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

    • 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
    • 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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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
-1 people found this review funny
75.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Quick notes:
This is the longest VN I've ever read. I'm sure plenty of people can get through it faster than I did, but even so, it's quite time-consuming if you want to go through all routes/endings. I played the For-All-Ages version, because I don't give enough sh*ts to patch a game just to see some ecchi stuff. Besides, after playing this, I think ecchi stuff would seem extremely out of place given the overall wholesomeness of the story.

It's a slice-of-life story about a group of high schoolers partaking in what is known as The Soaring Club. The Soaring Club was founded by Isuka and Amane (one of the romance options) in order to pursue the dream of flying through what is known as Morning Glory with a glider. Morning Glory is a rare weather phenomenon in which an extremely large, tunnel-shaped cloud appears horizontally across the horizon (Google this for an image). Long after Isuka's disappearance, other students want to join The Soaring Club, beginning with Aoi (the MC). Kotori (an anti-social, disabled girl Aoi meets at the beginning of the story), Ageha (Aoi's childhood friend), Amane (Soaring Club founder), Asa (the friendly twin), and Yoru (the aloof twin) are the potential romance options.

- Translation: Apparently, this VN is well-known for having a terrible translation. It isn't nearly as bad as people make it out to be, but yes, it could definitely use some work. Occasionally, you'll run into some dialogue that doesn't make any sense at all or that'll make sense after you've switched some words around.
- Typos: There was an atrocious amount of typos even when the translation was fine.
- Gender stereotypes & gender roles: At one point, Aoi mentions that he doesn't see his female friends as girls because they act so masculine, but what he's referring to is the fact that they all like technology and science. This is the kind of crap that discourages women from being interested in STEM curriculum/fields. There are also other examples of gender-based nonsense scattered throughout the VN.
- Problematic MC: Besides the gender-based nonsense, the MC is also slightly problematic in other ways. Mainly, I hated how he patronizes all of the female characters in some way or another. One example being that he thinks they're all cute even when they're angry. Compared to other MCs, Aoi isn't so awful that it completely ruins the VN, but it's still worth mentioning that he's got issues.
- Lack of racial diversity: Everyone's pale as f*ck. No dark-skinned people at all. I know the story takes place in Japan, but whatever. There are darker-skinned Japanese people, and plenty of foreigners residing there.
- Too much slice-of-life: This is a slice-of-life/romance genre VN, but that doesn't mean there needs to be a copious amount of filler scenes. I do not care about what they're having for dinner. I do not care about Aoi's duties to the dorm. I do not care about them going out shopping. Too much of that kind of stuff can (and did) make the reader/player bored.

- Glider/flying info: This was actually a fairly educational VN. I learned a decent amount about gliders and the Morning Glory. Even if you're not interested in romance that much, this VN might still be worth reading to those who find gliders/planes interesting.
- Character development: Because the VN is so long, there's a great deal of character development. You really get to know each of the characters well, even when you're not pursuing them as a romance option.
- Romances: I really enjoyed the romance aspects, overall. There were plenty of times I had butterflies-in-the-stomach sensations. There's also a very special romance option when choosing Yoru's route that turns into a triad.
- Artwork: The character art, backgrounds, and cutscenes were excellent. No complaints whatsoever about the art.

I recommend this VN for what it is worth. While there are more cons than pros, it's still a really enjoyable VN.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Product received for free
Needs anime adaptation...
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
After I began to fetishize mobility handicaps from this game, I had to start taking weekly trips to Walmart to remind myself that nobody in a wheelchair is as 100x bae as Kotori.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
"If My Heart Had Wings" is a great read, and also, a very long one. A light hearted VN about a group of students, all with their own reasons, coming together to realize a common dream of flying through the sky. Through the power of friendship and teamwork, they work together to build a glider capable of allowing them to fly. A story about making your dreams come true.. and getting over feelings of personal loss.

It's a story so powerful that you feel it, emotionally and physically. My stomach felt tight, my heart warm.. and there were times where I could feel tears welling up. Because of these overwhelming emotions, there's no way that I couldn't recommend it.

  • A heart warming type of story that's very easy to read, follow, and get involved in. It makes you feel good.

  • The characters are diverse and fun to learn about and converse with. They are very human, realistic, and relatable in a lot of ways. The main protagonist (Aoi) is also very likable. There's a variety of 5 different girls to become involved with for the various endings, but, there are also an array of supporting characters that add a lot to the story. They are all so different that nothing feels stale.

  • Each individual path is so different that you feel like you are reading a different story each time, when you get to really know each of the 5 girls and the respective supporting characters.

  • A wonderful soundtrack that suits the game's atmosphere well, and is pleasant on the ears.

  • Beautiful artwork and cinematics. Very colorful and bright.

  • The game is well optimized and runs well. It has a variety of different options in the menu to adjust sound, screen resolution, text speed, etc. Even as detailed as being able to tune each individual character's voices a certain way. You can play in windowed mode or full screen, change how quickly the effects in game move, change window transparency, the speed of the "auto" read (which I found very helpful, as the default is very slow), among a laundry list of other things. The saving and loading works well, and there is a log if you happened to skip or miss what was last on screen. There are some pretty major translation errors strewn about and some minor spelling errors, but no bugs. The game never crashed, and ran flawlessly.

  • Each character is individually and fully voiced.

  • Although the price may seem a bit steep, it isn't in reality for the amount of content you will get out of it. My first play through alone took me about 10 hours. If you plan on going through all 5 girl's routes, you're talking probably 35-40+ hours. If you're not sure how interested you will be, or are more in it for the trading cards/achievements, you'll probably want to get this on sale.

  • Nice trading card set (expensive cards), nice backgrounds and emoticons. Achievements are easy to get by following the routes and completing the game.

  • It does feel a bit drawn out and off kilter at times. You don't get the first opening "movie" cinematic until about 2 hours in. It does focus on characters and relationship building, and to get a feel for the plot, but there are times that it really drags. Specifically with the glider, which makes the relationship building aspect of it get pushed to the wayside. It all sort of comes and goes in large spurts, rather than feeling very fluid and consistant. Some routes are better than others.

  • There isn't much choice. They're there - but for the most part, it feels mostly kinetic. You go a very long time in between choices, sometimes making it hard to keep track if going for a certain route. It took about 2.5-3 hours of the story to actually get my first choice. My second choice didn't come for another 2 (ish) hours after that. You are also locked out of some of the girl's routes until you finish the routes for others. This is a bit of an inconvienence, if you have your heart set on one girl, or if you don't want to play again. There's only 4-5 choices max, over a 8-12 hour (approximiately) period.

  • Although there aren't many typos or spelling mistakes, I will agree with what a lot of other reviews are saying in that some of the translations are off. I'm not a big reader of manga, do not watch a lot of anime (and do not understand much Japanese), so maybe this was not as noticeable to me as some other people, but there are certain areas where it is definitely noticeable. One of the biggest consistancy issues I noticed was when referencing Amane's friend Isuka. Sometimes, Ishuka is refered to as both male and female, even though this is incorrect because she is strictly female. This felt terribly distracting to me, and seemed like a large oversite in simple translation. There are other instances where translations may be off slightly. Ageha's route is the worst, and felt a bit confusing at times. Although you understand the point that they were trying to convey, there is no excuse for it. This certainly seems to be the point of most contention with whether or not you should play this game. Some people will be very bothered, and outraged by this, other people not so much. Apparently they butchered it reaaaaallly bad, but I don't know what the original version looks like, so I don't know what I'm missing out on to compare with.

  • Out of the five girls, some are more prevelant than others. This does change signifigantly with each route of course, since each girl is the main character in their own route. However, for the first play through, they made it very uneven. For the first playthrough, Kotori and Ageha, most noticeably, are around almost 100% of the time. Although Amane is present for a large chunk, she does disappear, and only reappears sporadically. The last two girls (Asa and Yoru), didn't make an appearance until 6-7 hours into the story. This sort of makes it hard to build up meaningful relationships with them, since they make such a late appearance. Even going into subsequent playthroughs and playing other paths, I still had a hard time making connections with certain characters as opposed to others.

  • Although this game is acceptable as it is being very PG with the atmosphere it sets up, I do feel as if they went a little TOO far to keep it's innocent facade at some points. The cheesiness factor is sometimes so sickenly high that it almost turns you off. At times, it's set up to be unneccessairly coy about the whole situation. It makes you feel a bit like they're treating you like a child. Especially considering that Steam marks the game as "adult content" and warns you before going to the store page. They even go so far as to have the girls in the bath tub wearing towels. WHILE BATHING. A censored/non sensored version should have been available at the menu for everybody.

Other Considerations

I can't put the following things in either pros or cons, because I didn't find that they added or detracted from the story at all, but a few things that are also worth mentionining:
  • The Steam version of his game is censored, although a patch does exist. If you're set on taking the censorship off, either download the patch, or download the game from the website instead. There are guides on Steam on how to install the patch. The game is cheaper by a few dollars on the site, and I do believe you get the censorship removed and better translations with that version without having to download a patch. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Here's a link to an uncensored gallery: http://hentaigamecg.com/If-My-Heart-Had-Wings/

  • Apparently, the patched version disables Steam achievements. This might be a problem for some, depending on what it is that you are trying to get out of it. If you want a better written more hardcore game, then the patch may be for you. Not sure how much it effects the functionality beyond that though, as I have not tried it myself.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
73.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
yeah, GOD is grant my prayer,
i wanted this game for the discount,so in summer i get the Deluxe Edition with cheap price xD

okay okay i admit it ...
this VN is totally GOOD!!!!`1111
LOOK, that story is too flawless ...
and also, your art iz nize too enjoyz,
i like that part when Aoi get ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ off with Kotori ahahah thats a lot fun ...
and Hat the housemate which there it is a DUCK LAWL DAMN..
what? a guy become a landlady ... fictitious indeed..

30hours in 1 through,
it has nothing to do to me :P
as i said this is RECCOMENDED VN!!11!1!!11!

sennank aka sseviyyx
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
140.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Oh If my heart had wings,On my 140hrs played, I have to say Characters are very nice, but I love Aza and yoru's route, and the ending was unexpectable.
This game is worth! If you want have fun with cute girls this is your game ;)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
A fairly good slice-of-life eroge that had the unfortunate fate of being localized by morons who didn't understand the target audience this game was for
+Nice slice-of-life plot for majority of game
+Main girls and protagonist quite likable (especially Kotori and Amane)
+Art is quite nice
+Music is quite fitting to game
+Unexpectadly large amount of H-Scenes in patch
-Absolute ♥♥♥♥ing butched localization which removed h-scenes, and sensored some dialogue (making Ageha's route almost unplayable)
-Romance of game felt a bit standard (though still enjoyable)
-Amane's route is locked until you complete Kotori's route
Localized Version: 3/10 (Almost Unplayable)
Regular Version: 8/10 get the Restoration patch for this
Side Note:Kotori>Amane>Ageha>Twins
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2 of 17 people (12%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
41.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
had a raging boner the entire time i played. Only bad thing was my sticky keyboard
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806 of 827 people (97%) found this review helpful
494 people found this review funny
999.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2015
I told my friends I was idling for cards.

I lied.

Edit; Crap. You put me on the front page, here is a real review.

Let me start this honestly. I am totally biased. If My Heart Had Wings is the first Visual Novel I ever played, and I love it with all of my little heart. Also in case you didn't notice I've played this game for more than 900 hours, and only 20 of those hours were idle. I've run through each route in this game at least 15 times, and I can actually speak really crappy Japanese because of this game. In addition, I've spent more money on this game for the badges, emoticons, cards, extra cards and backgrounds.
So yeah, I am biased.

If you chose to continue thanks, and here's the review;

The good parts of this game are extremely good, and the bad parts of this game are extremely bad.
So here is the good.

1. The characters are well fleshed out, being both fully voice acted and having logical lives and choices. Sure each of them are anime tropes, but the tropes are presented so well that they work here. Ageha is the generic tomboy, Kotori is trapped in a wheel chair, Amane is the innocent genius, the twin's are polar opposites of eachother that rarely agree. Ageha's suggestive dialogue makes you smile, and Kotori's fears are understandable. Even Amane's childlike innocence is presented in conjunction with her hopes for the future, and living up to what it means to be an adult.

2. Next is the art, it's not the crazy excess.....of certain areas.....of the Sakura series, or the strange realism of more "American" anime. Here the character's are mostly normal. This is a personal preference, but I certainly appreciate it.

3. The routes are also well done. Kotori's, of course, is the main route and does have the most story, and in the words of most reviewers "it got da feels". But, personally, Kotori is not my favorite route. I enjoy Ageha's more, as a matter of fact Ageha's route was the first I completed. Her personality develops as much as Kotori's on the route and becomes as complex as Kotori's. The same happens with Amane's route. The twins' routes are probably the least interesting, but still work well.

There is more good like the soundtrack, the dialogue, and the story itself but it's time to move onto the bad stuff.

1. Moenovel, and censoring. These are probably the most obvious problems. The game was originally published in Japan, and was translated by Moenovel. They did a pretty crappy job of it. Not only are their many horrible typos, and brutal censorship, they also directly detract from the story. One moment in particular always breaks the immersion. At one point Ageha is explaing that a women can control any man with her big, bouncy, round....eyes. Now, we all know that "eyes" is definetely not the right word. This comment which could have gotten a laugh without censorship really crushes me. I have played this game with the fan-created restoration patch, but it is agony to install.

Overall, I think this game gains a solid 8/10 for most people and a 9.5/10 for me, mostly due to nostalgia. Definetely worth the purchase at full price, and a steal for less than $5.

Thanks for reading, this is my first legitimate review so please feel free tell me if there is something I should mention, or something I could improve on.

Another edit; Just hit 500 hours. Currently very proud of myself

One more edit; Thanks for voting this review to the top of the store page, I appreciate it alot.

Even more edits; 200 voters?! Thanks so much everyone!

I need to stop editing this; Thanks to steam user; The Enlightenment for pointing out that there is a partially complete (and free!) app for android and iOS of If My Heart Had Wings. Moenovel is updating it slowly, and the app is about 25% of the story.

This must take forever to read; 300 people! Wow. Thanks again guys.

Just keep adding, just keep adding; Thanks for getting this to 400 people!

More edits; Thanks for getting this to 500 people and still having a 99% rating, it's very appreciated.

I think the edits are longer than the review now; 600 people! Woohoo! Thanks everyone!

The amount of edits is getting ridiculous; 700!? Thanks again everyone!

A new edit; I didn't even now that there were 800 people in the whole world.

Más edit; 900 people, still 99% Thanks so much!

Edit #1000; 1,000 people! Now that's a milestone! We lost a precent somewhere along the way, but thanks anyways!
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580 of 633 people (92%) found this review helpful
241 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
If My Heart Had Wings is a delightful experience. Its story is one of humanism, filled with both heartbreak and triumph, a testament to the challenges we as people face in our painfully ordinary yet remarkable lives

Download the restoration patch.
Otherwise there's no hentai ( ͡° ʖ̯ ͡°)
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 24
[Played patched version / Playtime recorded incorrectly]

If my heart had wings I would probably die. I mean the wings fluttering around the inside of my body would kill me. Not to mention the fact that my heart could easisly fly right outside of my chest cavity.

Great story by the way.
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3.2 hrs
Posted: October 23
my first time playing vn :3
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22.8 hrs
Posted: October 21
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Chef de Cuisine
5.7 hrs
Posted: October 20
By far the best VN I've ever played.
Absolutely beautiful.
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9.3 hrs
Posted: October 18
Real Talk.

This Visual Novel is the ♥♥♥♥. I'm not dickin' around with you here.
This is some grade-A, USDA, organic, good-♥♥♥♥in-♥♥♥♥.
I mean. Not gonna lie, I'd totally ♥♥♥♥-down a girl in a wheelchair.
(ˢʰᵉ ᶜᵃⁿ'ᵗ ʳᵘⁿ ᵃʷᵃʸ)

Aside from that, like.
The story is like top-tier caviar from a fish that swam in a reservoir of ambrosia.
The girls that you can get with are like.
So good. ˢᵒ ᵍᵒᵒᵈ

Really though I'd totally reccomend this VN to anyone who is new to Visual Novels, or even seasoned simulation-daters who can't get a qt3.14 gf even if they were lathered in honey and testosterone.

But real talk though, for $14.99 ⁽¹⁵ ᵈᵒˡˡᵃ⁾ it's totally worth it.
I don't know why the don't jack up the price.
They could totally get away with it.
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24.9 hrs
Posted: October 18
This game was the thing that convinced me 3D women just aren't as good as 2D women.

Make sure to play while listening to Gnaw Their Tongues for maximum effect.
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897.7 hrs
Posted: October 16
god i ♥♥♥♥ing love amane's ♥♥♥♥
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39.4 hrs
Posted: October 16
This is literally the best visual novel game I have ever played, it didn't just offer a great storyline, it also teaches people how to not give up on their dreams, and encourages people to have the courage to pursue them no matter what obstacle they face.

- Beautiful soundtracks
- Well designed characters
- Easy to figure out who's route is who's
- Contains a heart touching storyline

- Some translations were out of place

I would definitely recommend this game!!!!
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