 people (74%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Science Girls is an RPG where six girls that study different scientific fields come together to stop an alien invasion.

This game is not good. Really, the only notable things about this game is that the protagonists are female scientists. It's nice to see media that supports women in science and technology. That's it, though. The protagonists are shallow, and offer very little personality beyond their chosen field. They look very similar (uniforms don't help), which makes it tough to remember which one is which, and after a while, I no longer cared. Sadly, the player-controlled character is just as interchangeable as the others, with the only difference being that she wears a dumb mask. Couldn't I have at least chosen which of the six to control? Also, most of the science the girls use is either basic high school knowledge or completely fictional, and I think the dialogue is actually a bit disrespectful to the scientific fields represented (though, as a CS graduate, I have spent time in a computer lab playing Nethack before). As for the story, I found it uninteresting and a bit too padded out with all the battling.

As for the gameplay itself, it's boring and horribly unbalanced. Your characters' basic attacks are worthless. I found I just kept relying on multi-target skills, with the occasional heal. It's awkward that there's no place that I could find to just recover HP/SP... I kept having to do it in battle by putting one enemy to sleep and defending/healing repeatedly. The battle and level up system are really pretty inelegant. This game would've benefited by keeping things simpler (like the Mario RPGs). Also, I hate it with a passion when skills in RPGs become harder to use as you level up. The saving grace is that all six characters are usable in battle and they all receive XP... at least that's one pitfall avoided.

The art is not very good. The pixel work is okay. The illustrations do a poor job of making the girls distinct. The alien homeworld looks particularly bad. As for the sound, well, apparently there's supposed to be some sound? There are options for sound, but I didn't hear any. I turned the volume way up and made sure my speakers were working, but no sound or music. The controls try to work for keyboard, mouse, and controller, but the keyboard controls were crap, and for the mouse, the buttons were a bit small and all over the screen, making it tough to use the mouse comfortably. I also found a number of small graphical bugs as I played through... this game really needed a bit more polish.

I was really hoping to like this game, especially from the publisher that brought us Long Live the Queen (which was great) and Magical Diary (which was not very good, but I still enjoyed it), but for me, this game was pretty much a miss on every level. I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone. If you know a small girl who is aspiring to study a science/technology field, have them play a good game instead. I wouldn't want her to think that science is as boring as this game is.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Overall I would say that Science Girls is a pretty good game. In Science Girls you play as the president of the Science Club at a private, all girls school, and the school is being attack by aliens that look like plants but are not plants. Not soon after you make this discovery you go out and find the 5 other members of the club, each of them specialized in a specific field of Science/Technology, and all their special moves are based on their field. There is Jennifer whose field is Biology, Nicole whose field is Physics, Heather whose field is Engineering, Missy whose field is Computer Science, Andrea whose field is Chemistry and your character's field is Psychology.

On a gameplay level, Science Girls is a JRPG with the typical turn based fighting system. Arthur C. Clarke once said that "Magic's just science that we don't understand yet", and that is reflected here as the spells and Mana that you would find in a more classical JRPG have been replaced by Specials and SP (Science Points!).

One good thing that Science Girls does is that the story is surprisingly compelling, and it makes you want to keep playing and see where it goes. Another thing Science Girls does well is that the fighting system is actually pretty fun for a turn-based fighting system. All the girls in your party get XP every battle no matter if they were fighting at all, unless they pass out, and there was enough variety in the girls' special moves to prevent the game from getting too repetitive.

However, Science Girls does have it flaws. While I find the story to be compelling, the girls themselves are not. I had to look up their names when writing this review because the characters themselves have no real personalities of their own to speak of, which makes remembering their names to be difficult. The only really personality quirks that we do get is that a) they are girls and b) they are interested in Science (which is pretty obvious in a game called Science Girls). You get some likes and dislikes in the character profiles in the menu, but they are not really all that reinforced in the game itself. Another problem is that the while the fighting system was pretty good, the overworld looked like something someone put together in half an hour using Gamemaker.

Science Girls is not a bad game, and while it may not be the best game I've played this week, I feel that it is worth a playthrough.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Very fun, addictive. The story and moments do make me laugh. I found that as the game goes along there are good moments. I'd play it again on my leisure. This game has a nice story, interesting characters, and to be honest a nice feel to it. It's a definite 8-9 in my book almost 10. Almost however it superceded what I was expecting.
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19 of 36 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
There is science and there are girls.
10/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Beat the crap out of a tentacle monster, as a Japanese school girl, using science...nyaa...10/10
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
2+ hour final boss fight. Nothing is worth that.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
I really like this game it has everything a science girl (or boy) likes. It's kinda like chess but not boring it be like chess 4.0 :D. It has a great story, great girls, and awsome moves to win agienst the enemys. The one thing I would like to see in science girls 2 or an update is Co op and or Multiplayer but otherwise I would recommend this game. I rate it a 9/10. #PowertoGirls make it trend <3
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Cute looking game, but I have no sound and it crashes all the time. Toying with volume etc hasn't resolved the sound issue. My Microsoft PC gamepad wasn't set up by default, and the game crashes when I start assigning buttons. The game also crashes during gameplay. I can't seem to get much further than past the first battle. The game appears to be a python port or something, based on the error dumps I get after every crash.

I cannot recommend this game at this time. Hopefully the devs will fix the problems so I can play, and then I'll update my review.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Simple plot and shallow characters.
If you're 10 years old and is just getting into anime, this will be a perfect game for you to buy. When you have extra cash lying around. On a Steam discount sale.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Mahou Shoujo Kagaku Kurabu
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Cool RPG, it may be simple but that is just a nice touch on it
I recomend it for a smoothy time.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Game combines Final Fantasy I w/moe and faux-science. Decent enough for a few hours of distraction while pummeling those long-hated foods---vegetables.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
You know what time is it?
IT'S SCIENCE TIME!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Tis good cause SCIENCE
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
A cute little RPG.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
A beautiful little RPG. Fun to be had by any, those looking for casual play or a challenge, Science Girls offers a unique gameplay style that is a steal at $5. Pick up a copy and be thrilled by it's charm, especially if you're an anime fan.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This game is the most hard-cora game ever. It changed my life for the better. I actually got an education I cared about. THis is game is kawaii to the 6th, swag. Rockets/10, this is a revolutionary game. No other game can touch this, this is more perfect Perfect Cell. This is better than anything, if Jesus were to be ressurected he would play this game, Muhammad would play this game, damn, even the Bhudda would play this. The creators where obviously super BASED when making this. I highly recommend this game, this is better than COD, Battlefield, GMod, etc. Gabe Newell was right to put this game on Steam. This is more revolutionary than Che Guevara, more life changing than getting an abortion at 8 years in Mexico, more bombing than Al-Qaeda, it goes harder than Waka Flocka, or my ♥♥♥♥ after some good porn. Anyways to make it short, beautiful game, 1000/10
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Not even worth a penny.. Definitely regretted buying this. DAMN!
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1 of 11 people (9%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
dont play this game
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4 of 18 people (22%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game gave me cancer.
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