If My Heart Had Wings is an animated visual novel that tells the tale of a refreshing yet bittersweet youth story. With elements of both romance and comedy, play as Aoi Minase as he meets female companions, working with them to revive the Soaring Club in order to realise their dream.
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Release Date: Jun 28, 2013

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About This Game


After losing his dream to a bicycle racing accident, Aoi Minase returns to his hometown. With no hope left of where to go from hereon out, Aoi meets Kotori Habane, a young girl stuck in a wheel chair with a flat tire. On that hill of windmills begins Aoi's story of youth, friendship and flying.

Upon witnessing a glider drift above, Aoi sets forward on a journey to realise the dream everyone has as a child.



Working together with Aoi’s childhood friend Ageha Himegi, the main characters of this visual novel begin rebuilding the Soaring Club, which was just about to be disbanded. These beginners take hold of their passion, overcoming failures and obstacles from the school to put their all into building a glider.

Their ultimate goal to fly through the "morning glory", a special weather phenomenon that enables a special type of roll-shaped cloud that appears in the morning when the conditions are just right.

Join Aoi on this journey as he learns about the sky, his female friends and more.

Key Features

  • Total Play Time: 20 to 30 hours
  • Five character branches to play through
  • Full voice-overs throughout the game for all characters

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 or higher with a maximum texture size of 4096 or higher, DirectX 9 GPU with 8-bit α-texture support, support with limitation or support for textures that are not exponentiations of 2 RADEON X series or higher (Excluding X1200 series) GeForce 6000 series or higher Intel 965 chip set or higher (GMA X3000 and up) VRAM 256MB
    • Storage: 3.5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: An environment that can display at least 1280×720 pixels
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8
    • Graphics: AMD RADEON HD or higher nVidia GeForce 200 or higher Intel HD graphics or higher *Experience Index 3.7 or higher recommended
    • Storage: 3.5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: *Netbooks and nettops that use atom are not supported. *When using display adaptors that share main memory, the game may not work. *We do not guarantee that this game will run on virtual drives or Virtual PCs (including Apple Boot Camp). *This product uses Ogg Vorbis/Lua/tilua++.
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tthongurai
65.4 hrs
Posted: August 31
I love it. The story just makes me wanna have more. It hurts to complete each route but after completeing Asa and Your's route it hurt alot. mostly a good pain. Damn this Visual Novel is Damn Good 10/10
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Shota_Victory
16.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
If My Heart Had Wings is a decent moege, from the routes I played at least, brought down by a crappy translation that reads like it was proofread by a kindergardener with an inclination towards censorship. I can't recommend buying this game at full price, and I highly suggest waiting until the retranslation patch is released.
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wickes
17.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
One of my favorite games ever, it isn't overly perverted and the story is well developed. The characters grow much more than most other games I played, and the plot line takes a while, but the pacing feels real. If you feel dating sims are to fake and would be fine with riding the change in emotions this game will cause then I highly recommend you get this game.
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Javelin434
175.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
This game is absolutely wonderful and has absolutely affected me on a personal and fundamental level. As this is my first visual novel, I will say that this may seem a little biased, but putting that aside, this VN is absolutely worth the buy. It's also awesome that there are patches available to more or less 'restore' the game to its full contents. Unfortunately at the time of this posting, the 'sweet love' add-on isn't translated, and for lack of a better word, I'm disappointed that it hasn't received a fan translation yet.
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sunderp10
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
I'll start by saying if you want to use the 18+ uncencored patch, stop right here reading this and move on to another visual novel that actually isn't a fool's errand. I tried for 5 hours to get the patches working (uncensored, AND Sweet Love), and encountered many, many issues. When I solved one, 2 more popped up, and when those were solved, another, or the original occurred. So again, if you're looking for 18+ content, look elsewhere. I'd recommend Princess Evangile from MangaGamer :)

Now if you want the All-Ages version, I'll say this; the story, premise, art, music, everything is great. Its a great slice-of-life style story about a group of people with a passion for the sky, a story about their friendship, and the MC chasing the skirt of a waifu of your choice. By all means, a great novel, well worth your time, except.....

the downside, however, is the translation in places is varying degrees of bad. Some places you can understand easily with a moment of thought, others however (Litterally Ageha's ENTIRE ROUTE) are translation trainwrecks. I really think they decided to try and rush it, and just plugged it into Google Translate, then forgot to proofread it to see if it made sense.

If you get this, you're telling MoeNovel its fine to do stuff like this, and the probability of them butchering translations in the future goes up alot. If you REALLY want to get this, I beg of you to avoid the clownfiesta known as Ageha's route, and enjoy the rest of the novel to your hearts content. Thanks for reading

Edit: For the record, I got tired of trying to patch the game, among other things,, and bought it off of another site. I successfully was able to patch that version (after only 2 hours of hard labor) Just cause I know someone is going to call out my barely 3 hours of gameplay, I had to mention this. I've gotten through Kotori's and unfortunately Ageha's route.
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kill self :dddD
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
gg wp already regretting :d
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dkk
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
good game i like
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kent.yannayon
28.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
Alright, so to begin, I decided to give this one a try because of the aviation theme, and myself being a pilot. I haven't really "read" too many visual novels, so I'm not exactly an authority on what a visual novel should be, but I liked this one. First and foremost, it is mostly a drama with comedy mixed in, but the overall theme could be summed up as "letting go of a painful past to experience something better." All of the characters that show up in the first chapter have something from their past that they need to overcome to move forward, and character developement is driven by the plot of them working together to try something most of them had previously not thought of doing: building and flying their own glider. Apparently there are six total endings, five of which appear to be romantic stories involving one of the disproportionate number of girls in the soaring club. I realize based on the core story cutscenes that the main story is a romance with Kotori, a girl who has been confined to a wheelchair after an accident, but I felt the most natural story was with Ageha, the childhood friend who recognizes the main character right off the bat after he returned to his home town. So, that's the only one I've completed so far. I saw in another review that before being translated by MoeNovel and put on Steam, this VN was originally in the "eroge" genre. If you don't know what that means, I'll save you some time, it basically means pornographic. I'm glad they edited that out for the steam release, I think it would have detracted a lot from the more innocent story that I read. Not to say there isn't anything suggestive, and you can call me a prude all you want, but I think that if there was more explicit material it would not have fit my pallete as well. Also, I liked the OST, if you've heard music inspired by flight as much as I have, a lot of the instrumental themes will bring up feelings of nostalgia. I feel that I've heard it before, but I honestly haven't, if that makes any sense. Now, for some complaints... Ok, just one, I think I only made three or four choices in a story that lasted nearly twenty hours. I would have greatly appreciated it if I'd had more say in what the main character does, and there were many times that the character wrestles with a decision, but the audience isn't asked. Ok, I get it, too many decisions in something this long, and you're writing and animating and paying voice actors for a lot of different scenes. I understand that, but there were just too many decisions made that I felt would have been more fun to put into the audiences hands, instead of just asking which girl the audience wants the character to spend an event with a few times, and then deciding which overall story to tell. Overall, though, as nerdy as this story telling medium seems to be considered, I like it. It reminds me of the Goosbumps: Choose Your Own Story books I read as a kid, but these tend to be directed at a more mature audience, and there's so much more stimulation from the visuals, the music, and the voice acting, which mostly for my English-only speaking self mostly just clarifies the tone in which something was said. Anyways, if I had to give this a rating on a scale of 1-10, I'd put it in the 8.5/10 ballpark. My complaint, despite in my mind actually being a semi-serious issue for me, is well outweighed by everything that went right, from theme, to characters, to art, the soundtrack, to the story told. Well, safe flying ya'll.
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Silverstein
4.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
Nice
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Xaero
54.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
So I bought this game because I love the sky. *cough*

Well, I decided against buying it because I don't care about flying. But still got it on a sale anyway.

I can't rate the version as is, I read it's terrible, ruined by bad translations and excessive cutting.
So I recommend the patch, read the guide (it's on steam) for installing the patch first.

So about the game:

Story is about a club about flying a glider, so if you don't care about that, there's probably better VN around.

Graphics: 8/10, Images were pretty good, some of it animated

Music: 6/10, Music was a bit repetitive, sometimes out of place, like tracks with lyrics while text is on the screen or music that reminded me more of bullfighting than anything that was going on on the screen.

Story: 7/10, Characters aren't fleshed out very well, very casual most of the time, if something bad happens, it almost feels forced, as if to make it not too smooth. Some of it is very predictable. Stangely enough, I didn't find it boring to read anyway. Good enough for me, to read all the paths.

Afaik there's 5 routes, 2 of those are locked in the first playthrough, so theres some "replayability".
Overall I liked it, but i only did one route so far, so there could be other routes that are worse, it wasn't an amazing deep VN tho, that gave me all kinds of emotions.

Update: Ok, i found some badly translated parts by now, i try to check every route:

Asa: Didn't find any bad translations there.
Ageha: The final part is translated so bad, it doesn't even make any sense sometimes. It gets better near the end tho and it didn't ruin the path completely.
Kotori: Translation is alright, suprisingly interesting path.
Yoru: Nothing really bad here.
Amane: This path feels like it's translated by someone else, but it's good. This path also feels like a main path storywise.

Also to try differnt routes, you need to skip through huge parts of the game, because there is little variation between them, and the choices need to be made right pretty early on.
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43 of 49 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
I really want to be able to recommend this, it's an excellent VN in its own right but the Moenovel release is atrocious. Sure there's censorship, but the h-scenes in the original were a little gratuitous anyway so that's not a big deal - the main issue is the translation. There are five routes, three of which I've played - two of the three are mostly fine (Kotori, Amane) but the third (Ageha) is so poorly translated that a good amount of it is borderline nonsensical. There are frequent typos, grammar issues and lines too long for the text box, and even with my incredibly basic understanding of a few Japanese phrases it's possible to pick out blatant errors in the text from listening to the voice lines. I don't understand how Moenovel thought this was acceptable for a commercial release, it's an insult to the source material.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Hey, the protag has eyes
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
The game is good, I know it because I also have the fan translated version.

Unfortunately, this censored version is not.

1/10
Uncensored : 7/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
I'll start by saying if you want to use the 18+ uncencored patch, stop right here reading this and move on to another visual novel that actually isn't a fool's errand. I tried for 5 hours to get the patches working (uncensored, AND Sweet Love), and encountered many, many issues. When I solved one, 2 more popped up, and when those were solved, another, or the original occurred. So again, if you're looking for 18+ content, look elsewhere. I'd recommend Princess Evangile from MangaGamer :)

Now if you want the All-Ages version, I'll say this; the story, premise, art, music, everything is great. Its a great slice-of-life style story about a group of people with a passion for the sky, a story about their friendship, and the MC chasing the skirt of a waifu of your choice. By all means, a great novel, well worth your time, except.....

the downside, however, is the translation in places is varying degrees of bad. Some places you can understand easily with a moment of thought, others however (Litterally Ageha's ENTIRE ROUTE) are translation trainwrecks. I really think they decided to try and rush it, and just plugged it into Google Translate, then forgot to proofread it to see if it made sense.

If you get this, you're telling MoeNovel its fine to do stuff like this, and the probability of them butchering translations in the future goes up alot. If you REALLY want to get this, I beg of you to avoid the clownfiesta known as Ageha's route, and enjoy the rest of the novel to your hearts content. Thanks for reading

Edit: For the record, I got tired of trying to patch the game, among other things,, and bought it off of another site. I successfully was able to patch that version (after only 2 hours of hard labor) Just cause I know someone is going to call out my barely 3 hours of gameplay, I had to mention this. I've gotten through Kotori's and unfortunately Ageha's route.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Coming from a gamer myself who play alot of jrpg, shooting games, and all sorts of games that has nothing to with this genere. I can safely say I am quite impressed with the right choice, I only really bought this game cause it was on sale, I thought to myself "I am probably not gonna finish this game" but little did I know the story really triggered my curious. And I strive to finish this game asap, THE STORY WAS exquisite, I can safely say I fell in love with the story, however I am on route on completing the other girl's route just to see the character development, and their story perpestive. So far I only finished Kotori's route and even though she was the main heroine of the VN it was just well made the story.
Soundtrack was 10/10 it really did fit the best mood during parts of the VN.
Story As I stated eariler was really heart breaking at some parts and exquisite it really did gave you like you were part of of the story.
Characters 10/10 all the characters were well made and developed. Even though it was sorta cliched (cause you know japan and all) the development was probably the most important part and made it easily to ignore the cliche.
I would recomeended this game for anyone who is really interested on trying out the VN, it is a fresh start for newcomers (which is also me ;P)
I also forgot to mention, if you buy this steam version. The translation for this game is atrocious, it baffled me at some parts that were poorly translated and grammar errors just made it more cringe.
I also forgot to mention this game is intended for 18+, but moenovel decided to try to appeal the main audience and attract all people like. Censored probably the most important parts and adds a little more to the story.
Thankfully there is restoration patch for this game which adds not only the 18+ scenes but the trasnlation is hella alot better. There is a price to pay, and that is you dont get any achievements if you do this.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
90.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
so here is my review of the game/visual noval story, If My Heart Had Wings or IMHHW for short

Pros.
1.Great story telling

2.beautifull scenery

3.Nice character design

4.Nice relaxing background music

5. Great voice acting

6. multipal story lines

Cons.
1.This game in general has removed all the 18+ scenes for the steam version
to allow the scenes to be returned you will have to download a patch to restore the content back into the game.

2.the guy that you are playing is a bit on the less developed side ( you know what i mean once you played the game or watched video's from the game)

3. the translation of the game is okay but it can definitely be improved.

4.the game is a bit slow on getting the beginning settled but once it has begun it will run smoothly

why did i bought this game??? because i had seen many trailers for the game and i was hooked the moment i saw it

can i recommend it? yeah
is it good? it depends if you like reading games and siting for hours doing nothing but reading

is it worth the €15.00?
for the content you will get out of this yeah but if you can get the game when is on sale that is even better

Game score 7.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Alright, so to begin, I decided to give this one a try because of the aviation theme, and myself being a pilot. I haven't really "read" too many visual novels, so I'm not exactly an authority on what a visual novel should be, but I liked this one. First and foremost, it is mostly a drama with comedy mixed in, but the overall theme could be summed up as "letting go of a painful past to experience something better." All of the characters that show up in the first chapter have something from their past that they need to overcome to move forward, and character developement is driven by the plot of them working together to try something most of them had previously not thought of doing: building and flying their own glider. Apparently there are six total endings, five of which appear to be romantic stories involving one of the disproportionate number of girls in the soaring club. I realize based on the core story cutscenes that the main story is a romance with Kotori, a girl who has been confined to a wheelchair after an accident, but I felt the most natural story was with Ageha, the childhood friend who recognizes the main character right off the bat after he returned to his home town. So, that's the only one I've completed so far. I saw in another review that before being translated by MoeNovel and put on Steam, this VN was originally in the "eroge" genre. If you don't know what that means, I'll save you some time, it basically means pornographic. I'm glad they edited that out for the steam release, I think it would have detracted a lot from the more innocent story that I read. Not to say there isn't anything suggestive, and you can call me a prude all you want, but I think that if there was more explicit material it would not have fit my pallete as well. Also, I liked the OST, if you've heard music inspired by flight as much as I have, a lot of the instrumental themes will bring up feelings of nostalgia. I feel that I've heard it before, but I honestly haven't, if that makes any sense. Now, for some complaints... Ok, just one, I think I only made three or four choices in a story that lasted nearly twenty hours. I would have greatly appreciated it if I'd had more say in what the main character does, and there were many times that the character wrestles with a decision, but the audience isn't asked. Ok, I get it, too many decisions in something this long, and you're writing and animating and paying voice actors for a lot of different scenes. I understand that, but there were just too many decisions made that I felt would have been more fun to put into the audiences hands, instead of just asking which girl the audience wants the character to spend an event with a few times, and then deciding which overall story to tell. Overall, though, as nerdy as this story telling medium seems to be considered, I like it. It reminds me of the Goosbumps: Choose Your Own Story books I read as a kid, but these tend to be directed at a more mature audience, and there's so much more stimulation from the visuals, the music, and the voice acting, which mostly for my English-only speaking self mostly just clarifies the tone in which something was said. Anyways, if I had to give this a rating on a scale of 1-10, I'd put it in the 8.5/10 ballpark. My complaint, despite in my mind actually being a semi-serious issue for me, is well outweighed by everything that went right, from theme, to characters, to art, the soundtrack, to the story told. Well, safe flying ya'll.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
54.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
So I bought this game because I love the sky. *cough*

Well, I decided against buying it because I don't care about flying. But still got it on a sale anyway.

I can't rate the version as is, I read it's terrible, ruined by bad translations and excessive cutting.
So I recommend the patch, read the guide (it's on steam) for installing the patch first.

So about the game:

Story is about a club about flying a glider, so if you don't care about that, there's probably better VN around.

Graphics: 8/10, Images were pretty good, some of it animated

Music: 6/10, Music was a bit repetitive, sometimes out of place, like tracks with lyrics while text is on the screen or music that reminded me more of bullfighting than anything that was going on on the screen.

Story: 7/10, Characters aren't fleshed out very well, very casual most of the time, if something bad happens, it almost feels forced, as if to make it not too smooth. Some of it is very predictable. Stangely enough, I didn't find it boring to read anyway. Good enough for me, to read all the paths.

Afaik there's 5 routes, 2 of those are locked in the first playthrough, so theres some "replayability".
Overall I liked it, but i only did one route so far, so there could be other routes that are worse, it wasn't an amazing deep VN tho, that gave me all kinds of emotions.

Update: Ok, i found some badly translated parts by now, i try to check every route:

Asa: Didn't find any bad translations there.
Ageha: The final part is translated so bad, it doesn't even make any sense sometimes. It gets better near the end tho and it didn't ruin the path completely.
Kotori: Translation is alright, suprisingly interesting path.
Yoru: Nothing really bad here.
Amane: This path feels like it's translated by someone else, but it's good. This path also feels like a main path storywise.

Also to try differnt routes, you need to skip through huge parts of the game, because there is little variation between them, and the choices need to be made right pretty early on.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
*I HOPE THIS VN GETS AN ANIME ADAPTATION SOON. I'm sure gonna watch it.

I still only finish Kotori's route.
> The story is sure interesting (A disabled cute stubborn girl on a wheelchair)(Waifu material)
> The emotions dragged me along when playing this game (My heart was breaking several times)
> A romance story lover would definitely die of heart attack
> New knowledge about (boring explanation) glider
> The translation is quite good-TURNS-horrible (especially at middle-end story)
>Additional, the soundtracks.. are really great.. I even downloaded it all too to mu disk..*tearful*

That's all so far. Great Job!
*ANIME ADAPTATION, PLEASE!*
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
learned about the basics of aerodynamics in a visual novel id say thats a net gain
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