Getting a girl-friend before National College Entrance Exam, I know it's crazy, but from today, we will face everything together.
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Release Date: May 30, 2015

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“A game of the first rank, absolutely.”

“Interesting and worth playing repeatedly!”

“This game brings me back to my Senior High. Sometimes I even image that I live in this game and have a girl-friend like Muxin or Xiaohan.Thank you for creating such a wonderful world!”

About This Game


Getting a girl-friend before Gaokao(National College Entrance Exam), I know it's crazy, but from today, we will face everything together.
Is there still room for love in this 100 days, or am I just ruining my life, or worse, her life?

This is a dating simulation game based on Chinese students' real life.
You can have romantic relationship with classmates,
but remember that you have just 100 days while preparing for "Gaokao".

Keep a balance between score and romance, or just drop one and see what would happen?
There are over 10 story lines and will lead to more than 50 ends.

What The Players Say

A game of the first rank, absolutely.
-- hgamecn commentator·Key

Interesting and worth playing repeatedly!
--indie game creator·Hitsukirei

This game brings me back to my Senior High.
Sometimes I even image that I live in this game and have a girl-friend like Muxin or Xiaohan.
Thank you for creating such a wonderful world!

System Requirements

    • OS: WIN7(Recommended)/WIN8/Vista
    • Processor: 1000MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Memory 128Mb
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
This game has a lot of negative points, but despite that I do recommend it.


The sheer amount of routes and endings. Most routes seem to have three endings, depending on the final score of the GaoKao exam. Due to this, the amount of endings (over 50) can be a bit misleading as each set of three endings of the same route will have almost exactly the same content leading up to it, but there is still a very high amount of content to see.

The price point is quite low for a visual novel of this quality and length. I expected something fairly short and mediocre such as the Sakura series which costs around the same.

The story and characters. It keeps you interested the whole way through and you learn more about the various characters by going through different routes and trying different things.

Unlockables are fun. You can keep items which can give you different effects between playthroughs. This can make it easier to follow certain routes.

'Secret' characters. Most would expect that the only 'heroines' in the game are Muxin and Xiaohan and the majority of the routes do lead that way, but there are endings with other characters too.


The translation. Some parts are completely fine, but some parts are very awkward and make it obvious that English is the second language of whoever wrote it. It's all fine to understand, but incorrect gender pronouns, missing articles (the, a) and some awkward phrasing can break immersion at times.

Crashing happens. Mostly when I use the Steam overlay I've found. I've rarely had it happen outside of those times. It does autosave often but it's a pain.

The lack of information. It doesn't explain what all stats do and the item descriptions are often not particularly helpful. The guides and discussion topics in the forum can be helpful, but it's not great.

There are also a few minor parts where it seems like it's just wrong. Saying I did badly on an exam when I got one of the highest possible scores and things like that. It doesn't affect gameplay, but breaks immersion again.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
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150 of 154 people (97%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
This is the story of Marsh, the kid who played it as cool as possible until the bittersweet end. Obviously, as an American, my study habits are different than that of a Chinese student. Comparing Gaokao to something like the SAT test is a world of difference. So for my playthrough of the game, I played it exactly like I do school in real life.

In the beginning, I had it all. The girlfriend, Muxin, friends, and generally nothing to worry about except the first Simulation test, which was about 30 days away. There were a surprisingly large amount of activities to choose from when free time was available, so I thought that the game likely wanted me to see what it had to offer. How wrong I was. After about 30 days of a happy, cute, almost relaxing little game of high-school antics, I screwed up on the first Simulation test. After all, I had barely studied at all during my free time.

The tone shift after messing up that test was jarring. The music pretty much ceased altogether, except for this haunting song that played rather frequently when I would have arguments with my dissapointed parents. Muxin wasn't the same either, as her score was rather low as well. Marsh used to be a nice kid, after all, I was the one making his decisions for the most part. After the arguments got more and more intense (to the point where coming home was dreaded), I was no longer able to study. It wasn't my decision any more, it was my character, Marsh, taking the wheel. The arguments got worse. Marsh needed to bring up the test scores, and after talking with Muxin and deciding that the RELATIONSHIP was likely the reason for the low scores, Marsh dumped Muxin after screaming at her about his feelings. I (the player obviously) had no say in this. And the arguments kept getting worse. Marsh's father eventually smacked him a few times.

The game was now very depressing. After sleeping outside under a bridge, he finally slipped from all that I had made him. If China wanted him to focus on the test and nothing else, it succeeded. Marsh snapped. Test problems became his entire life for the next 50 days. Grades sky-rocketed, but all of the old characters were nowhere to be seen and health was declining.

Eventually, after not eating for days, Marsh collapsed. And I was given a decision after a LONG time. Whatever I did, I picked the right thing, because Muxin, Xiaohan, and Stom saved him, and Marsh was back where he belonged.

In the end, I got a decent score and had no girlfriend.

This game was an emotional rollercoaster, and it's not just an "anime game", it's WAY more than that. I HIGHLY recommend it, and I'll be playing through it again very soon.
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253 of 290 people (87%) found this review helpful
538 people found this review funny
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2015
So basically, I paid $10 for my own biography.
Over the course of the visual novel, I broke up with my girlfriend, failed all the important tests that would determine my future and became a video-game addict. All that's missing is a sub-plot about killing tourists and burying them in the Blue Mountains.
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122 of 135 people (90%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2015
As a Chinese student who experienced "ZhongKao", the entrance exam for Chinese high schools, I had similar experience.

I could still recall those days when we had endless practice tests, papers, teachers getting crazy and try to raise our score (because they get more bonus...?). Parents getting worried on us, believing in nonsense extra classes, useless lectures even fake nutrients, is there gonna be an end...?

And back to GaoKao, a much more serious situation than ever (however I didn't experienced this, but I could imagine). How are the students doing? Endless hell, again? This is the truth.

"You have so many chances to change your destiny, but GaoKao is the only time when your destiny gets decided." (I played in Chinese so maybe this is not the actual translation) - Ms. Mei

I mostly care about the storyline instead of animation or style. GaoKao.Love.100Days is reflecting the truth of a typical Chinese high school senior (with girlfriend). This might be one of the few games that could actually bring myself into deep meditation. Masterpiece.

Presentation: 9/10
Easy to catch up, easy to play. Although the tutorial was given in-game by his classmate which seems to be a little bit awkward, cookie let the player to speak out his name loud in the beginning of the game is quite interesting actually, especially when you put a funny name in.

Graphics: 9/10
Great adapting Japanese's drawing style, however in China everyone wear stupid school uniform... Umm I said too much?

Music: 10/10
The only way to judge is to listen.

Gameplay: 10/10
Not too complicated, not too easy. But this game offers much more choices than a typical gal-game.

Story/Background: 10/10
The school, parents, the ambition, so much reality. Can I give more than 10 points?

Overall: 48/50
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90 of 98 people (92%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2015
I've recently finished my first playthrough of this game, and was compelled to write a review. I've played several Dating sims/Galgames, but it's never been my cup of tea, so to speak. The whole idea felt interesting yet impractical, I didn't expect much from this game when my friend recommended it me. This game however, is a whole another deal.

Currently a college student, the feelings of being a high schooler still lingers inside, and this game has brought it all back. Once again it hit me: the insecurities, the increasing pressure of schoolwork, the overwhelming want for some love, the struggles, and the urge to be live up to your parents' expectations, your peers' expectations, and perhaps most importantly, your own expectations. Throughout the game there come times where it was too emotionally difficult for me to continue playing and I had to pull myself away for a minute or two. You might be skeptical about how I can be so immersed into a seemingly simple game, and yes, I was skeptical about it afterwards. But if there are teenage memories that you still held dear, play this game and all those will come alive again.

I’ve played countless Galgames that are simply made to give the player pleasure out of playing them. You start the game for 30 minutes and suddenly all 25 girls in the game are devoted to you. Of course, that is an exaggeration, but you get my point. This game is an entirely different ballpark: it’s realistic. Consequences come when you least expect them, and you have to work hard to pull off anything. Sometimes there can, and will be times where you just can’t do anything about the horrible situation no matter how hard you work, and that’s just the way it is. Yes, it is extremely frustrating and stressful, but isn’t that just like real life?

Never have I in the course of only a few hours, experienced so many emotions. I was so ecstatic and overjoyed during the good times that I caught myself smiling at the screen like an idiot several times. But multiple times my head ached and stomach churned from stress that applied onto me through the main character’s words. When Muxin broke up with me (Sorry, spoiler alert, but this is only one out of 50 ways that the story could go), even though it’s temporary, I couldn’t stop tears from trickling down my cheeks when all these pressure from teachers/parents/myself that I’ve been enduring was for her. Heck, there are so many times when I said something in response to the situation, and the “me” I’m playing as in the game says the exact same thing right as I clicked through the text. This game really digs deep inside, and I can testify to that.

Of course, there are still flaws to this game. In my opinion, I was able to be so immersed in the game because I understood Chinese. The voice acting was spectacular (even though could be cringeworthy at times, yes I’m talking about Stom), but if you couldn’t understand what people are talking about, it really takes you away from the experience. Also, multiple translation problems are still present in game. From what I remember (which is not much, since I was so absorbed), the use of auxiliary verbs felt funny, even awkward to me. For example:
“Why she do that?” or “Why I need to go to school today?”
Should be something like “Why would she do that?” or “Why do I need to go to school today?”.
Notice without those auxiliary verbs, the meaning can change drastically. “Why would she do that?” does not equal “Why did she do that?”. I don’t have the Chinese manuscript so I wouldn’t know the real intention, but this is something I would like to see fixed, because without these little details, we aren’t getting the complete meaning behind each line here.

In the end, this game blew me away. I’d dare say this game made me actually fell in love with Muxin for the duration of the game, and several days after that, even right now as I type up this review. This game definitely separates itself from the genre and stands as one of the best, if not the best. I can’t wait to play more and see what’s to come, since I’ve heard there’s a total of 50 ways that the story could go, but I’m not sure if I want to experience the emotional trauma of preparing for Gaokao again. Plus, I love Muxin and Muxin only, so the storylines that doesn’t involve her…yeah.

Now, because this game is so well made, I guess I’d like to recommend the game for you, whoever’s reading this. The thing is, Muxin is mine and mine only, so don’t do it.

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62 of 67 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2015
"if brought back to the past,which way would you choose?"
I was ever a senior high school student in China ,same as the characters in this game, 1 year ago.
i cried when i finished the game and got the end 10,the warmth of Xiaohan.
Do you know?There was ever a girl in my life,a little similar to Xiaohan. Oh,but she was not my neighbor.
She appeared in front of me,like a godness,
She made me know, what is the feeling when you fall in love with a girl.
She made me know, if you love a girl,how happy will you feel when you see her smile.
But,she also made me know, what is "pain"and what is "regret".
I lost her .
Both of us were under the control of our parents,teachers and the Chinese education systerm.And i feared being refused by her,even i knew,she wouldn't.
I am a coward.I hate myself forever.
Xiaohan is her,it is my first idea when i saw the Xiaohan in screen,then I made the decisions opposed to the reality.
But Xiaohan isn't her.I have lost forever.
Every day without she is like a book without pages.
I don't know how she is now.
I lost in touch with her.But I always recall her at night.
I always worry if there is a boy who will dash away her tears when she cry.
I always worry if there is a boy who wil make her laugh when she is bored.
I always worry if there is a boy who will remind her of dressing more when the winter comes.
I really hope there is a boy besides her,who can look after her and give her happiness instead of me,though he is not me.
To be honest,my English is not good.But I insist on setting down it by English,because I want you to know something.
I don't know where you come from.Maybe US,UK or Australia.
Millions of Chinese boys envy the freedom you have.
So ,don't waste the freedom.When you see the girl sent to you by god.
Put her hand in your hand,and say"I love you".
Don't be a coward like me.
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55 of 60 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2015
This game is exceptionally entertaining and engaging for Asians that had stressful public exams.
People studying in the West may not feel that stress during the exam preparation period due to different education system , family and society conditions.

The game well protrayed the what if you have a girl friend before public exam situation and the tricky thing is how do you spend your time. All in for studying ? All for dating? Just like those harsh choices in real life.

The game content is quite rich and consists of many endings. It worths a lot more than 9 USD!!!
The soundtrack ,artwork and character design is quite good.

The only thing i hate about this game is the poor CV for certain supporting characters and not all the characters got their voice.
Sometimes the game crashes and i have to play all over again.... So, save the game constantly.
It is a good try from Chinese developer. Good Job! You have set a new standard for the industry!
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86 of 110 people (78%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
there are 57 ♥♥♥♥ing endings
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2015
This game made me cry, made me sad, made me depressed, and made me happy. This game is such a feel twister and mood twister... This game will make you tear and happy at times. This game is great, this was the best 10$ I spent on steam so far. This game has so many endings and routes to take that it never gets old... If you're looking for a game to keep you hooked this game is for you, just do me a favor..... Don't cry waterfalls like I did. *Sigh*
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Come back with PhD |花名
7.4 hrs
Posted: October 21
Fantastic work of Chinese Game makers, there are some content that KINDA BORING.
About Ending, I achieve a 'most duuuuuuumb student' by outstanding selecting method, which is not so bad.
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7.4 hrs
Posted: October 18
Just finished my 1st route/playthrough, failed Gaokao; and... no girlfriend. Seems legit! 10/10 Would fail Gaokao again~
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4.1 hrs
Posted: October 18
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10.8 hrs
Posted: September 11
I now have a new newfound empathy for all Chinese students.

This is an incredible VN that will take you through a rollercoaster of emotions. There were cute, happy, sad, and stressful (mostly stressful) moments at every turn, while also giving some insight into the culture and eductaion system of China. It's an experience that will stick with you long after playing the game.

If you enjoy VN's and can overlook the iffy translation (it can get pretty rough at points), definitely don't let this gem pass you up. Easily one of the best I've ever experienced.
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6.5 hrs
Posted: September 10
A culture about GaoKao. A glimpse of teenagers in modern China. If you have experienced it, you are to be touched. If you have not, this is the time.
So complicated and twisted the feelings after several playthroughs. I don't really care about the endings, but they recall me of the impression of a generation. A game is for some kind of spiritual comfort. And this is it.
Even I'm only a common Chinese student, I reccomend this to all of you(CN or nonCN). You will see, this game just flows, as a breeze, a stream or meerly a whisper, to the deepest depth of your heart.

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8.8 hrs
Posted: September 3
No Girlfriend, going to a local college, seems like real life. 10/10 game, portraying real life really well.

Aside from that, once you set aside the translation and 57+ endings, it is entertaining to play.
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Nathaniel Hudac (Farming Cards)
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 19
God I love "skip mode"
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9.6 hrs
Posted: August 8
This game is ridiculous! There are like, 60 endings! And even if I'm off by a few, it's unbelievable on how one little thing could mean so much with the ending! I'm nowhere close to finishing the game and it has already grabbed my attention. I recommend it if you like multiple endings and the visual novel genre to begin with.
If you want a rating, I'll give it a good 8/10.
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