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Hatoful Boyfriend

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In Hatoful Boyfriend: A School of Hope and White Wings, the player enters the world of sentient birds to romance with them.


The game is set in a weird post-apocalyptic future, where the human civilization was taken over by the birds. In a twist similar to Planet of the Apes film series, a pandemic killed most of the humans and transformed birds into sentient beings. They established a new civilization on the ruins of their human predecessors. The few remaining humans survive in the wilderness as hunters and gatherers.


The player assumes the role of a teenage human girl. She is the only human student who was allowed to study at the institute run by the pigeons. She befriends several of her co-students and can become their romantic interest, despite being a member of another species.


Hatoful Boyfriend is a visual novel and therefore has minimal gameplay. The player interacts with the characters mostly by clicking on dialogue options. Some of the options require the main character to have certain stats. The game rewards multiple playthroughs by unlocking documents that reveal more of the game's world and plot.


The game has thirteen endings that depend on the choices made by the protagonist. After the player discovers the certain four endings, the Bad Boys Love mode is unlocked. This mode reinvents the plot with a horror twist. In this mode, the protagonist receives dark visions, and deeper explores the conflicted relationship between birds and humans.

Release date
Devolver Digital
The Irregular
Hato Moa
Devolver Digital, GHI Media
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

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System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities.
  • Storage: 300 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP with SP2 or later; Windows 7 with SP1 or later; Windows 8
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities.
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Windows Vista is not supported.

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities.
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: There are no penguins

System requirements for Android

2.3 and up
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Last Modified: Nov 28, 2023

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Hatoful Boyfriend reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Product received for free I got the Game gifted and was forced to play it by to write a Review on it. After the first time playing through, my Brain was just completely matte. I would have liked to have played it through a second time but the Fact that my Game ended up that my Choir got married at the end a Transsexual Pigeon was just too Distraught to touch it again. #HEHE #Kannmanmalmachen #vombizepsschrumpftdersalat #Harambedid911
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In short-it's not what you first expected. There are some funny event events, but the individual Stories are incredibly serious, so I actually had to suppress one or the other Tearful. The Characters are so well portrayed that you quickly forget they are Pigeons. With the Exception of Okosan, perhaps ... But Okosan is great! ;) I will continue to play through it at any time and try to reach all sorts of Endings. Want To recommend this Game for Visual Novel Fans. Dare the Potbs!
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Aaaaalsooo, my Fans, I treated myself to this Bestseller because I was just fed up With TITLES like GTA V, Anno, Counter Strike or Fallout. These Days, AAA titles are only developed on budget, which is noticed in bad Stories, bad Graphics and Bugs. Hatoful Boyfriend is by Far the BEST game on this Planet. Really... Try it. Towing pigeons is COOL! Even though they are just male Pigeons, despite my consistently heterosexual Orientation, I have come to my Expense. The Stories are captivating and one or the other Film Studio can really cut a Slice from this ingenious Game. I've howled more than a housewife stuck in midlife crysis at Titanic. And that means something. I usually know Tears only when I cut bulbs and confuse the Press with my Eyes. The whole thing, however, leaves a lesser burning in Mind than this Game. My Retina has now burned dove-like shapes and everywhere I go I now see Pigeons. .-''-. /, \ .-' ' (o); '-==. | `._...-;-. )--""" `-. / . `-. / / `. `-. | \ ; \ `-._________ | \ `.`.; -------`. \ `-. \\\\ `---...| `. `-. ```\.--'._ `---...| `-..... 7 '-.)) \ `-._`-.. /'. _ \/'-' '-., '//= (_-./--' ' hjw, ^-(_,--' ' Okay, this Pigeon is now against a Wall banged for not finding the School. But a dead Pigeon Is better than no Pigeon! For anyone who stands on Pigeons is a clear Buy recommendation! ArmeniaKoiKarpfen
Surprisingly dark and interesting! I played a few times, exploring different outcomes. 
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